ISLAMABAD: The Liquified Petroleum Gas(LPG) marketing companies on Thursday further increased price by Rs 10 per kg with immediate effect.
The LPG association has called upon the government to take notice of frequent raises in prices of the fuel to extend relief to consumers.
The commodity witnesses second consecutive raise in three days and the association’s Chairman Irfan Khokhar describing the raise illegal said the prices were jacked up without any notification of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA).
He said price of domestic cylinder further went up by Rs 60 and commercial cylinder by Rs 240.
In major cities including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Karachi one kilogram of the commodity will be sold at Rs 120 and Rs 140 at hilly areas.
The price of domestic cylinder will be Rs 1390 and Rs 5560 would be charged for a commercial cylinder in those areas.
He said the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) should play its role by taking action against the unethical forces in the LPG sector, that were extracting money through unjustified raises.
“The LPG is mainly used as burning fuel by the poor people of the remote areas and rising trend in its price would put extra burden on their pockets,” he observed.
He dispelled the impression regarding shortage of LPG, saying there was adequate stock available for masses’ requirements.
He said another production plant at Makori Oil field at Kohat with 450 metric tonn capacity would be inaugurated soon.
He said this plant was the third largest facility after PARCO and JJVL’s.
He said the LPG mafia was likely to further increase prices on pretext of artificial shortage due to gas pipelines blast, adding the government should take notice of it.