LPG

  • Government may do away with LPG subsidy for rich: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is considering doing away with the LPG subsidy for the well-off, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. "The next important decision India will have to take is whether people like me...(are) entitled to get our LPG subsidy," he said at the HT Leadership Summit in New Delhi. "I...
  • Jet fuel prices slashed by 7.3 per cent, no cut on fares November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Jet fuel (ATF) rates were cut by a steep 7.3 per cent, the fourth straight reduction in prices since August on back of falling international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, at Delhi was cut by Rs 4,987.7 per kilolitre, or 7.3 per...
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41 a litre ,diesel rate lowered by Rs 2.25 with effect from midnight October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Friday cut by Rs 2.41 a litre, the sixth reduction since August, and diesel by Rs 2.25 per litre on back of falling international oil rates. The reduction in rates of petrol and diesel, which was deregulated for the first time in more than a...
  • LPG rate hiked by Rs 3 per cylinder October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) rates have been hiked by Rs 3 per cylinder after the government raised the commission paid to dealers. The commission paid to dealers was last week hiked by Rs 3 per 14.2-kg cylinder to Rs 43.71. Consequently, retail selling price of subsidised LPG too...
  • Aadhar not must for LPG subsidy under modified DBT October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Cooking gas (LPG) consumers will be able to get subsidy directly in their bank accounts from November 15 even if they don't have Aadhar numbers, as the government will re-launch the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme. The scheme will be initially re-launched in 54 districts from mid-November and...
  • Government's reforms will benefit common man: BJP October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday welcomed government's decision that will help reduce diesel prices and said it is the beginning of economic reforms which would bring relief to the life of the common man suffering from price rise for the last many years. The party also...
  • Petrol price cut by 65 paisa; diesel rate to wait for PM Modi's return September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Tuesday cut by 54 paisa a litre, but the first reduction in diesel rates in over five years was put off until the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the US. State-owned oil firms, which skipped raising rates...
  • Government moves LPG, fuel supplies to Kashmir valley September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is moving LPG and other fuel supplies to marooned Kashmir valley using alternative routes, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. Fuel supplies have been restored in the Jammu region and efforts are on to move stocks into Srinagar. "Some of the oil installations are under water......
  • J&K floods: Government restores fuel supply in Jammu region September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As relief supplies pour in floodhit J&K, the government has restored fuel supply in the Jammu region and efforts are on to move stocks into Srinagar. "The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has taken several measures to ensure availability of essential petroleum products in the aftermath of...
  • Government has no plans to rationalise LPG, kerosene subsidy: Dharmendra Pradhan September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Narendra Modi government has no plans of rationalising LPG and kerosene subsidy, but has hinted at linking the Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojana to provide direct subsidies to consumers. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Pradhan said...
  • Oil India June quarter net up 40 per cent at Rs 851.87 crore August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned Oil India Ltd (OIL) on Tuesday reported a 40 per cent jump in its June quarter net profit as its net price realisation soared after cut in subsidy. Net profit in AprilJune rose to Rs 851.87 crore, or Rs 14.17 per share, from Rs 609.08 crore, or...
  • Bihar government lifts ban on sale of 5 kg LPG cylinders August 8, 2014

    The Bihar government on Friday lifted the ban on sale of 5 kg LPG cylinder, which it had imposed following evidence of their use in the serial blasts at Bodh Gaya in July last year. A release by Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Shyam Rajak said he accepted the plea...
  • Tackling subsidy burden with innovative ways tops Oil Ministry's agenda July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing the previous UPA regime of leaving the coffers dry, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that he wanted to tackle subsidy burden on the department in innovative ways. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Pradhan on Sunday said that the roll out of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is one...
  • Government rules out any immediate hike in prices of LPG, kerosene July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Ruling out any immediate hike in prices of LPG and kerosene, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the new government will continue with the policy of subsidising commonly used cooking fuels. "There will no increase in LPG and kerosene prices for now. We will continue with the extant...
  • No hike of LPG, kerosene prices: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday that there is no proposal to increase rates of subsidised LPG, kerosene and diesel. "There is no such proposal with the government," Pradhan said with reference to a report that his ministry is considering a note to the cabinet for raising kerosene...
  • Oil Ministry may propose hike in LPG price by Rs 250 per cylinder July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry is likely to move the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) soon with an expert panel recommendations of raising cooking gas (LPG) rates by Rs 250 per cylinder and kerosene price by Rs 4 a litre. The ministry is preparing a draft note for consideration of...
  • Government puts on hold hike in LPG, kerosene rates July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday put on hold a hike in LPG prices in states including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, where an increase in local levies had led to a rise in fuel rates. The increase in state levies such as entry tax and octroi led to prices...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 1, 2014

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  • News 360: Tapas Pal apologises for his rape remark July 1, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. ...
  • Nonsubsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder; ATF by 0.6 pc July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of nonsubsidised cooking gas (LPG) was on Tuesday hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder and that of jet fuel by over halfaper cent after international oil prices surged due to the ongoing Iraq crisis. The increase in rates of nonsubsidised LPG and ATF accompanies the Rs 1.69...
  • One killed, dozen injured in gas cylinder fire June 27, 2014

    A woman was killed and over a dozen sustained serious burn injuries early on Friday after gas leaked from a cylinder and caught fire in a home in Kanpur, police said. The incident took place at a house in Chamanganj after an LPG cylinder in a house suddenly leaked and within...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 24, 2014

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  • CPI attacks government on natural gas, LPG price hike issues June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI on Tuesday attacked the government for considering hiking natural gas prices, LPG, sugar and public service charges, saying it was "burdening" the masses by allowing the corporates to "garner superprofits". "On one hand, the Narendra Modi government is asking the people to take bitter pills and tighten their...
  • Oil Ministry proposes to hike LPG price by Rs 5 per cylinder: Sources June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry is considering a proposal to hike the price of LPG by Rs 5 per cylinder. The price of kerosene is also likely to be increased by Rs 1. The rise in prices comes amidst high level meetings being held over gas pricing. After Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Delhi becomes first kerosenefree city in India June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government announced that the national capital has become the first 'kerosenefree city' in the country. "With the successful implementation of 'Delhi: A KeroseneFree City Scheme, 2012', no subsidised kerosene is being issued in the national capital and the country can save upto Rs 200 crore every year,"...
  • Three arrested for blackmarketing of LPG cylinders June 14, 2014

    Police have arrested three persons and recovered 24 LPG cylinders here in a drive against blackmarketing of the subsidised domestic gas in the city hotels, an official said on Saturday. "Three persons were arrested and a total of 24 LPG cylinders were confiscated in the raids conducted across 54 restaurants and...
  • 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...
  • IOC seeks exemption for LPG plant operations from strikes June 7, 2014

    Kochi: Public sector Indian Oil Corporation wants operations of LPG bottling plants to be included in the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and has sought exemption for such facilities from strikes. IOC had lost over 20 working days due to strikes in Kerala last year. The company, which is the...
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