Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has swung into action after complaints rolled in against the LPG mafia selling liquefied petroleum gas at an exorbitant price of up to 90% higher than Ogra’s determined rates for September. LPG Industries Association Chairman Erfan Khokhar claimed that LPG is being sold at Rs300-360 per kilogram instead of the Rs212 per kilogram rate determined by Ogra for the month of September 2022.
Further highlighting in flood affected areas, LPG is being sold for up to Rs400 kilogram, 90% higher than Ogra’s determined rate. Taking notice of the development, Ogra has written letters to all chief secretaries and the chief commissioner of Islamabad to ensure compliance of Ogra’s notified price for the ongoing month. The maximum selling price of LPG for the month of September is Rs2496.30 per 11.8kilogram cylinder. Expressing concern over the high prices of LPG, the LPG Industries Association has issued a call for a nationwide strike.