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.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has
asked Petroleum Ministry and ONGC to re-examine possibility of
setting up a refinery at Barmer district in Rajasthan to
process the crude discovered by Cairn India in the state.
Mukesh Ambani-led RIL on Thursday hit
at state owned NTPC for "misleading" the government by saying
that it was not aware of the condition that the price of gas
to be supplied to it was subject to Centre`s approval.
Continuing its attack on Petroleum Ministry, Anil Ambani group criticised it for its failure to attract top global players for oil and gas exploration and production due to lack of sanctity attached to concluded contracts.
The part of the Ambani family MoU that divides the gas found by RIL between brothers Mukesh and Anil group firms is against public interest, flouts govt authority and will set a wrong precedent for others, the Oil Min. has said.