A Patna court on Tuesday vacated the interim stay on execution of a Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) order, terminating the petrol pump licence of Bihar health minister and elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
Petrol Pump Owners Call For Nationwide ‘No-Purchase’ Strike On July 5, ‘No Purchase-No Sale’ Strike On July 12
To protest against the daily dynamic pricing model of petrol and diesel, the industry body of petrol pumps owners- All India Petroleum Dealers’ Association (AIPDA) has called for a nationwide no-purchase agitation on July 5.
Petrol pump owners today called off their proposed strike over daily revision of petrol and diesel prices from Friday after the government agreed to change the timing to 6 am everyday instead of midnight.
Petrol pump woes: Fuel pump owners to observe ‘No purchase’ day on May 10, to work in single shifts from May 15
After holding protests for a ‘weekly off’ every Sunday earlier this month, the petrol pump owners have announced an indefinite agitation this week as their long-pending demands have not been fulfilled
Petrol pump row: Stop looting customers or face punitive action, Srikant Sharma warns filling station owners
Uttar Pradesh minister Srikant Sharma on Tuesday commented on the rising situation of petrol theft in the state and issued a stern warning to petrol pump owners who indulged in the act of thievery, asking them to “stop looting customers or face punitive action”, according to to the PTI.
The Centre slammed the Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD) move to close petrol pumps on Sundays and said that such closure of petro pumps by a small section of dealers will lead to inconvenience to general public.
Commuters and petrol pump owners in Gurugram are both unhappy with the suggestion to keep petrol pumps shut on Sundays, even though some of the nationwide petrol pump dealers’ bodies have announced they will support the move, following PM Narendra Modi’s call to conserve fuel
The government can invoke Essential Commodities Act (ECA) over the decision by the Consortium of Indian petroleum dealers of shutting down the petrol pumps across eight states from May 14
Rates were last revised on January 16 when price of petrol went up by 54 paise. On that date, diesel rates were hiked by Rs 1.20 a litre.
Thanks to the fall in global oil prices, state-owned domestic fuel retailers cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 3.77 per litre and Rs 2.91 a litre respectively, the first change in rates in two-and-a-half months.
Before his arrest, at least six cases of oil pilferage from pipelines laid around Mathura refinery were reported in the past five years and 17 persons were arrested.