Gas cylinders have become a very useful equipment for the storing of gas. Nowadays, they have been a viable option for the preservation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) also known as cooking gas. In this way, it stores the cooking gas which sequentially serves gas cookers used in the kitchen. There are various classification of these gas cylinders, as some come with an attached burner at the top. The colossal ones are independent and they are used for large scale cooking. This article will highlight the current prices of all these form of gas cylinders in the country.
Gas cylinders are pressure vessel used for storage of gases at above atmospheric pressure. In general, there are two major types of gas cylinders: the High Pressure Cylinders and Low Pressure Cylinders. The high pressure cylinders are used to store gases which include Nitrogen, Helium, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide. In the other way, some examples of gases supplied in low pressure cylinder are LPG and refrigerant gases. For the purpose of this write-up, we will be dealing majorly on the liquefied petroleum gas which is known as the cooking gas. Meanwhile, all these type of cylinders come in a variety of sizes and classification which determines their content value.
Cooking gas is an essential fuel used for cooking, and as well used in heating, refrigeration and lighting. This kind of fuel (LPG) has become an ideal choice for kitchen cooking, making it an affordable alternative to electric cooking appliances. Also, the gas is non-toxic, clean-burning and doesn’t pollute the atmosphere unlike petrol which does all of these things. In the course of this write-up, we’ll be taking a look at the cylinders that contains this LPG, their specification in various sizes as well as their prices in the current market.
Looking at the specification of gas cylinders, they come in different sizes which depict their content capacity. The sizes are highlighted in: 3kg, 5kg, 6kg, 12kg, 25kg, 50kg, and others. The size used is a function of the usage. Those used domestically are the smaller cylinders while the larger ones are used at the industrial scale. At the smaller scale, gas cylinders can be used for home-based baking, and cooking while at the larger scale, they can be used to provide energy to industrial and agricultural facilities, public institutions, hotels, restaurants and catering units.
Lately, gas cylinder producers have become more price unfriendly prompting the turn out of Lite Safe LPG Composite Cylinders. The value range of the Lite Safe Cylinder is somewhere at ₦32,000 and ₦35,000. Despite the fact that this sort isn’t so basic in the country, there are places you can get it in the event that you need them. It comes at a more exorbitant cost than the customary ones however the costs is required to fall over the following years as it replaces the ordinary cylinder.
In the event of some unforeseen issue, you’re considering what makes this new age LPG cylinders, here are a couple of things you should think about the features. Here are the features of the new generation liquefied petroleum gas cylinders:
- UV protected
- Translucent body
- Lightweight and efficient
- Made with recyclable materials
- Aesthetically appealing
- Reduced maintenance
- Explosion proof
- Non corrosive and non rust
As a way of helping you settle on the correct decision while choosing your optimal gas cylinder, we’ve outline the various sizes of gas cylinders and their price range. We have likewise incorporated the cost of a portion of the frill utilized with the chamber.
Prices of Gas Cylinders in Nigeria (2021)
Below is the rundown of the cost of gas cylinders as per their sizes:
Price of 3kg Cylinder: ₦8,000 – ₦10,000
This is one of the smallest size of cylinders. Most a times, these 3kg gas cylinder usually comes with burner. The price range of buying this kind of cylinder is around ₦8,000.
Price of 5kg Cylinder: ₦9,000 – ₦14,000
The 5kg cylinder is of more elevated size. It cost around ₦9,000 but the ones with a gas burner usually cost more. In terms of refilling this kind of gas cylinder, the average price for it varies depending on the location and availability. The price range for this refilling is between ₦2,090.97 and ₦2,155.97.
Price of 5kg Stove Cylinder: ₦8,500 – ₦20,000
This kind of 5kg gas cylinder comes in the form of a stove. The difference between it and the one above is due to it functionality as a cooker and a gas store. The price range of these cylinders is between ₦8,500 and ₦20,000 depending on the brand. Also, the cylinder has a stainless steel burner.
Price of 12.5kg Cylinder: ₦10,000 – ₦16,000
The 12.5 kg gas cylinder is a bigger cylinder that is designed for big kitchens. The cylinder is built with a brass valve which makes it very strong, durable and ensures no leaks. It is also made of high quality reinforced metal to add to it durability.
The cost of this kind of gas cylinder is between ₦10,000 and ₦16,000. In terms of refilling the cylinder, the cost depends on your location. However, the average price for the process is between ₦4,253.70 and ₦4,333.27.
Price of 50kg Cylinder: ₦20,000 – ₦60,000
The 50 kg cylinder is a colossal gas cylinder that is ideal to industrial use. When it comes to large scale cooking, the the 50kg cylinder is enough to suffice the whole process. The average price of this cylinder is between ₦20,000 and ₦60,000
Prices of Used Gas Cylinders in Nigeria (2021)
If the new cylinders may be more elevated in price, you can also buy the used ones at cheaper rates. A used 12.5kg gas cylinder can be gotten for as low as ₦7,000. Also, there are also used options for the 6.5kg cylinder which can be bought at the rate of ₦7,000. In another way, imported gas cylinders are also an option. These cylinders are usually more expensive than the locally made.
Below is the rundown of the price range of the different sizes of used gas cylinders:
- 3kg cylinder with burner: ₦8000 – ₦10000
- 5kg cylinder with Burner: ₦9000 – ₦14000
- 5kg CEPSA stainless cylinder| ₦12,000 (Used)
- 5kg cylinder: ₦35,000 (Brand new)
- 5kg Gas cylinder with burner: ₦14000
- 5kg cylinder: ₦7000 – ₦16000
- 25kg cylinder: ₦27000
- 50kg cylinders: ₦20000 – ₦60000
Prices of Gas Cylinders Accessories in Nigeria
The following is the prices of the accessories used with gas cylinder:
- Anti-rust cylinder cover: ₦1,000
- Gas cylinder hose (20 yards): ₦7,000
- Gas cylinder hose (50 yards): ₦12,500
- Anti rust sitter with burner: ₦4,800
There’s also the anti-explosion gas cylinder which is similar to the Lite Safe cylinder but only different in the upper part which is made of anti-explosive materials. The average cost of this cylinder for the 12.5kg size is ₦18,000.