Abu Dhabi: The price of cooking gas has gone up in most emirates by 5 to 18 per cent recently, with Sharjah residents paying Dh90 for a 50 lbs cylinder, residents said.
The price has not gone up in Abu Dhabi.
A standard gas cylinder of 50lbs now costs Dh88 (without delivery charges) since the beginning of this month, compared to Dh75, said a sales agent.
“The price was increased to Dh75 from Dh69 just six months ago,” said P. Jayaraj of Al Maliha Gas Agency.
Dubai residents have to pay a 10 per cent increase for cooking gas. “The price of the standard gas cylinder was increased to Dh76 from Dh69 recently,” said a staffer from Oasis Gas and Binsuloom Gas.
A Dubai resident said she never expected the price rise will affect cooking gas prices in the country
“I thought cooking gas at least will be spared from unbearable price rise of all commodities,” said Alice Gomez, 26, from the Philippines who is working as a clerk at an insurance company.
Ras Al Khaimah residents now pay Dh79 for a 50lbs cylinder as compared to Dh75 two weeks ago. The Department of Economic Development in Ras Al Khaimah fixed the price of a standard cooking gas cylinder as Dh79 earlier this month. The department announced a price list for different sized gas cylinders, after prices soared.
The same standard gas cylinder costs Dh75 in Ajman and Fujairah, said a sales agents and residents. “The price was increased four to five months back and there was no increase recently”, they said.
In Fujairah it was increased from Dh65 to Dh75 three months back, said Zubair a sales agent of Al Ghuraih Gas in Fujairah.