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LPG Price in India (May 2021)

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LPG Price in India is determined by the state-run oil companies and is revised on a monthly basis. Almost all the household in India has a LPG connection and it is mainly used for cooking purpose. An increase in LPG prices will affect the common man in general as they have to bear the brunt of the rising fuel prices in the current market scenario. The best part of it is the government of India is currently providing subsidy on the sale of domestic LPG cylinders to the consumers. The subsidy amount is directly credited to the individuals bank account after the purchase of the cylinder. The subsidy amount varies every month and is dependent on the changes in the average international benchmark LPG prices added with the foreign exchange rate. 

Today's LPG Price in Indian Metro Cities & State Capitals

City May 2021 Apr 2021
New Delhi ₹ 809.00 ₹ 809.00
Kolkata ₹ 835.50 ₹ 835.50
Mumbai ₹ 809.00 ₹ 809.00
Chennai ₹ 825.00 ₹ 825.00
Gurgaon ₹ 818.00 ₹ 818.00
Noida ₹ 807.00 ₹ 807.00
Bangalore ₹ 812.00 ₹ 812.00
Bhubaneswar ₹ 835.50 ₹ 835.50
Chandigarh ₹ 818.50 ₹ 818.50
Hyderabad ₹ 861.50 ₹ 861.50
Jaipur ₹ 813.00 ₹ 813.00
Lucknow ₹ 847.00 ₹ 847.00
Patna ₹ 907.50 ₹ 907.50
Trivandrum ₹ 818.50 ₹ 818.50

What is LPG?

The term LPG stands for Liquefied Petroleum Gas.

It is also known as butane or propane. It is used as a fuel for cooking purpose apart from its use in heating equipment and for powering vehicles. The LPG is prepared by refining petroleum or wet natural gas and it is mostly derived from the fossil fuel sources. It is manufactured during the refining of crude oil or it is extracted from the natural gas streams as they emerge from the ground or it is derived from petroleum products.

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG is recovered from the wet natural gas by absorption process. The recovered product usually has a low boiling point and should be distilled to remove the lighter fractions, later it has to be treated to remove carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and water. The final finished product will be transported through the pipeline through specially built seagoing tankers. In some countries, transportation of the LPG will be done through rail, truck and barges.

The LPG cylinders which reach home for the domestic usage will be under relatively low pressures. In Europe, LPG water heaters have its presence largely. Apart from this, the bio-friendly fuel can also be used as an engine fuel and also for backup generators. The unique factor of LPG is it can be stored nearly for a long time without degradation.
The usage of LPG emits less carbon dioxide when compared with coal, petrol or heating oil which virtually emits black carbon and other particles to the environment. LPG acts as a driver of economic growth in most of the developing countries as well as in rural areas.

A countless number of people rely on liquefied petroleum gas due to its instant, reliable, transportable and constant energy factors. Increased usage of LPG will reduce desertification and deforestation.

LPG Production Process

LPG is made during a natural gas processing and oil refining process. It is separated from the unprocessed natural gas using refrigeration technique and later extracted from heated crude oil using a distillation tower. The LPG which is obtained can be used as it or it can be separated into its three primary parts namely – propane, isobutane and butane.

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas is usually stored pressurized in the form of liquid in cylinders or in tanks.

Constituents of LPG

LPG constitutes a group of flammable hydrocarbon gases which are liquefied through pressurization and is commonly used as a fuel. The following list of gases are also labelled under LPG and it includes butane, isobutane, propane and mixture of all these three.

The Liquefied Petroleum Gases can be stored in steel vessels ranging from small BBQ gas bottles to larger tanks and gas cylinders.

Main Uses of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

LPG can be used for numerous purposes, important amongst them include

• In Homes, it is used for cooking, heating, BBQ
Electricity Generation in the case of generators, Co-gen, Tri-gen and Gas Turbines
Agriculture for greenhouses, flame weeding, crop drying
Business & Industry for forklifts, ovens, boilers, furnaces
Transportation for taxis, buses, autogas, commercial vehicles
Live Stock for Poultry Sheds, Diaries, Piggeries and so on

Why is LPG used as Most Preferred Cooking Fuel?

