Persons in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now paying less for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), commonly known as cooking gas.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves announced a reduction in the price of LPG at a media conference yesterday August 7, 2017.
Dr. Gonsalves said the price reduction which went into effect as of yesterday, is in keeping with the government’s policy of reviewing fuel prices every three months and adjusting them accordingly.
According to the Prime Minister, in Area One, which encompasses Kingstown and its environs, a 20 pound (lb) cylinder of LPG will now retail for EC$34.52, a reduction of two dollars and eight cents (EC$2.08).
Also in Area One, a 25 pound cylinder of LPG will sell for $41.91, down from $44.50.
The price for a 100 pound cylinder has been reduced from $178.10 to $167.62.
In Area 2 which includes Campden Park to Keartons, and Villa to Langley Park the 20 pound cylinder LPG will sell for $35.52; the 25 pound LPG cylinder for $42.91and the 100 pound cylinder LPG for $167.62.
In Area Three which includes areas beyond Langley Park to Fancy, beyond Keartons to Richmond the 20 pound cylinder LPG will sell for $36.52; the 25 pound LPG cylinder for $43.91 and the 100 pound cylinder LPG for $167.62.
In Area Four, the Grenadines, a 20 pound cylinder moved from $41.60 to $39.52, a reduction of $2.08; while a 25 pound cylinder of LPG now retails for $46.91, down from $49.50.
A 100 pound cylinder will sell for $188.62, compared to the previous price of $199.10.
The 22 pound cylinder (Petrocaribe) will retail for $33.50 in Area One; $34.50 in Area Two; $35.50 in Area Three and $38.50 in Area Four.
While the 95 pound cylinder (Petrocaribe) will sell for $145 in Area One; $145 in Area Two; $145 in Area Three and $166 in Area Four.