Cooking gas LPG price has been increased by Rs 25 per cylinder with effect from August 17. With the latest price hike, the price of a non-subsidized 14.2 kg liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder will now cost Rs 859.50 in Delhi. The price has been hiked in similar proportion across the country.
This is the second consecutive month that oil companies have hiked domestic cooking gas prices, reported NDTV. Earlier on July 1, the price of the LPG cylinder was increased by Rs 25.50. A domestic cylinder cost Rs 834 in July.
On August 1, the prices of the 19-kg commercial LPG cylinders were hiked. However, the price of LPG domestic cooking gas has remained unchanged then.
Like Delhi, the rate of 14.2 kg LPG cylinder is now Rs 859.5 in Mumbai.
In Kolkata, the price of an LPG cylinder has increased from Rs 861 to Rs 886 per cylinder now.
For people of Chennai, an LPG cylinder will now cost Rs 875.50, up from Rs 850.50.
The hike in the LPG comes at a time when petrol prices are at record highs across the country. Petrol prices have already crossed the Rs 100 mark in the country.
Prices of LPG cylinders differ from one state to another, due to local taxes.
The central government provides a small subsidy to select customers to make up for the higher price arising from freight charges. Each household is eligible for 12 cylinders per year under the government’s subsidy scheme. The amount of the subsidy provided by the government varies from month to month.
Meanwhile, prices of diesel decreased by 19 to 21 paise across the country while petrol prices remained unchanged on August 18, according to a price notification by state-owned fuel retailers.