BERC recommends to further increase price of 12 kg LPG cylinder

Stafff Correspondent,, Dhaka
ছবি: সংগৃহীত

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The technical committee of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission has recommended increasing the price of a 12 kg cylinder of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to Tk. 1097.76 through enhancing Tk. 65.

The technical committee formed by the commission made the recommendation at a LPG price adjustment hearing on Monday (September 13).

While the commission rejected other demands of LPG operators, distributors and retailers recommended raising commissions. At the hearing, the Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB) said that considering the legal aspects, there is no reason for LPG operators to accept the prayer.

The hearing was presided over by the chairman of the commission Abdul Jalil and was attended by members of the commission, operator representatives, consumer rights representatives as well as representatives of various politicians and social organizations.

The commission's technical evaluation committee wanted to keep the charge on LPG bottled and stocks unchanged, but the commissions of distributors and retailers voted to increase the commission.

The first round of LPG pricing was held on January 12 this year. After that hearing, the commission fixed the price of LPG for the first time in April.

On the other hand, Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB) energy adviser and energy expert Professor Shamsul Alam has demanded that the issue of LPG prices be settled through a court. Although the hearing was held, BERC did not fix the price. BERC will take more views till September 19. The price will be ordered later.