The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has approved an increase in the price of natural gas of up to 74 per cent at a time when the country’s people are struggling to make ends meet owing to rising inflation.

According to specifics, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. (SNGPL) would each be permitted to raise gas rates by up to 74.42 per cent and 67.75 per cent, respectively.

Ogra’s decision will be implemented after the approval of the federal government. If the federal government does not approve it within 40 days, the decision will be implemented automatically.


The oil and gas regulator has okayed increases of Rs406.28 and Rs469.28 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) for SNGPL and SSGC, respectively.

OGRA further said that the average gas price for SNGPL would reach Rs952.17 per unit from the current price of Rs545.89 per mmBtu, while that of SSGCL would reach Rs1,161 per unit from the current Rs692.63 per mmBtu.

LPG price hike

Earlier, the prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) were increased by Rs5 per kg without a notification from OGRA.


The LPG price has now jumped to Rs260 per kg from Rs255 after an increase of Rs5. Meanwhile, the prices of domestic and commercial cylinders increased by Rs60 and Rs230, respectively.

The gas is available for Rs270 per kilogramme in Murree, while its price exceeds Rs300 per kilogramme in Gilgit-Baltistan and Skardu.