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The price of a 14.2 kg cylinder for Indian households using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking has increased by 50 rupees as state-run businesses increased it to 1,053 rupees per refill in New Delhi as of Wednesday, despite a decrease in the cost of commercial LPG of 206.50 rupees per 19 kg cylinder.

Over 305 million households utilize domestic LPG for cooking, and on Wednesday, the cost of a 14.2 kg cylinder in Delhi increased from 1,003 to 1,003, breaking a nearly one-and-a-half month trend.

Based on regional taxes and shipping expenses, cooking gas prices vary across the nation. Currently, it costs Rs. 1,079 per 14.2 kg cylinder in Kolkata, Rs. 1,052.50 in Mumbai, and Rs. 1,068.50 in Chennai.

The cost of the fuel used for commercial purposes (19 kg cylinder) has been decreased by the state-run LPG suppliers twice this month: first, by 198 per refill on July 1, and then by 8.5 per cylinder on July 6. Industrial applications, hotels, and restaurants all make use of commercial cylinders.