LPG price in Patna, are largely dependent on international prices of crude. When these go higher, LPG cylinder rates in Patna 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 Patna. Price of Non-Subsidised LPG cylinders today in Patna is at ₹ 906.00. 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.
|Nov 2018||₹ 1,039.50||₹ -975.50|
|Oct 2018||₹ 976.50||₹ 60.00|
|Sep 2018||₹ 916.50||₹ 69.50|
|Aug 2018||₹ 847.00||₹ 31.00|
|Jul 2018||₹ 816.00||₹ 36.00|
|Jun 2018||₹ 780.00||₹ 58.00|
|May 2018||₹ 722.00||₹ 49.00|
|Apr 2018||₹ 673.00||₹ -2.00|
|Mar 2018||₹ 675.00||₹ -35.50|
|Feb 2018||₹ 710.50||₹ -46.00|
The oil marketing companies in India took a cue decided to introduce colour coding to differentiate between domestic and non-domestic LPG cylinders in India, way back in 2007. This was mainly done to try and check the diversion of domestic gas cylinders for commercial purpose.
Since 2007, the commercial LPG cylinders are available in Oxford Blue and the one for domestic purpose is in Red colour. Previously, all the LPG cylinders were available to the people in red colour.
The domestic LPG cylinders are available at a lesser price when compared with the commercial ones and apart from this domestic LPG cylinders are available at subsidized rates to all the households in India up to 12 cylinders per year.
The non-domestic or commercial LPG cylinders are mainly used for hotels, restaurants, transportation purposes, industrial uses and so on.
The price difference between the domestic and non-domestic LPG cylinders encourages the diversion of the domestic ones to the commercial users including restaurants, hotels, automotive sector and so on. The colour coding of cylinders helps makes the diversion visible and this, in turn, will help the authorities to regularly check and penalize the perpetrators who use the LPG cylinders meant for the domestic purpose for commercial use.
The diversion of domestic LPG cylinders for non-domestic ones results in huge under-recoveries and is borne partially by the upstream and the downstream oil marketing companies apart from the central government which subsidizes each and every domestic household LPG cylinders.