‘LPG tankers and oil companies are not following guidelines’

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Mangaluru : Rounds of official meetings to make oil companies and transporters of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) take precautionary measures to prevent accidents on highways in Dakshina Kannada have not yielded desired results. It came to the fore in the Karnataka Development Programme review meeting presided over by B. Ramanath Rai, Minister in-charge of Dakshina […]

Petrol becomes costlier by Rs 1.55

Sunday, July 14th, 2013
Petrol price

New Delhi :  State owned oil companies today announced a hike of Rs 1.55 per litre in petrol prices, excluding VAT from midnight on Sunday. The price hike has been attributed to higher oil prices and falling value of Rupee. “Since last price change, the downward spiral ofRupee against the USD dollar has continued to […]

Another petrol price hike soon

Monday, June 10th, 2013
Petrol Price

New Delhi : Another petrol price hike is on the cards with the rupee going down heavily against the US dollar. Sources in the petroleum ministry said, a review meeting will take plce on June 15, after which a hike of Rs 1 to Rs 1.25 per litre in petrol price would be made by […]

Petrol prices down by Rs 2 from Saturday midnight

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Petrol prices down by Rs 2 from Saturday midnight

New Delhi: There is some respite for the common man who was greatly affected by the recent steep hike in petrol prices. Government owned oil companies have decided to reduce petrol prices by Rs 2 per liter following a slight reduction in crude oil prices in the global market. The revised price would be effective […]

Petrol price hiked steeply by Rs 7.50 per litre

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Petrol price hike

New Delhi: Petrol prices have been increased steeply by Rs 7.50 a litre from midnight. The increase was on the cards with the rupee continuing its free fall against the US dollar. The rupee fell to a record life low of 56 per dollar on Wednesday. State-owned oil companies have decided to raise petrol price […]

Mock Drill on Tuesday with 95 meters long vessel at sea to prevent oil spills

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Coast Gurd

Mangalore: For the first time on the West Coast Karnataka, a team of newsmen were taken round ‘Coastal Guard(Samudra Prahari) Vessel to view a mock drill as an exercise to check the preparedness of various Oil Companies to control oil spills in sea. The drill started with a surveillance boat on vigil, noticing an oil […]

Relief from Petrol price hike extends to Jan15

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Fuel Price Hike

Mumbai: Belying all fears and apprehensions, the price hike in Petrol and other products of crude oil has been postponed to a date beyond Ayyappa’s Makara Vilakku celebrations on Sankramana Day around Jan 15, providing great relief on New Year’s Eve and season, for all vehicle owners and motor runners. The rupee value was collapsing […]

Oil price hike by Rs 2 a litre likely tonight

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Oil price hike by Rs 2 a litre likely tonight

New Delhi: The Oil Companies (IOC, HPL etc) have decided to raise the petrol rate by Rs 2/10 a litre, in view of falling rupee value. He petroleum companies’ representatives will h old a meeting on Monday in this connection. If the Central Government accepts the decision, the new rates would come into force from […]

Government fooling people on oil prices: BJP

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Rajiv Prathap Rudy

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said the United Progressive Alliance government is fooling people on petrol prices while the oil companies continue to make profit. BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the cut in oil prices announced Tuesday won’t be able to bring down the inflation rate. “They are fooling people […]

Oil companies hike petrol prices by Rs. 1.82 per litre

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Oil companies hike petrol prices by Rs. 1.82 per litre

New Delhi:  Oil companies have decided to increase petrol prices by Rs. 1.82 per litre with effect from midnight tonight. This is the fourth hike in prices this year.   Petrol will now  cost Rs. 68.84 a litre in Delhi, Rs. 71.16 a litre in Chennai, Rs. 73.71 in Mumbai, Rs. 71.98 in Kolkata and […]