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Cooking gas: Nigerians paid over 89.28 per cent more in one year – NBS

By Agency Report

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that year-on-year basis average retail price of cooking gas increased by 89.28 per cent from N2,071.69 in May 2021.

This is even as the agency noted that the average price of refilling a 5kg cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N3,921.35 in May 2022.

This is contained in the NBS Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) Price Watch for May 2022 released in Abuja on Sunday.

The NBS said refilling the cylinder used to cost N3,800.47 in April 2022, adding that the increase indicated a 3.18 per cent month-on-month increase.

The report showed that the highest average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas was recorded in Gombe at N4,366.67, followed by Bayelsa at N4,325.00 and Adamawa at N4,250.00.

On the other hand, it said Yobe recorded the lowest average price with N3,200.00, followed by Ogun and Ondo with N3,450.00 and N3,480.77, respectively.

The report showed that the average retail price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas was highest in the South-East at N4,094.39 followed by the North-Central at N3,989.98 and South-South at N3,977.72.

“The South-West recorded the lowest average retail price of N3,719.53,” said the statement.

The report said the average price for refilling a 12.5kg cylinder of cooking gas increased to N8,726.30 in May 2022 from N8,164.37 in April 2022, representing a 6.88 per cent month-on-month increase.

“Similarly, on a year-on-year basis, the average retail price for refilling a 12.5kg cooking gas increased by 103.46 per cent from N4,288.95 in May 2021,” it said.

The report said the state comparisons showed that the highest average retail price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder of cooking gas was recorded in Abuja at N9,308.00, followed by Ekiti at N9,209.09 and Oyo, at N9, 184.06.

However, the lowest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder of cooking gas was recorded in Yobe at N7,500.00, followed by Kano State and Kogi at N8,175.00 and N8,200.00, respectively. (NAN)

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