Everyone at my workplace was so shocked by the skyrocketed price of cooking gas today. It increased about ten bucks just in one day. It upped from $19 per canister (about 15 kilograms of gas) to $28 in the morning. In the afternoon it was said to be more than $30. I cannot really figure out what was the reason behind this, but apparently gas run out of stock at some stores. It will be chaotic if the prices continue to run up like this. The price of rice also doubled recently. About six months ago, it cost only $8 for a canister of gas.