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Exports grow marginally, imports up 4.5% in April

Trade deficit, the difference between exports and imports, widened to USD 15.33 billion in April 2019 from USD 13.72 billion in April 2018.

May 15, 2019, 18:49 PM IST

India loaded 12 percent less Iranian oil in June than in May on sanctions fear

Indian refiners ordered about 12 percent less Iranian oil in June than in May, when the US said it would reintroduce sanctions on Iran, but sales remained around 50 percent higher than a year ago.

Jul 30, 2018, 23:28 PM IST

Day after warning to end 'special privileges' to India, Iran now says will ensure oil supply

An Iranian diplomat had said that they will end the privileges being provided to India if it tries to source oil from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, the US and others to offset cuts in Iranian oil import.

Jul 12, 2018, 10:04 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi chairs high-level meet; discusses steps to reduce oil import

During the meeting, the Petroleum Ministry presented strategies for achieving the objective by increasing production of crude oil and gas, promoting biofeuls and renewables, energy efficiency and conservation.

Nov 02, 2016, 13:42 PM IST

Oil PSUs get a free hand, can choose companies for crude buy

In a bid to improve operational efficiency, the government Wednesday gave freedom to public sector oil firms to have their own independent crude import policy based on their commercial requirements.

Apr 06, 2016, 17:55 PM IST

RBI exploring modalities of oil payments to Iran: Rajan

The Reserve Bank of India is holding discussions with Tehran on modalities of payment of reported dues of USD 6.5 billion for oil imports, Governor Raghuram Rajan said.

Apr 05, 2016, 20:59 PM IST

India's Iran oil imports set to surge to 7-year high in 2016/17: Sources

India is set to import at least 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian oil in the year from April 1, with refiners looking to ramp up purchases after the sanctions targeting Tehran ended in January, industry sources familiar with the matter said.

Apr 04, 2016, 18:06 PM IST

Indian oil imports to drop 10% over next six years: Pradhan

India will cut oil imports by 10 percent in next six years by raising domestic output, conserving fuel and shifting to alternate sources like natural gas, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Tuesday.

Mar 22, 2016, 21:24 PM IST

New crude import policy for spot buys soon: Dharmendra Pradhan

Oil Ministry will soon come up with a Cabinet note on new crude import policy for spot crude purchases by state-owned refiners, doing away with the long-followed tendering process, Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Monday.

Feb 15, 2016, 20:48 PM IST

IOC raises oil import from Latin America to cut costs

IOC, the nation's biggest oil firm, spent Rs 1.65 lakh crore on import of 43.9 million tons of crude oil in 2014-15.

Aug 27, 2015, 17:17 PM IST

India's oil imports from Iran jump in April: Trade

India shipped in more than 17 percent more Iranian oil in April than a year before, buoyed by prospects of a diplomatic deal on Iran`s disputed nuclear programme by end-June, preliminary data from trade sources and compiled by Thomson Reuters Oil Analytics showed.

Apr 30, 2015, 16:27 PM IST

India to import 8 million barrels of oil from Iraq: Source

India is set to import 8 million barrels of Iraqi oil to fill its first strategic petroleum reserve (SPR), taking advantage of cheap prices and lending some support to a market suffering from oversupply.

Mar 18, 2015, 21:23 PM IST

India asks state oil producers to pay $1.75 billion subsidy for December quarter: Source

India has asked oil producers to provide 108.96 billion rupees ($1.8 billion) in subsidies to cover some of the losses of state retailers selling fuel at government-set low rates, a source familiar with the plan said on Thursday.

Feb 12, 2015, 22:13 PM IST

Essar Group signs $10 bn pact to import oil from Russia's Rosneft

In one of the biggest oil deals, Essar Group Thursday signed a USD 10 billion contract to import crude oil from Russia over a 10-year period.

Dec 11, 2014, 17:13 PM IST

India pays another $500 mn in oil dues to Iran

India on Wednesday paid Iran USD 500 million to clear a part of its past dues for crude oil it buys from the Persian Gulf nation.

Nov 05, 2014, 17:48 PM IST

US trade gap narrowed in August as oil imports slow

The US trade deficit narrowed in August as exports grew faster than imports, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Oct 03, 2014, 20:08 PM IST

BPCL inks deals to import crude oil from Kuwait, UAE

State-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has signed contracts to import over 7 million tonnes of crude oil from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

May 16, 2014, 17:21 PM IST

India's crude oil imports surge on fuel demand ahead of polls

Refiners see demand for fuel, especially diesel, rising as electioneering picks up for the April-May Lok Sabha polls.

Mar 31, 2014, 20:00 PM IST

India takes nearly 40% less Iranian oil in 2013

India imported nearly 40 percent less Iranian crude last year, with no sign in the last month of 2013 that the easing of Western sanctions in a landmark deal resulted in Indian refiners bumping up their purchases.

Jan 30, 2014, 15:40 PM IST

Six months relief for India, countries importing oil from Iran

India and other major Iranian oil importing countries have got six months relief from reducing their import after the Islamic Republic agreed to curb parts of its disputed nuclear programme.

Jan 14, 2014, 00:20 AM IST