Published: 01 Jul 2021, 02:53 pm
The price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sold in cylinders has been
increased again. According to the new price, the maximum price of a 12 kg
cylinder has been fixed at Tk 891 in July, which was Tk 842 in June.
According to The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC), the retail price per kg LPG at the consumer level has been increased from Tk 70.17 to Tk 74.24 at the new fixed price. This price has to be fixed as the price of LPG has increased in the world market.
BERC made the announcement at a virtual press conference on Wednesday (June 30th). "The market price for July has been determined on the basis of the contract price (CP) of Saudi Aramco in June," said Abdul Jalil, chairman of the commission.
According to the BERC order, the price of centrally controlled (reticulated) LPG at home has been fixed at Tk 71.94 per kg. Which was Tk 67.87 in the previous month. Besides, the price of autogas has been fixed at Tk 44 per liter at the consumer level which was Tk 41.74 in June. However, despite the change in the price of a propane-butane mixture, retail charges, distributor charges, transport charges, VAT and storage charges remain the same.
Incidentally, on April 12, BERC fixed the price of LPG for the first time in the country. It was then decided to announce new prices by adjusting the prices of propane and butane of Saudi Aramco every month.