Lpg Cylinders

  • Non-subsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder; ATF by 0.6 pc July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was on Tuesday hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder and that of jet fuel by over half-a-per cent after international oil prices surged due to the ongoing Iraq crisis. The increase in rates of non-subsidised LPG and ATF accompanies the Rs 1.69...
  • Delhi government cracks down on illegal LPG refilling units June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a crackdown on people involved in illegal filling of cooking gas, Delhi government on Thursday raided 164 premises across the city and seized 293 cylinders. FIRs have been lodged against 32 persons allegedly involved in illegal filling of LPG from big cylinders into small cylinders and selling illegal...
  • Delhi becomes first kerosene-free city in India June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government announced that the national capital has become the first 'kerosene-free city' in the country. "With the successful implementation of 'Delhi: A Kerosene-Free City Scheme, 2012', no subsidised kerosene is being issued in the national capital and the country can save upto Rs 200 crore every year,"...
  • No price hike for domestic LPG cylinders: Dharmendra Pradhan June 13, 2014

    The price of domestic LPG cylinders will not be increased and the number of subsidised refills given to consumers would continue, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. "LPG will be provided to the consumers at the same rate at which it is being made available now. No additional burden will be...
  • Price of non-subsidised LPG cylinders cut by Rs 23.50 June 2, 2014

    The government has decided to cut price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 23.50 per cylinder after the Rupee's appreciation lowered import costs. The new rate will be effective from midnight. The rate of aviation turbine fuel has also been reduced by about Rs 1200 per kilo litre which...
  • Seven of family get burn injuries as LPG cylinder explodes April 25, 2014

    Seven members of a family, including four women, received serious burn injuries when a house in Vikasnagar area in Dehradun caught fire after an LPG cylinder exploded, police said on Friday. The explosion which occurred last evening was so powerful that it damaged not only the walls of the building where...
  • LS polls: UPA plans several populist measure to woo voters February 3, 2014

    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 diesel...
  • Hike in LPG cap a misdirected subsidy: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan February 11, 2014

    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 February 11, 2014

    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? January 30, 2014

    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 February 11, 2014

    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...
  • TMC mocks Rahul remarks, says people want viable alternative January 19, 2014

    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 against...
  • Price of non-subsidised LPG hiked by Rs 220 per cylinder January 1, 2014

    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, will now cost Rs 1,241, up from Rs...
  • LPG cylinders to be available at petrol pumps in metro cities soon October 2, 2013

    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 official...
  • Direct cash transfer for LPG consumers starts today June 1, 2013

    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 LPG...
  • LPG subsidy directly in bank accounts from October 1 April 28, 2013

    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". ...
  • Diesel price in Delhi cut by 4 paise per litre April 4, 2013

    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 March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The price of the non-subsidised LPG cylinders were on Saturday slashed by Rs 37.5 per barrel, even as the price of diesel for bulk consumers was hiked by almost Re one per litre. The bulk consumers of diesel include the railways, transport undertakings, defence and industries like cement,...
  • AP: Aadhaar-LPG cylinders linkage deadline extended February 15, 2013

    Hyderabad: In a relief to the citizens of Andhra Pradesh capital, the deadline for linkage of LPG cylinders on subsidy with Aadhaar has been extended till March 15. With the oil companies earlier deciding to make Aadhaar linkage compulsory for availing LPG cylinder on subsidy, a mad rush was witnessed...
  • Delhi govt to raise LPG cap to 12 cylinders for poor January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sheila Dikshit government has decided to raise the cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders from 9 to 12 barrells per annum. The move, however, will benefit only the BPL (below poverty line) card holders. The decision was taken as part of the 'Kerosene-free Delhi' scheme. Last year, the Centre...
  • Oil cos have liberty to make small changes in diesel prices: Moily January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday took the first step towards diesel decontrol and allowed the oil companies to raise prices from time to time, but kept the mechanism to be followed unclear. While speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily said that...
  • Oil companies free to change diesel price, LPG cap raised January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday refused to take a call on increasing the prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG and instead put the onus of oil marketing companies to decide on diesel price from time to time. While announcing that the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders will be raised...
  • Cap on subsidised LPG cylinder hiked from 6 to 9 January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas's proposal to increase the number of subsidised LPG cylinders available to households to nine a year from the current cap of six. The price of LPG cylinder will, however, remain unchanged. "I am happy to inform that...
  • Govt set to raise diesel price by Rs 4.50/litre January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: After announcing a hike in railway fares, the government is now set to take a tough decision on raising fuel prices as early as this week or next week. A hike of Rs 4.50 per litre in diesel prices and that of Rs 100 per cylinder for LPG...
  • Hike diesel price by Rs 10/ltr over 10 months: Ministry January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry has made a proposal to Cabinet to raise diesel prices and increase the number of subsidised LPG cylinders available to households to nine a year from the current cap of six, two oil ministry sources said on Wednesday. "We have moved the cabinet note last week....
  • EC disapproves Moily's announcement of raising LPG cap December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday disapproved Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily's announcement of raising subsidised LPG quota and asked him to be circumspect in future. Moily had announced that the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders could be raised from six to nine. Taking a note...
  • EC warns govt not to raise LPG cap before Gujarat polls December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has served a notice to Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily for announcing that the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders could be raised from six to nine. EC says this is a violation of the model code of conduct as the announcement comes barely 24 hours ahead...
  • News 360: EC objects to Centre's plan to raise cap on subsidised LPG December 11, 2012

    The EC sends out a warning as the Centre announces a plan to raise the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders from six to nine. ...
  • EC asks govt to not raise LPG cap before Gujarat polls December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking suo moto cognisance of reports of the Centre's move ahead of Gujarat assembly polls to increase the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders, the Election Commission has directed it to stop the same forthwith. The Commission held an emergency meeting soon after the Minister of Petroleum and Natural...
  • LPG cap could be raised from 6 to 9: Moily December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily on Tuesday indicated that the cap on the number of subsidised LPG cylinders a family can buy per year could be raised. Speaking to reporters, Moily said that the cap could be raised from six cylinders to nine. However, Finance Ministry sources...