23 October 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said in its latest monthly report on the consumption of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, or cooking gas in the country that the average price for the refilling of the 5-kilogramme and 12.5-kilogramme cylinders of the product increased by between 2.60 per cent and 2.88 per cent in September.
Statistics from the bureau showed that Gombe State had the highest average price, among the 36 states of the country, for the refilling of the 5-kg cylinder of gas at N2,487.50 while consumers in Akwa Ibom State paid the highest average price for the refilling of the 12.5kg cylinder at N5,000.
Other states that paid high prices for the 5-kg cylinder are Borno (N2,440.00) and Bauchi (N2,400.00) while those with the lowest average price were Abuja and Ebonyi (N1,900), Enugu (N1,865.45) and Kaduna (N1,800).
For the 12.5-kg, other states that paid high prices are Benue (N4,881.25) and Borno (N4,666.67).
On the other hand, the NBS said the average price paid by consumers for automotive gas oil or diesel increased by 1.76% month-on-month and 14.52% year-on-year to N211.64 in September 2018 from to N207.98 in August 2018.
States with the highest average price of diesel are Borno (N245.83), Taraba (N235.00) and Sokoto (N228.33), with states with the lowest average price being Edo (N197.28), Katsina (N195.63) and Rivers (N190).