LPG price in Chennai, are largely dependent on international prices of crude. When these go higher, LPG cylinder rates in Chennai also tend to move higher. For the poorer sections, the government has subsidized these prices. Cooking gas is now easily accessible to most of the population in Chennai. Price of Non-Subsidised LPG cylinders today in Chennai is at ₹ 673.42. These are revised every month by the government of India. LPG is known to be a very clean fuel, which is why it is preferred. There has been a substantial rise in the use of this gas for domestic and commercial purposes over the last few years.
|Jan 2019||₹ 704.85||₹ -121.82|
|Dec 2018||₹ 826.67||₹ -131.83|
|Nov 2018||₹ 958.50||₹ 62.50|
|Oct 2018||₹ 896.00||₹ 57.50|
|Sep 2018||₹ 838.50||₹ 0.00|
|Aug 2018||₹ 838.50||₹ 32.50|
|Jul 2018||₹ 806.00||₹ 35.50|
|Jun 2018||₹ 770.50||₹ 58.00|
|May 2018||₹ 712.50||₹ 49.50|
|Apr 2018||₹ 663.00||₹ -0.50|
The prices of LPG in Chennai city is revised on a monthly basis.The state-run oil marketing companies decide on the LPG rates in Chennai. The LPG prices are arrived at after taking into consideration the prices of global crude and currency exchange rate. The rates are subject to vary purely at the discretion of oil marketing companies. The surge in global crude prices has led to the recent hike in LPG prices in Chennai.
The LPG cylinder is mainly used for both domestic as well as domestic purpose.
Domestic LPG cylinders are available in 5 kgs, 14.2 kg and 19 kgs respectively. Those used for the commercial purpose is available in 47.5 kgs.
The effective cost of an LPG cylinder after subsidy in Chennai stands at Rs 490.83 for 14.2 kg cylinder. In case of a non-subsidized cylinder, the customer has to pay Rs 896.00 for 14.2 kg cylinder, with effect from October 1, 2018.
The prices for 19 kg cylinder in Chennai is Rs 1602.00.
With an intention to help the needy people the government of India is providing domestic cylinders at subsidized rates. The Indian households can consume up to 12 cylinders per year at subsidized rates and starting from the 13th cylinder they will be charged at non-subsidized rates.
The Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a blend of butane and propane which is readily liquefied and a safe form of gas used for cooking and heating purpose. The LPG vapour is heavier than air and it settles down in low-lying places. As LPG has a faint scent, an odorant known as mercaptan is added to easily detect the gas smell in case of leakage.