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Piped Cooking Gas Price Hiked By ₹2.63 Per Unit In Delhi, 2nd Hike In 2 Weeks

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Mumbai: The price of piped cooking gas in Delhi has been hiked by ₹2.63 per unit due to the rise in input costs, Indraprastha Gas Limited said. The piped gas was priced at ₹47.96 per standard cubic meter (SCM).

The price of piped LPG in Delhi will now be Rs 50.59 per standard cubic meter as against Rs 47.96 earlier, according to Indraprastha Gas Ltd – the firm that retails CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households in the national capital and adjoining towns.

The increase is to “partially offset the increase in input gas cost,” IGL said in a tweet.

This is the second increase in prices in less than two weeks. The last time the rates were hiked was on July 26 by Rs 2.1 per SCM.

The increase comes after the government mandated the use of costly imported LNG to meet the growing demand. State-owned GAIL averages the rates of locally produced gas with that of imported gas before supplying it to city gas retailers like IGL.

Similar growth in piped cooking gas (known as piped natural gas or PNG) has been fueled by city gas retailers in other parts of the country.

In Mumbai, Mahanagar Gas Limited increased the price of CNG by Rs 6 per kg and that of PNG by Rs 4 per unit.

“Due to the significant increase in input gas cost, we have decided to recover the cost. Accordingly, we’ve increased the retail price of CNG to Rs 86 per kg and hiked domestic PNG by Rs 4 to Rs 52.50 in and around Mumbai,” MGL said in a statement.

However, IGL has not increased the CNG price and it continues to cost Rs 75.61 per kg.

IGL said that in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad adjoining Delhi, the price of PNG will be Rs 50.46 per SCM, while in Gurugram it will be priced at Rs 48.79 per SCM.

Rates vary from state to state based on local taxes. Natural gas is the basic input for CNG and PNG.

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