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  • Cabinet approves industrial corridors at Krishnapatnam and Tumkuru; here're the key decisions Dec 30, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Cabinet approves industrial corridors at Krishnapatnam and Tumkuru; here're the key decisions

    Cabinet has also approved the export of Akash Missile System.

  • India plans $60 billion investment in gas infrastructure, says Dharmendra Pradhan Dec 18, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    India plans $60 billion investment in gas infrastructure, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    The $60 billion spend envisages creating gas infrastructure till 2024, including for pipelines, LNG terminals and city gas distribution networks

  • OPEC's decision would stabilise fuel prices: Dharmendra Pradhan Dec 06, 2020 09:22 PM IST

    OPEC's decision would stabilise fuel prices: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Pradhan's statement comes in the wake of a steep hike in the prices of petrol and diesel recently.

  • Govt received three bids for BPCL: Dharmendra Pradhan Dec 02, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    Govt received three bids for BPCL: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Vedanta had on November 18 confirmed putting in an expression of interest (EoI) for buying the government's 52.98 percent stake in BPCL.

  • LPG subsidy for BPCL consumers to continue post-privatisation: Dharmendra Pradhan Nov 27, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    LPG subsidy for BPCL consumers to continue post-privatisation: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The government gives 12 cooking gas (LPG) cylinders of 14.2-kg each to households in a year at a subsidised rate. This subsidy is directly paid into the bank accounts of the users.

  • India to see Rs 10,000 crore investment in LNG stations: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Nov 19, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    India to see Rs 10,000 crore investment in LNG stations: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

    So far, India uses petrol, diesel, CNG and auto-LPG as fuels to run automobiles. LNG is a new fuel that can be dispensed from outlets similar to petrol pumps, and is used not just in long long-haul buses and trucks but also in running mining equipment, as bunker fuel, and rail locomotives.

  • No scaling down of west coast refinery capacity; BPCL privatization on track: Dharmendra Pradhan Oct 13, 2020 08:07 PM IST

    No scaling down of west coast refinery capacity; BPCL privatization on track: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Pradhan said India's dependence on hydrocarbons will continue in the near future. And to meet the future demand, the planned refinery on the west coast was essential.

  • India moving ahead on path of futuristic reforms: PM Modi on Cabinet nod to natural gas marketing reforms Oct 07, 2020 09:16 PM IST

    India moving ahead on path of futuristic reforms: PM Modi on Cabinet nod to natural gas marketing reforms

    Hailing the reform measure, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, "India is moving ahead on the path of futuristic reforms. Today's Cabinet decision on Natural Gas Marketing Reforms' add strength to the efforts of making India a gas based economy."

  • Govt allows complete marketing freedom for natural gas Oct 07, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    Govt allows complete marketing freedom for natural gas

    The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved a standard e-bidding procedure to discover price of gas.

  • India's oil import bill declines by two-third on fall in international prices: Dharmendra Pradhan Sep 14, 2020 04:08 PM IST

    India's oil import bill declines by two-third on fall in international prices: Dharmendra Pradhan

    New Delhi, Sep 14 India's crude oil import bill fell to a third in the first four months of the current fiscal after international oil rates ..

  • Govt prepares draft framework policy for development of steel clusters in India Sep 14, 2020 03:41 PM IST

    Govt prepares draft framework policy for development of steel clusters in India

    The draft framework policy aims at facilitating setting up of greenfield steel clusters along with development and expansion of existing steel clusters, Pradhan said while replying to a question in Lok Sabha.

  • India-US announce new areas of research on transformational power generation Jul 18, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    India-US announce new areas of research on transformational power generation

    This emerged at a virtual ministerial meeting of the US-India Strategic Energy Partnership that was co-chaired by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.

  • India looking to store oil in US reserves; signs MoU for coop in strategic petroleum reserves Jul 17, 2020 10:56 PM IST

    India looking to store oil in US reserves; signs MoU for coop in strategic petroleum reserves

    The US has 714 million barrels of oil storage capacity in its strategic petroleum reserve (SPR), the world's largest supply of emergency crude oil.

