Kathmandu,29 Jan 2015: Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG will be available in the market as normal days within the next seven days, claimed the authorities concerned.
Speaking at an interaction organized by Media International here Thursday, Director General of the Department of Commerce Shambhu Koirala said the scarcity in cooking gas is a result of an imbalance in demand and supply. The increase in transportation facilities has led to a rise in the number of LPG users but that was not taken into account, he said.
Spokesperson of Nepal Oil Corporation Mukunda Prasad Ghimire said the present situation is a result of the less supply of LPG by 2000 metric ton in compared to January 2014. “The import should have been higher by 5000 metric ton instead”, Ghimire said.
President of LPG Industry Association Shiva Prasad Ghimire said the problem would be resolved soon as distribution is taking place in seven different locations of Kathmandu valley starting today. However, President ofÂ Gas Retailers Federation Kishore Kumar KC blamed the government’s inefficiency for the scarcity in LPG in the market. Furthermore, General Secretary of the Federation Chandra Thapa said the cooking gas scarcity is a result of the greater number of LPG cylinders of the old companies in the market.