The billing meter is issued according to the actual reading of the meter on which it is installed and is calculated in accordance with the rates set by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) for all categories of consumers. Typically, a pressure factor is applied to calculate the correct volume of gas used for commercial customers, while extreme temperature and pressure factors are applied to match the correct volume of gas used by industrial/wholesale customers. In the case of domestic SHBG consumers, the monthly SHBG tariff is communicated to OGRA and all SHBG consumers are billed accordingly.
Estimated (Provisionally) Bill
When the actual meter readings cannot be recorded for any reason, an estimated (temporary) bill is issued to customers. Some of the factors are:
Dirty / misted glass index.
The water inside meters.
The meter was covered in dust.
The meter is overgrown with bushes.
Meters under rainwater.
The meter is set above the normal height.
The Meter position cannot be reached.
The meter is closed inside the building.
No premises found.
Estimated (temporary) bills are based on consumption in the same period of the previous year, respectively, or directly on the trend of the previous bill or the same area category. When the expected meter readings are available, the settlement (interim) account is adjusted for the next total account.
Minimum Sui Gas Bill
A minimum invoice is issued when consumption is zero, zero, or less than the specified utilization rate according to rates reported by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) for all types of customers. Here are the minimum wages for some of the categories reported by OGRA. These fees include meter rental and general sales tax (GST).
Minimum Charges (Rs. per month)
(a) Standalone Meters (b) Mosques, Churches, Temples, Madrassas, Other Religious Places and Hostels attached thereto.
Government & Semi-Government Offices, Hospitals, Clinics, Maternity Homes, Government Guest Houses, Armed Forces Messes, Langars, Universities, Colleges, Schools and Private Educational Institutions, Orphanages, and other Charitable Institutions along-with Hostels and Residential Colonies to whom gas is supplied through bulk meters.
(All establishments registered as commercial units with local authorities or dealing in consumer items for direct commercial sale like cafes, bakeries, milk-shops, tea stalls, canteens, barbershops, laundries, hotels, malls, places of entertainment like cinemas, clubs, theaters, and private offices, corporate firms, etc.
Commercial Special (Roti Tandoors)
Power Stations(WAPDA’s and KESC’s Power Stations)
(i) WAPDA’s & KESC’s Power Stations and other Electricity Utility companies
(ii) WAPDA’s Gas Turbine Power Station, Nishatabad, Faisalabad
Rs. 975,000 (Fixed Charges)
(iii) Liberty Power Limited’s Gas Turbine Power Plant (Phase 1) at Dharki
Independent Power Producers
Sticky / Stopped Meter Bill
If the meter is viscous/off (broken) and cannot register the gas flowing through it, a bill is issued for the fixed/stopped meter. The bill is calculated based on the average seasonal consumption (summer/winter) in the case of the local category, while in the case of the industrial and commercial type it is calculated on the basis of the last two months or above the average consumption for two months according to the gas sales agreement.