On a day when one of its employees was detained by Police in alleged leakage of official secrets, Reliance Industries on Thursday said no information having commercial consequences to the company resides in the Oil Ministry with which it is in arbitration in several cases.
A delegation of TDP MPs on Thursday met Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan with the allegation that guidelines of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas have been violated for appointing new LPG distributors in Andhra Pradesh and demanded and end to irregularities.
Opposing any move to shut petrol pumps during night, JD(U) on Monday hit out at the UPA government, saying its reign is akin to that of medieval Indian ruler Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq, known for his impractical schemes.
Congress on Saturday expressed happiness over Oil Ministry exempting fishermen from the category of bulk customer, thereby ensuring that diesel for operating fishermen boats are available at subsidised rates.
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has pulled up oil ministry on charges of showing undue favours to Cairn India in going out of its way to grant over 856 sq km of additional area in the oil discovery Rajasthan block.
The petroleum ministry has received Rs 12,000 crore ($2.63 billion) as cash subsidy from the finance ministry to compensate the state-run oil marketing companies for selling fuel below the market price.