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Mar 20, 2013, 10.00 PM IST | Source: PTI

CCI clears RIL's block for oil, gas production

In its first decision, the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) today cleared Reliance Industries' producing KG-D6 block and gas discovery area NEC-25 along with 3 other areas where the Defence Ministry had either barred oil and gas activity or put stringent conditions on that.

In its first decision, the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) today cleared Reliance Industries' producing KG-D6 block and gas discovery area NEC-25 along with 3 other areas where the Defence Ministry had either barred oil and gas activity or put stringent conditions on that.

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In all, 8 blocks including RIL's Krishna Godavari basin KG-D6 block and gas discovery area of NEC-25 in the North East Coast (NEC) region, were declared "No-Go" zones for reasons like overlapping with proposed Naval base or being close to missile launching and Air Force exercise area.

Stringent conditions were put for another 31 exploration areas. The CCI, which had in January-end asked the miniteries of petroleum and defence to sort out differences, cleared five of the "No-Go" blocks, official sources said. Three blocks will continue to be No-Go areas.

RIL's KG-D6, which has been producing oil since September 2008 and gas from April 2009, was fully cleared for oil and gas activity with total area of 7,645 sq km reduced by 495 sq km to meet defence needs.

Similarly, its NEC-OSN-97/2, where six gas finds have so far been made, cleared after the portion of the block nearest to the coast was relinquished and the remaining portion was found to be beyond 100 km from the Chandipur Missle launch of DRDO and Balasore air-to-air firing range of IAF.

Reliance stock price

On November 21, 2014, Reliance Industries closed at Rs 997.45, up Rs 17.05, or 1.74 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 1142.50 and the 52-week low was Rs 794.00.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 69.66 per share as per the quarter ended September 2014. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 14.32. The latest book value of the company is Rs 609.24 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 1.64.

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