Kathmandu, March 6 -- Gas bottlers called off their protest on Tuesday after the Nepal Oil Corporation agreed to prepare a report in the next 15 days with recommendations to resolve the ongoing dispute between the two sides.

During the talks held at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies on Tuesday, the ministry also announced that it would form a high-level team to prepare a roadmap for the overall management of the petroleum business.

The ministry had formed a committee under NOC Acting Deputy Managing Director Nagendra Sah on Friday to address the concerns raised by gas bottlers.

The bottlers have stopped receiving purchase delivery orders, commonly called PDOs, for over a week to mount pressure on the NOC to increase their...