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Undeveloped oil fields: Govt plans monetisation amid low recovery, shift to renewables

June 14, 2021 3:38 am

Last Thursday, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that government companies cannot hold on to undeveloped resources indefinitely and suggested that these companies should seek to find technology partners or investors who can bring the expertise to monetise such fields quickly.

Explained: Why GAIL is dropping plans to hive of its pipeline business

June 12, 2021 1:19 pm

GAIL will not hive off its pipeline business according to company and government officials. The Indian Express examines why the plan was proposed, the opposition it faced, and why it was eventually scrapped.

Pradhan calls for monetisation of undeveloped ONGC, OIL fields

June 11, 2021 12:53 am

“If a company has come into possession of a resource through a process, it does not mean they will have it indefinitely,” he said, at the launch of the third round of auctions for small fields with proven reserves under the Discovered Small Fields (DSF) regime.

Not right time to discuss tax cuts on petrol, diesel: Dharmendra Pradhan

June 08, 2021 12:12 am

“At present, the earning is less. We cannot compromise on the expenditure. The expenditure of health sector has increased," The comments from the minister comes when prices of fuel in some of the states have crossed Rs 100 per litre," the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas said.

India committed to decarbonising its economy as responsible global citizen: Pradhan

April 22, 2021 12:27 pm

Observing that India's energy demand is all set to increase in the coming years, he told a US think-tank that the future of the growth of energy demand will come from India.

Pradhan: Saudi suggestion to use oil reserves ‘undiplomatic’

March 27, 2021 9:18 am

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said India would procure crude oil from whichever country offered the best business terms.

No proposal to cut taxes on petrol, diesel: Dharmendra Pradhan

February 11, 2021 1:24 am

On Wednesday, the price of petrol reached an all-time high of Rs 87.6 per litre in Delhi, while that of diesel hit a record high of Rs 84.63 per litre in Mumbai.

Those doubting vaccine efficacy mentally challenged: Dharmendra Pradhan

January 04, 2021 5:38 pm

"Those who have mand buddhi (are mentally challenged) and those who don't have faith in the scientists and power of India are making such baseless statements," Dharmendra Pradhan said.

From industrial projects to interest subvention for ethanol distilleries: Here are key Cabinet announcements

December 30, 2020 6:19 pm

The government has approved an interest subvention scheme of Rs 4,573 crore for production of grain-based ethanol in the country. Apart from this, it also approved three industrial projects worth Rs 7,725 crore under the National Industrial Corridor Programme.

Merry Christmas: PM Modi, President Kovind and others greet people on Christmas

December 25, 2020 12:47 pm

Along with PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and S Jaishankar, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took on Twitter to greet the country on the auspicious occasion of Christmas.


Here is a list of Union ministers who contracted Covid-19

September 17, 2020 1:06 pm

Here's a list of all the Union Ministers who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection.


Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Africa to be major energy source for India, says Petroleum Minister

January 22, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that with the global economic situation currently at a critical phase, it is imperative that India and Africa forge deeper collaboration, particularly in the field of energy. Indian refiners boosted imports of African crude oil in 2015 to the highest in at least five years and slightly cut their intake from America as refiners benefited from changing global oil flows caused by surplus supply. Pradhan said the Government has decided to diversify energy basket. Pradhan added that the new discoveries in Africa have seen oil reserves grow by over 100 percent and gas reserves grow by over 55 percent and this would improve Africa's position as an exporter of not only oil but also gas. India, the world's fourth-biggest oil consumer, raised its imports of African oil as the continent's mainly light, sweet crudes helped fill increasing demand for gasoline and diesel fuel.