Sewa to raise gas tariff for industrial and commercial users

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, or Sewa, has increased natural gas tariff by 50 fills per cubic metres to Dh1.75 for industrial and commercial sectors.

By Afkar Abdulla

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Published: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 10:05 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:55 AM

The authority said new tariff will be effective from November 1and will not affect the residential sector.

Engineer Ibrahim bin Demas, director-general of Sewa, told Khaleej Times, that the tariff increase has been approved by Sharjah Executive Council. “Sewa is also making efforts to implementingthe more advanced standards and specifications in improving quality and security of the gas network,” he said. Bin Demas said that Sewa was keen not to include the residential sector in the new tariff to avoid adding burdens on residents of Sharjah.

“This increase is less than the international prices of natural gas during the previous years. The increase would definitely contribute a great deal in developing the natural gas projects in the emirate.

“Sewa, as part of the government, is always keen to providebest services in the field of energy, water and gas to all residents in the emirate to cope with rapid development interm of infrastructure and populations,” he said.

Bin Demas said approximately 220,000 consumers from industrial, commercial and residential sectors are using the natural gas in the emirate. The gas pipe network has been extended to 1,600 kilometres in Sharjah city. “The pipe network is also stretched up to 80 kilometres in Khorrfukkan and 110 kilometres in Kalba,” he said.

— afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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