Delta residents lament high cost of cooking gas


Amid abundant reserves, users of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) popularly known as ‘cooking gas,’ in Delta State, have lamented the rising cost of the product in recent times, saying they’ve been impoverished.

Checks by our correspondent on Thursday across the state’s commercial nerve centre, Warri revealed that a kilogramme of LPG now sells for N500 as against N200 or N250 some four months ago.

A 12.5kg cylinder of LPG, which hitherto sold between N3,200 and N3,500, has suddenly jumped to N6,500/N7,000, while 5kg that sold for N1,400 now sells for N2,600.

“Two weeks ago, my husband filled the 12.5kg for 6k, we usually use our gas for at least two months before refilling. In the…

Source: Nigerian Tribune