The huge price difference between the price of Domestic LPG vis-à-vis commercial/ Auto LPG is leading to Pilferage of LPG form domestic LPG Cylinders. It is also seen that the domestic cylinder is used with Industrial Burners by using a spring loaded fitting /or which allows unrestricted flow of LPG vapour for Commercial burners or even for use in Automobiles.
Oil Industry has been looking for a device which can be installed on domestic cylinders so that the pilferage of LPG from domestic cylinders can be prevented. The device should also have the provision to restrict the flow of LPG so that it becomes unviable to use domestic cylinders for commercial burners/ Auto LPG. Development of this device is also on the agenda of MOP & NG.
A tender was called for the device and the same is under final stage of approval for placement of order. The device will be tested in one market and based on the pilot performance will be rolled out across the country.