No going back on BPCL privatisation: Dharmendra Pradhan
"Whether the government is revisiting disinvestment of BPCL, my answer is very clear no. The government is very firm on one issue (that) government has no business to be in the business," he said.
Govt working towards making gas available at affordable price: Dharmendra Pradhan
Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradh...
Dharmendra Pradhan says pipeline tariff rationalisation, gas pricing freedom on anvil
The present zonal tariff structure, he said, results in...
India plans to nearly double oil refining capacity by 2030: Dharmendra Pradhan
The refining capacity of 249.9 million tonnes exceeded the fuel demand of 213.7 million tonnes in 2019-20, but the demand is likely to rise to 335 million tonnes by 2030 and 472 million tonnes by 2040
Fuel prices could go down once international markets stabilise: Dharmendra Pradhan
Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan on June 29 stated that the world economy as well as India’s economy is going t...
Dharmendra Pradhan envisages home delivery of petrol, CNG
Doorstep delivery of petrol and CNG is said to pose risks due to highly inflammable nature of the fuel, and safe and secure modes approved by relevant authorities need to be evolved. Pradhan said the government has already started mobile dispensers for diesel and is working on energy efficiency, affordability, security and accessibility.
Current prices shouldn't decide oil companies' economics: Dharmendra Pradhan
Petroleum minister says domestic producers need to wait till prices normalise and that PSUs have used low rates to fill reserves. Companies like ONGC should not be hit… However, overall low gas prices in market will impact the finances of all gas projects, including that of deepwater.
India exploring global funds for compressed biogas projects: Oil Minister
India plans to invest $24 billion to produce 15 million tonnes of compressed biogas from 5,000 plants by 2023, and wants bio-manure, a byproduct, to contribute to the growth of organic farming
Dharmendra Pradhan sees fuel demand reaching pre-Corona level next month as India gets back to work
A rebound in fuel demand indicates India is getting back to work and the world’s third-largest energy market is poised to regain its position as the global demand centre.
Baghjan well blowout: Dharmendra Pradhan takes stock of situation
Pradhan had a detailed discussion with CMDs of OIL as well ONGCL. In a statement Oil India Limited (OIL) stated expressing his concern over the incident, Pradhan advised OIL to take all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of the local population.
Increase domestic steel usage: Dharmendra Pradhan
Urging all the organizations in the oil and gas sector to procure domestic steel rather than relying on imports, Pradhan said that domestic steel manufacturers have the capabilities to cater to the sector's future requirement for steel. Meeting steel demand domestically and reducing import dependence will significantly enhance employment opportunities in the sector and would also give boost to growth of MSMEs in steel sector and lead them to produce more value-added products.
Assam oil well fire: Global experts called to seal well, says Dharmendra Pradhan
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited the Baghjan Oil Ind...
IOC, ONGC, other PSUs implementing Rs 3.57 lakh crore projects: Petroleum Ministry
In Twitter posts, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said out of Rs 3.57 lakh crore being spent on 859 projects, over Rs 60,000 crore will be invested during fiscal 2020-21.
Dharmendra Pradhan urges industry to use domestically produced steel
Mumbai, Jun 20 () Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday urged all stakeholders of the sector to come together to ensure that industries use only domestically produced steel.
Petrol sales up 36%, diesel 20% in June
Sales of gasoil, which accounts for about two-fifths of the country's overall fuel sales, rose by about 20% in June compared with May to 5.54 million tonnes, provisional sales data showed. However, gasoline and gasoil sales in June are still down by about 15% and 17.1% respectively from a year earlier.
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