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  • Dharmendra Pradhan lays foundation of HPCLs LPG Plant at Rayagada Feb 19, 2019 07:38 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan lays foundation of HPCLs LPG Plant at Rayagada

    Addressing the gathering at Rayagada, Pradhan said the Centre is according top priority to accelerating development of backward KBK region in the state.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan a 'habitual liar': Biju Janata Dal Jan 23, 2019 08:15 AM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan a 'habitual liar': Biju Janata Dal

    Hours after Pradhan's press conference, the BJD convened a press conference here and came down heavily on the Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister and called him a 'habitual liar'.

  • Naveen Patnaik scuttling development of Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan Jan 22, 2019 04:40 PM IST

    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.

  • Rs 40,000 cr investment expected in OALP-II bid round Jan 07, 2019 06:45 PM IST

    Rs 40,000 cr investment expected in OALP-II bid round

    In the first round of OALP last year, as much as Rs 60,000 crore was committed in the exploration of oil and gas in 55 blocks or areas.

  • Naveen Patnaik feeding the demon of corruption: Dharmendra Pradhan Dec 26, 2018 10:22 PM IST

    Naveen Patnaik feeding the demon of corruption: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Pradhan also accused Patnaik of maintaining a double standard on women's reservation.

  • ONGC, OIL spend Rs 13,000 cr on 115 discoveries govt took away from them: Dharmendra Pradhan Dec 17, 2018 05:39 PM IST

    ONGC, OIL spend Rs 13,000 cr on 115 discoveries govt took away from them: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The present BJP-led NDA government took away so-called idle small and marginal discoveries of ONGC and OIL and auctioned them to private firms under Discovered Small Field (DSF) bid rounds.

  • Local factors worked against BJP government in Madhya Pradesh: Dharmendra Pradhan Dec 13, 2018 09:00 AM IST

    Local factors worked against BJP government in Madhya Pradesh: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The petroleum and natural gas minister said 2019 Lok Sabha election would be fought on the agenda of development.

  • Natural gas production to rise by a third if output locked in ONGC, OIL fields opens up Nov 20, 2018 02:20 PM IST

    Natural gas production to rise by a third if output locked in ONGC, OIL fields opens up

    State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Oil India Ltd (OIL) haven't been able to develop the discoveries or bring them to production as the current gas price of $3.36 per million British thermal unit (MMBtu) is way lower than the cost of production.

  • India to lease out half of Padur strategic oil storage to ADNOC: Sources Nov 12, 2018 09:10 AM IST

    India to lease out half of Padur strategic oil storage to ADNOC: Sources

    Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL) will sign an initial agreement with ADNOC on Monday in the presence of oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

  • US sanctions against Iran: Govt says no issues with oil supplies, sentiment hurting price Oct 16, 2018 03:09 PM IST

    US sanctions against Iran: Govt says no issues with oil supplies, sentiment hurting price

    Refusing to say if India has sought a waiver of sanctions from the US as to continue purchasing crude oil from Iran, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he has articulated the country's position on importing oil from the Persian Gulf nation in November and "there is nothing new to repeat."

  • India has optional volumes from Saudi Arabia, others to make up for shortfall from Iran Oct 15, 2018 12:47 PM IST

    India has optional volumes from Saudi Arabia, others to make up for shortfall from Iran

    India had contracted to import about 25 million tonnes of crude oil from Iran in the fiscal year 2018-19 (April 2018 to March 2019), up from 22.6 million tonnes imported in 2017-18.

  • No going back on fuel price deregulation: Dharmendra Pradhan Oct 08, 2018 03:42 PM IST

    No going back on fuel price deregulation: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Speaking at The Energy Forum here, he said international oil prices touching a four-year high of USD 85 per barrel is a "challenge" that has resulted in fuel prices continuing to rise despite a one-off excise duty cut and public sector units (PSUs) subsidising fuel.

  • India to buy Iranian oil in Nov despite US sanctions: Dharmendra Pradhan Oct 08, 2018 11:08 AM IST

    India to buy Iranian oil in Nov despite US sanctions: Dharmendra Pradhan

    "Two of our oil companies have made nominations to purchase Iranian oil in November," he said speaking at The Energy Forum here. "We do not know if we will get waiver (from US sanctions) or not."

