Cylinders

  • LPG dealers threaten indefinite strike from Tuesday 24-02-2014 03:05 PM

    Cooking gas distributors across the country have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday to press for their multiple demands, which include withdrawal of the petroleum ministry's recent marketing discipline guidelines. The dealers are opposing the heavy financial penalties and distributorship termination clauses under the Marketing Discipline Guidelines...
  • Consumers can get LPG cylinders without Aadhaar account 21-02-2014 02:37 PM

    Subsidised LPG cylinders can be purchased without having an Aadhaar account, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. A clarification on delinking Aadhaar account from disbursal of subsidised LPG cylinders would be issued within a week, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily said during Question Hour. "A clarification...
  • LS polls: UPA plans several populist measure to woo voters 03-02-2014 11:14 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government has planned several populist measures in order to woo voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The first step towards it was made when the Centre slashed CNG prices by 30 per cent and piped cooking gas prices by 20 per cent. CNN-IBN learnt that...
  • After raising LPG cylinder cap, government cuts CNG, PNG prices 03-02-2014 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Monday announced a 20 per cent reduction in CNG prices in Delhi. While the CNG prices will be reduced by about Rs 15 per kg, the prices of piped natural gas will also be reduced by about Rs 5...
  • Hike in LPG cap a misdirected subsidy: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan 30-01-2014 09:49 PM

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has questioned the decision to raise the cap of subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 per annum, calling it a 'misdirected subsidy'. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Rajan said, "What one should be careful about is expanding the misdirected subsidies...
  • UPA bows down to Rahul, hikes LPG cap from 9 to 12; RBI not impressed 30-01-2014 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: A fortnight after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi made the pitch to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the All India Congress Committee meet, the Central government has bitten the bullet on subsidised LPG cylinders even though it will push the subsidy bill much higher. The Union Cabinet on...
  • LPG cap hike: Is the Congress hoping for some damage control? 30-01-2014 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has followed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's intervention, hiking the subsidised LPG quota from 9 to 12 cylinders, which makes it one a month. The rollback is expected to cost the exchequer approximately Rs 5,000 crore. The Aadhaar-linked transfer of LPG subsidy to bank accounts has...
  • RBI Governor questions rise in LPG cap, calls it misdirected subsidy 30-01-2014 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has questioned the decision to raise the cap of subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 per annum, calling it a 'misdirected subsidy'. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Rajan said, "What one should be careful about is expanding the...
  • Cabinet may consider raising LPG cylinder cap this week, says Veerappa Moily 21-01-2014 05:49 PM

    With Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi pitching strongly for a higher LPG cap, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said the Cabinet is likely to consider increasing the quota of subsidised cooking gas cylinders to 12 from nine per household this week. "After our vice president Rahul Gandhi said...
  • Delhi: Veerappa Moily to launch sale of 5-kg gas cylinders at petrol pumps tomorrow 20-01-2014 04:40 PM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday will launch sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders at petrol pumps in the national capital. The scheme to sell market priced 5-kg cooking gas cylinders was launched at all over the country except for Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in view...
  • TMC mocks Rahul remarks, says people want viable alternative 19-01-2014 05:40 PM

    Mocking Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statement on providing more subsidised LPG cylinders, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy on Sunday said people would vote for a viable alternative other than the Congress and the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections. "When we walked out of the UPA in 2012 protesting...
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  • News 360: Maharashtra may follow Delhi, eyeing cut in power tariff 01-01-2014 10:51 PM

    Maharashtra Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam demanded a cut in power tariff and has also threatened to launch an agitation if a decision is not taken by the state government to provide subsidy. He questioned the state government and said, "If Delhi government can reduce the power tariff, then why can't...
  • Price of non-subsidised LPG hiked by Rs 220 per cylinder 01-01-2014 07:09 PM

    The price of non-subsidisedcooking gas (LPG), which customers buy after consuming theirquota of subsidised cylinders, was hiked by a steep Rs 220 perbottle on Wednesday on firming international rates. The 14.2-kg cooking gas cylinder that consumers buybeyond their entitled nine bottles at subsidised rates, willnow cost Rs 1,241, up from...
  • Price of non-subsidised LPG hiked by Rs 220 per cylinder 01-01-2014 07:03 PM

    New Delhi: The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG), which customers buy after consuming their quota of subsidised cylinders, was hiked by a steep Rs 220 per bottle on Wednesday on firming international rates. The 14.2-kg cooking gas cylinder that consumers buy beyond their entitled nine bottles at subsidised rates,...
  • Sale of 5-kg LPG cylinder allowed at petrol pumps across the country 05-11-2013 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: After the success of pilot programmes in five metros Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday approved the sale of 5 kg cooking gas cylinders from all petrol pumps across the country despite the model code of conduct in force in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram...
  • LPG cylinders to be available at petrol pumps in metro cities soon 02-10-2013 03:09 PM

    Cooking gas (LPG) will now be available at select petrol pumps in metro cities after the Oil Ministry has allowed sale of small 5-kg cylinders at retail outlets. It has also permitted LPG connection portability, allowing consumers to choose or change cooking gas dealer at press of a button, an...
  • Gas cylinder explosion kills two in Jodhpur 10-08-2013 11:09 PM

    Two persons were charred to death and six others, including five women, sustained serious burn injuries after a gas cylinder exploded in a house in Jodhpur on Saturday, police said. The explosion occurred when the cylinder caught fire after one of the victims was making tea on gas stove, they...
  • Direct cash transfer for LPG consumers starts today 01-06-2013 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Direct transfer scheme for LPG cylinder subsidy has come into force from June 1. Under the scheme, the government will transfer Rs 435 directly in the bank accounts of LPG consumers in 18 districts of the country. Consumers will get the money each time they book for an...
  • Petrol price hiked by 75 paise, diesel by 50 paise 31-05-2013 08:36 PM

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Monday was hiked by 75 paisa per litre and diesel by 50 paisa a litre as rupee hit 11-month low making oil imports costlier. The increase in rates, which are excluding local sales tax or VAT, will be effective from midnight tonight, Indian Oil...
  • Pakistan: 15 killed as passenger van gas cylinder blows up 13-05-2013 04:33 AM

    Islamabad: At least 15 people were killed and four others injured on Sunday when the gas cylinder of a passenger van exploded in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said. The passenger van carrying over 20 people was on its way to Bannu from Miranshah when its gas cylinder...
  • LPG subsidy directly in bank accounts from October 1 28-04-2013 12:41 PM

    New Delhi: The government plans to provide subsidy to 14 crore LPG subscribers directly in their bank accounts from October 1, using the Aadhaar payment platform. The government, official sources said, has decided to launch "Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for LPG throughout the country tentatively from October 1". "This (transfer...
  • Diesel price in Delhi cut by 4 paise per litre 04-04-2013 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Thursday cut price of retail diesel in Delhi by 4 paise per litre with effect from Monday, while subsidised LPG rate was hiked by Rs 11.50 per cylinder in the city. Earlier on March 22, diesel price was hiked nationwide by 45 paise...
  • Diesel price for bulk consumers hiked 02-03-2013 06:09 PM

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