Panipat: The hike announced by Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) on Tuesday in prices of non-subsidised and commercial cooking gas cylinders is sure to burn a hole in your pockets. Notably, the move comes after a recent provision that allows OMCs to revise prices of non-subsidised gas cylinders every month.

The central government in September introduced a cap of six subsidised cooking gas cylinders for every household.

Currently, one non-subsidised gas cylinder costs around Rs 750. However, the price revision by OMCs would increase the price by RS 150-200.

Meanwhile several Oil Marketing Companies including Bharat Petroleum on Monday ordered to hike the price of each cylinder by Rs 120/130 over and above the existing rates.
According to reports, OMCs will revise the prices of non-subsidised gas cylinders on the starting day of every month.

In New Delhi a consumer had to pay Rs 753.50 for a non-subsidised LPG cylinder, but after the revision it would cost Rs 131 more at Rs 883.50. Non-subsidised cylinders in Panipat, Sonepat would cost Rs 887 instead of Rs 763.50 post the revision. While, non-subsidised LPG cylinders in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar would cost around Rs 900.

In a blow to the commercial users, the prices of commercial cooking gas cylinders were also steeply hiked. The revision will increase the prices by Rs 151.50 in New Delhi and Rs 145.50 in Haryana. Which implies that 19.2 kg commercial LPG cylinder would now cost Rs 1062 against the earlier price of Rs 910 in New Delhi and Rs 1146.50 against the earlier price of Rs 1001 in Panipat.

According to the gas distribution agencies, domestic consumers having more than one LPG connection would have to submit their documents by October 15.

(JPN/Bureau)

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