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Petroleum Minister


Petrol prices not coming down as states don't want it under GST: Hardeep Singh Puri

September 23, 2021 12:23 pm

In an interview to PTI here, Puri said petrol prices crossed the Rs 100-mark in West Bengal as the TMC government is levying heavy taxes.

PM meets Pradhan, Jaitley on gas price

June 23, 2014 2:06 am

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

Who benefits?

January 31, 2014 11:35 pm

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

'I want to take quickest decisions possible'

February 01, 2014 7:58 pm

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

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

October 19, 2013 2:53 am

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

October 19, 2013 1:44 am

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

October 19, 2013 12:04 am

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

Threat perception

September 30, 2013 3:52 am

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

September 03, 2013 2:32 am

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

Fuelling the crisis

September 03, 2013 2:24 am

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


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.