After Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has decided to keep CNG stations closed for three days a week in Punjab and for two days in Sindh it has been decided that price of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) would be raised by Rs10-12 per kg.
An official of the petroleum ministry disclosed the price of CNG will go up by around Rs10 per kg but the All Pakistan CNG Association said that price will go up to Rs12 per kg.
In Karachi the price will surge to Rs66 per kg whereas In Potohar Zone and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the price will be around Rs70 per kg from the existing Rs57.69 per kg
More than 2.5 million vehicles run on gas in Pakistan and Pakistan has 3,379 CNG filling stations and out of this 2,200 are in Punjab.
Pakistan has become the largest user of CNG in the world, overtaking Iran, Argentina and Brazil in the number of vehicles using gas.