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  • Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says no directive from govt to defer price hike Apr 12, 2018 05:45 PM IST

    Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says no directive from govt to defer price hike

    Incidentally, oil firms after keeping rates unchanged for a day, today cut petrol price by 4 paisa per litre and by 3 paisa in case of diesel despite firming international oil rates.

  • Renegotiated LNG deal with Russia's Gazprom to kick-in from May: Dharmendra Pradhan Apr 04, 2018 07:25 PM IST

    Renegotiated LNG deal with Russia's Gazprom to kick-in from May: Dharmendra Pradhan

    GAIL had in January renegotiated terms of its 20-year deal to import 2.5 MT a year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Gazprom.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan says govt keeping close eye on oil prices Apr 02, 2018 04:30 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan says govt keeping close eye on oil prices

    Petrol price today hit a four-year high of Rs 73.83 a litre, while diesel rates touched an all-time high of Rs 64.69 in the national capital on rising international oil rates.

  • First LNG shipment from US to reach India on March 30: Pradhan Mar 28, 2018 08:49 PM IST

    First LNG shipment from US to reach India on March 30: Pradhan

    GAIL India has contracted 3.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG from Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana.

  • GAIL gets nod for pipeline to Guwahati: Dharmendra Pradhan Mar 19, 2018 06:52 PM IST

    GAIL gets nod for pipeline to Guwahati: Dharmendra Pradhan

    GAIL is currently laying a 2,655-km pipeline from Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal and Bokaro in Jharkhand and Dhamra in Odisha at a cost of Rs 12,940 crore.

  • Record ethanol procured for petrol blending, says Dharmendra Pradhan Mar 07, 2018 02:10 PM IST

    Record ethanol procured for petrol blending, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    The government has allowed blending of up to 10 per cent ethanol extracted from sugarcane, in petrol but supplies have remained a concern and targets never achieved.

  • CPCL's Rs 3,110 cr Residue Upgradation Project goes on stream Feb 27, 2018 11:52 AM IST

    CPCL's Rs 3,110 cr Residue Upgradation Project goes on stream

    The city-based company embarked on a value addition at the Manali Refinery near city, for upgradation of residue to high value liquids such as diesel, Naphtha and LPG through delayed coking process at an investment of Rs 3,110 crore.

  • GAIL set up for natural gas transportation: Dharmendra Pradhan Feb 07, 2018 03:35 PM IST

    GAIL set up for natural gas transportation: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Pradhan gave the response in Rajya Sabha on a written reply to a question on splitting state-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd by separating its gas marketing business from its primary role as a transporter of gas.

  • Oil producing countries must maintain price balance: Dharmendra Pradhan Jan 25, 2018 08:57 AM IST

    Oil producing countries must maintain price balance: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Speaking at a session on 'The New Energy Equation' at the World Economic Forum (WEF), he said India is very much focused on adding renewable energy capability but it is a consuming country and would be dependent on oil for some time.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan holds meetings on WEF summit sidelines Jan 24, 2018 09:13 AM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan holds meetings on WEF summit sidelines

    During the interaction with the Deloitte chairman, Pradhan exchanged ideas on skill development and entrepreneurship opportunities in India, according to a tweet by the minister.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan justifies exempting ONGC from open offer for HPCL Jan 22, 2018 07:55 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan justifies exempting ONGC from open offer for HPCL

    ONGC acquired government's 51.11 percent stake in HPCL but unlike similar deals, it did not make an open offer to buy an additional 26 percent stake from minority shareholders of HPCL.

  • Trying to bring petrol, diesel under GST: Dharmendra Pradhan Jan 22, 2018 08:17 AM IST

    Trying to bring petrol, diesel under GST: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Responding to a query, the minister said the spike in petrol rates in the international market has impacted the cost of the fuel in India.

  • Need $300bn investment over 10 years to double refinery capacity: Dharmendra Pradhan Jan 13, 2018 06:37 PM IST

    Need $300bn investment over 10 years to double refinery capacity: Dharmendra Pradhan

    "Oil refining capacity in the country stands at over 247 million ton at present and demand for petro products, which is rising rapidly, will touch 600 million ton by the year 2040," Pradhan said, while inaugurating the 22nd Refining and Petrochemicals Technology Meet here.

  • Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan rules out upstream oil gas regulator Jan 11, 2018 04:02 PM IST

    Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan rules out upstream oil gas regulator

    There are two regulatory bodies in the oil and gas sector - the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, which is a regulator for the downstream activities like laying of pipelines and fuel marketing but without powers to review pricing.

  • India in talks with Indonesia for refineries, LNG plants Dec 14, 2017 12:10 PM IST

    India in talks with Indonesia for refineries, LNG plants

    ASEAN is India's 4th largest trading partner, accounting for 10.2 percent of its total trade. Investment flows are also substantial both ways, with ASEAN accounting for about 12.5 percent of investment flows into India since 2000.

  • Centre rejecting Mahanadi tribunal a disinformation: Dharmendra Pradhan Dec 11, 2017 08:33 AM IST

    Centre rejecting Mahanadi tribunal a disinformation: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Some people are spreading disinformation claiming that the Centre has refused to set up the tribunal, either due to their ignorance or for political purpose, Dharmendra, also a BJP leader said.

  • 60% of PMUY beneficiaries bought 4 LPG refills: Dharmendra Pradhan Dec 05, 2017 03:59 PM IST

    60% of PMUY beneficiaries bought 4 LPG refills: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Since launch on May 1, 2016, more than 3.2 crore LPG connections, each costing Rs 1,600, have been given to poor women under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). This is more than half of the 5 crore free LPG connection target sector for three years.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Paradip-Raipur-Ranchi petro pipeline Nov 30, 2017 08:12 AM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Paradip-Raipur-Ranchi petro pipeline

    On the occasion, Pradhan and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh also dedicated the newly set-up oil terminals of Indian Oil Corp (IOCL) in Korba and Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Jharsuguda and Jatni (Odisha) and also laid the foundation stone of a LPG bottling plant in Korba, an official here said.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan pitches for including gas in GST Nov 28, 2017 02:58 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan pitches for including gas in GST

    "Coal has been included and levied with 5 per cent tax but gas is outside GST, how fair is that," he said at the KMPG Energy Summit here.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan defends mega oil refinery amid e-vehicle push Nov 28, 2017 01:51 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan defends mega oil refinery amid e-vehicle push

    The plan to build the 60 million tonnes (MT) a year capacity refinery in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra has come in for questioning after Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that only electric cars would be produced in the country after 2030.

  • Indian refiners processed record oil volume in October, Govt data shows Nov 24, 2017 08:23 AM IST

    Indian refiners processed record oil volume in October, Govt data shows

    The world's third biggest oil importer sees its diesel and gasoline consumption rising by about two-thirds by 2030, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.

  • India's annual diesel consumption to rise by two-thirds by 2030 Nov 22, 2017 04:15 PM IST

    India's annual diesel consumption to rise by two-thirds by 2030

    The energy hungry nation, which is looking to cut its oil imports by 10 percent in 2022, aims to boost use of bio fuels, the minister said.

  • India asks state oil companies to boost gas supply to petcoke ban-hit states Nov 21, 2017 02:31 PM IST

    India asks state oil companies to boost gas supply to petcoke ban-hit states

    India imports about half of its annual consumption of 27 million tonnes of petcoke, Dharmendra Pradhan said in a tweet.

  • Over 30,000 crore lined up for petrochemical MSMEs in east India Nov 16, 2017 07:11 PM IST

    Over 30,000 crore lined up for petrochemical MSMEs in east India

    Noting that over one lakh employment opportunities are likely to be generated in the eastern region, Dharmendra Pradhan said the Odisha government should create a conducive eco-system to attract investments to promote MSME industries in the state.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan promotes 'Green Ride' through cyclothon Nov 05, 2017 03:10 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan promotes 'Green Ride' through cyclothon

    The event, which was held to create awareness around promotion of 'green rides' through cycles, was flagged off from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

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