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 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 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 because of tax component on base price.