Home delivery of petrol, diesel likely as Oil ministry considers idea

At least 3.5 crore people come to fuel station every day, the oil ministry said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 21, 2017 5:57 pm
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In a bid to cut long queues outside fuel pumps, the government is likely considering home delivery of petrol and diesel to consumers if they pre-book, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas tweeted on Friday. At least 3.5 crore people come to fuel station every day, the oil ministry said, adding that nearly Rs 2,500 crore worth of transactions take place every year.

The ministry also sought to draw attention towards an increase in digital transactions for fuel purchase, when it said about 40,000 retail outlets are with POS (point of sale), more than 86 per cent of retail outlets with digital infrastructure today. “Over 35,000 consumer awareness campaigns organized in country; OMCs giving 0.75 per cent discount on fuel purchase via cashless mode. Daily cashless transactions increased from Rs 150 Cr per day to Rs 400 Cr per day,” the ministry said in a series of tweets.

Meanwhile, Indian oil companies will soon introduce daily price revision of diesel and petrol in five cities from May 1 onward.

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    Ramesh
    Aug 11, 2017 at 9:33 am
    An official from PESO in Nagpur told TOI that the statutory body will not give any company the rights to undertake home deliveries. "We met officials from the ministry of petroleum and natural and told that that safety is the biggest concern in such an initiative. Petrol pumps have the necessary safety measures in place to preclude mishaps. Door-to-door deliveries of fuel can be dangerous. Even a single spark can ignite the vapours emitted while filling petrol," the official said. In the notification released by PESO on June 22, it said, "This is not approved by the government, PESO, or ministry of petroleum and natural gas." "It is intimated as per Petroleum Rules 2002 ... filling of tanks other than automobile tanks is not permitted as it is illegal and dangerous ... any unsafe act will lead to accidents and also attract suspension/cancellation of licences of retail outlet," it said. Ali Daruwalla, AIPDA spokesperson, said home delivery of fuel was gradually to be rolled out across t
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      Ramesh
      Aug 11, 2017 at 9:31 am
      The Petroleum and Safety Organization (PESO) has disallowed home delivery of petrol and diesel, due to safety reasons. PESO has termed the act of supplying fuel to the "customer's site" as illegal and fraught with danger to public and property.
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        Tikendra
        May 22, 2017 at 9:56 am
        A company already incorporated on 19th Jan 2017 for same objective (Delivery of petroleum products at parked vehicle) and already in operation. Visit : pepfuels / Download app:- s: play.google /store/apps/details?id com.pepfuels&hl en
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          Ramesh
          Aug 11, 2017 at 9:34 am
          An official from PESO in Nagpur told TOI that the statutory body will not give any company the rights to undertake home deliveries. "We met officials from the ministry of petroleum and natural and told that that safety is the biggest concern in such an initiative. Petrol pumps have the necessary safety measures in place to preclude mishaps. Door-to-door deliveries of fuel can be dangerous. Even a single spark can ignite the vapours emitted while filling petrol," the official said. In the notification released by PESO on June 22, it said, "This is not approved by the government, PESO, or ministry of petroleum and natural gas." "It is intimated as per Petroleum Rules 2002 ... filling of tanks other than automobile tanks is not permitted as it is illegal and dangerous ... any unsafe act will lead to accidents and also attract suspension/cancellation of licences of retail outlet," it said. please be aware and cancel such initiative
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          Dipayan Banerjee
          Apr 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm
          The idea has already been converted to technology by a MSME company from Bengal - have a look - s: www. /watch?v 43X7hu4ClFg
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            poovaiah
            Apr 21, 2017 at 10:54 pm
            Door delivery only on Sundays.ha haa ha.nonsense.
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              ASHOK KUMAR
              Apr 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm
              Very risky affair. Modi wants to divert people's attention from core promises he made during 2014 elections by such tactics.
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                anon
                Apr 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm
                Cow dun.g in this rascals...brain
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                  Chaturvedi
                  Apr 21, 2017 at 6:57 pm
                  Petroleum Dealers ociation was planning not to open their pumps on Sunday, effective 14th May 2017 based upon the leadership advice to cut fuel usage by citizens (Mann ki Baat). Now the great officers thought why should we give commission to the Petrol dealers. Like the ecommerce sites, let us deliver fuel to doorsteps of consumers!! Wow!! what a great idea!!! Probably they should read the act in which petrol/diesel bunks are governed first. They thought it is like a water tanker supplying water to individual homes!! With this great thinking level officers we can quickly proceed to become a developed country.
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