OMCs to stop LPG supplies to households with multiple connections from 1 June

State owned oil marketing companies have decided to stop supplies of cooking gas (LPG) refills to households having multiple-connections, if the consumers fail to provide KYC (Know Your Customer) details before 1 June 2013.

"No transactions, including delivery of non-subsidised cylinders, will be permitted in such cases once such connections have been blocked," Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), India's largest LPG supplier, said in a release.

The three state-run oil marketing companies – Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd – have shared customer data among themselves and identified all multiple LPG connections.

The list of such customers has been published in the OMC websites and has also been displayed at the respective LPG distributorships. Those customers named in the list should submit their KYC details along with identity proof and address proof immediately to their LPG distributors so as to receive their uninterrupted quota of subsidised cylinders. Other customers whose names do not appear in the OMC web sites need not submit their KYC details as they are not required to do so as of now.

"The PSU OMCs are, therefore, advising all multiple-connection holders to submit their KYC details, pertaining to the LPG connection they wish to retain, immediately to their LPG distributors," IOC said in its release.

IOC has also advised such customers to surrender their extra LPG connections immediately to their LPG distributors to avoid blocking of further supplies.