Cooking gas price rises by 17%, experts project 43% further jump

The price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), otherwise known as cooking gas, has risen by 17 per cent in October 2023 as the 12.5kg now sells at N10,250 from N8,500 recorded in August 2023.

This is even as the price of 1 Kg rose by 11 per cent to N900 from N800 while 3kg rose by 18 percent to N2,500 from N2,050.

Meanwhile, operators are projecting a further rise by 43 percent to N1, 500 per kg if adequate measures are not put in place to achieve supply stability in the domestic market.

President, National Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM), Mr. Oladapo Olatunbosun, said that the huge gap in policy clarity among other issues are creating operational challenges.

According to him, “We are appealing to the Federal Government to provide incentives to the LPG investors to make the price affordable. Similarly, our union believes that the incessant rise in LPG price would be contained if more storage facilities are built by the major marketers and off-takers.

“As of today, 20 million metric tons is N14 million, and there is an attempt by the gas tank farm owners and offtakers to increase the price far above what the marketers can afford.

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