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LPG domestic cylinder price hiked for the fourth time in a month

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The oil marketing companies on Monday once again hiked the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) domestic gas cylinder by ₹25 per cylinder  making a 14.2-kg LPG cylinder to now cost ₹819 against ₹794 at which they were supplied in the national capital on Sunday.

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The fresh hike in the price of LPG domestic cylinders comes for the fourth time this month after February 25th hike where ₹ 25 were added to the previous ₹ 769 which was increased by ₹50 (costed: ₹ 769) on February 15 and before that on February 4 by ₹25 (costed: ₹ 719).

Not only Delhi, but other states are also burdened under surging LPG prices. If you live in Kolkata you will have to pay ₹845, the highest among the four major metros for the domestic LPG cylinder. In Mumbai, the cylinder now costs ₹819 and in Chennai ₹835. In Hyderabad, it is ₹871.50 ( ₹821.50).

The fourth upward revision in the span of just four weeks has made the cooking gas prices go sky high by ₹125 each for households. In December, the price of domestic cylinders had increased by ₹100 each. National oil marketing companies Indian Oil Corporation, BPCL and HPCL had then increased the price by ₹50 twice.

In January, however, the LPG cylinder prices were left untouched but the latest revision translates into a ₹225 hike in the cooking gas prices within four months.

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The hike in LPG domestic cylinder rates had added extra burden on the Indian middle class with petrol and diesel prices already touching ₹100/ltr mark amid price rise in global market.

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