Guinea: Government reduces price of gas to preserve environment

The bottle of butane gas is less expensive from this Wednesday, September 1. This is the result of negotiations between the State and five operators. The aim is to boost consumption in order to reduce the use of charcoal and the cutting of wood.
From September 1, everywhere in the country, cooking gas must be sold at the same price: 69,000 Guinean francs for the 6 kg bottle, 143,500 francs for the 12 kg bottle. A reduction of more than 40% compared to the average price charged until now. It will be a fixed and approved price. This price is the result of a negotiation initiated by the authorities who want, they say, to make gas more accessible to reduce the cutting of wood used in cooking and thus to preserve the environment.

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