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Cooking Gas (LPG)

Production with the fuel you use today started 10 years ago.

Petrobras share

Get to know the journey that Oil takes until the gas canister reaches your home.

Producing the fuel you use today starts with the discovery of reservoirs and the construction and installation of platforms up to 300 km from the coast, to extract the oil that is up to 7 thousand meters deep. From there, the oil goes to refineries, where it is transformed into derivatives, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), also called cooking gas. 

The data are public, and you can consult them whenever you want, here or on the ANP website.

State tax

After the refinery, the LPG is sold to distributors, and taxes are included.

After being produced, the fuels are sold to distributors, and, at this moment, the taxes are added.¹ The state tax is the ICMS, which is incorporated into the amount charged at refineries following the tax substitution rule and considering the Weighted Average Consumer Price (PMPF) defined by the States. 

ICMS value

R$ 13.69

1. CIDE and PIS/COFINS levied on the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas intended for bottling in cylinders of up to 13 kg is equal to R$ 0.00/kg.

Distribution and resale

After being produced in our refineries, the LPG goes to distributors.

LPG is acquired by distributors and can be sold to the industrial segment or to customers in the commercial, residential and institutional segments. The price of the gas canister paid by consumers at the points of sale includes the costs and marketing margins² of distributors and points of sale. 

Distribution and resale value:

R$ 46.05

2. The share of distribution and resale margins is estimated. 

As you can see, Petrobras³ is responsible for a part of the price of cooking gas, but other factors enter into the calculation of the price⁴ that reaches you. 

Average price > R$


R$ 46.05

( 39.9%)

Distribution and resale

R$ 13.69

( 11.9%)


R$ 0,00


Federal taxes

R$ 55.75

( 48.3%)

Petrobras share

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Average price in Brazil: R$ 111.75

3. Petrobras elaboration based on data from ANP, based on average prices to final consumers in the 26 states and the Federal District (DF). 

4. Collection period from 24/07/2022 to 30/07/2022

*See price by state

*States where Petrobras has supply points for distributors
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Price of LPG at the refinery

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Price with ICMS:


Final price with distributor and resale margin:



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