This Wednesday it was arranged, through the Secretary of Energy of the Nation, an increase of 8.54%, retroactive to April 1 of the maximum prices of references of the carafes of 10, 12 and 15 kilos for fractionators, distributors and sales to the public, as well as butane and propane for producers adhering to the Hogar program. It was published in resolution 326/2023 published this Wednesday in the Official Gazette.

On the other hand, through resolution 331/2023, assistance of $948,275,757.45 was authorized for twenty producing companies, with the purpose of ensuring the supply of jugs in low-income homes.

Thus, The maximum reference price for the 10-kilo carafe became $724 as of April 1 (against $667 previously) for fractionators, and $1,270 ($1,171 previously) for distributors. and $1,334 (previous $1,229) for sale to the public.

In the case of units of 12 kilos, the maximum prices went from $800 to $869; from $1,405 to $1,525; and from $1,475 to $1,601; while in those of 15 kilos from $1,000 to $1,086, from $1,756 to $1,906; and from $1,844 to $2,001, respectively, always in the values ​​from March 1 to the new ones from April 1. For his part, the maximum reference price per ton of butane and propane for producers will be $38,704, with an increase of 8.47%.

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In the recitals of the measure, it was indicated that “the maximum reference prices play a fundamental role in order to effectively comply with the objectives outlined in Law 26,020”, of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Industry and Commercialization Regime. Among those goals “It stands out, mainly, to ensure the economic supply of LPG to low-income residential social sectors that do not have natural gas service through networks,” added.

Source: Telam