By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter
The prices for liquid petroleum gas (butane/ LPG) have increased for the second time in less than a month.
The Belize Bureau of Standards announced the increase on Monday but the prices were effective from Saturday.
According to the Bureau, the cost of a hundred pound cylinder of 60 percent butane to 40 percent propane distributed by Belize Gas Limited and Western Gas has increased from $125 to $128, a three-dollar increase.
The cheaper 90 percent butane to 10 percent propane, distributed by BWEL, Southern Choice Gas, Zeta and Tomza has increased from $121 to $126, a five-dollar spike.
In Belmopan and San Ignacio the price for the 60/40 will now be $130 while the 90/10 will now be $128. In Benque Viejo Del Carmen the price for a cylinder of 60/40 will now be $131 while the 90/10 will now be $129.
In Orange Walk the price for the two different types of liquid petroleum will now be $129 and $127, respectively. In Corozal the prices will now be $128 for 60/40 and $126 for 90/10.
Down south in Dangriga the price for 60/40 will be $132 and $130 for 90/10. In Punta Gorda the price for 60/40 will be $133, while 90/10 will be $131.