  • IOC, ONGC, other PSUs implementing projects worth Rs 3.57 lakh crore: Petroleum Ministry Jul 06, 2020 04:46 PM IST

    IOC, ONGC, other PSUs implementing projects worth Rs 3.57 lakh crore: Petroleum Ministry

    Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior officials of the ministry "reviewed the ongoing oil and gas projects started by PSUs since the resumption of economic activities from April 20, 2020".

  • Pipeline tariff rationalisation, gas pricing freedom on anvil: Dharmendra Pradhan Jul 01, 2020 07:56 PM IST

    Pipeline tariff rationalisation, gas pricing freedom on anvil: Dharmendra Pradhan

    While he did not spell out the roadmap for freeing gas prices, Pradhan said the current practice of fixing zonal tariffs of a gas pipeline, which typically rises as the gas travels from source to consumption centres, will be replaced by uniform rates.

  • FinMin requested to impose Border Adjustment Tax, says Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 30, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    FinMin requested to impose Border Adjustment Tax, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    The proposed BAT would be imposed on imported goods in addition to customs duty to bring the imported product at par with locally-made products.

  • Common man not impacted by rising petrol, diesel price: Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 30, 2020 10:11 AM IST

    Common man not impacted by rising petrol, diesel price: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Defending the price rise, Pradhan said the national as well as global economy was going through a challenging time and that it had impacted the demand and supply of fuel across the world

  • Steel imports worth Rs 20,000 crore avoided due to DMISP policy: Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 29, 2020 05:09 PM IST

    Steel imports worth Rs 20,000 crore avoided due to DMISP policy: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The government also rolled out the domestically manufactured iron and steel products policy (DMISP) policy to boost the use of domestic steel products in government organisations.

  • India to end federal control of gas prices, lift LNG transport use Jun 26, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    India to end federal control of gas prices, lift LNG transport use

    To boost gas usage, India is expanding infrastructure including building new liquefied natural gas (LNG) import plants and connecting households with an expanding gas pipe network.

  • BPCL privatisation: Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan says there is no going back Jun 26, 2020 07:34 PM IST

    BPCL privatisation: Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan says there is no going back

    Stating that the last date of submitting EoIs stands at July 31 as of now, Pradhan said the actual timing of the sell-off will depend on the market.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan urges industry to use domestically produced steel Jun 20, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan urges industry to use domestically produced steel

    In the last few quarters, domestic demand for steel has declined due to the economic slowdown followed by the COVID-19 outbreak and resultant shutdowns.

  • India's first digital trading platform for natural gas: All you need to know about Indian Gas Exchange Jun 18, 2020 06:44 PM IST

    India's first digital trading platform for natural gas: All you need to know about Indian Gas Exchange

    Buyers and sellers on the platform can trade in spot and forward contracts at designated physical hubs.

  • India plans to nearly double oil refining capacity by 2030: Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 16, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    India plans to nearly double oil refining capacity by 2030: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Speaking at a webinar on 'Atmanirbhar Bharat: Fostering Domestic Steel Usage in Oil & Gas Sector', he said construction of a new 60 million tonnes a year west coast refinery, which is crucial to the capacity doubling plan, will start soon.

  • Government, OIL to compensate all affected in Assam gas well tragedy Jun 14, 2020 03:11 PM IST

    Government, OIL to compensate all affected in Assam gas well tragedy

    After visiting the well site, the Union minister said the Centre and the state government are trying for a permanent solution to the disaster so that it never recurs.

  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviews fire situation at Oil India well in Assam Jun 10, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviews fire situation at Oil India well in Assam

    Oil India Ltd's gas well in its Baghjan oilfield in Tinsukia district of Assam had a blowout or uncontrolled gas emission on May 27. The well caught fire on June 9 as the company brought in experts from the Singapore-based firm Alert Disaster Control to contain the blowout.

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