Price of cooking gas increase in March – NBS



Average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas increased to N2, 057.71 in March from N2, 018.91 in February, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The figure is contained in the NBS “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) Price Watch’’ for March 2021 obtained from its website the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.

It said the price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for cooking gas increased 1.92 per cent month-on-month and 3.87 per cent -on- in the period review.

According to it, states with the highest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas are Bauchi, N2,487.46, N2,397.56 and Adamawa N2,397.37.

It, however, said that states with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for cooking gas were Jigawa N1,717, Abuja N1,800.98 and Kaduna N1,825.86.

“Similarly, average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for cooking gas decreased -0.10 per cent month-on-month and increased 4.26 per cent -on- to N4, 359.23 in March from N4, 363.51 in February.

“States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder cooking gas were Cross River N4, 762.65, Sokoto N4, 750 and Edo N4, 728.57.

“States with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for cooking gas were Zamfara N3, 749.06, Kaduna N3, 751.27 and Katsina N3, 845.04.”

The NBS said the various prices were collected across all the 774 Local Governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from more 10,000 respondents and locations.

It said its audit team conducted randomly selected verification of prices . (NAN)