Online Gas Booking

LPG or Liquefied Petroleum Gas is the most widely used cooking gas. A safe and environmentally friendly equivalent to wood or kerosene, LPG is now readily available through a comprehensive distributor network. The government of India also subsidizes the cost of a fixed number of cylinders every year, making it affordable for households to use LPG for their fuel needs.

Booking an LPG gas cylinder used to be a long and tedious process earlier, since the only way to do so was by visiting the LPG dealership in person. This was followed by an anxious wait as a cylinder would be dispatched based on its availability, with LPG cylinders going missing or not reaching the recipient on many occasions. All these woes are a thing of the past now, with the three national LPG suppliers - Bharat Gas, HP Gas and Indane Gas, making their services more consumer-friendly and transparent.

How to Book LPG Gas Online:

Booking an LPG cylinder can now be done from the comfort of your home at the click of a button. Indane Gas, HP Gas and Bharat Gas all have their own online LPG booking services, which enable customers to book an LPG cylinder refill without the hassle of calling or going to the gas dealership in person.

  • Advantage of the online gas booking is that consumers can choose to pay via net-banking or credit card.
  • Consumers who are at work and were unable to take delivery of their refill cylinders as they were not home to pay for the cylinders can now just pre-pay at the time of ordering the refill.
  • Once the cylinder is delivered, the consumer will receive an SMS or email notification.
  • This facility was introduced recently and has made booking a cylinder refill a more convenient process.
  • To book a cylinder online, just visit the website of your LPG provider (HP, Bharat Gas or Indane) and register yourself.
  • Once you have done so, you will see an option to book a refill online. Follow the instructions and make your payment online or cash on delivery.

Benefits of Gas Booking Online:

  • No additional charges for booking online
  • Safe and convenient method of booking an LPG refill
  • No hassle of traveling to gas agency or constant follow-ups with the distributor
  • Refill can be booked anytime, anywhere
  • Easy payment method
  • Delivery tracking service available

Gas Booking Through IVRS:

Customers can book a cylinder through the gas company's IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System).

  • A consumer will simply have to call on the designated number for the particular region/state and follow the instructions to book a cylinder.
  • The customer has to provide his/her customer ID after calling from the registered phone number.
  • The order number and estimated delivery date will be communicated to the customer at the time of booking the cylinder, with the payment to be made on delivery.

Gas Booking Through SMS:

Customers can also choose to book their LPG refill cylinders through SMS.

  • The customer will have to first register his/her mobile number with the gas provider, after which a particular format is to be followed when sending the SMS.
  • The SMS would have to be sent to a particular number, which can be found on the specific gas company's website.

Gas Booking Through Mobile App:

Customers who own smart phones can download the app (for example, the Bharat gas mobile app) from platform like Google Play store and iTunes) and make their refill booking through there.

  • The customer will first have to register on the mobile app by providing their mobile number, email address and entering the OTP which will be sent to their phone to authenticate the registration.
  • Once the app registration is complete, it can be used to book a cylinder, which can be paid for online through credit/debit card as well as net-banking.
  • The gas companies have introduced e-wallet payments for LPG cylinders.
  • The app also contains information such as the booking history, customer ID and other details.

Gas Booking Through Agency:

Customers can also choose to book their refill cylinders by visiting the gas agency in person. They can book a cylinder by providing their customer number and can make the payment at the time or on delivery of the cylinder.

How to Refill an LPG Cylinder

Booking an LPG cylinder or gas refill booking can now be done in a number of ways.

  • Consumers can book LPG cylinders online through the gas agency online booking website or by SMS.
  • A cylinder can also be booked by calling the gas company (IVRS), as well as by visiting the gas agency that supplies the cylinders in your locality.

The three gas providers have moved with the times and made it possible to order a cylinder through a mobile application as well. Depending on the service provider, the consumer can download the app and book a cylinder, pay for it as well as manage their information, all from their smart phone.

Important Note:

  • For all cylinders booked, the market value of the cylinder is to be paid on delivery.
  • Those who have opted for subsidized cylinders will receive the subsidy amount directly in their bank accounts.

Check Payment Options for LPG Cylinder Refilling:

Accepted by Bharat Gas, HP Gas and Indane Gas, customers can use any of the below payment options when booking an LPG cylinder refill:

  • Cash on delivery
  • Through net-banking (for online booking or app booking)
  • By credit or debit card (for online or app booking)
  • By e-wallet (for online or app booking)

Major LPG Gas Booking Providers (State Run Companies)

HP Gas Booking

  • When it comes to booking a new cylinder with HP, customers of the company have multiple options. They have a provided their customers with a 24/7 IVR service that can be used to book new cylinders.
  • The cylinders can also be booked the good old way through the dealers however, the company also provides more convenient options like booking gas online or through SMS.
  • The services of HP gas require you to be registered with them and there are certain steps that need to be followed when booking HP gas.

