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Old 15th September 2010, 11:29   #1
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Default Indefinite All India Petrol Pump Strike : 20 Sep 2010. EDIT: Cancelled for now.

hey guys,

just got to know that all petrol pumps across India will be going on an indefinite strike from 20 Sep 2010 onwards.

Looks like they want more commission per litre of fuel.

So guys, fill your tanks up atleast 2 days before -- am sure they might run out of fuel from 19th Sep itself.

Petrol pumps to go on strike from Sept 20 | from strike pumps Sept Petrol FAIPT

@MODS: Searched on the topic -- found couple of old links, was not sure whether I shud bump them up! Please merge if needed.
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Good!!! Time for price hike. Now we can start enjoying paying more for Petrol only!!! If the price of Diesel is increased, Lorry owners association will start cribbing. So the only left over scape goats are the petrol heads!!!
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Good!!! Time for price hike. Now we can start enjoying paying more for Petrol only!!! If the price of Diesel is increased, Lorry owners association will start cribbing. So the only left over scape goats are the petrol heads!!!
Sorry, that's not the case. It is not about petrol or diesel.

Petrol pump owners' association is asking for a % of per liter price of fuel to be their commission and not a fixed amount per liter. Smart, ain't it? Because fuel prices are always gonna go northwards thereby, their commission too!
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Does this affect the Shell bunks too or is it only for the public sector ones ? I think we Shell users should be fine.
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Petrol pump owners' association is asking for a % of per liter price of fuel to be their commission and not a fixed amount per liter. Smart, ain't it? Because fuel prices are always gonna go northwards thereby, their commission too!
Let me explain my thoughts...
Fuel pump owner's association (FPOA) cannot bear with the narrow profit margins. Oil companies pay per litre because with percentage, Oil companies have to share more profits.

Solution - increase the price of fuel & pass on the profits

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Does this affect the Shell bunks too or is it only for the public sector ones ? I think we Shell users should be fine.
+1; I guess they should be fine.
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By all means allow them a proper commission. Clamp down very hard on adulteration, and under measurement at the same time.

We no longer will have to inquire about 'reliable pumps in city X'.
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They won't get a penny more I bet, because the companies are already in red.
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Let me explain my thoughts...
Fuel pump owner's association (FPOA) cannot bear with the narrow profit margins. Oil companies pay per litre because with percentage, Oil companies have to share more profits.
I am sure the association would not be able to hold country to ransom this time around. No offence intended, I have friends on other side of the fence too

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Solution - increase the price of fuel & pass on the profits
Which side of fence you are mate?
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They won't get a penny more I bet, because the companies are already in red.
+1; this is exactly my thoughts too

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I am sure the association would not be able to hold country to ransom this time around. No offence intended, I have friends on other side of the fence too
Not sure; hopefully the dialogue goes peaceful!!!

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Which side of fence you are mate?
Haha...en vazhi thani vazhi (my apporach is unbiased)!!!

But look at this way...
1. FPOA wins & Oil companies agrees for percentage; this means, Oil companies charges more on customers. Now people like Reliance, Shell & Essar are unaffected due to this strike. So the price of petrol from PSU becomes at par with the private players.

2. Oil companies wins & FPOA agrees for the same pricing; this means FPOA has to live with the current low margins & looks for some other means to increase their own profits; may be adulterated fuels, short fillings & so on.

I'm waiting to hear a miracle
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They won't get a penny more I bet, because the companies are already in red.
They will Definately Get some More Pennies , already had an increase of 11 paise on the 7th Of Sept.

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I am sure the association would not be able to hold country to ransom this time around. No offence intended, I have friends on other side of the fence too
Well unless Someone In the association doesnt Sell Out Like the last time they will definately be going on strike.


The Strike is not All because of the Demand for increase in commision there in all 6 Demands which i would have posted a Scanned copy of here but Alas my scanner has konked off so i will Post them in the evening.

My Views on this are that The Dealers have dug there own Grave on this one now its a story of too little to late.
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@Born 2 Be Wild - You are gonna live very very long, knock on wood

I was waiting for you to provide your inputs and seems you read my mind. Will wait for your next post.

PS - in case I run out of petrol while the strike is on, I know whose doors to go knocking

EDIT - Like your signature and would love to know more.

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@Born 2 Be Wild - You are gonna live very very long, knock on wood

I was waiting for you to provide your inputs and seems you read my mind. Will wait for your next post.

PS - in case I run out of petrol while the strike is on, I know whose doors to go knocking
Sir I am Always open For T Bhpians . Will be posting the details of the Strike in a few Hours.
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Sir I am Always open For T Bhpians . Will be posting the details of the Strike in a few Hours.
Thanks! Knowing you, whatever little I do, I absolutely have no doubts
Will look forward for the next one from you.

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By all means allow them a proper commission. Clamp down very hard on adulteration, and under measurement at the same time.

We no longer will have to inquire about 'reliable pumps in city X'.
+1000.

Its something I actually agree with. Petrol pumps are built on prime sites costing crores - letting them earn a honest margin is good. Else they'll adulterate the fuel.

Better 30p extra per liter than an overhauled engine.
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How about the company owned pumps? Would they close too? Ideally they should not, no?
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