The LPG is considered as the most preferred cooking fuel due to the following reasons:

• It burns readily and gives off instant fuel.
• The flame is visible in nature.
• The flame can be adjusted to meet the heating requirements easily.
• It can be transported from one place to another in pressurized containers.
• It is easy to store LPG in a cylinder.
• It consumes less space in the kitchen to store an LPG cylinder.
• It is non-toxic in nature when burned.
• It is unlikely to have any kind of harmful effect on the environment.
• It does not release soot when burned and hence vessels can be washed cleanly.
• It is one of the most economical fuel source found in nature.
• It burns very efficiently with very fewer combustion emissions and does not create black smoke.
• Replacement of a cylinder can be done easily without any hassles.

Primary LPG Cylinder Providers in India

The following state-run companies are the primary LPG cylinder providers in India.

Bharat Gas

Bharat Gas is run by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. Is usually provides gas connections for domestic consumption across households in India. The company provides a dedicated web portal for its customers who can use the platform to apply for new connections apart from booking for new LPG cylinder. To secure a new connection, customers have to submit a list of documents that will determine their eligibility apart from regulating the eligibility for subsidy provided by the government of India. The connection can be transferred from one place to another across any part of the country and this facility is available to all the customer of Bharat Gas.

Indane Gas

Indane Gas is run by the state-run Indian Oil Corporation. If one is looking to get an LPG connection for household purpose then one can opt for Indane. The LPG connection under Indane is available to everyone on submission of the required documents to the nearest Indane Gas distributor. The distributor will scrutinize the documents and verify if the applicant is eligible to participate in the several schemes run by the government of India to secure the subsidized gas connections mainly to those individuals who qualify for the same. The registration for the purpose of securing the gas connection can be done either through online mode. Customers of Indane Gas can book for cylinders by personally visiting the Indane Gas Distributor and can thereon refill the cylinder by booking for them via the internet or through phone or using SMS (mobile) application. The connection can be transferred from one place to another anywhere across the country as per the requirements of the customers.

HP Gas

The HP Gas is run by the state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. The company provides its customers with gas connections for household purpose across India. The customers are eligible for securing subsidy under the government scheme and according to the customers account will be credited with the subsidy amount post the purchase of the cylinder. One has to submit all the required documents which will be scrutinized thoroughly to check the eligibility for getting the subsidy under the government scheme. If the existing customers of HP Gas wish to change the gas connection from one place to another then the same will be done to any place across the country. For securing a new connection, one has to submit all the required documents as mentioned by the distributor of HP Gas at the time of submission of application form.

Required Documents for Securing New LPG Connection

The aspiring new customers have to submit the below-mentioned list of the document to secure a new LPG connection.

Proof of Identification Document (any one of the following)

• PAN Card
• Election Voter ID Card
• Aadhaar Card
• Passport
• Driving Licence
• Government Issued Photo ID Card

Proof of Address Documents (any one of the following)

• Driving Licence
• Ration Card
• Passport
• Lease Agreement
• Flat Allotment
• Self-declaration attested by a Gazetted Officer
• Aadhaar Card
• House Registration Document
• Rental Agreement Document
• Utility Bills like electricity, water bill, telephone bills
• Passport size photos
• Debit card or Credit card statement
• Bank Passbook

Limit on Domestic LPG cylinders

The Indian households are allowed to purchase up to 12 domestic LPG cylinders per year at subsidized rates. If the consumers cross the set mark of 12 LPG cylinders per year, then they will be charged at a non-subsidized rates starting from the 13th cylinder.

How to book for an LPG cylinder?

Gone are those days, wherein consumers had to book for an LPG cylinder by personally visiting the distributor and waiting anxiously till the cylinder arrives near the doorsteps. The technology has helped both the customers as well as the distributors to deliver an LPG cylinder on time to the doorsteps of the consumer without any hassles.

There are several ways through which an individual can book for an LPG gas cylinder. They are

• Distributor Agency
• Online Mode
• Mobile App for Android and i-phones
• SMS Mode
• IVRS Mode

Distributor Agency

Customers can visit their respective distributor agent at their office and can book for a new refilled cylinder in person. This can be done by providing the customer number and the payment for the same can be made at the time of delivery of the cylinder.

Online Mode

Now booking for a cylinder is an easy job as one can sit comfortably at home and can book for a new cylinder by providing the user id and password post registration. All the oil marketers including – HPCL, BPCL, IOCL are providing an option for their esteemed customers to book for a new cylinder via their respective web portal. This will help the customers to refill the empty cylinders without much hassles of physically visiting the distributor’s store every time.

