The Centre has clarified with reference to some news reports on increase in LPG prices in the recent months which it says is not based on facts. In this connection, it is clarified that the retail selling price of LPG (non-subsidized price) at Delhi has come down from Rs. 747 in the month of December, 2017 to Rs. 650.50 in the month of May, 2018, a fall of Rs.96.50. This is the price at which a consumer purchases the cylinder refill and the subsidy gets transferred to his account.
Effective cost to consumer after subsidy has also come down from Rs. 495.69 in December, 2017 to Rs. 491.21 in May, 2018. This is the actual cost the consumer bears for a LPG refill.