LPG price increased by Rs15 per kg

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ISLAMABAD: The marketing companies on Wednesday increased the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by up to Rs15 per kg, according to a statement. Muhammad Irfan Khokhar, chairman of the LPG Distributors Association, said that the price of a domestic cylinder has been raised by up to Rs170 and a commercial cylinder by up to Rs680. As a result of the increase from Rs125 to Rs140 per kg, the domestic cylinder will be available at Rs1,630 in Karachi, he said.

Likewise, the domestic cylinder will cost Rs1,690 in Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhelum and Faisalabad, with per kg price rise of Rs10 from Rs135 to Rs145, he said. LPG would be available at Rs150-160 per kg in Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Murree, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshawar with the price of domestic cylinder at Rs1,870, said Khokhar.

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir the new price of LPG would stand at Rs180-190 per kg and domestic cylinder at Rs2,230, he said. Similarly, the price has been raised to Rs200 per kg with domestic cylinder at Rs2,350 in Gilgit-Baltistan and the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Khokhar termed the increase unjustified, saying the ‘gas mafia’ in the shape of marketing companies are earning unjustified profits.

He appealed the chief justice of Pakistan and the prime minister to take strict action against such elements in the LPG sector in order to extend relief to the consumers. He also called upon the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) to cancel licence of such anti-consumer forces in the LPG market.


Courtesy: The News

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