The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) says the obtaining foreign currency challenges are to blame for the shortages in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at a time its consumption is on the increase countrywide.
This has also resulted in increases in its price of the commodity with some dealers demanding up to $7 per kilogramme from $2,50 last month. Since October, there have been supply gaps in the energy source, resulting in queues forming in some service stations sill selling the commodity at relatively low prices.
When available at selected official service stations, LPG costs now averages $3,30 per kilogramme. Other dealers are selling the commodity at higher prices that make it expensive especially for low income earning households that rely on it as an energy source due to its perceived cheaper cost, as opposed to electricity.
Source: The Herald