August adjustment in auto LPG ceiling prices

    The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department today (July 25) announced an adjustment to the auto liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations from August 1 to 31 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract of the dedicated LPG filling stations.

    A department spokesman said that the adjustment on August 1 reflected the movement of LPG international prices in July.  The adjusted auto LPG ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations would range from $4.80 to $5.19 per litre, representing an increase of $0.11 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 is adjusted on the first day of February every year according to movement in the Composite Consumer Price Index in the previous year.

    The auto LPG ceiling prices for respective dedicated LPG filling stations in August are as follows:

Location of                      Auto LPG                Auto LPG
Dedicated                        Ceiling Price          Ceiling Price
LPG Filling Station              in August 2008          in July 2008
                                  (HK$/litre)            (HK$/litre)

Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan          5.19                    5.08
Ngo Cheung Road, West Kowloon      5.19                    5.08
Sham Mong Road, Mei Foo            4.95                    4.84
Yip Wong Road, Tuen Mun            4.95                    4.84
Marsh Road, Wan Chai                4.95                    4.84
Fung Mat Road, Sheung Wan          4.90                    4.79
Wai Lok Street, Kwun Tong          4.90                    4.79
Yuen Chau Tsai, Tai Po              4.90                    4.79
Cheung Yip Street, Kowloon Bay      4.93                    4.82
Kwai On Road, Kwai Chung            4.93                    4.82
Hang Yiu Street, Ma On Shan        4.80                    4.69
Tak Yip Street, Yuen Long          4.80                    4.69

    Details of LPG international prices and auto LPG ceiling price of each dedicated LPG filling station has been uploaded on the department 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 department website.

Ends/Friday, July 25, 2008
Issued at HKT 16:00