Vivo Energy has announced a reduction in the Shell Gas prices, a move, intended to make cooking gas affordable and improve the uptake of Shell Gas users in Uganda.
The Shell Gas 6kg cylinder, commonly known as Ka-Portable has been reduced from UGX 200,000 to UGX 180,000 which indicates a 10% discount.
The company has also introduced a 12kg pack which will go for a lower refill price of UGX 110,000. This was previously a 15kg pack and now aligned to other market players with 12kg pack – reducing refill price by 20%.
Vivo Energy has further introduced a new composite cylinder, which is more convenient, lighter and cleaner going for a refill price of 110,000.
Shell Gas is currently the market leader in the cooking gas industry. It is steadily available at all service stations and distributors, currently with over 160 distribution points across the country.
The product comes in 4 packs for the Residential market and customised bulk tanks for commercial, real estate, schools and hospital users.
The Managing Director Vivo Energy, Gilbert Assi highlighted that Shell gas is committed to protecting the environment with their environmentally friendly products. “The introduction of composite cylinders is among the new key initiatives by Vivo Energy to improve the quality of service to cooking gas consumers, many of whom have given up on using charcoal and power” Said Assi.
In several growing markets, Liquid Petroleum Gas is slowly replacing firewood or charcoal, either as part of a programme to prevent deforestation or to reduce illness and deaths due to contamination and fire accidents. Therefore, the reduction of Shell Gas prices directs its attention to the families, allowing them to cook safely.
Uganda in particular Gas is increasingly gaining dominance as a source of cooking energy taking over from charcoal because of its cost and inconvenience.