The Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) serve around 14 crore customers and
deliver over 100 crore cylinders per annum across the length and breadth
of the country. These cylinders are subsidized by the Government of
India up to a limit of 6 domestic cylinders per annum w.e.f 14.9.12.
Consequent to the introduction of 6 cylinder cap on subsidized
cylinders, a section of media has reported that there is a ban on
release of new LPG connections. It is clarified that there is no ban on
release of new LPG connections. To ensure that subsidized domestic
cylinders are available to genuine customers, new connection requests
will be accepted by all LPG distributors, and the connections will be
released on completion of KYC (Know Your Customer) formalities and
de-duplication of the applicant across all the three Oil Companies to
ensure that multiple connections are not released.
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt of
New Delhi, September 28, 2012