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OGRA recommends 47% hike in gasoline tariff

OGRA recommends 47% hike in gas tariff
ISLAMABAD: The fuel costs in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa might additional improve by 47 per cent, whereas in Sindh and Balochistan by 28 per cent from the subsequent fiscal 12 months (July 1, 2019) because of the depreciation of the rupee in opposition to the dollar.

The Oil and Gasoline Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Friday despatched a abstract to the government on this regard.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities has already hiked the fuel costs as much as 143 per cent in the course of the ongoing fiscal 12 months.

The rupee hit a brand new all-time low of 149.35 to the US dollar within the interbank market on Friday.

Nevertheless, Ogra had taken Rs150 per US dollar alternate fee to find out the costs of fuel for the customers for subsequent fiscal 12 months 2019-20.

The Sui Northern Gasoline Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) – which provides fuel to Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa – had really helpful a median improve in fuel costs by 144 per cent. Nevertheless, Ogra allowed 47 per cent average hike.

Equally, the Sui Southern Gasoline Firm Restricted (SSGCL) – which provides fuel to Sindh and Balochistan – had really helpful a rise in fuel costs by 30 per cent. However the regulator allowed a 28 per cent common improve in costs.

Ogra has really helpful rising fuel costs for customers falling below the primary slab by 18 per cent, second slab 29 per cent, third slab 32 per cent, fourth slab 12 per cent, fifth slab 4 per cent and sixth slab additionally 4 per cent.

Consultants say Ogra allowed the rise in fuel costs to allow the federal government to avail the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package deal.

The federal government has already agreed to the IMF’s demand of accelerating costs of fuel and electrical energy.

The SNGPL had estimated its income requirement of Rs474.6 billion, which incorporates Rs309.5 billion for the subsequent monetary 12 months and an adjustment for the shortfall of Rs165.12 billion in the course of the earlier years.

The regulator allowed whole income of Rs293.three billion, together with Rs264.58 billion for the subsequent monetary 12 months 2018-19 and Rs28.7 billion income for earlier years’ changes.

The fuel utility has been allowed to get well this income shortfall from the fuel customers by rising costs of fuel by 47 per cent.

The regulator has additionally allowed SNGPL to construct an eight,000 kilometres-long distribution community with an preliminary price of Rs5.three billion.

It additionally allowed Rs1.12 billion to be recovered from fuel customers for rehabilitation of the system and unaccounted for fuel (UFG) management.

The authority allowed Rs344 million for 450 industrial and 5,000 industrial fuel connections.

An quantity of Rs3.2 billion has been allowed for 400,000 new home fuel connections.

The regulator allowed 6.30 per cent UFG. Of the whole fuel theft amounting to 49.06 billion cubic toes per day, Ogra has put the burden of 29.2 bcfd on the customers. The whole UFG has been assessed at 10.5 per cent.

The SSGCL projected its income requirement at Rs279.6 billion, together with Rs254.7 billion for the subsequent monetary 12 months 2019-20 and Rs24.9 billion for earlier years’ adjustment.

The regulator allowed Rs270.7 billion income, which incorporates Rs245.eight billion for subsequent monetary 12 months and Rs24.9 billion for earlier years’ adjustment.

The whole UFG of the corporate has been calculated at 15.69 per cent. The regulator allowed 6.30 per cent or Rs19.2 billion to be collected from the customers.

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