Cooking gas price increases by 101% in one year – NBS

The average price of 5 kilogrammes of cooking gas increased from N4, 397.68 in July to N4, 456.56 in August. The assertion was made by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in its Cooking Gas Price Watch issued yesterday, in Abuja. The NBS noted that the price in August indicated a 1.34 percent increase on a month-on-month basis from what obtained in July. “On a year-on-year basis, the August 2022 price was a 101.17 percent increase over the price of N2,215.33 paid for the same volume of gas in August…

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Average price of 5kg cooking gas increases to N3,921.35
– NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS), says the average price of refilling a 5kg cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) has risen to N3,921.35 in May 2022. This was contained in the NBS Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) Price Watch for May 2022 released in Abuja yesterday. The NBS said refilling the cylinder used to cost N3,800.47 in April 2022, adding that the increase indicated a 3.18% month-on-month increase. However, on a year-on-year basis, the average retail price of the product increased by 89.28%, from N2,071.69 in May 2021.…

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Nigerians groan, as cooking gas price rises by 83.7%

As the nation prepares for its 2023 general elections, many Nigerian households and businesses are finding it difficult to keep up with the hike in the price of commodities, one of which is cooking gas. According to the latest data by the National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS), refilling a 5kg cylinder of liquefied petroleum gas (cooking gas) stood at N3800.47 last month. A development that translates to an 83.67% increase from an average retail price of N2,069.21 in April 2021, on a year-on-year basis. Speaking with newsmen, a barber, Adam,…

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Cooking gas price skyrockets by 83% in one year – NBS report

The average retail price for cooking gas increased by 83.62 percent from N2057.71 in March 2021, according to a new report by the National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS). The report, titled: “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) Price Watch (March 2022)”, indicated that the average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) stood at N3778.30 in March 2022, from N3708.58 recorded in February 2022, showing an increase of 1.88% month-on-month. According to the State profile analysis, the highest average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of…

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After a brief dip, 12.5 Kg cooking gas price rises again to N8,500

Prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, (LPG), also known as cooking gas, are again on the rise after declining at the beginning of the year. Current market prices revealed an increment of up to N1,000 for 12.5kg, and N80 for 1kg within the last two weeks. Within Lagos and neighbouring States, 12.5kg is now being sold for N8,500 from N7,500, while in the North, South-East, and South-South, the price has increased to N9,000/N9,500 from N8,000/N8,500. Depot’s prices also increased significantly as 20 metric tons of cooking gas is now being sold…

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Nigerians groan as cooking gas price continues to rise

In recent times, Nigerians have continued to lament over the continuous rise in prices of cooking gas, (liquefied petroleum gas). Many consumers now buy fewer quantities each time, while others who can afford high prices pay almost triple the amount for the same quantity as in 1999. Many Nigerians have not returned to traditional fuels like coal, firewood, and other biomass variants in preparing their meals because of the advantages of cooking gas. Though its affordability has not adversely affected its adoption, its high price has limited its consumption as…

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Cooking gas: Nigerians resorting to firewood for cooking, as prices soar

Prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, (LPG), otherwise known as cooking gas, across Nigeria continued on the upward trend despite a significant increase in the local production of the product.   Many Nigerians have said they would resort to firewood and charcoal if prices of cooking gas continue to soar. According to some who spoke to newsmen in separate interviews, said that they could no longer cope with the increase in the prices of cooking gas and called on the federal government to address the current hike in the price of cooking…

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LPG: Outrage, as price of 12.5kg cylinders rises by 97.4% in 12 months

Nigerians are lamenting as the price of 12.5kg of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, (LPG), otherwise known as cooking gas rose from N3,800 in October 2020 to N7,500 in October 2021.  This represents a 97.37% increase in the 12 months. investigations showed that except urgent steps are taken to ease bottlenecks affecting the supply of LPG to consumers, the price of 12.5kg gas cylinder may hit N10,000 before December 2021.  Findings further showed that a 12.5kg cooking gas cylinder was sold in Lagos for N3,800 in October 2020, N4,500 in June and…

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Nigerians dump gas, as price skyrockets

…Turn to charcoal, firewood  The plan of the federal government to deepen domestic consumption of gas through the National Gas Expansion Programme, (NGEP), with a target of creating about three million jobs seems to be about to be shattered, even before take-off as many Nigerians are abandoning its use. Findings show that Liquefied Petroleum Gas, (LPG), otherwise known as cooking gas, is now beyond the reach of average Nigerians as many have turned to charcoal or firewood, with the attendant environmental and health implications.  A kilogramme of cooking gas is…

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Kerosene, cooking gas prices increase in August – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the average price per litre paid by consumers for household kerosene increased to N400.01 in August from N397.34 in July. A report obtained from the NBS’s website on Friday, said the kerosene price increased by 0.67% month-on-month and by 15.43% year-on-year in the period under review. It said that States with the highest average price per litre of kerosene were Enugu, where residents bought the product at N494.05, Ebonyi, N489.17 and Cross-River, N487.50. The Bureau, however, said that residents in Bayelsa paid the…

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