The global gas shock is expected to show its intended effects in April 2022, leading to a dramatic hike in domestic gas prices. As a result, cost of cooking, commuting and electricity will go up, increasing the fertiliser subsidy bill for the government. The domestic natural gas prices are determined every year in April and October. For April 2022, the price will be based on international prices from January 2021 to December 2021. In 2021, energy demand recovery from Covid-induced disruptions along with meagre domestic supply expansion and global economic shockwaves has led to a hike in gas prices. Meanwhile, for liquefied natural gas imported under long-term contracts, domestic industries are already paying higher prices where rates are linked to crude oil.