PETALING JAYA: Gas Malaysia Bhd's share price remained unchanged this morning after it announced a higher average effective natural gas tariff for the non-power sector in Peninsular Malaysia at RM32.69/MMBtu from July 1 to Dec 31, 2018, 17 sen or 0.5% higher than the RM32.52/MMBtu from Jan 1 to June 30, 2018.
At 10.26am, Gas Malaysia was trading at RM2.94 with 77,600 shares changing hands.
It said in a filing with the stock exchange that the average natural gas base tariff is set at RM31.92/MMBtu for the second half of the year. However, under the gas cost pass through (GCPT) mechanism, a surcharge of 77 sen/MMBtu will apply to all tariff categories due to the higher actual gas costs against the reference gas costs in the base tariff.
The natural gas tariff revision was approved by the government via a letter from the Energy Commission dated June 12.
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