The prices of LPG or cooking gas price have been hiked with Rs. 15.5-16 per cylinder with effect from September 1. The price of LPG has been hiked per cylinder of 14.2 kilograms in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, according to Indian Oil Corporation’s official website.
The hike in price on non-subsidized LPG in the national capital follows an overall reduction of Rs. 163.00 per cylinder in the past two months. From September 1, the consumer will have to pay Rs. 590 for every cylinder of 14.2 kg of non-subsidized LPG as against Rs. 574.50 in August according to India Oil Corporation which supplies the cooking gas under brand Indane. In July and August, the non-subsidized prices of LPG were lowered by a total of Rs. 163 per cylinder each in Delhi and Mumbai. In Kolkata and Chennai, the non-subsidized LPG rates were cut by Rs. 162.5 per cylinder each.
The government currently subsidizes 12 cylinders of 14.2 kilograms each per household in a year and for any additional purchases, the consumer has to bear the market price.