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  • Govt to launch 2nd oil, gas field auction on August 9 Jul 30, 2018 01:32 PM IST

    Govt to launch 2nd oil, gas field auction on August 9

    "Launch of Discovered Small Field (DSF) Bid Round-II on August 9, 2018, in New Delhi," the upstream regulator tweeted.

  • Govt taking steps to ease crude oil import cost: Dharmendra Pradhan Jul 30, 2018 01:22 PM IST

    Govt taking steps to ease crude oil import cost: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Besides, efforts are on for increasing domestic production of oil and gas, capitalising untapped potential in bio-fuels and other alternate fuels, and implementing measures for refinery process improvements, Pradhan said during the Question Hour.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan lays foundation stone of skill training centre for women Jul 28, 2018 06:55 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan lays foundation stone of skill training centre for women

    The land for the Mohali NSTI was given by farmers of village Saneta and the cost of the project was Rs 17 crore.

  • Govt, pvt sectors should work together for skill development: Dharmendra Pradhan Jul 16, 2018 08:02 AM IST

    Govt, pvt sectors should work together for skill development: Dharmendra Pradhan

    "It is imperative that the government and the private sector works hand in hand to ensure a successful skilled ecosystem," Pradhan said.

  • US diktat to stop Iranian oil imports: Dharmendra Pradhan says national interests to guide govt response Jun 28, 2018 08:25 PM IST

    US diktat to stop Iranian oil imports: Dharmendra Pradhan says national interests to guide govt response

    Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he has asked the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board to work towards laying gas pipelines along the proposed Mumbai-Nagpur expressway, which if done will add 20 more districts.

  • Uddhav Thackeray refuses to meet Dharmendra Pradhan over mega refinery project Jun 27, 2018 10:36 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray refuses to meet Dharmendra Pradhan over mega refinery project

    A senior Sena leader said that Thackeray conveyed it to Pradhan that a meeting was pointless, as an MoU between Saudi Aramco and ADNOC to develop the refinery at Nanar in Ratnagiri has already been inked.

  • Congress yet to come out of mindset of Emergency: Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 27, 2018 09:32 AM IST

    Congress yet to come out of mindset of Emergency: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The minister, while addressing a function here, said the Congress is projecting the Independence struggle in a manner in which it seems that only one family fought for it.

  • Govt repaid over Rs 2 lakh crore on account of oil bonds taken: Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 26, 2018 09:15 PM IST

    Govt repaid over Rs 2 lakh crore on account of oil bonds taken: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The Congress has been claiming that they were also in the government but fuel prices were not so high in 2012, 2013, 2014. Pradhan was addressing a function organised here by the BJP on the 43rd anniversary of Emergency.

  • India plans to participate in oil block auctions in UAE, says Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 25, 2018 06:00 PM IST

    India plans to participate in oil block auctions in UAE, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    We are in talks that India could bid in the next licensing round of UAE with some Middle Eastern nation companies like Mubadala," Dharmendra Pradhan, India's oil minister said.

  • Rahul attacks PM for not fulfilling Odisha hospital promise, minister calls it fake news Jun 23, 2018 11:14 PM IST

    Rahul attacks PM for not fulfilling Odisha hospital promise, minister calls it fake news

    Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, however, called Gandhi's claim “a new lie” manufactured by his “Fake News Factory”.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan calls OPEC for responsible pricing of oil Jun 21, 2018 08:00 AM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan calls OPEC for responsible pricing of oil

    The global economic outlook already has threats from trade wars, geopolitical events and fear of instability coming back to the Euro Zone.

  • India urges OPEC to boost oil exports, wants sustainable prices Jun 20, 2018 05:17 PM IST

    India urges OPEC to boost oil exports, wants sustainable prices

    The world faces likely lower oil exports from Iran, OPEC's third-biggest producer, after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear accord with a vow to renew sanctions against Tehran.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan blames Naveen Patnaik govt of 'non-cooperation' in attracting investment to Odisha Jun 19, 2018 10:20 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan blames Naveen Patnaik govt of 'non-cooperation' in attracting investment to Odisha

    The ruling BJD, however, accused Pradhan of playing "cheap politics" by releasing his letter to media.

