THE Fiji Taxi Association has applauded the government decision to drop the price of Liquid Petroleum Gas but says more could be done.
The government decision was made after a recommendation from the Commerce Commission and will see autogas experience a seven per cent reduction from $1.98 per litre to $1.85 per litre.
Association president, Vincent Singh said while the price drop was welcome, it did not cancel out earlier increases in the LPG price.
"The price of gas used to be 92 cents per litre which is why taxi operators began making the change to LPG taxis," Mr Singh said.
"But only about two weeks after the taxi fare increase the price went up by 23 cents per litre and has been steadily rising," he said.
"So we are happy that it has gone down but the price that it was initially at was lower," he said.
Mr Singh said the association was also hoping the prices of parts of vehicles would reduce as this was where most operators' money went.
"We have to spend so much on maintenance because of the road conditions so we are really hoping that perhaps the prices of spare parts could come down as well," he said.
In statement from the Commerce Commission chairman Dr Mahendra Reddy said the price of LPG would decrease on Friday because of reductions in the Saudi Arabia wholesale price.