12-kg LPG cylinder to cost Tk 46 more05 December 2022
Staff Reporter :
The price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for a 12-kg cylinder has been increased by Tk 46, setting the new price of the cylinder to Tk 1,297.
The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) increased the price on Sunday.
Accordingly, the new price of LPG gas per kg would be Tk108.08.
"The new price will be effective from this evening," the BERC Chairman Md Abdul Jalil said on Sunday at a virtual press briefing.
With the latest action, the BERC increased the 12-kg LPG cylinder price as the second consecutive month.
In October, a 12-kg LPG cylinder cost was Tk 1,200.
Bangladesh makes adjustment of the LPG price every month to the international market price, BERC said. "The increase is because of a hike in the international market price," said BERC Chairman.
He said that the dollar also became costly compared with the previous month contributing to the new price.
12-kg LPG cylinders are mostly used for cooking in households especially in city areas.
BERC sources said that the dollar price was calculated Tk 106.25, up from Tk 105.22, for setting up the new LPG price.
As per the BERC data, the 12-kg LPG cylinder is one of the 13 categories of LPG cylinders, the prices of which have been adjusted every month since April 2021.
Besides, the new price of LPG, used by automobiles, has been fixed Tk 60.41 per litre, up from Tk 58.28 fixed in November.
The price of per kg of reticulated liquid LPG gas has been fixed Tk 104.85, up from Tk 101.02 of the previous month.
LPG cylinders sold in 12 other categories ranging between 5.5 Kgs and 45 Kgs will now cost consumers between Tk 594 and Tk 4,864, the BERC officials said.