December adjustment in auto LPG ceiling prices

    The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department announced today (November 24) an adjustment to the auto liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations from December 1 to December 31, 2006, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract of the dedicated LPG filling stations.

     A department spokesman said that the adjustment on December 1 reflected the movement of LPG international prices in November. The adjusted auto LPG ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations would range from $2.73 to $3.10 per litre, representing a decrease of $0.08 to $0.09 per litre.

     The spokesman said the auto LPG ceiling prices were adjusted according to a specified pricing formula. The formula comprises two elements - the LPG international price and LPG operating price. The LPG international price is the LPG international price of the preceding month. 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 following are the auto LPG ceiling prices for respective dedicated LPG filling stations in December:

Location of                   Auto LPG      Auto LPG
Dedicated                  Ceiling Price  Ceiling Price
LPG Filling Station         in Dec 2006   in Nov 2006
                             (HK$/litre)   (HK$/litre)

Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan       3.10          3.19
Ngo Cheung Road, West Kowloon   3.10          3.19
Sham Mong Road, Mei Foo         2.88          2.96
Yip Wong Road, Tuen Mun         2.88          2.96
Marsh Road, Wan Chai            2.87          2.96
Fung Mat Road, Sheung Wan       2.83          2.91
Wai Lok Street, Kwun Tong       2.83          2.91
Yuen Chau Tsai, Tai Po          2.83          2.91
Cheung Yip Street, Kowloon Bay  2.86          2.94
Kwai On Road, Kwai Chung        2.86          2.94
Hang Yiu Street, Ma On Shan     2.73          2.81
Tak Yip Street, Yuen Long       2.73          2.81

     The spokesman said details of LPG international prices and auto LPG ceiling price of each dedicated LPG filling station were uploaded on the EMSD website They are also posted at dedicated LPG filling stations to facilitate the trades to monitor the price adjustment.

     Details of the new pricing adjustment mechanism for dedicated LPG filling stations can also be viewed under the "What's New" section of the EMSD website.

Ends/Friday, November 24, 2006
Issued at HKT 12:30