India to become self-reliant in urea in 4 years: Ananth Kumar

The country will become self-reliant in urea and fertiliser in the next four years and is aiming to become the steel hub of the world, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar said.

Gas price pooling to urea units to be effective from July 1

Gas price pooling to make available feedstock fuel to urea making fertiliser plants at a uniform rate will come into effect from July 1, the Oil Ministry said.

Cabinet approves gas pooling for fertiliser sector

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to pool or average out prices of domestic natural gas and imported LNG used by fertiliser plants to make the cost of fuel uniform and affordable.

Fertiliser Ministry seeks higher gas supply, takes up revival of 5 plants

The Fertilzers Ministry has asked the Petroleum Ministry to increase the supply of gas for urea manufacturing plants and also explore the possibility of gas pipeline from Phulpur to Haldia as it can lead to revival of five closed plants.

Fertiliser plants to get first priority over domestic gas

Over USD 21 billion powers plants being stranded for want of fuel notwithstanding, fertiliser plants are likely to be first claimant on any incremental gas output as producing urea from imported gas is unsustainable.

No change in gas supply preference, urea remains top priority

Fearing backlash from farmers, a high-powered ministerial panel on Wednesday rejected a proposal to cut natural gas supplies to urea plants and divert that fuel to power companies.

RIL to suspend gas supply to 4 fertiliser plants from tomorrow

Reliance Industries has served a notice for suspension of gas supplies to four fertiliser plants in Uttar Pradesh from Thursday unless they enhance their financial guarantees to cover for state sales tax.