No gas shortage until the end of August 30
Muditha Pieris, Chairman of Litro Gas Lanka Limited, stated that 30,000 cylinders of Litro gas will be distributed in Colombo today and 120,000 gas cylinders (12.5kg) will be distributed throughout the country tomorrow.
He told the media that 80,000 12.5 kg cylinders, 20,000 5kg cylinders, and another 20,000 2.3kg cylinders will be distributed tomorrow as promised.
The distribution will start tomorrow morning, the chairman said. “Another 20,000MT of gas will be received soon, and it is to reach the Maldives. After July 20, another four gas shipments will arrive in the country,” Pieris said.
Accordingly, July 20, 22, 24, 29 and 31 will receive gas shipments. “With the receiving of continuous gas shipments, the current gas shortage in the country will be covered by July 31,” he said.
He assured that there would be no shortage of domestic gas cylinders until August.The selling price of a 12.5kg domestic gas cylinder has been increased by Rs.50, and the current price is Rs.4,910, but the company has decided to raise gas prices by Rs.200.
As a result, consumers were advised not to purchase gas cylinders at prices higher than the maximum retail price.
In addition to the maximum price in Colombo, a transport charge starting at Rs.35 will be added to the selling price of gas cylinders in other provinces, according to the chairman.
We have 33,000MT existing gas stocks sufficient until July 31 and more than 100,000 MT gas after receiving the pre-ordered gas until the end of August, he added.