Non-subsidised gas cylinders cost increased by Rs 86

Before the hike, non-subsidised cylinders cost Rs 651.50.

Non-subsidised gas cylinders cost increased by Rs 86

In tune with the global trend, the state-run fuel retailers have raised prices of non-subsidised domestic cooking gas by Rs 86.

In the steepest-ever increase in the price of cylinders, the non-subsidised cylinder will now cost Rs 737.50. However,

This is set to affect the households that have surrendered their subsidy or exhausted the quota of 12 subsidised cylinders in a year. Over 1 crore households have voluntarily given up the cooking gas subsidy, while households with annual incomes of Rs 10 lakh and above do not get a subsidy.


Before the hike, non-subsidised cylinders cost Rs 651.50. These rates have been on the upswing since October 2016.

Earlier in September 2016, the price of a non-subsidised cylinder was Rs 466.50 in Delhi, which has now risen by Rs 271 per bottle, or 58 per cent, in six instalments. Earlier, subsidised cooking gas rates had gone up eight times of nearly Rs 2 per cylinder each.
Jet fuel price went up by Rs 214 per kilolitre to Rs 54,293.38 per kilolitre, on the heels of a 3 per cent hike on February 1.

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