May get relief from expensive LPG next week. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday that the price of LPG gas may come down in March. The Union Minister, who arrived here on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh, said this while talking to reporters at Swami Vivekananda Airport.
Answering a question about the continuous increase in LPG gas prices, Pradhan said, "It is not true that LPG prices are continuously increasing. Prices had to increase this month due to rising prices in the international market. However, there are indications that prices may come down next month.
He said that consumption of LPG increases during winter, due to which the sector is under pressure. Pradhan said that even though prices have increased this month, they will come down next month.
Last month, the price of LPG gas increased by Rs 144.5 per cylinder due to increase in fuel prices in the international market. However, this did not affect the domestic consumers, for which the government had almost doubled the subsidy on cylinders.