If you wish to know how you can use each of these services, you can read more about them here: HP Gas Booking

Bharat Gas Booking

When it comes time to replace an empty cylinder, the options provided by Bharat Gas really come across as convenient and user friendly. The reason for this is that when booking with Bharat Gas, customers get to choose one of four options.

  • The first option is to log onto their website and book a cylinder
  • The second option is to call a dedicated number which then takes the person through an IVR message that helps them book the gas.
  • The third method that can be used is sending the gas company a specific SMS that will be be used to book a gas in your name.
  • The last method is using a mobile application meant for smart phones.

To be able to use any of these methods, you will need to know how they work and that is exactly what you can learn here: Bharat Gas Booking

Indane Gas Booking

You already have a gas connection from Indane, but what happens when the cylinders run out? The simple answer is that you book a new one and what's even better is that Indane allows new cylinders to be booked online or offline. Of course,

  • This facility is available only to registered customers.
  • To make the process even simpler, Indane gas booking can be either done over the phone using an IVR service or through their website, where customers can log into their accounts and book cylinders.
  • The cylinders can even be booked using an application that works with smart phones.

To be able to ensure that you are able to book your gas without any problems you can follow the steps click here: Indane Gas Booking

List of Forms for Indane Gas, Bharat Gas and HP Gas Connection

LPG connections have revolutionized the usage of fuel in every Indian household. Customers have the option of procuring LPG gas connections from either Indane Gas, Bharat Gas or HP Gas providers. Applicants will have to visit the nearest dealer with the necessary documents, such as proof of age and proof of address in order to procure an LPG connection from any of the above providers. However, in addition to KYC documents, applicants will also have to fill in and submit certain forms, based on their requirement.

For example, if they wish to avail a gas subscription for the first time, then they will have to download the Ujjwala KYC Application form, fill in the details and submit it. Similarly, if individuals do not have KYC documents, they will have to procure, fill and submit the Simplified KYC form. There are a number of other documents that are available for customers, based on their requirements. Most of the documents can be downloaded in both Hindi and English, by clicking here.

Indane Gas Form Bharat Gas Form HP Gas Form

Why Use LPG?

There is no doubt that there are some distinct advantages that you can take advantage of if you switch to LPG at home.

The advantages such that some states in the country have gone on a drive to ensure that every household in the state has access to LPG and are arming themselves with grants from the state and central government to help with this transition. Some states are identifying houses where there is no LPG and offering them connections, stoves and the first cylinder for free. We even keep hearing about how the government has announced various subsidies for specific income groups, on each cylinder of LPG that they buy.

So now the question really becomes, What is so great about LPG? The answer is that not only is the fuel cheaper and cleaner than things like kerosene and wood, it is also usable as fuel for cooking and fuel for vehicles. It also comes with the advantage of easy storage and more efficient combustion. However these are not the only advantages to using LPG.

Read on to find more about Benefits and Advantages of LPG Gas Connection

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News About Gas Booking

  • Okha to get 700 crore worth LPG terminal

    EIL, one of the most established petroleum and natural gas companies in the world and a subsidiary of Energy Infrastructure Butano (Asia) BV located out of Netherlands is all set to construct a 700 crore worth LPG terminal in Okha, Gujarat. With the government sponsored and much praised PMUY in full swing, the plant has finally got the impetus it needed to be set up. It has previously been in the pipeline for two decades before the Gujarat government finally gave the contract to EIL to set up the terminal.

    With the demand of usage of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) growing more than ever mainly due to the advent of PMUY in the last two years, the current LPG terminals in the country are not enough to sustain the demand. The Gujarat government has estimated that the plant will be fully constructed in the next three years and the licence given to EIL will be valid for a period of 15 years. With India being the second largest importer of LPG after Japan, the need for LPG cn never be overstated. It has been projected that the demand for LPG in India by next year will increase by 3 million tonnes. EIL has been in talks with different Indian governments since as early as 1997 but the project never materialised until now.

    21 August 2018

  • Uttar Pradesh ranks first in terms of defaulting LPG home delivery

    Uttar Pradesh has been ranked as the number one state in terms of irregularities found in LPG home delivery. In the past 3 years, 1600 such irregularities have been faced by distributing companies Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Indane Gas. Out of these, Indian Oil has bore the brunt of most number of irregularities. Uttar Pradesh is also the state with most number of LPG cylinders availed under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme. Madhya Pradesh came in second place in terms of irregularities found in LPG home delivery. The government said that it is looking into the matte and will find the culprits soon.

    The government started the PMUY scheme in 2016 in order to provide clean and efficient cooking fuel to below poverty line households at very low prices, even free in some cases. To ensure that these households continue to use LPG cylinders, the government also started PAHAL to transfer the cash directly into the bank account of the beneficiary. With India being the second largest importer of LPG after China, the drive to provide LPG connection to every household in the country is in full swing but irregularities like the one mentioned above will hurt its progress.

