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CNG prices rose by 2 rupees per kg in Delhi, 13th trek in over 60 days


CNG prices in Delhi increased by Rs 2 per kg today

New Delhi:

The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) in the nation’s capital on Saturday was raised by Rs 2 per kg, the 13th rate increase in just over two months.

CNG in the National Capital Territory of Delhi now costs Rs 75.61 per kg, down from Rs 73.61 per kg, according to information posted on the website of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) – the company which sells retail of CNG and piped cooking gas in the country. capital and neighboring towns.

This is the 13th price increase since March 7.

In total, the price of CNG increased by Rs 19.60 per kg during this period. Over the past year, prices have risen by Rs 32.21 per kg or 60%, according to data compiled by PTI.

However, the tariffs for gas delivered to household kitchens, known as piped natural gas (PNG), remain unchanged at Rs 45.86 per scm.

Town gas distributors have periodically raised prices since October last year, when domestic and international gas prices began to climb as economies around the world recovered from the pandemic-induced slowdown.

IGL Managing Director Sanjay Kumar said prices are expected to remain high in the near future due to high international natural gas prices.

CNG prices increased by Rs 8.74 per kg in the last three months of 2021, and from January there was a steady increase of around 50 paise per kg almost every week.

Tariffs rose after the government more than doubled the price of locally produced natural gas to $6.1 per million British thermal unit from April 1. As the gas produced locally is not sufficient to meet the demand for city gas, imported fuel (LNG) is used. LNG in the spot or current market costs $18-20 per mmBtu.

Natural gas when compressed becomes CNG for use as fuel in automobiles. The same gas is piped to household kitchens and industries for cooking and other purposes.

Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) has priced CNG at Rs 76 per kg in Mumbai.

Prices vary from city to city depending on the incidence of local taxes such as Value Added Tax (VAT).

The CNG price increase follows a rise of Rs 10 per liter in petrol and diesel prices in 16 days and a rise of Rs 103.50 per bottle in LPG cooking gas tariffs.

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