▶ LPG price hiked by ~2 after rise in dealers’ commission
Domestic cooking gas LPG prices have been hiked by over ~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 ~507.42 as against ~505.34 previously, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
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 ~48.89 and ~24.20 respectively in September 2017.
“Pending finalisation of De-Novo Study for revision of LPG distributors’ commission and taking into consideration the increase in transportation costs, wages, etc, it has been decided to revise the distributors’ commission to ~50.58 per 14.2 kg cylinder and ~25.29 per 5 kg cylinder as an interim measure,” the order said.