LPG or cooking gas prices were hiked with effect from Sunday, September 1. The increase in the non-subsidised prices of LPG was to the tune of Rs. 15.5-16 per cylinder of 14.2 kilograms in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, according to Indian Oil Corporation’s website – iocl.com. Sunday’s hike in the price of non-subsidised LPG in the national capital follows an overall reduction of Rs. 163.00 per cylinder in past two months. From September 1, the consumer will pay Rs. 590.00 for every cylinder (14.2 KG) of non-subsidised LPG, as against Rs. 574.50 in August, according to Indian Oil Corporation, which supplies the cooking gas under brand Indane.
Here are the LPG cylinder prices in the four metros with effect from September 1, 2019:
Non-subsidised LPG price for 14.2-KG cylinder
|Metro||Price (rupees per 14.2-kg cylinder)|
|With effect from September 1||From August 1|
Non-subsidised LPG price for 19-KG cylinder
|Metro||Price (rupees per 19-kg cylinder)|
|From September 1||From August 1|
In July and August, the non-subsidised prices of LPG were lowered by a total Rs. 163 per cylinder (14.2 kilograms) each in Delhi and Mumbai. In Kolkata and Chennai, the non-subsidised LPG rates were cut by Rs. 162.5 per cylinder each.
Currently, the government subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2 kilograms each per household in a year. For any additional purchases, the consumer has to bear the market price.