Cooking gas price rises to N4,500 per 12.5kg cylinder


The price of cooking gas has risen by about 30 per cent in Lagos and other parts of the country, The Guardian reports.

A 12.5kg cylinder, which previously sold for N3,500, now goes for N4,500 in most parts of the metropolis. Some domestic gas users indicated that they were irked by the sudden price increase, which they said, was arbitrary and thoughtless.

Mr. Ben Nwabueze, a retailer at Ikorodu, said that the price increase was a local problem, which would phase out as more plants restock the product. “Yearly, because of the heavy cooking that takes place during Christmas period, there is usually high demand for gas,” he said.