Prices of cooking gas rose by 21.42%

The average price for refilling a 5kg for Liquefied Petroleum Gas, otherwise known as cooking gas increased, year-on-year, from N2,215 in August to N2,397 in September.

The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in its “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) Price Watch for September 2021, obtained from its website.

It said the increase was by 8.23 per cent month-on-month and by 21.42 per cent year-on-year.

According to the NBS, states with the highest average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas were Zamfara, whose residents paid N3,000; Kano, N2,900 and Sokoto, N2,860.

The report also stated that Osun, Edo and Lagos states paid the lowest average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder in the month under review.

While residents of Osun State paid N1,902, those of Edo and Lagos states paid N1,901 and N1,858 respectively.

It added, “Similarly, average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for LPG increased by 36.55 per cent month-on-month and by 49.97 per cent year-on-year to N6,164 in September 2021 from N4,514 in August 2021.

“States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder LPG were Cross River, N6,944; Anambra, N6,897; and Ogun, N6,779.

“States with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for LPG were Niger, N5,175; Borno, N5,100; and Osun N5,006.

Meanwhile, the average price per litre paid by consumers for household kerosene increased to N434.39 in September from N400.01 in August, indicating a 24.8 per cent increase, year-on-year.

On a month-on-month basis, the price of household kerosene rose by 8.59 per cent, the NBS said.

It gave states with the highest average price per litre of kerosene as Lagos at N605.21; Ebonyi, N553.33; and Taraba, N526.67 while the states that paid the lowest average price per litre for the product were Delta, N348.15; Katsina, N286.90; and Bayelsa, N229.17.

It added, “Similarly, average price per gallon paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased by 16.25 per cent month-on-month and by 25.30 per cent year-on-year to N1,540 in September 2021 from N1,325 in August 2021.’’

“States with the highest average price per gallon of kerosene were Abuja, N2,766; Bauchi, N1,981; and Adamawa, N1,975. While the states with the lowest average price per gallon of kerosene were Delta, N1218.13; Imo, N1,991; and Yobe, N1,080.”

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