The government has increased the monthly bill of natural gas in the residential sector to Tk 1,080 for double burner while Tk 990 for single burner. The new price is being effective from June 1.
Mohammad Abu Faruque, acting chairman of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC), made the announcement in a virtual press conference on Sunday (June 5) afternoon.
Moreover, those using pre-paid gas meters will now have to pay Tk18 per cubic metre instead of the current Tk12.60.
According to the increased price, CNG consumers will have to pay at the existing rate of Tk 43 per cubic metre while captive plant operators will have to pay Tk 16 instead of Tk 13.85.
Commercial consumers like restaurants, hospitals, student hostels, and hotels will have to pay Tk 28.64 instead of Tk 23 per cubic metre.
The large industries industry owners will have to pay Tk 11.98 instead of Tk 10.70 while medium industry Tk 11.78 per cubic metre and small and cottage industry Tk 10.78 and the tea estates at Tk 11.93 per cubic metre.
Public and private power plants will have to pay Tk 5.02 instead of Tk 4.45 per cubic metre while fertiliser factories Tk 16 from the existing Tk 4.45 per cubic metre.