The 31 distribution operators in Romania will increase prices for natural gas to end household users by 1.54% starting July 1, 2006, the National Authority for Natural Gas Regulation announced on Thursday.

The new prices for household consumers will be 843.43 RON/1000 cm in the case of the Distrigaz Sud distributors and 842.99 RON in the case of E.ON Gaz Romania, VAT not included.