Petroleum ministry urged to review inflated consumer bills

Petroleum ministry urged to review inflated consumer bills

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Asad umar directed the Ministry of Petroleum to review the inflated gas bills in order to reduce burden on consumers.

Chairing the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE), the minister said that the Prime Minister Imran Khan had already ordered to refund the amount charged from natural gas consumers through inflated bills.

He asked the Petroleum Division to adjust the inflated bills in future billing, according to press statement issued by Finance Ministry here.

The Committee considered various proposals to make recovery on fast track basis from defaulters of the power sectors. It stressed the need to continue campaign against the defaulters.

The Committee decided that Power Division and Ministry of Finance would jointly work out a notification based policy for the facilitation of consumers. Such policy would help curbing irregularities in the power sector.

The Committee reviewed Slabs of Gas Billing for Domestic Consumers, the statement added.

Petroleum Division informed the Committee about the revenue shortfall being faced by the gas companies.

The Committee agreed to deliberate upon the issue of revenue shortfall in the Economic Coordination Committee meeting.