Strike of 250 CNG pump operators in South Gujarat including Surat
– Oil companies have not increased the margin of CNG sellers due to the orders of the Ministry of Petroleum : 16 The threat of an indefinite strike
About 250 CNG pumps in South Gujarat, including Surat, will remain completely closed for a day on February 6 if the oil companies do not increase the margin (commission). The managers will lodge a protest by stopping the sale and if the demand is not resolved, they will go on an indefinite strike from 16th.
Oil companies through United Petroleum Dealers of Gujarat and CNG franchisees have decided to stop sales at 250 CNG pumps in South Gujarat including Surat for one day on Monday 6th. CNG pump operators have demanded increase in margin (commission)..
The margin of CNG pumps is determined by the company on a cost base formula. At the time of renewing the retail agreement every two years, the margin is increased keeping in mind the cost of trade. But after increasing the margin in 2017, no increase has been given till date. To the Ministry of Petroleum dated 1st December, Ordered to increase the margin from 2021. But oil companies have not increased the commission even after repeated representations by the managers.
So the sale will be closed for one day from 6th. And if the demand is not accepted, the sale of CNG will be stopped from 16th till the agreement renewal period.