Government to deal with skyrocketing gas cylinder prices

New “Price Cap” Effective Today

Bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) goes into effect today, saving around €3.20 per 13 kg container of butane.

On Friday, the government returned to approving bottled gas price caps (as it did during the Covid pandemic). A 13 kg butane bottle should not exceed €29.47 and a 12.5 kg bottle €28.34.

For T3 propane, the maximum price ranges from €29.11 per 11 kg bottle to €23.81 per 9 kg bottle.

A bottle of T5 propane costs less than €109.08 (45 kg) or €84.84 (35 kg).

According to data sent to Lusa by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Action, these maximums translate into savings of €3.18 per bottle for a 13 kg bottle of T3 propane compared to prices reported in early August. Become.

For an 11 kg bottle, the savings is €3.258, while for a T5 propane bottle containing 45 kg, the savings is €6.206.

The environment ministry on Friday recalled that existing law 69-A/2021 allows maximum margins to be set for simple fuels and bottled liquefied LPG.

“The Portuguese government believes that for a limited period (until October 31, 2022), it is justified to implement regulations setting maximum margins and retail prices for bottled LPG respectively,” the ministry said. said in a statement.

In a diploma published in the official gazette Diário da República, the government announced that monthly fluctuations would be calculated and published on the website of the energy regulator ERSE, and that when a bottle was purchased it would be “accompanied by a delivery service”. cost” only added to the maximum price. Available off-point of sale, by phone or electronically.

Gas stations and other places selling LPG cylinders must ‘ensure a continuous supply’ of bottles ‘especially of the type subject to fixed prices’ – signed by Secretary of State for Economics Joao Neves and Environment Ministry The orders made said and energy, Joan Garamba.

Source: Lusa Government to deal with skyrocketing gas cylinder prices

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