The present BJP-led NDA government took away so-called idle small and marginal discoveries of ONGC and OIL and auctioned them to private firms under Discovered Small Field (DSF) bid rounds.
"Even a fall in the rig count couldn't dispel these concerns."
IEA kept its 2019 forecast for global oil demand growth at 1.4 million barrels per day.
Climate change is threatening 120-million farmers and over 500 cos of India’s Rs 15,000 cr seed industry.
OPEC-led group agreed to roll back output by 1.2 million bpd during first six months of 2019.
The sources declined to be identified as they were not authorised to speak to the media.
Castor seed prices dipped by Rs 24 to Rs 5,542 per quintal.
Around 11:15 am, MCX Mentha oil futures were at Rs 1,495 per kg.