Customers who prefer to book online can even make payment for cylinders via online mode using their debit card or credit card or via net banking or through Paytm option. Some of the distributors are providing a discount on the maximum retail price of the cylinder when payment is made via online mode.

 

Advantages of Booking an LPG cylinder via Online Mode

• One can book from the comfort of home or office and need not physically visit a shop to book for the cylinder.
• Consumers can make payment via online mode through net banking or using debit/credit cards.
• One has to just visit the website of the LPG provider to book for a cylinder post registering.
• Post delivery of the cylinder, the consumer will get an SMS or email notification.
• It is a convenient process to refill an empty cylinder.
• One need not have to bear additional charges to book through online mode.
• Refilling of the cylinder can be done anytime from anywhere.
• It is one of the safe and convenient methods to book for a cylinder.
• Easy payment option.
• The delivery tracking system is available.

Mobile App for Android and i-phones

The customers who are using the smartphone can download the app of the respective gas distributor from the store and proceed further to refill the LPG gas cylinder booking through there.

The customer has to first register themselves on the mobile app by providing the correct mobile number, e-mail address and a one-time password (OTP) which will be sent to the phone number for authentication of the registration process. Once the app registration process is done, the customer can go ahead and book for refilling an empty cylinder and can choose to pay for the cylinder either through debit/credit card or via online mode or through net banking.

The mobile app contains all the details pertaining to customer ID, booking history and so on.

As there is an increase in the number of customers who are paying through online mode, the gas marketing companies have introduced e-wallet payment options to ease out the payment procedure for LPG cylinders.

SMS Mode

Customers who wish to book for an LPG refilled cylinder can do so via SMS mode. The first thing they have to do is to register their mobile number with the gas distributor, post this a particular format needs to be followed and an SMS has to be sent according to the said format while booking for a new cylinder.

All the gas distributors provide the specific numbers in their respective websites to which the customers can send in the request for a new cylinder through SMS.

For Example: If a customer is procuring cylinder through Indane, then the procedure for registering for booking is as follows. For the first time, the customer has to send an SMS IOC < STD Code + distributor’s landline telephone number> to xxxxxxxxxx. If the distributor’s landline number is 080 25586948 and the consumer number is YC24569V, then SMS should be sent in the following format: IOC 080 25586948 YC24569V to xxxxxxxxxx.

For subsequent bookings, send an SMS IOC to xxxxxxxxxx, whenever the booking is made.

IVRS Mode

The term IVRS stands for Interactive Voice Response System and is a kind of technology which allows the computer to interact with the human beings through the use of voice and Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) tones input with the help of keyboard or by speech.

The customers can book for refilled LPG cylinder using IVRS and this facility is available across major cities in India. The system is simple yet efficient one which makes the booking procedure fast and helps the customer to order for a new refilled cylinder round the clock.

If the customer is using the IVRS for the first time, then they have to dial the specific IVRS number which has been particularly assigned to each of the distributors either from the mobile or through landline and then follow the steps to proceed further as guided by the voice response.

The IVRS offers the customer to choose the language option as the first step following which the customer has to enter the distributor’s phone number along with the STD code following this step one has to enter the 17 digit consumer number after this one has to select from the options and book for refilled LPG cylinder after this step the system will provide a reference number for refill booking and prompts the user to register the phone number for future use.

For further bookings, the registered users can dial the specific IVRS number which has been particularly assigned to each of the distributors from their registered phone number and proceed further by selecting the option through the interactive mode either for refill booking or for registering a complaint or for checking the status of the previous booking. If the customer chooses to refill booking option then the system will respond by providing the reference number for the same.

Types of LPG Cylinder in India

In India, the LPG cylinders are mainly differentiated into two types and they are

• Domestic LPG Cylinder
• Non-Domestic/Commercial LPG Cylinder

Domestic LPG Cylinder

The domestic LPG cylinder is mainly for domestic household and the same is available with all the gas distributors in the country. The prices of LPG is fixed by the state-run oil marketing companies and the same is arrived at based on currency exchange rate and crude prices at the global level. The LPG prices are regularly revised at the beginning of the month.

