The first step is to book the gas supply by booking it online.
A reservation is made for the gas at the time of booking.
Then, after that, you are supposed to fill the reservation online, fill the gas tank, fill up the tank with the gas, and return the tank to the gas station.
But that is the beginning of the problem.
The first issue is that you cannot fill up an empty tank with gas.
It is impossible.
You have to fill up with gas when you have a full tank of gas.
So, it becomes a problem of logistics.
The second issue is the fact that you have to be aware of the local regulations.
You are supposed only to fill a tank of 100 litres and you have no right to fill more than 100 litres.
In fact, the Indian government has put restrictions on the amount of gas you can fill.
The law says that you can only fill a full capacity tank and you can’t fill more.
So, there is a big issue with gas pricing.
You can buy gas for Rs. 5 a litre in some places and Rs. 10 a litter in others.
It depends on the market, but in a market like India, you can expect a lot.
There is a price of around Rs. 6-7 per litre.
In other words, you need to find out if the gas is cheaper or not.
But the government does not have a system in place for this.
The pricing is based on volume.
So the pricing in the case of gas is not consistent.
So there is no transparency in gas pricing, no transparent market.
It also comes to the issue of supply and demand.
You cannot know how much gas is available because you cannot book the supply.
It happens in real time.
If there is only one tank, it is very easy to fill it up.
But if there is four or five, the supply can be very difficult.
And if the price goes up, you have the problem of filling up the next tank.
The third issue is availability of space in the gas stations.
The supply is limited.
In India, there are only two petrol stations.
So if you want to buy gas from the local station, you usually have to walk from one to the other.
So you have an issue of security.
There are only three petrol stations in Mumbai.
So in the past, I would try to buy petrol from the nearest petrol station.
I would ask the driver to pay the price in advance.
But in a country like India where gas is cheap, the price of petrol is not so cheap.
So sometimes, I’d pay the dealer Rs. 50 and he would take Rs. 20 and give me Rs. 15.
But you have very limited space.
The fourth issue is a lot of inconvenience.
You don’t know how to fill your tank, and you also have to pay for it.
The gas is sold on the street.
If you buy it from a shop, the shop owner has to pay you Rs. 500.
The dealer has to give you Rs 100.
So it becomes very expensive.
I have to spend Rs. 1,000 on the gas every month.
If I was to buy from a petrol shop, I wouldn’t be able to buy the gas.
I’d have to travel around in a taxi.
So that is another big issue.
I have been using a generator for my gas supply.
I can keep my gas at home, but there are gas stations which charge a fee of Rs. 8-10.
If the gas price goes down, I am going to have to use the generator.
And that is why I am so worried about the price.
I also have an appointment with a doctor at the nearest gas station every few days.
But I don’t think there is enough space for the doctor to come to the station.
When I go to the nearest one, I have a few minutes to get in and out of the car.
But, if I use a generator, the doctor has to come and see me.
That is the biggest inconvenience.
When I am buying gas from a gas station, I pay the station Rs. 2.25 for a liter.
But when I am driving, the cost is Rs. 7.50.
I cannot buy from the cheapest gas station with a Rs. 25 bill.
When you pay for gas, you get a lot more.
So I am always wary of paying at the gas pump.
I go with my gas and my car.
So my concern is not about the prices but about the inconvenience.