The government had in September restricted the supply of subsidised domestic LPG cylinders to six per household in a year. Any requirement above this will have to be bought at market rate, which is more than double the subsidised price of Rs 410.42 per cylinder in Delhi.
State-owned oil firms revise rates of non-subsidised LPG on 1st of every month based on the average imported cost and rupee-US dollar rate during the previous month. There is no restriction on the number of non-subsidised cylinders that a consumer buys beyond the six subsidised bottles. The price of commercial 14.2-kg LPG cylinder in Delhi will be Rs 1,105.5, while that of a 19-kg bottle would be Rs 1,551. A commercial or non-domestic cylinder was previously priced at Rs 1,075 per 14.2-kg bottle.
Similarly, the 19-kg cylinder was priced at Rs 1,536.5. Rates of non-subsidised 14.2-kg cylinder and those of commercial bottles of the same size differ because the government has granted exemption from customs and excise duty on non-subsidised LPG cylinders only for domestic consumption to reduce the price burden on the common man.