The first day of the New Year witnessed a hike in the price of 19 kg commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders. Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) raised the price of commercial LPG cylinders on Sunday by Rs 25 across the country, reported news agency ANI.

A 19 kg commercial cylinder will now be sold at Rs 1,769 in Delhi. The new rates have come into effect today. It is to be noted that this increase has been done in the price of commercial gas cylinders while domestic gas cylinders are available at their old rates. 

The Congress party reacted to the price hike by taking a swipe at the Modi government: “The first gift of the new year… Commercial gas cylinder has become costlier by Rs 25. This is just the beginning. Happy new year.”

The hike is expected to increase the cost of dining out at restaurants, hotels, etc. However, the rates of domestic cylinders remain unchanged and continue to sell at their existing prices.

OMCs usually revise the prices of LPG on the first day of every month. Today, on the first date of the year, there has been a change in the prices of LPG. According to this change, the commercial cylinder has become costlier across the cities.

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Prices Of Commercial Cylinders In Top Cities

Delhi – Rs 1,769 per cylinder
Mumbai – Rs 1,721 per cylinder
Kolkata – Rs 1,870 per cylinder
Chennai – Rs 1,917 per cylinder

The price of the domestic cylinder was raised on July 6, 2022. It was increased to Rs 153.5 cumulatively. Prices were hiked four times. OMCs first increased by Rs 50 in March 2022 and then again hiked by Rs 50 and Rs 3.50 in May. The rates were revised for the final time in July last year by Rs 50.  

The prices of domestic gas cylinders have increased by Rs 153.5 in the last year.

Prices Of Domestic Cylinders In Top Cities

Delhi – Rs 1,053 per cylinder
Mumbai – Rs 1,052.5 per cylinder
Kolkata – Rs 1,079 per cylinder
Chennai – Rs 1,068.5 per cylinder

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