Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
OGRA stops illegal sale of LPG in plastic bags in Peshawar

OGRA stops illegal sale of LPG in plastic bags in Peshawar

OGRA stops illegal sale of LPG in plastic bags in Peshawar

LPG was being sold in plastic bags in Peshawar.

Advertisement
  • LPG was being sold in plastic bags in parts of Peshawar
  • OGRA team stopped the illegal and dangerous activities
  • The prices of LPG has increased due to shortages and gas crisis
Advertisement

ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has taken notice of the illegal and dangerous activity of selling Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in plastic shopping bags in Peshawar.

A team of OGRA’s Enforcement Directorate stopped the sale of LPG in plastic shopping bags in parts of the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The OGRA team along with District Management visited different parts of Peshawar including Rati Bazaar, Ashraf Road and Khyber Bazaar after reported selling and filling of LPG/Gas in plastic bags and immediately stopped the activity.

An OGRA spokesperson said the activity of filling and selling Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)/Gas in plastic bags was highly dangerous from a public safety point of view.

The spokesperson said due to the timely action of OGRA, the illegal and unsafe activities have been stopped.

It had been reported that several vendors were selling gas in plastic bags owing to an increase in the prices of LPG and the advent of winter in the province.

Advertisement

Earlier this month, Pakistan increased the price of LPG for domestic and commercial consumers after the increase after the increase in prices of propane and butane by Saudi Aramco. LPG will be available at Rs216 per kg after an increase on Rs 11.8.

With the increase in prices, the domestic gas cylinder weighing 11.8 kilograms will now cost Rs 2548, and commercial cylinder (45.4kg) will be sold for Rs 9,804.

The price of a domestic cylinder has gone up by Rs139 while the price of a commercial cylinder increased by Rs535.

In November 2022, LPG was available at Rs204/kg and domestic cylinder at Rs2,409 while commercial cylinder was available at Rs9,269.

LPG is being used for cooking purposes in areas where piped natural gas is not available due to shortage. The demand for LPG has increased after a persistent gas crisis in the winters.

 

Advertisement

Also Read

Gas load shedding sets in with outset of winter in Karachi
Gas load shedding sets in with outset of winter in Karachi

Karachi has been facing gas shortage at the beginning of winter season...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Read More News On

Catch all the Business News, Pakistan News, Breaking News Event and Latest News Updates on The BOL News


Download The BOL News App to get the Daily News Update & Follow us on Google News.


End of Article

Next Story