Non-subsidized LPG rate cut by Rs 5; ATF to cost more

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NEW DELHI: Price of non-subsidized LPG was on Friday cut by Rs 5 per cylinder even as jet fuel (ATF) rates were marginally raised in step with global trend.

The price of non-subsidized or market-priced domestic cooking gas (LPG) was cut by Rs 5 to Rs 616 per 14.2 kg cylinder in Delhi, state-owned fuel retailers said.

The reduction comes on the back of two successive hikes — Rs 5 on March 1 and Rs 11 on April 1.

Households are entitled to 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidized rate of Rs 417 in Delhi. Any requirement beyond this has to be bought at the market price, which is now Rs 616 in Delhi.

In Mumbai, non-subsidized cooking gas has been cut by Rs 4.50 to Rs 627.50, while it will cost Rs 649 in Kolkata as against Rs 654.50, previously. Chennai will see a price cut of Rs 5.50 to Rs 608.50 per cylinder.

Rates vary from state-to-state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or VAT.

Oil companies raised price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi by Rs 272 per kilolitre or 0.5 per cent to Rs 49,609.84 per kl.

The increase comes on the back of a 2 per cent reduction in rates last year.

Jet fuel constitutes over 40 per cent of an airline’s operating costs and the price cut will reduce the financial burden on cash-strapped carriers.

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