Oil companies resume giving new LPG connections in some states

Oil companies resume giving new LPG connections in some statesOil companies have resumed giving new LPG connections in Sikkim, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland and the Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Gas distributors had stopped issuing new LPG connections since they started the Know Your Customer (KYC) process in wake of the government's decision to cap the number of subsidized LPG cylinders at six per household per year. However, registrations for new gas connections continued.

Those who don't possess an LPG connection from BPCL, HPCL or IOC, and had registered for new LPG connections till 15th of October 15 this year in the aforementioned states and the union territory will now be able to get a subsidised new LPG connection.

Eligible customers will soon receive intimation letters from gas distributors. On receiving the intimation letter, a prospective customer can approach the gas distributor to obtain the new connection.

Gas distributors in Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura and Himachal Pradesh are also expected to resume giving new LPG connections soon.

Meanwhile, the Petroleum Ministry has extended the deadline for submission of Know Your Customer (KYC) details by customers who possess multiple LPG connections. The ministry extended the deadline by another 15 days, from November 15 to November 30.

The KYC drive, which was launched after the government's decision to cap supply of subsidised LPG to six cylinders per household per year, aims at eliminating multiple LPG connections at same address.

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