The Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) Gas has increased the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) and piped natural gas (PNG), both for commercial and non-commercial use. This decision will affect CNG-run car and rickshaw owners, households that use PNG for cooking, and commercial customers from central and south Gujarat based industries like textile, pharma, glass, chemical, ceramic, dyes and intermediates, agrochemicals, pulp and paper.
The GSPC Gas said that the price rise was thrust upon the company as “cheaper domestic gas from the Central government could not be availed “.
An official note issued by GSPC Gas said, the new CNG price is Rs 37 per kg, as against the current price of Rs 34.45. The domestic gas for cooking purpose which was Rs 14.05 per standard cubic metre (SCM), has been raised to Rs 16.91.
The commercial users of PNG would have to pay Rs 29.10 per SCM as against Rs 20.45 till now. The price of non-commercial PNG, used by temples and non-government organisations (NGOs), would be Rs 23.92 per SCM as against Rs 16.35 till now.