Jordan said on Monday it will raise electricity prices this week by between nine and 17 percent to offset losses caused by cut-offs in Egyptian gas supplies.
"An increase between nine to 17 percent will be imposed from Wednesday on consumers who use more 600 kilowatt/hour per month," said the Electricity Regulatory Commission.
"Those who consume up to 600 kilowatt/hour per month, or 92 percent of the (6.5 million) population, will not be affected," it said in a statement.
Economist Yusef Mansur said however that he thought it was unlikely the majority of the population would be immune to the price hike.
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"I do not think that the 92 percent figure is accurate. Electricity consumption and demand vary seasonally. I do not think they (the commission) have the capabilities to calculate such a percentage," Mansur told AFP.
Pipelines carrying Egyptian natural gas to Jordan and Israel have been a target of repeated attacks over the past year.
Egyptian gas covers 80 percent of Jordan's electricity production demand -- 6.8 million cubic metres a day.
The attacks cost Jordan around $1.5 billion in 2011, according to the commission.
The kingdom is currently studying prospects of importing liquefied natural gas from Qatar, which holds the world's third-largest gas reserves.