‘New Year gift’: Govt cuts LPG price by nearly Rs6 per kg

The federal government on Friday slashed the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by Rs5

90 per kg for the next month

According to a notification issued by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra), the LPG will now be available at Rs196

67 per kg from January 1, 2022,Express News reported

Following the decrease, the price of a domestic cylinder of 11

8kg has been reduced by Rs105 and will be sold at Rs2


Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said after launching a health insurance scheme for Punjab, the government has also reduced the price of LPG as a New Year’s gift for the people

“The [reduction] will directly benefit 72% of the country's population who are deprived of piped gas

The coming year will see a sharp decline in energy and food prices,” he added

صحت کارڈ کے بعد حکومت نے نئے سال کے تحفے کے طور پر ایل پی جی کی فی کلو قیمت میں چھ روپے تک فی کلو کمی کر دی ہے اس سے ملک کی 72% آبادی جو پائپ گیس سے محروم ہے اس کو براہ راست فائدہ ہو گا ، آئندہ سال میں توانائ اور کھانے پینے کی اشیاء کی قیمتوں میں واضع کمی دیکھنے میں آئے گی — Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 31, 2021 With the onset of winter, the shortage of piped gas supply from the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) network has forced the citizens to start using LPG

Residents of areas affected by gas load-shedding say that the use of LPG has led to a 10-fold increase in gas prices

Gas load-shedding is making it more difficult to cope with inflation

One of the most popular options for gas shortage is LPG

People either convert their stoves or buy an extra burner for use during winters

The use of LPG increases in winters for heating and cooking purposes due to a shortage of piped gas supply

However, a number of incidents have been reported when LPG cylinders blew up due to gas leakage

Date:01-Jan-2022 Reference:View Original Link