Persons in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will see an increase in the retail price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as of tomorrow August 8, 2018.

This comes as Cabinet in exercise of the powers conferred by the Price and Distribution of Goods Act (CAP 161), has granted approval for changes to be made to the prices of LPG.

In Area One, which encompasses Kingstown to Arnos Vale/Villa area on the windward side and Kingstown to Lowmans Leeward on the Leeward side, the Maximum retail price for a 20 pound (lb) cylinder of LPG will now be EC$37.57 an increase of 42 cents from the previous price of EC$37.15; a 25 pound cylinder of LPG has increased by 38 cents and will now retail at $45.57 compared to the previous price of $45.19; and a 100 pound cylinder has increased by $1.73 from $180.77 to $182. 50.

In Area 2 which includes communities extending from Area I north-east to Langley Park and north-west to Keartons including all areas lying between Langley Park and Keartons, the 20 pound cylinder LPG has increased by 31 cents from $38.15 to $38.46; the 25 pound LPG cylinder will sell for $46.57, an increase of 38 cents from the previous price of $46.19; and the 100 pound cylinder LPG will sell for $182.50, an increase of $1.73 from the previous price of $180.77.

In Area Three which encompasses all areas on the mainland, other than those falling within Area I and II, the price for the 20 pound cylinder LPG will move from $39.15 to $39.46, an increase of 31 cents; the 25 pound LPG cylinder will cost $47.57 an increase of 38 cents from the previous price of $47.19; and the 100 pound cylinder LPG moves from $180.77 to $182.50, an increase of $1.73.

In Area Four, the Grenadines, a 20 pound cylinder will increased by 31 cents to $42.46, from the previous price of $42.15; a 25 pound cylinder of LPG will sell for $50.57, an increase of 38 cents from $50.19; and the 100 pound cylinder LPG will sell for $203.30, an increase of $1.53 from the previous price of $201.77.

The 22 pound cylinder of LPG will sell for $40.30 in Area 1, $41.30 in Area 2, $42.30 in Area 3 and $45.30 in Area 4, while the 95 pound cylinder will sell for $170 in Areas 1, 2 and 3 and $191 in Area 4.

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