New Delhi: For the sixth consecutive time in as many months, fuel retailers increased the price of LPG cylinders with effect from today. A 14.2kg subsidised LPG cylinder is now more expensive by 2.94 while the rate of non-subsidised LPG cylinder has been pushed up by 60. LPG prices are revised at the beginning of every month.

In Delhi, a subsidised LPG cylinder is priced at 505.34, in Kolkata 508.7, Mumbai 503.11 and Chennai 493.87. LPG prices have gone up by 14.13 per cylinder in the last six months.

In the non-subsidised category, an LPG cylinder in Delhi costs 939, Kolkata 939.5, Mumbai 912 and Chennai 958.

The government subsidises 12 LPG cylinders every household in a year under direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme.

Any rise in international prices of liquified petroleum gas is absorbed as subsidy by the government but a subsequent increase in GST is passed on to the consumers, leading to a rate hike.

“While the price of non-subsidised LPG at Delhi will increase by 60 per cylinder in November 2018, mainly due to change in international price and foreign exchange fluctuations, the actual impact on subsidised domestic LPG customers is only 2.94 per cylinder, which is mainly due to GST," a statement from Indian Oil said.

The subsidy transfer in customers’ bank account has been increased to 433.66 per cylinder in November 2018 as against 376.60 per cylinder in October 2018.

The balance 57.06 ( 60 minus 2.94) is being compensated to the customer by the increase in subsidy transfer to their bank account. Accordingly, the subsidy transfer in the customer’s bank account has been increased to 433.66 in November from 376.60 per cylinder in October.

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