Last year, with the prices of electrical energy and fuels triggered, the Government took a series of measures with the intention of containing the final amounts of these basic supplies, such as the famous “gas cap”, freezing the price of butane or lowering the VAT on electricity from 10 to 5% to slightly reduce our bills.
In the specific case of the price of the butane cylinder A limitation was also made on its maximum price that would initially last until June 30, 2023 and which was extended until December 31, for the regulated orange 12.5 kilo bottle, establishing a limit that could not be exceeded 19.55 euros.
The price of the butane cylinder drops
However, as we said before, that is the maximum final amount for the consumer who is regulated and reviewed bimonthlyand this figure cannot be exceeded in any distributor.
But currently, thanks to the relaxation of international markets, the cylinder costs less than that maximum limit, and after the latest revision published in the BOE dated September 19, 2023, the cylinder will drop starting today, Tuesday, September 19, reaching a final price for the consumer of 14.43 euros versus to the 15.18 euros it had until now, the lowest price recorded so far this year.
This bimonthly review will run until November 20, 2023, with a price that is calculated based on the cost of the raw materials (propane and butane) in international markets, as well as the cost of transportation and the evolution of the euro-dollar exchange rate.
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