Govt hikes gas price by 62 per cent; CNG rates may go up

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Govt hikes gas price by 62 per cent; CNG rates may go up

Friday, 01 October 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

The Government on Thursday hiked by 62 per cent the price of natural gas that is used to produce electricity, make fertilisers and turned into CNG to use as fuel in automobiles and cooking gas for household kitchens.

 This is the first increase in rates since April 2019 and comes on back of firming benchmark international prices but does not reflect the spurt in spot or current price of liquefied natural gas witnessed during the last couple of weeks.

 The oil ministry's Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) said the rates paid for gas produced from fields given to state-owned ONGC and OIL will be USD 2.90 per million British thermal unit for the six-month period beginning April 1.

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