Commercial LPG Cylinder Price Hiked By ₹266

Commercial LPG Cylinder Price Hiked By ₹266

The Central Government on Monday increased the prices of commercial Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cooking gas by ₹266. However, in relief to household consumers, no increase was announced in the price of domestic LPG cylinders.

Today onwards, commercial cylinders of 19kgs will be available for purchase on ₹2000.50 in the national capital, while it was earlier sold at ₹1734 kg. 

In Mumbai, ₹1950 will have to be spent for a commercial gas cylinder of 19 kg. Now a 19 kg gas cylinder in Kolkata has become ₹2073.50, while in Chennai now a 19 kg cylinder will be available for ₹2133.

The government policy provides for the supply of 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each per household at subsidized or below-market rates. Any quantity over this had to be bought at market price or non-subsidised rates.

Earlier, the prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cooking gas cylinders across all categories including subsidised gas on were hiked by ₹15 per cylinder last month. This was the fourth straight increase in prices in less than two months. Subsidised and non-subsidised LPG rates were hiked by ₹25 per cylinder on October 1.

The increase in subsidised LPG price now has taken the cumulative rate hike since January 1 to ₹205 per cylinder.

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