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Delhi, NCR to get BS-VI grade fuel by 2018 to help in war against pollution

Delhi, NCR to get BS-VI grade fuel by 2018 to help in war against pollution

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said BS-VI grade fuel will be implemented in NCR in April of 2018. While IOC has reportedly said it is ready, the news may not go down too well with auto companies.

Nov 15, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
We plan to put all petroleum products on e-commerce platform: Dharmendra Pradhan

We plan to put all petroleum products on e-commerce platform: Dharmendra Pradhan

The minister said there are four crore consumers as against one lakh retail outlets for petroleum products.

Sep 27, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
Oil Minister rules out intervention on daily fuel price revision, says reform will continue

Oil Minister rules out intervention on daily fuel price revision, says reform will continue

He however remained non-committal on cutting taxes to soften the blow of relentless rise in prices since July 3, the government need to finance huge infrastructure and social projects has to be balanced with consumer needs.

Sep 13, 2017, 19:18 PM IST
Petrol pumps withdraw strike call over daily price revision

Petrol pumps withdraw strike call over daily price revision

Petrol pump owners on Wednesday called off their proposed strike over daily revision of petrol and diesel prices from Friday after the government agreed to change the timing to 6 am everyday instead of midnight.

Jun 14, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
India fuel consumption to hit 200 million tonnes in 2016/17 - oil ministry

India fuel consumption to hit 200 million tonnes in 2016/17 - oil ministry

India`s fuel consumption is likely to hit 200 million tonnes in 2016/17, an oil ministry executive said on Monday, in what would be the highest such level in at least 16 years.

Jan 16, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
India aims to double LNG import capacity to 50 million tonnes a year: Dharmendra Pradhan

India aims to double LNG import capacity to 50 million tonnes a year: Dharmendra Pradhan

India plans to more than double its annual LNG import capacity to 50 million tonnes in the next few years, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday.

Oct 13, 2016, 15:37 PM IST

Oil minister downplays cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel

With petrol and diesel prices rising by Rs 9-10 per litre since March, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday downplayed possibility of an excise duty reduction to give relief to consumers saying there should not be any knee-jerk reaction.

Jun 03, 2016, 19:20 PM IST
Modi government offers auction for 46 oil and gas fields through international bidding

Modi government offers auction for 46 oil and gas fields through international bidding

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said bidding for the Discovered Small Fields Bid Round will open on July 15 and last date of bidding is October 31.

May 25, 2016, 15:33 PM IST
 LPG users in major cities with income below Rs 10 lakh to furnish income proof for subsidy claim

LPG users in major cities with income below Rs 10 lakh to furnish income proof for subsidy claim

The domestic gas consumers in Tier-I and Tier-II cities which earn less than Rs 10 lakh income in a year will have to furnish income details to their LPG distributors in order to continue receiving subsidy

May 06, 2016, 09:42 AM IST
Govt seeks $2.2 billion to build second phase of strategic oil reserves

Govt seeks $2.2 billion to build second phase of strategic oil reserves

Strategic storage reserves are underground rock caverns used to store crude oil that can be used in case of a supply cut-off to a country.

Feb 04, 2016, 14:45 PM IST
Great news for CNG car users! Now buy CNG in NCR at concessional rates during odd hours

Great news for CNG car users! Now buy CNG in NCR at concessional rates during odd hours

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that CNG in NCR will be sold at concessional rates during odd hours of the day to reduce rush at CNG pumps.

Dec 31, 2015, 15:09 PM IST

Govt decides to limit LPG subsidy for tax payers earning over Rs 10 lakh

Government has decided that consumers with taxable income above Rs 10 lakh per year will not get LPG subsidy from January 2016.

Dec 28, 2015, 19:27 PM IST

India should buy overseas assets aggressively: Pradhan

Opportunities emerging from low oil prices were discussed at a meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with business leaders, bankers and bureaucrats yesterday against the backdrop of global economic turmoil, he said.

Sep 09, 2015, 12:43 PM IST

10-time jump in FDI in petroleum and gas sector

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, while replying to questions, said the government is encouraging foreign investment to supplement domestic investment and technological capabilities.

Aug 03, 2015, 15:21 PM IST
Vyapam scam: Congress targets ​Dharmendra Pradhan, Oil Minister says 'never took any favours from accused'

Vyapam scam: Congress targets ​Dharmendra Pradhan, Oil Minister says 'never took any favours from accused'

Even as the Congress demanded the sacking of Dharmendra Pradhan, alleging that he received 'payments' from the prime accused in Vyapam scam along with some other BJP and RSS leaders, the Oil Minister denied taking any favour from Sudhir Sharma saying his tickets for visit to Bhopal in May 2010 were procured by the Party.

Jul 15, 2015, 19:43 PM IST

Oil Minister to lead delegation on energy dialogue with Canada

The three-day bilateral energy dialogue, which beganon Friday, covers areas like hydrocarbon, thermal energy and renewable energy, an official statement said here.

Jul 03, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

Dharmendra Pradhan presses Qatar for LNG price cut

He made the plea when he called on Qatar's Energy Minister Mohammed Saleh Abdullah Al Sada on the sidelines of the 6th OPEC International Summit in Vienna on June 4, official sources said.

Jun 07, 2015, 10:43 AM IST

Pradhan to lead industry delegation to Mexico, Colombia

To bolster energy ties with Americas, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is leading a high level delegation of industry CEOs to Mexico and Colombia from May 18 to 22.

May 16, 2015, 20:34 PM IST

'India looking to acquire oil assets abroad'

India is looking to buy oil assets abroad, the country`s oil minister said on Friday, adding he was seeing increased engagement in the Latin American region.

May 15, 2015, 15:35 PM IST

Petrol price in India more than Pakistan: Oil Minister Pradhan

Diesel at Rs 49.57 per litre in Delhi is however cheaper than all neighbouring nations except Sri Lanka, where it costs Rs 44.29 for a litre, he said in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

May 13, 2015, 17:10 PM IST