The price of domestic LPG cylinder with subsidy has been hiked by Rs 25.50 per cylinder with effect from Thursday. As a result, domestic cylinders weighing 14.2 kg will now cost Rs 834.50 in Delhi and Mumbai. In Chennai, the price is now Rs 850.5 for a cylinder. In Kolkata, the rate is Rs 835.5.
The price of a 19-kg cylinder has also been increased by Rs 76 and will cost Rs 1,550 in Delhi.
With the current revision, LPG cylinder (14.2 kg) prices have risen by Rs 140 in the last six months.
The price remained unchanged in June.
In February, LPG prices were revised thrice — Rs 25 hike per cylinder on February 4, a Rs 50 per cylinder hike on February 15 and another hike of Rs 25 on February 25. In March, the price was again hiked by Rs 25 while in April, there was a Rs 125 rise in LPG price. Then a price cut of Rs 10 was announced as international oil prices saw a dip.
The price hike comes as a double whammy for Indian consumers at a time when petrol and diesel prices have breached Rs 100 per litre mark and are at an all-time high.
LPG prices are generally revised at the beginning of every month.