The Armenian Natural Monopolies Commission
has approved a 1-cent raise in the price
of natural gas.
At the request of the monopolist gas company
"HayRusGasArd" a Russian-Armenian
JSC, beginning March 1, the price of gas
will go from 51 drams (about nine cents)
to 59 drams (10 cents) per cubic meter.
Large-scale consumers who buy more than
10,000 cubic meters per month will not be
subject to the price increase. And it is
that stipulation that disappointed the gas
company as it slowly works to restore natural
gas service throughout the republic.