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Robust plan in place for adequate supply of crude oil: Dharmendra Pradhan

With oil imports from Iran likely to come to a halt, the government expects volumes to go up from other countries.

Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan promises rice, dal and salt for Rupee 1, BJD calls it ‘act of desperation’

Pradhan said a “frightened” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is “misleading” voters that if his government falls, then subsidised rice at Re 1 will be stopped.


Dharmendra Pradhan: ‘PM Modi is the game changer of Odisha politics...We will be No. 1 party’

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has been leading the BJP’s campaign in Odisha.

Tripura is highest natural gas producer in country, says Dharmendra Pradhan

During his visit, the union minister also laid the foundation stone for a CNG filling station at Udaipur in Gomati district, 50 Km from Agartala and piped natural gas connections in West Tripura.

Oil PSUs taken up education projects in 17 Odisha districts: Dharmendra Pradhan

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said PSUs under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas have taken up various corporate social responsibility projects to upgrade educational facilities in 17 of the 30 districts in Odisha

Naveen Patnaik scuttling development of Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Describing the Digha-Gopalpur costal highway, as a "game changer" for Odisha, the senior BJP leader said it was one of the grandest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the state.


Dharmendra Pradhan: ‘BJP will have no truck with BJD, we will contest alone. PM’s popularity really high in Odisha’

Dharmendra Pradhan said, "Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik is trying to shift the blame of his failure to the Centre."

‘Treated as furniture’, Odisha BJP MLA, senior leader quit party

Requesting anonymity, a BJP leader said that the accusations in the letter seem to be directed to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Dharmendra Pradhan to be BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Odisha: Senior BJP leader

The announcement came amid rumours in the political circle that the BJP would project Sarangi as its chief ministerial candidate for the state assembly elections next year.

US sanctions on Iran: 'India has been able to get its way,' says oil minister; gives credit to PM Modi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the US would temporarily allow eight countries to continue buying Iranian oil even after enforcing its sanctions on Tehran.

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

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

Idea Exchange With Dharmendra Pradhan

Son of former BJP MP Debendra Pradhan, Dharmendra Pradhan was inducted into the Modi Cabinet after delivering a victory for the BJP in Bihar in the 2014 general elections. Though he couldn’t manage the same feat in the Assembly elections, Pradhan has been a consistent performer as MoS, Petroleum and Natural Gas. Freeing up diesel […]


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

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.