MUST READ: Gas Cylinder Prices and ALL YOU need to know about LPG in Uganda

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas) is a fuel gas which contains a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases, specifically propane and butane.

In this article, we are going to focus more on LPG’s use in Uganda, where you can get it from, the brand you should buy, price comparison and everything about LPG.

Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a fuel providing energy that can be found in our everyday life as it is used in many household appliances for cooking purposes. It is called liquefied gas because it is easily transformed into a liquid.

In our modern world today, it is becoming an habit that people now prefers using LPG for cooking purposes as it is faster and easy to use compared to charcoal stoves and firewood. When buying an LPG, there are some factors to consider and questions to ask so that you get a good one as many brands are out in the market today.

The following are some of the importance of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG):

  • Versatile – it can be used for heating, cooking, refrigeration, as a motor fuel.
  • Clean – has reduced carbon emissions; appliances require less maintenance.
  • Powerful and safe – it generates heat which is instantly available and readily controlled.
  • Cheap – it is cheaper than solid fuels because it can be controlled and its heat is efficient for the purpose.
  • Portable – Gas cylinders can be carried from one point to another without any complications.

Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) comes in different quantity such as 6KG, 13KG, 40KG so you can always choose depending on your consumptions rate. For example, 6KG can be used for cooking and as well as lighting. If you are buying for places like restaurants, hotels and industrial applications, it would be advisable to take a bigger size like 40KG

In Uganda, we have many companies selling the gas cylinder and their prices varies depending on where you are buying from. Most people are using LPG from Total, Shell, Stabex, Onyx, OLA, etc. Let’s take a look at some of these brands, their gas pricing and where you can buy from as this will help you to do your comparison.


Shell Gas Pack

Refill Price (In UGX)

New Purchases (Cylinder + Accessories in UGX)

6KG (Ka-Portable) 55,000 189,000
6KG (Without Banner) 55,000 199,000
12KG (Metal Cylinder) 113,000 297,000
12KG (Gas Lite – Composite Cylinder) 113,000 475,000


Price (In UGX)

2 meter Hose Pipe 20,000
Regulator 30,000
Ka-Portable Grill 20,000
Ka-Portable Burner 20,000


Stabex offers a fully fledged LPG brand through its extensive retail and distribution networks across the region. According to the information we obtained from the official Stabex website, their LPG product range offers customers quality, safe and reliable gas and they added that their main goal is to contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDG) through distribution of our LPG at affordable prices to the last mile.


Features to look for to determine an authentic Stabex Gas cylinder

  1. Check for the Stabex Safety seal
  2. Check for the Engraved word STABEX on the cylinder
  3. Blue marked number showing the empty cylinder weight
  4. Printed Stabex logo and a word “STABEX GAS” below
  5. Check for the Engraved word STABEX on the cylinder


Total Gas is one of the most common alternative sources of energy in the world; both domestic and industrial. Total Gas is produced from associated petroleum gas which constitutes of pure gases or special mixtures that can be used for cooking, heating buildings, production of petrochemicals or as motor fuel.


Gas Cylinder

Refill (In UGX)

First Charge (Current Prices)

3KG 28,000 UGX 100,000 UGX
6KG 56,000 UGX 218,500 UGX
12.5KG 113,000 UGX 352,000 UGX
38KG 300,000 UGX 747,400 UGX

Besides the brands mentioned above, there are quite a lot of companies selling LPG in Uganda. But the ones we have covered in this article are some of the trusted brands we would recommend. We believe you can decide based on your budget.

Please note that all the LPG we have reviewed here are available in Kampala and you can also order it online at a slightly reduced price from Jumia Uganda and it get delivered to you.

To order from Jumia and it gets delivered to you, simply call or WhatsApp Charles Layoo on 0780187237 or 0702335145 and it will get delivered to you anywhere in Uganda.

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