Cooking gas may flare up by Rs 100/cylinder & kerosene Rs 6
Rajeev Jayaswal NEW DELHI

AN increase in prices of auto and cooking fuel appears imminent next month as an official proposal that favours freeing retail prices of petrol and diesel and increase in prices of kerosene by Rs 6 a litre and cooking gas by Rs 100 per cylinder seems to have a wide support in the government.

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee had his way on Wednesday with the Cabinet approving a bold move to align administered price of natural gas charged from power and fertiliser producers which was opposed by their ministries


Talks Between Two Sides To Focus On Oil And Civil Nuclear Cooperation

EXTERNAL affairs minister S M Krishna is going on a three-day visit to oil-rich Kazakhstan on Tuesday. The two sides will hold discussions on finalising an agreement on the Satpayev oil block.

Ajay Modi / New Delhi March 25, 2010, 1:21 IST

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Ajay Modi & Jyoti Mukul / New Delhi March 20, 2010, 0:27 IST

The government may link petrol and diesel prices to market prices in 2010-11 and introduce a graded system of subsidy-sharing, with the petroleum ministry taking the view that the Kirit Parikh committee report be made the basis for next year

Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora today introduced the Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Amendment Bill, 2010, in the Lok Sabha.

JAIPUR: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora inaugurated the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen LPG Vitarak Yojana as a national scheme for providing liquefied petroleum gas to the rural households at Lachhmangarh in Sikar district of Rajasthan on Sunday. Six dealers were selected for rural locations in the State through draw of lots.

Facing opposition from key allies in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Petroleum Minister Murli Deora today discussed an

New Delhi: Chances of an immediate increase in fuel prices receded with oil minister Murli Deora and FM Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday failing to work out a way to skirt opposition from within the UPA and agree on a solution to prevent state-run oilmarketing companies from going bankrupt if pump prices are to be kept artificially low.