LPG price hiked by over Rs 2 in relief to dealers
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.