Drastic rise in the prices of the LPG in Pakistan due Pak Iran border closure

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Drastic rise in the prices of the LPG in Pakistan due Pak Iran border closure

KARACHI: Drastic rise in the prices of the LPG in Pakistan due Pak Iran border closure.

All Pakistan liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) distributors increased on Wednesday the price of LPG by Rs50 per kilogram amid closure of Pak-Iran border due to coronavirus outbreak.

According to details, the LPG price was increased by 50 per kg to Rs180 per kg, while the price of an 11.8 kg domestic cylinder surged by Rs500 to Rs2,680.

LPG distributors’ spokesperson Irfan Khokhar said the prices had increased because of closure of Pak-Iran border amid coronavirus threat from Iran.

Last month, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had decreased the price of LPG by Rs111 per cylinder for the month of February.

All activities at Pak-Iran border remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday amid the coronavirus outbreak in Iran and reported casualties there.