The domestic LPG cylinders are currently available to the users at subsidized rates. Due to the high rates of LPG cylinders the central government has stepped in and is providing all the LPG cylinders which are meant for domestic use at subsidized prices. In this process, the customer will have to pay the price which has been mentioned in the cash memo of the voucher issued by the distributor along with the delivery charges at the time of delivery of the LPG cylinder at one's doorsteps. Post which the subsidy amount will be directly credited to the customer's bank account which has been linked with the gas connection. The domestic LPG cylinders are painted with red colour for easy identification and to avoid its usage for non-domestic purposes. 

The subsidy amount on domestic cylinders depends on the city and it falls in the range between Rs 420 – Rs 465 for a 14.2 kg cylinder. In case of a non-domestic LPG cylinder, the subsidy rates fall between Rs 593 – Rs 605 per cylinder.

Domestic LPG Cylinders in India is available in

• 5 kgs
• 14.2 kgs

Commercial LPG Cylinders

The commercial LPG cylinders are the ones which are meant for its usage in non-domestic places which includes hotels, restaurants, industries, eatery joints, poultry, transportation, electricity generation, agricultural usage and so on. The prices of commercial LPG cylinders is fixed by the state-run oil marketing companies and the same is subject to revision on a regular basis. The crude rates at the global level and the currency exchange rate are the two main factors which are taken into consideration before arriving at the rates of commercial LPG cylinders in India.

The LPG cylinders are painted in blue colour for its easy identification.

The commercial LPG cylinders are priced high when compared to the ones which are used for the domestic purpose and these cylinders are not eligible to get a subsidy from the government.

Commercial LPG Cylinders in India are available in

• 5 kgs
• 19 kgs
• 47.5 kgs

How to link Aadhaar Card number with LPG Gas connection?

The Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme under the Pahal introduced by the Central government has mandated the consumers who use domestic LPG cylinders to link their Aadhaar number with the respective gas distributor with an intention to secure the subsidy amount through direct benefit transfer scheme. One has to link the Aadhaar number correctly to the bank account and gas connection to enjoy the benefits of the subsidy scheme.

Customers can choose from any of the below-mentioned options to link their Aadhaar card number with the LPG connection.

• Offline Method
• Online Mode
• SMS Mode
• IVRS Method

Offline Method

The customers have to either take a print out of the online form or has to collect the LPG linking form from the local gas distributor with whom they have secured an LPG gas connection. Fill in all the details as mentioned in the form including 17 digit LPG consumer number and 12 digit Aadhaar number. Attach a self-attested photocopy of Aadhaar card along with the form. After filling in all the required details, submit the form to the gas distributor for linking the Aadhaar number with the gas connection.

Online Mode

The customer can link their Aadhaar card with the gas distributor through online mode as well. For this, one has to visit the Resident Self Seeding Portal of UIDAI and enter the location and residential address. Proceeding further, one has to choose the benefit type that is the distributor with the customer is associated with (HP or Bharat Gas or Indane Gas). After this, the customer has to fill in the personal details and after filling in all the required information one has to click on the submit button.

After this, the customer will get an OTP (One Time Password) on his/her registered mobile number with UIDAI, the same has to be entered in the online form for the final submission.

SMS Mode

One has to first visit the respective web portal of the LPG marketing agency (Bharat Gas or Hindustan Petroleum Gas or Indane Gas) and check for the list of contact numbers of various states available in their portal. Note down the contact number of the state where you reside and send an SMS to the state’s contact number from the registered mobile number in the following format UID .

For Example: If the Aadhaar card number is 98765432101236, then the SMS format will be UID 98765432101236.

On sending the SMS in the above mentioned format, one will get a confirmation SMS informing about the successfully linking of Aadhaar number with gas connection.

IVRS Method

The customer has to follow the below-mentioned method to link an Aadhaar card number with the gas connection using IVRS method. One has to first visit the website portal of gas agency and find out the state from the list to get the IVRS contact number which usually differs from one distributor to another and also from one state to another. On getting the number, dial the number and follow the instructions as mentioned thereby entering the 12 digit Aadhaar number and by confirming the same by pressing 1 option and in this way, one can link the Aadhaar card with the respective gas distributor.

How to Book an Indane LPG Refill Cylinder using Amazon App?