  • India to press for responsible crude pricing at OPEC meet: Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 18, 2018 05:35 PM IST

    India to press for responsible crude pricing at OPEC meet: Dharmendra Pradhan

    "There will be an OPEC conference in Vienna on June 22...Whenever we have met OPEC members, we have told them that crude oil prices should be controlled, reasonable, responsible and should meet demand. We will raise this issue there," the oil minister told reporters here at a CII conference.

  • Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asks OPEC to price oil responsibly Jun 14, 2018 09:25 PM IST

    Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asks OPEC to price oil responsibly

    Production cuts by OPEC have led to international oil prices hitting a four-year high last month that forced a Rs 3.8 per litre hike in petrol and Rs 3.38 a litre increase in diesel prices.

  • Govt wants to ease process of purchasing ethanol: Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 12, 2018 03:35 PM IST

    Govt wants to ease process of purchasing ethanol: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Pradhan, on a visit to the city to promote bidding for city-gas distribution licences, said, "For this, based on co-ordination, a way will be evolved. There is a provision of ethanol blending up to 10 per cent. In the coming days, there will be immense possibilities about use of ethanol. The farmers will also benefit from this in a major way."

  • Ethanol plant in Bargarh to take off soon: Dharmendra Pradhan Jun 11, 2018 08:15 AM IST

    Ethanol plant in Bargarh to take off soon: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The Union minister for petroleum and natural gas said that the project was delayed as the state government allegedly failed to provide land on time.

  • Oil Minister Pradhan: Petrol, diesel will not be allowed to go out of reach of common man Jun 06, 2018 09:39 PM IST

    Oil Minister Pradhan: Petrol, diesel will not be allowed to go out of reach of common man

    Since January 1, 2018, petrol prices have risen by Rs 7.75 a litre and diesel by Rs 9.16. Petrol price in Delhi was Rs 71.41 a litre and diesel was priced at Rs 56.71 when the present BJP government took office.

  • India trying to get resolution soon on rising fuel prices: Oil minister May 24, 2018 01:53 PM IST

    India trying to get resolution soon on rising fuel prices: Oil minister

    Prices of diesel and petrol in India have surged to a record high, stoking opposition criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration for causing hardship to ordinary people.

  • Solution to combat surging fuel prices soon: Dharmendra Pradhan May 21, 2018 08:26 AM IST

    Solution to combat surging fuel prices soon: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Petrol prices today touched a record high of Rs 76.24 per litre and diesel climbed to its highest-ever level of Rs 67.57 as the oil PSUs passed on four weeks of relentless rise in international oil prices to consumers.

  • National skill development mission will train over 40 crore by 2022: Dharmendra Pradhan May 21, 2018 07:53 AM IST

    National skill development mission will train over 40 crore by 2022: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, the Mission is training people in different skills ranging from industrial welding, industrial electrician to computer data application course, he said at the second foundation day function of the Oil Ministrys Skill Development Institute (SDI) here.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan asks Saudi Arabia for stable, moderate oil prices May 18, 2018 02:37 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan asks Saudi Arabia for stable, moderate oil prices

    Pradhan conveyed India's concerns when Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih called him last evening "to discuss continued joint cooperation between the two countries and in particular the current oil market situation", an official statement said here.

  • Govt concerned about petrol, diesel price pinch, says Dharmendra Pradhan Apr 26, 2018 04:45 PM IST

    Govt concerned about petrol, diesel price pinch, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    Declining to say as to what the central government was doing to address the issue, Pradhan said the states should cut sales tax or VAT on petrol and diesel to ease the burden.

  • India will network with Asia's major oil buyers to negotiate with sellers: Dharmendra Pradhan Apr 26, 2018 02:50 PM IST

    India will network with Asia's major oil buyers to negotiate with sellers: Dharmendra Pradhan

    "All the four major Asian economies should come together. And India will try to create a network for that within the four countries," he said, referring to a need to have a greater say in importing crude oil from OPEC nations.

  • 3.60 cr LPG connections given under Ujjwala scheme in 2 years: Dharmendra Pradhan Apr 20, 2018 10:08 PM IST

    3.60 cr LPG connections given under Ujjwala scheme in 2 years: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Earlier, the target under the Centre's flagship scheme was to give 5 crore LPG connections across the country which was raised to 8 crore with additional allocation of fund in the current fiscal 2018-19.

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