Virus-related cooking gas price cut

Virus-related cooking gas price cut

The cabinet will consider ways of reducing the price of cooking gas next week, to help ease the economic impact of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said.

A decision on the price of LPG for home use would be among measures being introduced to alleviate the  cost of living for people in general, he said on Friday.

Measures already implemented included a reduction in electricity charges, six-monthly payments for  electricity and the return of electricity meter guarantees, Mr Sontirat said.

The prime minister had ordered officials to quickly come up with a way to lower the price of cooking gas, and there should be clear progress next week, he said.

The government would also reconsider the oil price structure.

"Luckily, the global oil price has plunged and this also means lower local oil prices," the energy minister said.

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