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BERC recommends fixing price of LPG at Tk72 per kg

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Published: 20:52, 14 January 2021   Update: 22:02, 14 January 2021
BERC recommends fixing price of LPG at Tk72 per kg

The Technical Evaluation Committee of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has recommended fixing the price of Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas) at Tk72 per kilogram.

The committee on Thursday (January 14) made the recommendation in a public hearing after evaluation of electricity prices at the wholesale and retail levels.

The hearing was held at Shaheed AKM Shamsul Haque Khan Memorial Hall of Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) foundation in the capital.

Technical Evaluation Committee member Kamruzzaman put the recommendations on behalf of BERC.

According to the proposal, the price of per government LPG cylinder (12.5kg) was proposed to be increased from existing Tk600 to Tk902. Besides, the price of private company cylinder (12kg)was recommended to be fixed from existing Tk1269 to Tk866.

After the hearing BERC director-general and commission chairman Abdul Jalil said, written opinions can be given within the next seven days.

Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB) Energy Adviser to CAB Prof. Dr. M. Shamsul Alam said the authority should consider it first that whether the company will be able to sell the cylinders at this extra price.

Bangladesh Communist Party’s central committee member Ruhin Hossain Prince, Zonayed Saki, chief coordinator of Ganosamhati Andolon and others joined the program.

Dhaka/S I/Nasim