Government to lay Easier norms to pump-prime fuel retailing segment
- By NewsOnFloor Staff
- Aug 07, 2019
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The Government is planning a huge reform in fuel marketing to allow foreign energy giants such as Total, Saudi Aramco and Trafigura, as well as supermarket chains to enter the lucrative business.
The oil ministry has readied a Cabinet proposal to scrap the nearly two-decade-old rule of restricting the license to market petrol, diesel and jet fuel to companies that have invested or propose to invest Rs 2,000 crore in exploration and production, refining, pipelines or terminals in the country, said a person with knowledge of the matter.
The ministry is consulting the finance, commerce and law ministries for the proposal that has adopted most of the key recommendations of an official panel that was constituted in March to review the 2002 guideline on grant of transport fuel marketing licensee, said the person. The panel submitted its report late May.
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