Govt clarifies rationing of fuels, stoppage of LPG connection

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New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) The government today clarified that it has not issued any directions to the oil marketing companies (OMCs) to ration transportation of fuels, stopping supply of normal petrol in major cities, freeze on new LPG connections or rationing of LPG supply.

The OMCs have been advised to rectify the situation of panic which may have been created by the wrong perceptions in this regard, an official statement said.

The clarification comes in the wake of reports saying the government was rationing transportation fuels; stopping supply of normal petrol in major cities and/or NCR; put a freeze on new LPG connections; and, rationing LPG supply.

The government is committed to maintaining uninterrupted supply of petroleum products to the consumers and has ensured the same even in the face of unprecedented rise in global oil prices, the statement said.

The government and oil PSUs have shouldered the maximum burden of the highly volatile world oil prices insulating consumers in India from the most of the impact.

The Minister of Petroleum&Natural Gas Murli Deora has appealed to the general public for reporting the cases of misuse so that unscrupulous elements are brought to book.

He has also urged the wastage of petroleum products be avoided and the tips to conserve fuels should be followed which will have triple benefits of lesser fuel bill, save oil- a heavily import-based resource, lower emission for better environment.

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