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.