Consumers will have to pay a higher price of Tk 226 to buy a 12-kg container of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from today (Sunday) as the energy regulator has raised the price to Tk 1,259 from the existing Tk 1,033.
In the same ratio, the prices of other quantity containers of LPG will go up while the auto gas will be selling at Tk 58.65 instead of the existing rate of Tk 55.27 per litre.
Announcing the new price order, chairman of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) Abdul Jalil said of the enhanced Tk 226, the commission has increased Tk 59 as an overall cost adjustment while the remaining enhancement in the cost was done because of the increased price of Saudi CP.
“Following our public hearing, we’ve reset some of the components in the local value of LPG considering the demands of the private sector operators,” he told reporters while announcing the new price of the fuel at the BERC meeting room on Sunday.
Internationally, the Saudi contract price (CP) witnessed a huge hike as each metric ton of LPG was sold at $797 in October while it was $665 in September last, he added.
The other members of the BERC were present on the occasion.