ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
The prices of petroleum products are expected to witness an increase as crude oil rates have gone up in the international market.
According to details, government is expected to increase petrol price by Rs5, kerosene byRs4 and light diesel by Rs3.
However, Prime Minister Imran Khan will take the final decision in this regard. The new prices will be applicable for next 15 days.
It merits mention that the government on February 15 jacked up the price of petrol by Rs12.03 per liter.
The prices of high-speed diesel (HSD) was increased by Rs9.53 per liter taking the price to Rs154.15 per liter.
The price of kerosene oil was also increased by Rs10.08 per liter to Rs126.56 per liter.
NEPRA took the decision after conducting hearing on plea of Central Power Purchasing Agency (CCPA).
According to details, the increase in electricity prices will not apply to K-Electric customers and lifeline consumers.
The hike will burden the power consumers with additional burden of 50 billion rupees.
Earlier, CPPA had sought Rs6.10 per unit increase in power tariff under fuel adjustment for the month of January.
CCPA had said that in the month of January, 5.83% electricity was produced from water, 33.15% from coal, 6.73% from furnace oil, 14.07% from natural gas, 14.37 from imported LNG and 14.37% from nuclear power.