Oil firms say Air India not honouring Rs 100 crore per month payment promise


Oil firms say Air India not honouring Rs 100 crore per month payment promise

State-owned oil companies on Tuesday accused Air India of not honouring its commitment to pay Rs 100 crore every month to clear overdue ATF outstanding of over Rs 5,000 crore and will be forced to snap supplies at major airports from Friday if no solution is offered.

“Air India had back in June and again in September agreed to pay the three oil marketing companies Rs 100 crore every month to clear past ATF dues. But unfortunately it hasn’t met its commitment,” said Sandeep Kumar Gupta, Director (Finance), Indian Oil Corp (IOC).

IOC and two other oil marketing companies, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), have served a notice on Air India that they will be forced to stop jet fuel (ATF) supplies if payments are not made, he said.

The monthly payment was besides the airline being put on cash-and-carry where it was given fuel only against cash payment. Read More

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