Liquigas Malta Limited announced higher LPG cylinder prices effective as from Monday 1st October. The 12kg cylinder will be €19.60 while the 15kg cylinder will be €24.50.
Liquigas justified the price increase by saying that "Prices on the international market of LPG have increased as a result of increased demand within the Mediterranean region related to the start of winter buying. Market prices started to increase again in July 2012, hitting USD 1,000 in September 2012, resulting in the current increase of €1.10 per 12kg cylinder."
Liquigas said distributors of Liquigas cylinders are not authorised to charge additional prices over and above the above prices.