Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: LPG

For the first time, LPG sold more than petrol in India in 2020

Indian LPG consumption in 2020 was at 27.41 million tonnes, 4.3% higher than a year earlier, while petrol demand in the same period plunged 9.3% to 27.27 million tonnes.

More personal vehicles, cooking at home spark a petrol and LPG boom in India

Overall consumption of petroleum products was almost at pre-Covid levels last month with petrol and LPG sales posting a year-on-year increase.

Bharat Petroleum seeking bids from global LPG suppliers again to cut Middle East dependence

The latest tender is aimed at getting better prices for supplies compared with those from the Middle East and to diversify sources of LPG.

Jugaad and Covid pose new threats to India’s diesel consumption

Rise of natural gas & electric vehicles will crimp diesel demand over longer-term, but coronavirus is adding to the pressure by cutting economic activity.

Why India’s LPG demand hasn’t fallen despite the lockdown

India’s three biggest state-owned refiners have projected a 40% jump in demand for LPG in the first week of April from a year earlier.

Desi cows’ health benefits, Baby Kejriwal’s date with AAP & when Plotus-Flotus met Lotus…

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

LPG price increases by Rs 144.5 per cylinder, biggest hike in 6 years

Domestic LPG users, who are entitled to buy 12 bottles of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rates in a year, will get more subsidy.

New IRS data says 72% of Indians now have LPG stoves, bolsters Modi govt claim

The latest Indian Readership Survey claims a 3 per cent increase since 2017 in the share of population that can read and understand English.

How Modi stopped rural Indian women from inhaling an equivalent of 400 cigarettes per day

Narendra Modi government’s Ujjwala scheme has been a game-changer for millions of women across India.

LPG price rise a huge burden on the common man; and Mary Kom’s sixth gold medal

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.