KARACHI, January 11: The electricity in January is going to cost Karachi consumers way more, as the power utility has expressed its inability to produce cheaper electricity due to gas shortages.
The K-Electric has sought an increase of 32 paisas/kWh in consumer tariff for November under the fuel cost adjustment (FCA), which is in addition to Rs5.182/kWh under quarterly adjustment ended September 2021.
“The chronic gas shortage will hamper the company’s ability to produce cheaper electricity that may adversely impact the consumers,” the K-Electric noted in a statement. However, a spokesperson for the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) said the utility is currently supplying the allocated supply of 35mmcfd re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to KE on the premise that the power utility had more than sufficient stock of furnace oil. – DNA