Price of gas in Nigeria reaches N3000 in Rivers, Bayelsa, others – says NBS

National Bureau of Statistics

Efforts and attempts by the Federal Government to promote the consumption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) otherwise known as cooking gas, is being threatened as the price of the commodity has risen

Average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased by 5.48% month on-month and 45.59% year-on-year to N2,708.38 in February 2017 from N2,567.56 in January 2017

States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Edo (N3,030.00), Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Zamfara, Rivers and Kebbi (N3,000) & Delta (2,984.62).

States with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Osun (N2,393.75), Oyo (N2,376.47) and Ondo,(N2,372.73).

Similarly, average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) decreased by 2.95% month-on-month and 45.49% year-on-year to N5,345.87 in February 2017 from N5,508.16 in January 2017.

States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo, Kebbi, Rivers Yobe (N6,000.00), Delta (N5,923.08) & Borno (5,833.33).

Further analysis of the report showed that states with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Lagos (N4,797.22), Ogun (N4,777.28) and Oyo (N4,322.22).

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