The maximum retail price of the butane cylinder will drop by 3.2% starting this Tuesday, to 16.14 euros, thus cutting the series of three consecutive increases chained in the last bimonthly reviews, according to a published resolution yesterday in the Official State Gazette (BOE).

The new price will be in effect for two months. After 11 two months, it is the first review in which the limitation on the maximum price before taxes of 19.55 euros established by the Executive after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine is not applied.

Specifically, the reduction in this latest revision is due to the drop in the price of raw materials (propane and butane, -6.6%), as well as the slight appreciation of the euro against the dollar (0.5%). in the last two months and in the cost of transportation (0.5%), as reported by sources from the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.

The maximum sales price of bottled liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) in containers of between 8 and 20 kilograms – the traditional butane cylinder – is not liberalized. Its value is reviewed bimonthly on the third Tuesday of the month, by resolution of the General Directorate of Energy Policy and Mines.

Bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a mixture of hydrocarbons, mainly composed of butane, that serves as an alternative to natural gas for energy consumption in pressure containers, especially in towns or urban centers without connection to the natural gas network. .