The empowered committee of state finance ministers has expressed unanimous indignation over the inexplicable delay in the reduction of petrol, diesel and LPG rates despite the substantial correction in international crude oil prices.

BS Reporter / New Delhi October 22, 2008, 0:49 IST

First supplementary demand for grants gets Lok Sabha nod.

The Lok Sabha today approved the central government

The Prime Minister has constituted a high powered committee under the chairmanship of Shri B K Chaturvedi, Member, Planning Commission, to examine the financial position of oil companies.

The Liquid Petroleum Gas Distributors Association Pakistan (LPGDAP) has asked the government to ensure monitoring of LPG prices by Ogra and the petroleum ministry to check undue increase in gas prices such as the one introduced by LPG marketing companies during last two months. In a press statement issued here on Sunday, FPCCI chairman zonal committee on LPG and LPGDAP office-bearer Muhammad Irfan Khokhar said that LPG marketing companies have increased the per kg price of LPG by Rs 14.50 from Rs 48 to Rs 62, due to which the price of domestic cylinder has risen from Rs 505 to Rs 675.

Decline of home production of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by 300 ton, caused addition in the price of LPG by two rupees per kilogram. According to a private television channel, LPG Distributor Association Chairman Abdul Hadi Khan said that the fresh hike was caused by the imbalance found in supply and demand. Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2008

The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) marketing companies have again increased its price by Rs 1.50 per kg, to Rs 56.50 after a period of 15 days. LPG distributors on Friday said that the companies had raised LPG price by Rs 10-15 per 11.8-kg cylinder to Rs 595-600, and 45.4-kg cylinder to Rs 2251. The raise in LPG prices has been effective from Friday.

Consumers have not taken too kindly to the government's decision to raise the price of LPG cylinders by Rs 50 in a single stroke. With inflation touching an all-time high, it has anyway been a tough balancing act for homemakers to juggle their household expenses and the gas price rise is bound to upset their budgets even further.

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) experts suggest that agreement among stakeholders on project objectives, a baseline study and a programme of consistent data collection, review and analysis are the cornerstones of good practice. This article describes an

The LPG marketing companies have again increased the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by Re 1 to Rs 52 per kilogram in Karachi, Rs 54 in Punjab and Rs 56 in NWFP. Chairman of LPG Distributors Association Hadi Khan said here Tuesday that the retail price of 11.8 cylinder is up by Rs 10 to Rs 550 in Sindh while it is Rs 580 in Punjab and Rs 605 in NWFP.

Hospitals in the capital have been forced to use firewood to cook food for patients due to the shortage of cooking gas in the market. Director of Patan Hospital Dr Rajesh Gongol said that the hospital has no option than to use firewood to cook food for patients. Similarly, students' hostel at the Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj has also started cooking food with firewood. Likewise, TU Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has instructed its staffers to bring food and snacks from home as the staff canteen has stopped serving the staffers due to lack of cooking gas, said Dr Mahesh Khakurel, executive director of TUTH. Buddhi Pant, a staffer of Bhaktapur Hospital said that an ambulance of the hospital that runs on gas has halted its service due to the lack of gas. Similarly, the staff bus also stopped operating from Wednesday. However, the hospital is getting its cooking gas. Posted on: 2008-02-21 21:01:31 (Server Time)