OGRA trashes PM order, increases LPG prices
Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Tuesday increased prices of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) up to Rs4.93 per kilogram despite the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the PM expressed his anger over the price hike of LPG in the cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning and advised not to increase prices.
But, OGRA ignoring the PM’s directive, issued a notification of increasing prices of the LPG four hours later that would effective from tomorrow, September 01.
In the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the PM gave an important task to the ministers for finance and energy on the LPG prices issue saying the prices should not be raised.
Anyhow, OGRA increased the rates of LPG from next month, resultantly, price of a domestic cylinder was raised Rs58.08.
The new price of LPG has been fixed at Rs174.58, after which the domestic cylinder of 11.8 kilograms will available at Rs2060.15. In August, the price of a domestic LPG cylinder was Rs2002.07.
Reporter: Awais Kiyani