The residents of Kabul city are concerned by surge in the price of gas, saying that the prices have recently increased at least 10 Afs per kilogram of gas.
“The prices are changing every day,” said Mamor, a resident of Kabul.
“The price of gas is surging with each day. This is a problem for the gas sellers as well because the up and downs in the prices causes them problems,” said Sami, a resident of Kabul.
Meanwhile, the government gas and petroleum company said it is in talks with Iran and Central Asian states to import gas to Afghanistan to meet the demands in the market.
“We are attempting to negotiate with them to import gas to Afghanistan to meet the demands in the future,” said Mahbobullah Masoud, a member of the company.
The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) said that tensions between Afghanistan and Iran on the border and the surge in prices of gas in Turkmenistan, have caused a spike in the price of gas in the country.
“The main reason for the surge in the prices is that the gas was previously imported from Iran. We have imports from two ports, Aqina and Hairatan,” said Mohammad Younus Momand, head of the ACIM.
Afghanistan is mainly importing its gas and fuel from the Central Asian states and Iran.