Families or individuals who are settled in cities or towns only for a short while majorly rely on private LPG distributors. There are many reasons for this. One may not know how long he/ she is going to be in the town. They may already have a connection back in their hometown and do not want to go through the burdensome experience of transferring connection every time they town-hop. Students from other states too cannot apply for their own gas connections.
Though private gas distributors charge almost double for each cylinders, the procedure of getting a gas connection itself is not as harrowing. Apart from the disadvantage of private liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) suppliers enjoying unlimited liberty in setting the retail price, it is all hunky-dory.
Private LPG distributors promise and live the promise of instant gas connection, totally reimbursing your deposit, prompt delivery, extensive network of franchisees along with absolute guarantee of safety. Compared to government suppliers they are more customer-friendly for obvious reasons.
How to Get a Private Gas Connection:
You can get a list of reputed private gas providers in your locality online. Compare prices and services online and pick one. You only have to give them a single call and the agent will come to your home and fix the connection. You do not have to go through intense documentation like submitting Aadhaar copy and suchlike. All you need to do is submit an ID proof and a residence proof and pay the deposit. There are no rules stating that you can refill only as many times. Complaints of cylinders running out of stock is quite rare for them.
Major Private Gas Suppliers:
Super Gas is one of the leading private gas companies in India. Managed by the SHV Energy Group, Super Gas is one of subsidiaries of this family-owned MNC. The SHV Group provides energy alternatives to over 30 million customers in India and across the world through LPG, solar and biofuel energy sources.
The company has a wide presence across Europe, Asia and South America, where it is working to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels by promoting green energy sources such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as well as the more commonly used LPG. The company provides fuel for both private as well as industrial consumption, with the fuel being used to power households, bakeries, factories and industrial units across multiple sectors.
One of the products of the Liberalisation era of the 1990’s, Jyothi Gas was set up in Karnataka in 1994 and has been at the forefront of the private LPG industry since then.
Jyothi Gas is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company and operates out of Karnataka. The company has bottling plants in Bangalore and Shimoga. The company provides LPG to various sectors, from industrial plants and hotels to hospitals and hatcheries. The company sells LPG in various cylinder sizes, with the 5.5kg being the smallest one. Jyothi Gas also bottles LPG in 12 kg, 15 kg and 17 kg cylinders, which are for domestic or private use. The 33 kg are meant exclusively for industry and commercial consumption.
Thus, Jyothi Gas caters to all sectors of the market, making LPG accessible and available to everyone.
The company has a vast and comprehensive distribution network and is looking at expanding across Karnataka and south India.
Totalgaz is the LPG division of Total Oil India Private Ltd, which in turn is a subsidiary of TOTAL. TOTAL is one of the world’s leading petroleum and energy providers, with customers across all continents.
Totalgaz is a market leader in the LPG division and is present in over 50 countries. With a superior distribution network and cutting edge technology, Totalgaz has cornered a lion’s share of the global LPG market.
A leading private LPG supplier in India, Totalgaz provides LPG for both, commercial as well as private use, with an emphasis on quality and superior service.
Totalgaz also heads innovative practices in the sector and is the leading provider of automotive LPG in the country.
With affordable and convenient gas booking and connection options, Totalgaz is fast emerging as the fast growing private player in the LPG sector in India.
Customers are assured of prompt service and the highest safety standards employed by the industry through Totalgaz’s meticulous attention to detail. Being CRISIL and CARE rated, the company adheres to the strictest global standards regarding safety and security.
Set up in Karnataka in 1995, Eastern Gas is a private LPG and butane gas supplier catering mainly to industry. The company has carved a niche for itself in the supply and delivery of LPG, ammonia and butane for industrial purposes and continues to expand each year.
Eastern Gas supplies bulk and packed LPG for use in glass works, bakeries, and hotels as well as for use as automotive fuel (CNG).
The company has tied up with Indian Oil Petronas, who market and distribute bulk LPG across the country.
Eastern Gas have a presence across the country and their wide distribution network and strategically located bottling plants ensure that supply is unhindered.
Benefits of Private Gas Connection:
- Immediate Gas connection is the benefit that sticks out a mile:
- Availing an LPG gas connection with any private supplier is quite a simple and convenient process with almost zero documentation.
- You only have to give a copy of one of your national identity cards and residence proof copy.
- Most private distributors deliver connection in less than a day.
- The security money and other deposit (if any) will be reimbursed to you completely.
- To refill, you do not need to book days in advance. One call and the cylinder will be delivered in less than 2 days.
- There will be no compromise on Quality or Quantity as they have to meet stringent government strictures regarding those.
- In case of any complaint, contact customer service care and your grievance will be looked into immediately.
News about Private LPG Gas Connection
Govt Examining Viability of Extending LPG Subsidy to Private Providers
The Union Government is examining whether the LPG subsidy, which has so far been granted to Public Sector Units (PSU) like Indian Oil and Bharat Petroleum, can also be extended to private companies like Reliance Industries.
Given the rising demand for LPG, the company has stated that extending the subsidy to it would result in lessening the burden of supply on PSU’s. Since only LPG from the three state-run companies is eligible for subsidy, there are few takers for a private company’s gas cylinders.
By extending the subsidy, however, the government will be able to meet the demand for LPG and address the problem of shortages.
Another reason that could work in Reliance’s favour is that the PSU’s are recovering the full price of the cylinders from the consumers and then deserving consumers are getting the subsidy amount directly into their bank accounts. This system could be adapted for Reliance consumers as well, and ensure that only those eligible for the subsidy receive it.
8th July 2016