Coal News We love to talk!

MAR 05 2016

Petrol, diesel, LPG to be cheaper in Maharashtra: Girish Bapat

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Sat 05th MAR 2016

Petrol, diesel, LPG and kerosene will now be available at cheaper rates in Maharashtra as oil marketing companies have agreed to do away with the additional surcharge on products, state Consumer Protection Minister Girish Bapat has said. 

The minister held a meeting with Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi on the state government's proposal to end "the unjust charging of surcharge" by petroleum companies for 2014-15. 

"The Federation of Petrol Dealers' Association had pointed out the issue... After going through the documents they had produced, I decided to have a meeting with... Dharmendra Pradhan," Bapat said. 

At the meeting, the petroleum companies agreed to remove the surcharge, he said. 

"This would help cut petrol prices in the state by 95 paise and diesel 66 paise in about a week," the minister claimed. 

The decision will also apply to LPG and kerosene prices, he added. 

A separate proposal on surcharge for 2015-16 was discussed at the meeting, which is intended to further bring down prices of petroleum products, Bapat said. 

MLC Shobhatai Fadnavis and members of the Federation of Petrol Dealers' Association attended the meet.



Delhi Maharashtra Gas Natural Gas Oil Diesel Petroleum Products Oil Marketing Companies Petrol Petroleum Liquefied Petroleum Gas Consumer

Related News

  • Time ripe to cut excise duty on petrol, diesel  Read more
  • Cash crunch at power distribution of arm of Reliance Infra, Tata Power may force discoms to cut power  Read more
  • As refiners await insurance fund, Iran oil imports nosedive 40% in Jan-Sept  Read more
  • Natural gas shortage hits pipeline projects  Read more
  • PM Modi should reply to allegations on him in GSPC project: RPN Singh  Read more
  • No plan to raise duty on petro products, says Oil Minister  Read more
  • House panel pulls up oil ministry for LPG cap blame  Read more
  • Bhel launches Kosti thermal power plant in Sudan  Read more
  • Government's natural gas pipeline grid extension unlikely soon due to shortage of domestic gas  Read more
  • Ban on petrol, diesel vehicles: Centre moves NGT seeking stay  Read more