September adjustment in auto-LPG ceiling prices

     The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department today (August 19) announced an adjustment to the auto-LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations from September 1 to September 30, 2010, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contracts of the dedicated LPG filling stations.

     A department spokesman said that the adjustment on September 1 reflected the movement of the LPG international price in August. The adjusted auto-LPG ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations will range from $3.33 to $3.74 per litre, representing a decrease of $0.14 to $0.15 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 that of the preceding month. The LPG operating price is adjusted on the first day of February every year according to the movement in Composite Consumer Price Index in the previous year.

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

Location of        Auto-LPG             Auto-LPG
Dedicated          Ceiling              Ceiling
LPG Filling        Price in             Price in
Station            September 2010       August 2010
                   (HK$/litre)          (HK$/litre)

Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan        3.74         3.88
Ngo Cheung Road, West Kowloon    3.74         3.88
Sham Mong Road, Mei Foo          3.49         3.64
Yip Wong Road, Tuen Mun          3.49         3.64
Marsh Road, Wan Chai             3.49         3.63
Fung Mat Road, Sheung Wan        3.43         3.58
Wai Lok Street, Kwun Tong        3.43         3.58
Yuen Chau Tsai, Tai Po           3.43         3.58
Cheung Yip Street, Kowloon Bay   3.47         3.62
Kwai On Road, Kwai Chung         3.47         3.62
Hang Yiu Street, Ma On Shan      3.33         3.48
Tak Yip Street, Yuen Long        3.33         3.48

     The spokesman said that the details of the LPG international price and auto-LPG ceiling price of each dedicated LPG filling station have 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 pricing adjustment mechanism for dedicated LPG filling stations can also be viewed under the "Highlight" section of the department website at

Ends/Thursday, August 19, 2010
Issued at HKT 10:08