Previously, the consumers of Indian Oil Corporation (Indane) could book LPG cylinders using several ways like IVR booking process, online process and so on. But now, the improved technology has helped the customers for booking an Indane cylinder online using Amazon App. Check for the steps below:

Step 1: First open the Amazon App on your mobile phone and select the ‘Pay Bills’ option.

Step 2: Now click on the ‘Gas Cylinder’ option.

Step 3: Now click on the ‘Select operator to Proceed’ further.

Step 4: After selecting the respective LPG service provider i.e Indane, enter your Registered Mobile Number or Indane LPG ID in the given box.

Step 5: Click on the ‘Get Booking Details’ button.

Step 6: The details of the Customer Name, Dealer Name and Bill amount will reflect on the screen.

Step 7: Now click on the ‘Continue’ option.

Step 8: Here you will have to select the payment option at your convenience. The available options for payment include UPI/Net Banking; Add Debit/Credit/ATM Card; Pay of Delivery; Amazon Pay Balance. After selecting the appropriate payment method, click on the ‘Place Order and Pay’ option.

Step 9: You have successfully placed an order for refilled Indane LPG cylinder using the Amazon App.

Pros of using Liquified Petroleum Gas

  • LPG is non-toxic and hence user friendly. 
  • It's non – corrosive and hence suitable for cooking purpose. 
  • The engines which use LPG will have minimal vibration.
  • LPG burns cleanly and the emission of particulate is very less. 
  • It has a high octane rating (over 100 research octane number).
  • Frequent cleaning of the combustion chamber is not necessary. 
  • It is easy to handle LPG gas. 
  • The fuel efficiency is high and fastens heat-up time. 
  • It is easily transportable.

Cons of using Liquified Petroleum Gas

  • Risk of explosion is present.
  • Irregular supply of LPG is a backdrop.
  • The costlier upfront cost involved.
  • Sometimes cylinders are filled incompletely.
  • In case of leakage, it leads to suffocation (liquefied petroleum gas is heavier than air).
  • It is hazardous owing to its inflammable nature. 
  • Costlier when compared with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
  • LPG has to be supplied in a heavy steel cylinder.

Why Should one use LPG?

Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG as it is popularly known as is one of the best forms of fuel which can be used for domestic purpose. Some of the unique facts about LPG form it as the best source of fuel for cooking.

The fuel is cheaper and cleaner than wood, charcoal. It does not pollute the environment and hence is safer to use at home without any callous. Apart from cooking, LPG can also be used for engine vehicles.

More efficient combustion property of LPG makes people go for it, without having any second thought. Easy to handle feature of LPG fuel also makes it user friendly.

All than a user has to do is to manage the gas flow instantaneously by switching on the knob and switching it off when not required. It provides the best control to the individual who is cooking to regulate the flame based on the requirement of the cooking.

Easier availability in India also makes LPG one of the most preferred form of cooking fuel.

How to Book LPG Cylinder Using Umang App?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to book an LPG Cylinder using the Umang app:

Step 1: First, download the Umang app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your smartphone.

Step 2: After successfully downloading the app, register yourself by verifying your mobile number.

Step 3: Select all the required details like the name of your service provider. You can even search for it too. Do ensure you have an account created on your service provider’s web portal.

Step 4: Proceed further and tap on the 'Refill order' and confirm your details by clicking on the' Confirm' button.

Step 5: The consumer can also opt for a cash-on-delivery option. Whichever, option the consumer selects, tap on 'Order Now' or tap on the 'Pay Now' button.

How to Book LPG Refill Cylinder using Amazon App?

Previously, the consumers of LPG cylinders were booking for a refilled cylinder through the IVR booking process. But now, they can even book for cylinder online using Amazon App. Check for the steps below:

Step 1: First open the Amazon App on your mobile phone and select the ‘Pay Bills’ option.

Step 2: Now click on the ‘Gas Cylinder’ option.

Step 3: Now click on the ‘Select operator to Proceed’ further.

Step 4: After selecting the respective LPG service provider, enter your Registered Mobile Number or LPG ID in the given box.

Step 5: Click on the ‘Get Booking Details’ button.

Step 6: The details of the Customer Name, Dealer Name and Bill amount will reflect on the screen.

Step 7: Now click on the ‘Continue’ option.

