In February this running year, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) declared in a report that residents in Oyo, Ondo and Osun states paid minimum price than their corresponding states to refill 5kilogramme of cooking gas.
This report hinged on the most recent price watch by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas declared by the NBS while in Abuja. The declaration revealed that Oyo state residents refilled for #2,376.47, Ondo filled up for #2,372.73 while Osun paid #2,393.75 to buy liquefied cooking gas. In line with this report, the mean price for refilling 5kg gas cylinder soared by 5.48 percent monthly and 45.59 percent annually, amounting to #2,567.56 in January and #2,708.308 in February.
States paying maximum mean price to refill 5kg cooking gas cylinder are Delta #2,984.62, Edo vends #3,030.00 while #3,000.00 goes for Rivers, Cross Rivers, Zamfara, Abia, Kebbi and Akwa Ibom.
However, the price to take on 12.5kg cooking gas cylinder as reportedly vented in the record unveils a diminish of 2.95% monthly and 45.49% annual reduction summing up to #5,345.87 in February as against #5,508.16 in January.
Same report also indicate states with maximum mean price for refilling 12.5kg cooking gas to include Edo, Cross River, Kebbi, Yobe, Akwa Ibom and Rivers at #6,000.00. Bornu state took on #5,833.33 and Delta bought for #5,923.08. On the lowest mean price for 12.kg cooking gas cylinder, Oyo disbursed #4,322.22, Lagos paid #4,797.22 and Ogun went on #4,777.28.
In another development, News Guru in their reports, describe, “motor spirit prices collected all over the 774 local government areas and the FCT from over 10,000 respondents and locations to reflect conceived prices. Households reveal that they really bought fuel for prices reportedly sold by fuel suppliers. The average of all these prices is then recounted for each state and the average for states became average for the country”.
NBS reinforced this reports in their latest price watch for premium motor spirit (petrol) in February. It entails the average paid price as increased by 50% on annual basis and 0.7% on monthly basis amounting to #148.7 in January and #149.8 in February. Yobe Taraba and Sokoto sold higher than the authorized #145 pump price per liter. Sokoto sold at #162.1, Taraba went on #161.7 and Yobe traded on #177 for the highest average price whereas for the lowest average petrol price; Delta was on #144.8, Osun sold for #144.7 and Lagos pumped at #144.9.