THE price of cooking gas has dropped in Asaba, a market survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has shown.
The survey showed that the cost of refilling a 6-kilogramme cylinder dropped from N2, 000 to N1, 800.
The cost of refilling a 5-kilogramme cylinder of gas has also fallen from N1, 800 to N1600, while it takes N3, 800 to refill a 12.5-kilogramme cylinder of gas instead of N4, 000.
NAN reports that a 10-kilogramme cylinder of cooking gas which was sold for N3, 800 now sells for N3, 600 while 3-kilogramme of the commodity, earlier sold for N1, 200, is now N1000.
Mr Emmanuel Emeka, a staff of Superbet Gas Plant, attributed the fall in price to availability of the product and drop in the cost price.
Mrs Nina Emordi, a customer, expressed satisfaction with the slight price fall and said that the product should be made available so as to, at least, maintain the current price.
She also appealed to government to ensure that the price of the commodity reduced in due course to lessen the financial burden of those cooking with gas.