Cooking gas prices fall in June

By VNA   June 1, 2023 | 02:18 am PT
Cooking gas prices fall in June
A person transports cooking gas cylinders in Thu Duc City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Cooking gas prices have decreased on June 1 following the falling prices in world market.

The retail prices of Petrolimex gas (including VAT) in June in Hanoi is VND371,600 ($15.82) per 12 kg cylinder; down VND33,640.

Nghiem Xuan Cuong, head of the Commercial and Civil Gas Sales Department under Petrolimex Gas JSC said that the average contract gas price in the world in June is at $445 per tonnes, down $110 per tonnes compared to May.

From the beginning of the year, the retail gas prices in the domestic market have declined four times in January, March, April, and June and increased twice in February and May.

On the world market, at 8 am on May 31, the price of gas futures contracts delivered in July 2023 is at $2,319 per mmBTU, down $0.004 per mmBTU due to falling demand for natural gas in Europe as the winter is over and demand for electricity in summer peak has not yet begun. Gas consumption by industries also weakened.

According to data from Gas Infrastructure Europe, as of May 24, natural gas storage sites in the EU was 66.71% full.

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