Step 8: Here you will have to select the payment option at your convenience. The available options for payment include UPI/Net Banking; Add Debit/Credit/ATM Card; Pay of Delivery; Amazon Pay Balance. After selecting the appropriate payment method, click on the ‘Place Order and Pay’ option.

Step 9: You have successfully placed an order for refilled LPG cylinder using the Amazon App.

How to Book an LPG Cylinder using Paytm app?

The LPG customers can book a refilled LPG Cylinder easily using the Paytm app by following the below steps:

Step 1: First download the Paytm app on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Open the Paytm app and go to the gas booking page.

Step 3: Now select the “Book a Cylinder” option and your respective service operator.

Step 4: Proceed further and enter your ‘Consumer Number/Linked Mobile Number’ in the given space.

Step 5: Select your respective ‘Gas Agency’ and click on the ‘Proceed’ option.

Step 6: Now enter the booking amount.

Step 7: Proceed to make payment with your preferred payment mode.

Step 8: A message will get displayed informing you about the successful booking of a refilled LPG cylinder on the screen.

Latest Updates on LPG Price

LPG Prices Unchanged in May 2021

The prices of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) in India have remained unchanged in May 2021.

The decline in the crude rates in the international markets has led the state-run company Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to keep the prices stable for the month.

Accordingly, the LPG price for a cylinder in New Delhi will cost Rs 809.00; Rs 835.50 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 809.00 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 825.00 per cylinder in Chennai.

Usually, the prices of liquified petroleum gas depend on the crude rates in the international markets and the currency exchange ratio. The rise or fall in the global fuel prices will directly impact the domestic LPG prices. 

1 May 2021
LPG Prices Trimmed Marginally in April 2021

The state-run oil marketing companies have trimmed the prices of the domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders by Rs 10 per cylinder for April 2021.

As per the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), the prices of the domestic cylinder in New Delhi will now cost Rs 809, Rs 835.50 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 809.00 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 825.00 per cylinder in Chennai.

The LPG prices in India depends on the global crude prices and currency exchange rate.

Since February 2021, the prices of LPG domestic cylinders witnessed a hike.

4 April 2021
LPG Prices Hiked Again in March 2021

The prices of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG were hiked in March 2021 by Rs 25 per cooking gas cylinder. The state-run Indian Oil Corporation has revised the rates of a domestic cooking cylinder with immediate effect.

Accordingly, the subsidized price of LPG in New Delhi will cost Rs 819 per cylinder, Rs 845 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 819 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 835 per cylinder in Chennai. 

The prices of the domestic LPG cylinders will be revised every month and will be based on the crude rates in the overseas markets and foreign currency exchange. But the prices of LPG cylinders in different cities across India will differ.

In February 2021, the LPG prices were hiked three times by a total of Rs 100 per cylinder. But it was untouched during January 2021.

Every household in India will get 12 cylinders at a subsidized rate post this the customer will have to pay the market rates for procuring LPG cylinders.

1 March 2021
LPG Prices Hiked Again in February 2021

The prices of the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) were hiked again by the state-run oil marketing companies. This is the third hike within one month. With this, the LPG prices will stand at Rs 769.00 per cylinder in New Delhi, Rs 795.50 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 769.00 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 785.00 per cylinder in Chennai.

Starting from February 25, 2021, the LPG prices are up by Rs 25 per cylinder. Previously on February 4, the prices were hiked by Rs 25 per cylinder and on February 15, by Rs 50 per cylinder.

The newest hike will translate to Rs 200 rise in the LPG prices over the past three months. In January, the cooking gas prices were stable and during December, the domestic cylinders were hiked by Rs 100 each.

The prices of the liquefied petroleum cylinder will be based on the international rates of butane and propane.

In India, every domestic household will get up to 12 cylinders at subsidized rates and from the 13th cylinder onwards, the customers will have to pay the market prices.

26 February 2021
LPG Prices Hiked for February

The prices of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) were hiked by the state-run oil marketing companies with effect from today. The new rates will come into effect from February 4, 2021, by Rs 25 in metros for the non-subsidized LPG cylinders. The cooking gas will cost Rs 719.00 per cylinder in New Delhi, Rs 745.50 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 719.00 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 735.00 per cylinder in Chennai.

The price of LPG will be revised monthly by the state-run oil marketing companies in line with the global crude rates and currency exchange rate.

During January 2021, there was no hike in the prices of LPG cylinders.

