Faisalabad: The new tariff of Sui Northern Gas has been implemented from January 1, 2023.Various slabs of tariff have been increased from 8 to 112 percent in a phased manner, arrears recovery in gas rates has also started from this month. Bills with arrears amount are being sent to domestic, commercial and industrial customers whose bill was Rs 871, now it is Rs 2,900 with arrears. Under the Ogra notification, domestic gas consumers have been divided into protected and unprotected categories.
Sui Northern Gas New Tariff April 2023
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) is one of the largest natural gas suppliers in Pakistan. The company has recently announced new tariffs that will come into effect from April 1, 2023. The new tariff is expected to have a significant impact on consumers across the country. we will discuss the details of the new tariff and its potential impact on households and businesses in Pakistan.
Details of the New Tariff
Consumers using 90 cubic meters of gas during November to February (winter) are protected and consumers using more than 90 cubic meters of gas during the same period are unprotected. As per Ogra’s notification, protected users will have to pay a fixed charge of Rs 50 while non-protected users will have to pay a fixed charge of Rs 460.
If the consumption of gas exceeds 90 cubic meters in any month from November to February, it will be considered unprotected. The rate of sales tax on gas has also been increased to 18% from February 15.
The difference between the months of January and February of gas price increase by Ogra will be charged in installments in the bills from March to May. The new tariff proposed by SNGPL is likely to have a significant impact on consumers across Pakistan. The increase in natural gas prices can lead to higher production costs, increased inflation and a burden on households with low income. However, there are possible solutions that consumers can explore to mitigate the impact of the new tariff.