To keep gas prices suppressed at the existing level, which is almost at half of the estimated revised prices, would come as a bonanza for poll-bound consumers, which by itself may be treading on the model code of conduct.
The decision to revise prices of natural gas was taken by the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs on June 27 2013, almost nine months ago. Energy scarcity and the need for ensuring its security has been a constant policy pillar in government policies.
Fixing the actual price as per the formula is a procedure to be followed every quarter using actual data, some components of which are available only on the 14th of the preceding month before the quarter for which the price is calculated and fixed. Hence in this case, the price for April-June has been calculated based on actual data that came in on March 14th
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