LPG operators at a public hearing recently have demanded the price of 12-kg LPG cylinder at Tk 1,381 while it is selling at Tk 1,100.
Asking for the enhanced price, LPG Operators of Association of Bangladesh (LOAB) urged the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to review the price fixing formula and accommodate all costs in re-fixing the LPG price.
In a public hearing at BIAM Auditorium in the city, LOAB made the plea to the energy regulatory body.
However, consumer's right groups have asked the energy regulator to cautiously deal with the matter relating to re-fixing the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to avert litigation while the operators have insisted for raising the price further to cover losses in their business.
Full panel of the Commission (BERC), presided over the Commission Chairman Abdul Jalil conducted the hearing, however, both the sides placed their respective arguments.