LPG price hiked by over Rs 2 in re­lief to deal­ers

The Hitavada - - NATION -

DO­MES­TIC cook­ing gas LPG prices have been hiked by over Rs 2 per cylin­der af­ter the Gov­ern­ment in­creased the com­mis­sion paid to LPG deal­ers.

A 14.2-kg sub­sidised LPG cylin­der in Delhi will now cost Rs 507.42 as against Rs 505.34 pre­vi­ously, ac­cord­ing to a price no­ti­fi­ca­tion. This fol­lowed an or­der of the Oil Min­istry that raised the dealer’s com­mis­sion. In that or­der, the Min­istry said the do­mes­tic LPG dis­trib­u­tors’ com­mis­sion for 14.2-kg cylin­der and 5-kg cylin­der was last fixed at Rs 48.89 and Rs 24.20 re­spec­tively in Septem­ber 2017.

This is the sec­ond in­crease in rates this month, the ear­lier one be­ing on No­vem­ber 1, when prices went up by Rs 2.94 per cylin­der.

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