Claims by oil marketing companies that a large percentage of LPG users burn up between 20 and 40 cylinders worth of cooking gas a year is hollow, says LPG Consumers' Grievances Redressal Cell. General secretary of the cell, Roy Thekkan, said in a press release here on Wednesday that data obtained by him using the Right to Information Act did not substantiate the oil marketing companies' claim.

Based on this claim, the press release said, the marketing companies had recommended restrictions on LPG supplies. Their opinion is that only four to six cylinders should be supplied on each connection every year. The recommendation is awaiting government approval.

The press release said that BPCL and HPCL did not have any customer using more than 20 cylinders a year, while IOC did not have such data.

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