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April adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
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@@@The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department today (March 21) announced an adjustment to the auto-LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations from April 1 to April 30, 2013 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contracts of the dedicated LPG filling stations.

     A department spokesman said that the adjustment on April 1, 2013 reflected the movement of the LPG international price in March 2013. The adjusted auto-LPG ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations would range from $4.73 to $5.19 per litre, representing a decrease of $0.06 to $0.07 per litre.

     The spokesman said that the auto-LPG ceiling prices were adjusted according to a specified pricing formula. The formula comprises two elements - the LPG international price and the 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 the movement in the Composite Consumer Price Index in the previous year.

     The auto-LPG ceiling prices for respective dedicated LPG filling stations in April 2013 are as follows:

Location of               Auto-LPG        Auto-LPG
Dedicated                 Ceiling         Ceiling
LPG Filling Station       Price in        Price in
                          April 2013      March 2013
                          (HK$/litre)     (HK$/litre)

Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan        5.19         5.25
Ngo Cheung Road, West Kowloon    5.19         5.25
Sham Mong Road, Mei Foo          4.91         4.97
Yip Wong Road, Tuen Mun          4.91         4.97
Marsh Road, Wan Chai             4.90         4.97
Fung Mat Road, Sheung Wan        4.85         4.91
Wai Lok Street, Kwun Tong        4.85         4.91
Yuen Chau Tsai, Tai Po           4.85         4.91
Cheung Yip Street, Kowloon Bay   4.89         4.95
Kwai On Road, Kwai Chung         4.89         4.95
Hang Yiu Street, Ma On Shan      4.73         4.79
Tak Yip Street, Yuen Long        4.73         4.79

     The spokesman said that the details of the LPG international price and the auto-LPG ceiling price of each dedicated LPG filling station have been uploaded to the department website www.emsd.gov.hk. They are also posted at dedicated LPG filling stations to assist the trades in monitoring 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 www.emsd.gov.hk/emsd/eng/welcome/index.shtml.

Ends/Thursday, March 21, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:01

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