Mawlamyine, July (20)
The cooking gas, which is mainly used in homes, restaurants and hotels in Mon State, cannot be purchased in the market as much as needed, so some shops start running out of gas, the gas supplier told Than Lwin Times.
The cooking gas is not enough to meet the high demand of the local market, which drives up prices.
The price of cooking gas has increased from 2,500 to 3,000 kyats per kilogram as a result of the shortage, and a 48-kilogram cooking gas cylinder costs between 100,000 and 130,000 kyats.
The supplier said,” The gas has not yet been delivered from Thailand. There is also a gas shortage in Yangon, so the people there go to Myawaddy to buy it. This has resulted in an LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) shortage in Myawaddy. There are also changes in Thailand’s license policy. Liquid gas is not sufficient on the market.”
Some stores have to temporarily close due to a shortage of cooking gas, he added, and as stocks get lower, prices could rise even further.
LPG is the main source of energy used in restaurants and hotels as an electricity substitute fuel.
The cooking gas used in Mon State is mainly imported from Thailand.
News – Than Lwin Times