Tuesday October 28, 2014
Hit by uncertainty over oil supplies from West Asia, the government is keen to diversify imports and wants to buy crude from the US, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said.
Sunday October 26, 2014
In parallel, the ministry is setting stiff targets for state explorers like ONGC to reverse the declining trend in oil and gas output in recent years as it looks to cut on import dependence.
Saturday October 25, 2014
Looking to deepen its economic ties with Vietnam, India is likely to strike a deal for exploration and production of oil and gas during the visit of the South East Asian nation's Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, on October 27.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 24, 2014
Sudan's security forces have freed a Chinese worker abducted last week in the conflict-hit West Kordofan region, the oil minister said on Friday.
Friday October 24, 2014
The government has no plans to curtail supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) from the current 12 cylinders per household in a year even as it looks to give cash subsidy to consumers across the country by June.
Heena Gambhir | Tuesday October 21, 2014
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in an interview to NDTV that the move to deregulate diesel prices is a "well thought decision" and the markets are appreciating it. He also said that as the world is seeing some stability in oil prices, it is the ...
Tuesday October 21, 2014
The government promised on Monday to open up the coal industry to private players and moved closer to selling a stake in a state-run oil company, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked up the pace on economic reform days after relaxing fuel price con...
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 4, 2014
Taiwan's health minister Chiu Wen-ta has resigned over a food safety scare that has gripped the island after hundreds of tonnes of products made with "gutter oil" were removed from sale.
Saturday September 13, 2014
The Centre has chalked out plans to set up at least four more strategic oil reserves in the country in a bid to store adequate stock for meeting 90-100 day requirements during any crisis.
Thursday September 11, 2014
Fertilisers stocks have witnessed strong buying in last one week after Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, said that the government proposes to come out with a new fertiliser policy. He also said that the fertiliser ministry is follow...
Saturday September 6, 2014
Announcing expansion plans worth Rs 4,500 crore for Odisha, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the petrol, diesel and LPG network would be expanded to benefit all the consumers in the state.
Tuesday September 2, 2014
Under-recovery or the gap between retail selling price and the cost of import, this month dipped to an all-time low of 8 paise a litre, helped by the monthly increases and softening in international oil rates.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 2, 2014
Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday August 25, 2014
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that the time has come for India to adopt an "Act East Policy" as she began her three-day visit to Vietnam during which she will hold talks with the top leadership of the Communist nation.
Sunday August 24, 2014
The Association of Oil and Gas Operators, which is made up for over two-dozen members including the likes of Reliance Industries, ONGC, Cairn, BP, BG, BHP and Essar, on August 18 wrote to Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan listing out pricing challenges...
Wednesday August 13, 2014
The government on Wednesday said it will come out with a new natural gas pricing formula by September 30.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 10, 2014
The ASEAN, considered one of the world's fastest growing regions, today resolved to significantly enhance cooperation with India in combating growing challenges of maritime security, terrorism, drug trafficking and cyber crime besides expanding trade...
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 7, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered immediate steps to be taken for minimising damages and losses from floods in rivers in Odisha, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 6, 2014
Indonesia's complex rules on land use and the difficulty in prosecuting foreign businesses mean Singapore has its work cut out bringing companies to book under its new cross-border air pollution law.
Wednesday July 23, 2014
India is diversifying its sources of crude oil imports to reduce dependence on any one region, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told Rajya Sabha on wednesday.