According to the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics, the average price of refilling a cooking gas and prices paid per liter by consumers of kerosene has increased in the month of July.
NBS stated this in its “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) and National Household Kerosene Price Watch (July 2021).
The average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas increased to N2,141.59 in July from N2,068.69 in June.
It said that the increase was by 3.52 percent month-on-month and by 8.64 per cent year-on-year.
According to it, states with the highest average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder for cooking gas were Akwa Ibom, whose residents paid N2,600; Benue, N2,540; Bauchi, N2,486.86; Abuja, N1,806.15 and Lagos N1,840.80.
He said that Ondo, at N1,842.94, paid the lowest average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder in the month under review.
“Similarly, the average price for refilling a 12.5kg cylinder increased by 3.11 percent month-on-month and by 7.16 per cent year-on-year to N4,422.32 in July from N4,289.05 in June.
“States with the highest average price for refilling a 12.5kg cylinder were Abuja at N5,050, Gombe N5,000 and Kogi N4,985.
“States with the lowest average price for refilling a 12.5kg cylinder were Kaduna at N3,718.09, Zamfara N3,725.38 and Oyo N3,859.97.
Also, the average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased to N370.34 in July from N370.29 in June.
NBS said that the price of kerosene increased by 7.31 percent month-on-month and by 18.42 per cent year-on-year.
It added that states with the highest average price per litre of kerosene were Ebonyi at N520.83, Taraba N491.67 and Jigawa N457.41.
However, Bayelsa at N241.67, Adamawa N316.67 and Niger at N338.64 paid the lowest average price per litre for the product.
“Similarly, average price per gallon paid by consumers for kerosene increased by 3.78 per cent month-on-month and by 7.88 per cent year-on-year to N1,302.56 in July from N1,255.15 in June.
“States with the highest average price per gallon of kerosene were Ekiti at N1,591.67, Plateau N1,556.25 and Abuja N1,480, while Yobe at N1,080, Rivers N1,081.58 and Bayelsa at N1,088.46 paid the lowest average price per gallon for kerosene.”