Murli Deora was on Monday described as a "very dear friend" by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in whose Cabinet the late leader had served for years.
Oil Minister Murli Deora today
said the nation-wide strike called by Opposition to protest
fuel price hike was unjustified as the price hike will have
minimal impact on the comman man.
The Cabinet is likely to discuss on Thursday a Petroleum Ministry proposal for increase in fuel prices.
Petroleum Minister Murli Deora on Monday indicated that transport fuel prices will not increase till the Kirat Parikh committee submits its report.
The Finance Ministry has offered less than half of the Rs 31,700 crore sought by the Oil Ministry to make up for revenue losses incurred by the state-owned retailers on sale of LPG and kerosene.
Petroleum Minister Murli Deora met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday evening to discuss raising prices of petroleum products, but no decision was taken.
Oil Minister Murli Deora has requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately issue over Rs 20,870 crore worth of bonds to state-run firms to make up for losses they incurred on fuel sales.
Surprise quality control checks are being carried out at various LPG supply points to curb pilferage of cooking gas, the Govt told RS today.
Union Petroleum Minister Murli
Deora said he has fast-tracked the process of awarding petrol
pump dealerships to families of six security personnel killed
in the 26/11 terror strikes.
Anil Ambani-led RNRL on Thursday sought cross-examination of Petroleum Minister Murli Deora, accusing the government of siding with the Mukesh Ambani`s group RIL.
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday mourned the death of 26/11 martyrs and assured that the Centre would do everything possible to help their families.
The govt is planning to release about 5.5 crore new LPG connections over the next five years, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora said.
Petroleum Minister Murli Deora Wednesday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and apprised him of the stand his ministry has taken in the Supreme Court in the ongoing gas supply dispute between the Ambani brothers.
Government on Thursday turned down demand to nationalise Mukesh Ambani-led RIL`s gas fields.
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