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Dharmendra Pradhan


LPG prices may come down next month: Dharmendra Pradhan

February 20, 2020 4:27 pm

The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Steel, who is on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh, was talking to reporters on his arrival at the Swami Vivekananda Airport here.

Coronavirus outbreak to impact steel industry for next 2-3 years: Dharmendra Pradhan

February 17, 2020 5:22 pm

India is the second-largest global producer of steel with an annual output of over 106 million tonne (MT) but lags much behind China that accounted for 928.3 MT of the alloy in 2018.

Centre to focus on increasing share of natural gas in energy basket: Union minister

December 29, 2019 8:14 am

Pradhan made the comments after performing the ground-breaking ceremony of a CNG filling station of Torrent Gas at Jategaon near Pune on Saturday.

Only those who say Bharat Mata ki jai can stay in India: Dharmendra Pradhan

December 29, 2019 9:19 am

On the challenge of providing employment, Pradhan said organisations such as the ABVP would have to work towards finding a solution to the unemployment issue amidst growing automation in the industry.

Economic slowdown in India 'temporary', result of US-China trade war: Dharmendra Pradhan

December 01, 2019 8:51 pm

The fall in the GDP growth during the second quarter of the current fiscal is "cyclical in nature" and the economy has started moving in the right direction, he said.

IOC, other PSUs not to bid for BPCL, hints Dharmendra Pradhan

November 21, 2019 5:07 pm

BPCL will give buyers ready access to 14 per cent of India's oil refining capacity and about one-fourth of the fuel marketing infrastructure in the world's fastest-growing energy market.

Government notifies Steel Scrap Recycling Policy: Dharmendra Pradhan

November 18, 2019 5:14 pm

The minister said the government has not fixed any incentive on sale of scrap. This will be governed by guidelines and market conditions prevailing at the time of sale of scrap.

India to invite foreign firms to invest in state-owned oil companies

November 12, 2019 1:41 pm

"We are inviting oil majors," Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters at an energy conference in Abu Dhabi.

Steel consumption in India set for quantum jump: Pradhan

November 06, 2019 4:51 pm

India's steel consumption is set for a quantum jump and investors should come forward and become a partner in the country's growth story, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said.

India on track to cut oil import dependence by 10 per cent by 2022: Pradhan

November 06, 2019 2:42 pm

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the government is on track to meet the target of cutting India's oil import dependence by 10 per cent


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

September 03, 2018 10:21 am

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.