82 oil tankers enter Nepal

- Post Report, Biratnagar

Nov 29, 2015-

As many as 82 fuel tankers, including 23 bullets of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), entered Nepal through the Biratnagar-Jogbani border point in the last two days.

On Friday, 23 LPG bullet trucks, 33 diesel and 14 petrol tankers entered Nepal through the point, said Krishna Bahadur Basnet, chief of the Biratnagar Customs Office. On Saturday, 8 diesel and 4 petrol tankers crossed the border.

The office said it was the biggest single-day LPG bullet consignment from since India imposed an unofficial trade embargo on Nepal. “Lately, imports through the Jogbani border point have been eased. There are many petroleum tankers awaiting clearance to enter Nepal,” said Basnet.

According to the Trade and Export Promotion Centre, fuel imports from India, which amounted to Rs6.86 billion and Rs 4.99 in the first and second months of the fiscal year, respectively, dropped to Rs1.53 billion in the third month after the Tarai unrest.

Published: 29-11-2015 09:28

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