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December adjustment in auto-LPG ceiling prices

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department today (November 24) announced an adjustment to the auto-LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations from December 1 to December 31, 2011, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contracts of the dedicated LPG filling stations.

A department spokesman said that the adjustment on December 1 reflected the movement of the LPG international price in November. The adjusted auto-LPG ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations would range from $4.22 to $4.64 per litre. The ceiling prices of 10 stations would remain the same, while those of other two stations would be decreased by $0.01 per litre.

The spokesman said 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 December are as follows:

Location of                Auto-LPG      Auto-LPG
Dedicated                  Ceiling       Ceiling
LPG Filling Station        Price in      Price in
                           December      November
                             2011          2011                            
                          (HK$/litre)   (HK$/litre)

Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan        4.64     4.64
Ngo Cheung Road, West Kowloon    4.64     4.64
Sham Mong Road, Mei Foo          4.38     4.39
Yip Wong Road, Tuen Mun          4.38     4.39
Marsh Road, Wan Chai             4.38     4.38
Fung Mat Road, Sheung Wan        4.33     4.33
Wai Lok Street, Kwun Tong        4.33     4.33
Yuen Chau Tsai, Tai Po           4.33     4.33
Cheung Yip Street, Kowloon Bay   4.36     4.36
Kwai On Road, Kwai Chung         4.36     4.36
Hang Yiu Street, Ma On Shan      4.22     4.22
Tak Yip Street, Yuen Long        4.22     4.22

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 at www.emsd.gov.hk. They are also posted at dedicated LPG filling stations to enable the trades to monitor 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, November 24, 2011
Issued at HKT 10:05

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