Saturday, October 15, 2016

Government looks to change rules to boost piped gas consumption

The government looks to overhaul its city gas distribution policy to clear major hurdles holding back expansion of piped cooking gas in the country.

  • The government aims to expand domestic piped gas consumer base to 1 cr by 2019.
  • The number of consumers stood at 31.6 lakh in April, 2016.
  • The country added barely 3 lakh new consumers in 2015-16
  • .Oil ministry has set up two committees to address issued raised by city gas companies.
  • One committee will look at making the bidding process more effective.
  • The other will suggest ways to deal with key obstacles city gas company face.
  • The panels are to submit their reports by the end of Sep, following which the oil ministry will initiate changes.

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