From today, pay more for CNG, piped gas
Ahmedabad: Adani Total Gas Limited has increased the retail prices of compressed natural gas and domestic piped natural gas in Ahmedabad. The company has raised CNG prices in Kheda, Surendranagar, Barwala and Navsari geographical areas as well. This is for the second time that the company has revised CNG and PNG prices in these regions over the past one month. For Ahmedabad, the CNG price has been increased by 95 paise per kg. So, it will now cost Rs 54.62/kg instead of Rs 53.67/kg. For Kheda, Surendranagar, Barwala and Navsari, the company has raised the CNG price to Rs 54.46 from Rs 53.51. These revised rates (inclusive of taxes) came into effect from February 17, according to the company’s website. ATGL has further revised PNG prices for its residential consumers in Ahmedabad from Rs 729.09 per metric million British thermal units (MMBTU) to Rs 762.95 per MMBTU. This tariff—exclusive of taxes—is applicable for the bi-monthly consumption upto 2.29 MMBTU. For the bi-monthly consumption above 2.29 MMBTU, the PNG price has been hiked to Rs 915.55 per MMBTU from Rs 874.91/MMBTU. The company, however, has kept CNG and PNG prices in Vadodara unchanged. Am emailed query sent to the company did not elicit any response. The industry sources, however, attributed the rise possibly to the increase in operational, manpower and fixed cost of the company due to the Covid-19 pandemic.