Gas suppliers in HCM City and other southern regions increased the retail price of a 12kg cooking gas canister by VND9,500 (US$0.42) or VND 791.67 per kg on April 1.
A 12kg gas canister is sold from about VND268,000 to VND270,000.
The HCM City One Member Limited Liability Oil and Gas Company (Saigon Petro) said the gas price was hiked after the world gas price rose by $30 to touch $335 per tonne in April 1.
This is the second times gas price increased this year.
In March, the gas price was increased by VND1,500 to touch about VND258,000 per 12kg cooking gas canister.