Get ready to pay more for LPG cylinders

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Buying LPG cylinders has become costlier, with the prices hiked for both subsidised and non-subsidised cylinders. While a non-subsidised LPG cylinder weighing 14.2 kg will now be costlier by Rs.60, a subsidised LPG cylinder will set you back by an additional Rs.2.94.

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The price of a non-subsidised LPG cylinder has been increased by Rs.60.

This is the sixth hike in LPG cylinder prices in six months, with LPG prices typically revised at the start of each month.

According to a report by IndiaToday, this hike is primarily on account of the tax impact due to the change in the base price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Prices of subsidised LPG cylinders have increased by Rs.14.13/cylinder since June this year.

Each household is eligible for 12 subsidised LPG cylinders in a year.

Following this price hike, a subsidised LPG cylinder will cost Rs.505.34 in Delhi, Rs.508.70 in Kolkata, Rs.503.11 in Mumbai, and Rs.493.87 in Chennai.

City Price of subsidised LPG cylinder Price of non-subsidised LPG cylinder
Delhi Rs.505.34 Rs.939
Mumbai Rs.503.11 Rs.912
Kolkata Rs.508.70 Rs.939.50
Chennai Rs.493.87 Rs.958

This hike in LPG prices is likely to impact the 1 crore individuals who had opted to give up their LPG subsidy in the year 2015.

Sources: Livemint, IndiaToday, Bloomberg Quint

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