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Sharjah residents could face triple gas hike

Gas connection and reconnection fees could triple as supply privatised

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Sharjah residents could see gas connection and reconnection fees triple. (Getty Images)
Sharjah residents could see gas connection and reconnection fees triple. (Getty Images)

Gas pipeline connections in Sharjah are to cost residents up to Dh300 as Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) hands control of supply to private companies, Gulf Today has reported.

Until last month SEWA was directly providing connections to homes and charging Dh100, but the private companies now in charge of supply - Al Madar Engineering LLC, Gulf Gas, Qous Quzah Gas Installation and Saida Gas Contracting – have been allowed to charge up to Dh300, even for residents moving a gas connection to another flat.

According to the Gulf Today report, discounts will be at the discretion of the individual companies.


 

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