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Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Pradhan speaks to US Energy Secretary on slump in fuel demand due to Covid-19

India's petrol sales have fallen 15.5 per cent in March, while diesel sale has slumped 24.2 per cent

05 Apr 2020 3:55 PM

Dharmendra Pradhan bats for inclusion of natural gas in GST ambit

Crude oil, petrol, diesel, aviation turbine fuel (ATF) or jet fuel and natural gas are not included in GST.

28 Nov 2017 4:38 PM

Oil Minister defends mega oil refinery amid e-vehicle push

Pradhan's comment comes after Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that only electric cars would be produced in India after 2030.

28 Nov 2017 2:21 PM

Indian refiners processed record oil volume in October

India, which imports about 80 percent of its oil needs, has emerged as a key driver of growth in global oil demand.

24 Nov 2017 8:50 AM

Building consensus among states over bringing petrol under GST: Pradhan

Currently, there is a wide disparity in the price of petroleum products due to different taxes in the states.  

25 Oct 2017 9:40 AM


Jaitley urges states to slash VAT on petrol, diesel to counter price rise

Petrol price rose by Rs 7.8 since early July to reach over three-year high of Rs 70.88 a litre in Delhi.

04 Oct 2017 8:16 PM

Dharmendra Pradhan urges states to cut VAT on fuel by 5 per cent

He also went on to say that states are the ultimate beneficiaries of tax collection on petrol and diesel.

04 Oct 2017 5:24 PM

Petrol prices should be brought under GST: Dharmendra Pradhan

As of now, petrol prices contain other elements like Centre-imposed excise duty, state-imposed VAT and dealer's commission.

18 Sep 2017 5:50 PM

Petrol, diesel prices at 3-year high: Why rates may go down under GST

It has been noted that ever since rollout of dynamic pricing system, prices of petrol rose by as much as Rs. 4.92-7.21 per litre.

15 Sep 2017 11:14 AM

Pradhan backs daily price revision, favours bringing petrol, diesel under GST

Pradhan said global oil refining capacity has dropped by 13 per cent due to Irma and Harvey.

13 Sep 2017 5:08 PM


India renegotiates pricing of LNG with Exxon: Oil Minister

The Gorgon gas prices are now linked to about 13-13.5 percent of the global oil price on a delivered basis.

10 Sep 2017 5:43 PM

New biofuel policy in the works, eyes Rs 1 lakh crore investment

Use of biofuel extracted from non-edible oils will help meet target of reducing imports by 10 per cent by 2022.

10 Aug 2017 6:26 PM

ONGC for new gas price formula, base cap of $4.2

The natural gas prices have halved to $2.5 per mmBtu since the formula was implemented.

23 Mar 2017 3:11 AM