LAHORE - The dependency on the imported Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has increased following a decline in its local production by a huge amount of 700 to 800 tons per day. The prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are stable in the market despite a surge of Rs9,360 per ton in its rate by a local producer OGDCL. This was stated by the chairman of FPCCI Standing Committee on LPG and All Pakistan LPG Distributors Association Chief Abdul Hadi Khan in a press release reached here on Saturday. He said that profiteers and black-marketers have been active to take undue advantage of the linking of LPG price to Saudi Aramco Contract Price. He noted that profiteers has started a propaganda of LPG price increase to earn a windfall profit on Eid due to their vested interests. Hadi pointed out that LPG is selling in the range of Rs 80 to 82 per kilogram in Karachi, 11.8 kg cylinder at Rs 945 while 45.4 kg cylinder at Rs 3677. He said retail price of LPG in Punjab is Rs 95 per kg while 11.8 kilo cylinder was selling at Rs 1,121 and 45.4 cylinder is available at Rs 4,313. In Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa and Swat, LPG is selling at Rs 100 to 105 per kilo, 11.8 kg cylinder at Rs 1,210 and 45.4 kg cylinder at Rs 4,654. Hadi maintained that OGRAs decision on LPG is in the benefit of consumers and hoped that distributors will follow its decisions.