The Government announced today (January 30) the downward adjusted ceiling prices of motor liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for dedicated LPG filling stations for the period from February 1, 2004 to July 31, 2004. This is a six-monthly exercise according to the terms and conditions for the award of the contracts for dedicated stations.
A Government spokesman said that in this exercise, the ceiling prices would go down by $0.16 to $0.18 per litre, and the new ceiling prices would range from $1.91 to $ 2.28 per litre. The ceiling prices are adjusted based on a specified pricing formula.
The formula comprises two elements, namely LPG international price and LPG operating price. The LPG international price will be adjusted on the first day of both February and August every year by the average LPG international price in the preceding six months, July to December and January to June respectively, while the LPG operating price will be adjusted on the first day of February every year according to movement in the Composite Consumer Price Index in the previous year.
The previous ceiling prices of $2.07 per litre to $2.46 per litre at the dedicated stations were adjusted on August 1, 2003 according to the average LPG international price from January to June 2003. The present downward adjustment is due to the steady low LPG international price from July to November 2003 and the decrease of Composite CPI in 2003.
He pointed out that the actual selling price of motor LPG at a dedicated station may be lower than the ceiling price, depending on the decision of the respective contractor based on market condition.
Below are the ceiling prices for respective dedicated LPG filling stations effective from February 1 to July 31, 2004.
Location of Dedicated LPG Motor LPG
Filling Station Ceiling Price
(1/2/2004 to 31/7/2004)
Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan & $2.28/lit
Ngo Cheung Road, West Kowloon
Fung Mat Road, Sheung Wan; $2.01/lit
Wai Lok Street, Kwun Tong &
Yuen Chau Tsai, Tai Po
Sham Mong Road, Mei Foo & $2.06/lit
Yip Wong Road, Tuen Mun
Cheung Yip Street, Kowloon Bay & $2.04/lit
Kwai On Road, Kwai Chung
Marsh Road, Wan Chai $2.05/lit
Hang Yiu Street, Ma On Shan & $1.91/lit
Tak Yip Street, Yuen Long
The next adjustment of the ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations is scheduled on August 1, 2004, again based on the pricing formula specified in each contract.
Ends/Friday, January 30, 2004