LPG cylinder prices rise by Rs 25, second hike in 4 days

LPG cylinder prices
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LPG cylinder prices have been increased by Rs 25 per cylinder from Monday (March 1). This is the fourth increase in cylinder prices since February.

And now, the cumulative increase has reached to Rs 125 per cylinder.

LPG cylinder prices in major cities

Domestic gas cylinder now costs Rs 819 in Delhi, which means Delhiites will have to pay more. As the domestic oil companies have increased the price by Rs 25, the 14.2 kg gas cylinder will cost more now.

Second hike in four days

LPG cylinder prices were revised three times in February amid rising crude oil prices. A 14.2 kg cylinder currently costs Rs 794 in Delhi, while it costs Rs 745.50 in Kolkata and Rs 735 in Chennai.

It was first increased by 25 rupees on February 4, then by 50 rupees on February 14. Since December, prices for cooking gas have steadily increased by Rs 200 per cylinder.

On the first day of every month, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) announce new prices for cooking gas cylinders. Daily revised fuel prices have hit an all-time high in India amid rising crude oil prices.

Recently, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan indicated that the LPG cylinder price prices in the country would drop during the end of the winter season.

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