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Cost of living: Cooking gas price increases by 38%, hits N16,250 per 12.5kg


Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also known as cooking gas, has increased by 38% month on month (MoM), to N16,250 for a 12.5kg cylinder, up from N11,735.72 in January 2024.

Furthermore, the price of one kilogram of gas increased by 37% to N1,300 from N950 during the same period.

The latest data from the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Liquefied Petroleum Price Watch for January 2024 shows a 3.55% MoM increase in the average retail price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas, hitting N5,139.25 from N4,952.87 in December 2023.

On a year-on-year (YoY) basis, the 5kg cylinder price saw a 12% increase, rising to N5,139.25 in January 2024 from N4,588.75 in the corresponding period of 2023.

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Nassarawa State recorded the highest average price for refilling a 5kg cooking gas cylinder at N5,790.00, followed by Jigawa State at N5,681.82 and Gombe State at N5,660.00.

Conversely, Kaduna State had the lowest price at N4,150.00, followed by Ogun and Osun States with N4,751.04 and N4,763.53, respectively.

Experts say the latest information will pressure the finances of an already stretched citizenry as Nigeria continues to battle inflation.

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