  • Dharmendra Pradhan meets FM Arun Jaitley as fuel prices touch new high Oct 04, 2018 01:29 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan meets FM Arun Jaitley as fuel prices touch new high

    The two ministers met last evening amid concerns of high fuel prices adding to farmers' distress, particularly in the upcoming Rabi crops season, sources said.

  • 5,000 bio-gas plants at Rs 1.75 lakh cr investment in offing: Dharmendra Pradhan Oct 01, 2018 02:22 PM IST

    5,000 bio-gas plants at Rs 1.75 lakh cr investment in offing: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Pradhan announced that state-owned fuel marketing companies will purchase all the bio-gas from these plants at Rs 46 per kg in a bid to cut reliance on imports for meeting oil needs.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan confident of BJP forming government in Odisha Oct 01, 2018 08:12 AM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan confident of BJP forming government in Odisha

    'BJP will form the government in Odisha and win more number of Lok Sabha seats in the state, where people have made up their mind to see victory for the party,' Pradhan said, while responding to queries at a function here.

  • Government approves fiscal incentives for projects to improve oil recovery Sep 12, 2018 07:15 PM IST

    Government approves fiscal incentives for projects to improve oil recovery

    "Because of this, new investment and technology will come and Rs 50 lakh crore worth of production will increase in 10 years," the minister told a news conference here.

  • Government raises ethanol price for blending in petrol by 25% Sep 12, 2018 05:44 PM IST

    Government raises ethanol price for blending in petrol by 25%

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs raised the procurement price of ethanol derived from 100 per cent sugarcane juice to Rs 59.13 per litre from the current rate of Rs 47.13, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told a news conference.

  • Committed to make BS-VI fuel available across India by April 2020 : Dharmendra Pradhan Sep 06, 2018 09:16 PM IST

    Committed to make BS-VI fuel available across India by April 2020 : Dharmendra Pradhan

    "We have provided BS VI fuel in national capital territory. There would not be any uncertainty from our side. Whatever we have committed, to provide BS VI fuel in the country by April 1, 2020, we stand by that commitment," Pradhan said.

  • India preferred destination for global investments: Dharmendra Pradhan Aug 31, 2018 08:42 PM IST

    India preferred destination for global investments: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Asserting that nobody can stop the juggernaut of Indias growth story, he said company secretaries will have to play a major role in writing a new chapter in the countrys transformation.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan blames 'isolated' American policies for fuel price rise Aug 31, 2018 07:36 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan blames 'isolated' American policies for fuel price rise

    He said the Centre is concerned about the spiralling prices of petrol and diesel and is taking all measures to check them.

  • IEA sees oil markets tightening towards end of 2018: Fatih Birol Aug 29, 2018 03:30 PM IST

    IEA sees oil markets tightening towards end of 2018: Fatih Birol

    "Definitely there are some worries that oil markets can tighten towards the end of this year and as major oil importing countries India and other countries need to be ready," IEA's Fatih Birol said on Wednesday after a meeting with India's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan rules out splitting GAIL but wants petrochem business divested Aug 27, 2018 07:23 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan rules out splitting GAIL but wants petrochem business divested

    To resolve the conflict arising out of the same entity owning the two jobs, GAIL will bifurcate the accounts and give outside parties access to its vast pipeline network.

  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to launch DSF-II bid round tomorrow Aug 08, 2018 02:07 PM IST

    Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to launch DSF-II bid round tomorrow

    The 60 discoveries clubbed into 26 contract areas spread over 3,100 sq km and eight sedimentary basins will be put on offer.

  • India Inc must raise spend on creation of quality manpower: Dharmendra Pradhan Jul 31, 2018 08:42 AM IST

    India Inc must raise spend on creation of quality manpower: Dharmendra Pradhan

    "Time has come, we have to look into this aspect (of developing quality manpower) very seriously. This is not only a governmental effort, it is not possible," Pradhan said.

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