Increasing Price of Cooking Gas

Increasing Price of Cooking Gas

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3173
TO BE ANSWERED ON 04 AUGUST, 2022

Increasing Price of Cooking Gas

3173. SHRI DINESH CHANDRA YADAV

SHRI RAJIV RANJAN SINGH ALIAS LALAN SINGH:

Will the Minister of PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is true that recently the price of 14 kg domestic gas cylinder has been increased to Rs.1053/- and in many states the price of domestic gas has reached upto Rs.1200/-;

(b) if so, the reasons for continuous hike in the prices of cooking gas by the Government;

(c) whether this step of the Government would put an additional burden on the general public;

(d) whether such an increase in the prices of gas by the Government in the time of high inflation would result in resentment among the people; and

Increasing Price of Cooking Gas

(e) whether  the  Government  proposes  to  roll  back  this  increase  in  the  prices  of  gas  with immediate effect and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS 

(SHRI RAMESWAR TELI)

(a) to (e): The prices of petroleum products in the  country are  linked  to  the  price  of respective products in the international market. LPG prices are based on Saudi Contract Prices (CP) and Saudi CP has risen from 236 $/MT in April 2020 to 750 $/MT in June 2022, a rise of 218%. However, Government continues to modulate the effective price to consumer for domestic LPG. In addition, the Government has announced a targeted subsidy of Rs. 200 per 14.2 Kg cylinder for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries for upto 12 refills for year 2022-23.

The details of current Retail Selling Price (RSP) of domestic LPG, state-wise are given at Annexure. 

Annexure

Annexure referred to in reply to part (a) to (e) of the Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 3173 asked by Shri Dinesh Chandra Yadav and Shri Rajiv Ranjan Singh Alias Lalan Singh to be answered on 04 AUGUST, 2022 regarding “Increasing Price of Cooking Gas”

S.No.

STATE/UT

REFERENCE MARKET

Effective Cost to Consumer for Domestic LPG (Rs./14.2 KG Cylinder)

1

DELHI

NEW DELHI

1053.00

2

WEST BENGAL

KOLKATA

1059.43

3

MAHARASHTRA

MUMBAI

1052.50

4

TAMIL NADU

CHENNAI

1043.55

5

TRIPURA

AGARTALA

1063.02

6

MIZORAM

AIZWAL

1060.36

7

HARYANA

AMBALA

1063.00

8

KARNATAKA

BANGALORE

1055.50

9

MADHYA PRADESH

BHOPAL

1058.50

10

ODISHA

BHUBANESWAR

1065.05

11

CHANDIGARH

CHANDIGARH

1053.71

12

UTTARAKHAND

DEHRADUN

1055.43

13

GUJARAT

GANDHINAGAR

1071.43

14

SIKKIM

GANGTOK

1062.05

15

ASSAM

GUWAHATI

1049.43

16

TELANGANA

HYDERABAD

1064.29

17

MANIPUR

IMPHAL

1071.76

18

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

ITANAGAR

1064.95

19

RAJASTHAN

JAIPUR

1056.50

20

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

JAMMU

1065.95

21

PUNJAB

JALANDHAR

1058.29

22

NAGALAND

KOHIMA

1065.71

23

UTTAR PRADESH

LUCKNOW

1055.33

24

GOA

PANJIM

1067.00

25

BIHAR

PATNA

1071.74

26

PUDUCHERRY

PUDUCHERRY

1035.76

27

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

PORT BLAIR

1065.07

28

CHHATISGARH

RAIPUR

1062.76

29

JHARKHAND

RANCHI

1072.74

30

MEGHALAYA

SHILLONG

1066.45

31

HIMACHAL PRADESH

SHIMLA

1065.67

32

KERALA

TRIVANDRUM

1062.00

33

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU

SILVASSA

1067.50

34

ANDHRA PRADESH

VISAKHAPATNAM

1057.05

35

LADAKH

LEH

1082.86

Source: Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC)


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