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PM meets Pradhan, Jaitley on gas price

Modi called a meeting on Sunday with Pradhan where finance minister Arun Jaitley also joined.

'I want to take quickest decisions possible'

The new Environment Minister, Veerappa Moily, plays down change from his predecessors though adding that he has never believed in putting off things.


Who benefits?

Delinking the LPG subsidy from Aadhaar, the UPA has damaged the cash transfer scheme.

Dasgupta urges PM to terminate RIL profit-sharing contract with gas block

Dasgupta urged the PM on Friday to initiate steps to 'terminate' the profit-sharing contract.

Moily on Birla case: India should not become like Russia

Veerappa Moily on Friday said investigating agencies and the judiciary must ensure that India does not become like Russia.

Honour contracts or forget investments: BP chief to Veerappa Moily

RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani and BP's Bob Dudley met Moily over issues related to KG-D6 issues.


Threat perception

Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily’s ‘threat-from-the-oil-import-lobby’ remarks had sparked off a controversy last June forcing him to resort to the usual ‘I-was-misquoted’ clarification.

Idea deficit

One fails to understand the petroleum minister,M. Veerappa Moily’s logic.

Fuelling the crisis

The petroleum minister must know that there is no alternative to hiking fuel prices

Shiv Sena MP forcing me to give contract to his favoured firm: PSU chief

Chief of Bharat Petroleum has accused a Shiv Sena MP of favouritism.

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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.