LPG rate up by Rs 3.46/cylinder

The price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - domestic cooking gas - was hiked by Rs 3.46 per cylinder on Tuesday after the Government raised the commission paid to dealers by over 9 per cent. ‘The commission paid to dealers has been increased by Rs 3.46 per 14.2-kg cylinder to Rs 40.71. Consequently, the retail selling price of domestic LPG too has been increased in the same proportion,’ said a Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas official. The increase in commission ,which as per practice is passed on to consumers, was introduced with effect from from Tuesday. LPG in Delhi costs Rs 410.50 per 14.2-kg cylinder and after the increase it will cost Rs 413.96. The last revision in cooking gas prices was in October last year when rates were raised from Rs 399 per cylinder to Rs 410.50 due to an increase in dealers’ commission. The dealers’ commission on 5-kg LPG cylinders too has been increased by Rs 1.73 to Rs 20.36 per bottle. A 5-kg LPG cylinder currently costs Rs 353 in Delhi.
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