LPG price hike: Cooking gas rates up ₹50, here’s how much you’ll pay per cylinder
Fuel retailers revise prices of LPG cylinders, which is primarily dependent on the international benchmark rate of LPG
The price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas(LPG) domestic gas cylinder (14.2 kg) hiked by ₹50 per cylinder; to be at ₹769 per cylinder in Delhi from 12 am tomorrow, news agency ANI reported.
This is the second price hike in the month of February. The oil marketing companies had increased the price of non-subsidised LPG cylinders by ₹25 in metro cities on February 4.
The rise in the price of LPG comes at a time when petrol and diesel prices in India have touched an all-time high. The cooking gas is derived from crude oil and natural gas.
The price of LPG gas cylinders is determined by state-run oil companies and is revised on a monthly basis. Depending on international fuel rates and US dollar-rupee exchange rates, the prices can go up or down.
The government of India is currently providing subsidy on the sale of domestic LPG cylinders to the consumers. The subsidy amount is directly credited to the individual’s bank account after the purchase of the cylinder.
Fuel retailers revise prices of LPG cylinders, which is primarily dependent on the international benchmark rate of LPG, and the US dollar and rupee exchange rate.
This LPG price hike comes at a time when petrol prices in India are set to touch an all-time high.
Rising energy prices will stoke inflation in India, the third-largest oil importer, even as the government tries to pull the economy out of a recession.