ISLAMABAD  - The fuel of remote and hilly areas - liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - on Thursday witnessed another hike of Rs5 per kg, as marketing companies have reportedly increased the price with immediate effect without seeking notification of OGRA.

With effect to this second increase in LPG price during last three days, the price of commodity (LPG) has gone up by Rs60 per domestic cylinder and Rs240 per commercial cylinder.

The LPG Distributors Association in a statement called upon the government to take serious notice of frequent gas price hike to provide relief to consumers. The commodity has witnessed second consecutive raise in three days and the association’s chairman Irfan Khokhar, describing the raise illegal, said the prices were jacked up without any notification of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA).

In major cities including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Karachi one kilogram of the commodity will be sold at Rs 120 and Rs 140 at hilly areas. The price of domestic cylinder will be Rs 1390 and Rs 5560 would be charged for a commercial cylinder in those areas.

He said the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) should play its role by taking action against the unethical forces in the LPG sector, that were extracting money through unjustified raises.