New Delhi: Subsidised cooking gas price was hiked by Rs2.71 per cylinder on Saturday as a result of tax impact of base price rising due to spurt in international rates and fall in rupee.

Subsidised LPG with effect from Saturday midnight and will cost Rs493.55 in Delhi, a statement issued by Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said.

Oil firms revise LPG price on 1st of every month based on average benchmark rate and foreign exchange rate in the previous month.

“The increase is mainly on account of GST on revised price of Domestic Non-Subsidised LPG," the statement said. As a result of higher global rates, the price of Non-Subsidized LPG at Delhi will increase by Rs55.50 per cylinder.

“The balance Rs52.79 (Rs55.50 minus Rs2.71) is being compensated to the customer by increase in subsidy transfer to their bank account. Accordingly, the subsidy transfer in customer’s bank account has been increased to Rs257.74 per cylinder in July 2018 as against Rs204.95 per cylinder in June 2018. Thus the domestic LPG customer is protected against the increase in international prices of LPG," the statement said.

Consumers buy non-subsidised or market price LPG after exhausting their quota of 12 subsidised cylinders of 14.2-kg each.

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