4 February 2021
LPG Cylinder Prices Untouched in January 2021 for 14.2 kg Domestic Cylinder 

The state-run Indian Oil Corporation Limited has left the price of 14.2 kg domestic LPG cylinders unchanged for January 2021 after hiking its prices for two times in a month during December 2020. But the rates of the commercial cylinders were hiked by Rs 17 per cylinder. 

Last month, the domestic non-subsidized LPG cylinders were hiked by Rs 100 altogether for two times in a month following a rise in the overseas crude rates amidst vaccine rollout campaign. 

As of now for January 2021, the prices of non – subsidized LPG cylinder will cost Rs 694 per cylinder in Mumbai, Rs 720.50 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 694 per cylinder in New Delhi and Rs 710 per cylinder in Chennai. 

1 January 2021
LPG Prices Unchanged for October 2020

The prices of LPG cylinders were left unchanged in India for October 2020 despite shrink in the global crude rates. The crude prices in the international markets are witnessing a fall owing to muted fuel demand amidst pandemic induced lockdowns.

Accordingly, the price of domestic LPG in top cities in India stands at Rs 594.00 per cylinder in New Delhi; Rs 620.50 per cylinder in Kolkata; Rs 594.00 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 610.00 per cylinder in Chennai.

In India, each of the domestic households can purchase up to 12 cylinders every year at the subsidized rate fixed by the government of India. If the limit crosses 12 cylinders per year, then they will have to pay the market price and no subsidy will be provided beginning from 13th cylinder.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic crisis, the government has slashed the prices of LPG. So, the subsidy money was not credited for domestic LPG cylinder users bank account. Apart from this, the government had allowed women beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to claim for any unclaimed free LPG connections till September 2020.

Beginning from October 2020, the free LPG benefit is no longer available.

 

1 October 2020
LPG Prices Unchanged for August 2020

The state-run oil marketing company IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Limited) has kept the prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders  unchanged for August 2020 and the prices will remain same across the country this month as well. Last month the IOCL had announced an increase in the prices of non – subsidized LPG cylinders across all the cities in the country.

The prices of LPG cylinders in India is mainly determined based on the crude rates in the international markets, dollar-rupee exchange value, demand and supply factors.

Despite a drop in the U.S. dollar value, the state-run oil companies have kept the prices of LPG consistent mainly to absorb the losses and generate revenue amidst ongoing coronavirus crisis which has taken a toll on the economy of the country.

Beginning from August 1, 2020, the prices of LPG in metro cities will be charged at Rs 681.50 per cylinder in New Delhi, Rs 621.00 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 594.00 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 610.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

1 August 2020
LPG Prices for Non-Subsidized Cylinders Hiked Marginally for July 2020

The prices of LPG Cylinders for non – subsidized 14.2 kg were hiked marginally by the state-run Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) making it the second consecutive hike after reducing the prices of liquified petroleum gas cylinders during May 2020.

Accordingly, the prices of cylinders have inched up in the range between Re 1 – Rs 4.5 per cylinder.

Starting from July 1, 2020, the prices of LPG Cylinder in Delhi will cost Rs 594.00 per cylinder, Rs 620.50 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 594.00 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 610.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

The steep fall in global crude rates amidst diminishing demand for fuel had encouraged the oil companies in India to trim down the prices of cooking gas steeply in May.
Currently, the crude benchmark – Brent is trading firmly in the range between $39 - $42 per barrel after recovering from sharp corrections seen during the previous two months.

1 July 2020
LPG Prices for Non – Subsidized Cylinders Hiked For June

The state-run Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has decided to hike the prices of the non – subsidized LPG cylinders with immediate effect from June 1, 2020, by Rs 11.50 per cylinder.

Despite a decline in the crude rates in the international markets following the pandemic outbreak and steep decline in fuel demand, the government of India has not cut the prices of fuel deeply in India.

With most of the states reopening the lockdown curbs, the demand for cooking gas is picking up as many people are working from home and a series of restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus has uptick the demand for cooking gas in India.

The prices of LPG are revised on the first day of every month based on the crude rates in the international markets and currency exchange rate of rupee and U.S. dollar.

The government of India provides subsidy on 12 domestic cylinders per year for every house and post this, the users will have to bear the entire price of the cylinder from 13th cylinder onwards.

1 June 2020

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