VOLATILITY, profitability and level or service are expected to be affected when the new price structure of retail and wholesale prices of gas kick in today.
Fiji Gas chief executive officer Harvie Probert made the comment yesterday following the decision and announcement by the Fiji Commerce Commission on Thursday to reduce the prices.
And like Blue Gas, Mr Probert believed the consumption level would not change with the price decrease.
"The question is, are you going to use more gas? There'll be more volatility as prices go up and down," Mr Probert said.
The Consumer Council of Fiji on the other hand hailed the new price structure and said price control of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) was the best news for consumers and taxi operators using LPG cars with the dawn of fair pricing.
The council had lobbied for some form of control over the price of gas as the price increased. "Price control for the LPG sector was long overdue because consumers and taxi operators were forced to dig deeper into their pockets for a commodity that fluctuated in price at global market.
"Price control has certainly resulted in bringing down the skyrocketing cooking gas prices down that had surged over the years," council chief executive officer Premila Kumar said.
In 2007 the price of a 13 kilogram cylinder was $37, but by March 2012, consumers faced the reduction in gas quantity from 13kilogram to 12 kilogram with LPG sold at an exorbitant price of $54, she said.
In the last five and half years, gas price increased eight times with a maximum increase by $9.50 and only one decrease by $1.50, Ms Kumar said.
She said there was lack of competition between two players. And local prices failed to reflect the continuous drop in the international market, Ms Kumar said.