    2 August 2018

  • 1.8 Crore Dalits are Beneficiaries of New LPG Gas under PMUY, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister on Thursday while talking online to the public about the PMUY, mentioned the statistics behind the scheme. As per the data collected by the government, 1.8 Crore Dalits have become beneficiary of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the four years. Also, the PM compared the number of LPGs distributed under his tenure to the past 6 decades. He stated that 10 crore LPG have been distributed in the past 4 years as compared to 13 Crore in the past 60 years. On the occasion of the celebration of Ujjwala day on 20th April, he mentioned the government’s distribution of 11 Lakh LPG connections in 16000 panchayats.

    Further talking on the subject of the PMUY scheme, Modi mentioned that the government is planning to increase the number of families being benefited by the scheme to 8 Crore from 5 crore by 2020. Also emphasizing on the advantages of using LPG as compared to wood or dried cow dung, the PM said that PMUY has achieved pollution free houses, empowerment of women, conservation of environment and economic security.

    31 May 2018

  • Free LPG Connections for Backward Classes in Bihar

    Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister recently announced that the government would be providing free gas connections for Dalits and people of every other backward class in the state of Bihar. The LPG connections would be provided under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana which costs Rs.3,200 per connection. Of the total amount, half the cost is bourne by the government while the rest is needed to be paid in installments. Pradhan stated that in the first six refills there will not be any subsidy cut but instead money would be deposited in the bank accounts. This is because previously the beneficiaries, who paid through installments never received the subsidies in their bank account. It needs to be mentioned that the central government is looking to organize 1 lakh ‘LPG Panchayat’ across the nation in the next 18 months to popularize the use of clean fuel for cooking.

    4 May 2018

  • 20 Lakh Free LPG Connections to be Distributed in Telangana

    As more and more people are involved in the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan program, Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas stated that they will increase the number of LPG distribution points in the state of Telangana from 707 to 1,000. He further added that increasing the number of distribution points will help deliver many gas cylinders quickly and efficiently. He also added that he will create offer free LPG gas connections to at least 20 lakh families in the State under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

    25 April 2018

  • Supreme Court Ruled Out That Bottling LPG For Domestic Use In The Form Of A Cylinder Will Attract Income Tax

    According to the Supreme Court of India, bottling LPG gas into cylinders leads to production of a good and will be liable for income tax deductions. They stated that this process is an activity that amounts to “Production” and “Manufacturing” and thus income tax deductions are applicable.

    The Apex Court also agreed to this after various high courts have expressed their views. The Court also further stated that to produce an LPG cylinder for domestic use it goes through complex technical process. Thus, it is clear that it falls under the production and manufacturing sector.

    9 August 2017

  • Consumers Pay More For Domestic Cylinders and Less For Commercial Ones

    As per the new GST (Good and Service Tax) rule which was implemented in India on 01 July 2017, the price of domestic cylinders have gone up by about Rs.32, depending on the state that one resides in. Please be aware that domestic LPG connections/gas booking fall under the GST 5% tax bracket under the GST rule. However, on the other hand, as promised by the Finance Ministry, commercial LPG booking will now cost less. Prior to the implementation of the GST rule, the auto LPG was about 12-15% higher. The new GST rule has reduced the price of auto LPG by 5%.

    19 July 2017

  • Beware LPG Consumers! You May Have To Pay Tax For Gas Refills

    The implemented of the GST have caused quite a chaos among the people in India. People are very eager to know how the price change will affect them. As per the GST rule, people in Tamil Nadu will also have to pay taxes on the price of gas refills going forward. Starting from the month of July, apart from monthly rate for gas refills, GST of 5% will be levied on every gas refill purchased. All consumers will land up paying Rs.574.50 per gas refill as per the new rule. For many years, Tamil Nadu enjoyed cheaper price on gas refills as the former Chief Minister, Jayalalitha has waived the VAT and excise duty paid on domestic cylinders for her state. However, Tamil Nadu joins the rest of the country in this case from now on.

    6 July 2017

  • Now, Book LPG through Whatsapp

    People will soon be able to book LPG cylinders on their mobile phones using Whatsapp. This is a new initiative that will soon be launched across the country to make the process of booking gas connections hassle-free and user-friendly.

    This move will first be launched in Uttar Pradesh and then will be introduced in other states in a phased manner. All gas agencies are working on incorporating this change as per information received from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry.

    The government has received good response from the public for this initiative.

    8 June 2017

  • Now, Book LPG through Whatsapp

    Those who want to book an LPG refill can do so through Whatsapp without any hassles, according to sources from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry.

    There will be pilot tests held in many areas in Uttar Pradesh to implement this project. To book a cylinder through Whatsapp the customer will have to provide their customer number and the booking will be confirmed. The move has received positive response so far.

    5 June 2017

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