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50% of state-run fuel stations will be solar powered in five years: Oil minister

They have currently installed a combined 270 MW of solar power capacity and will add 60 MW more capacity in the coming year, Pradhan said

09 Sep 2020 6:42 AM

Centre mulls installing electric vehicle charging kiosks at 69,000 petrol pumps

Under the new guidelines of the oil ministry, new petrol pumps must have an option of one alternative fuel

06 Sep 2020 2:13 PM

Fuel demand jumps nearly 50% in May as lockdown restrictions ease

Petrol and diesel sales in May, however, increased by 81.8% and 69.1% respectively from April

11 Jun 2020 11:14 AM

India's fuel demand rises 3.8 per cent in February

Fuel consumption in Feb totalled 17.41 million tonnes as compared to 16.77 million tonnes in same month last year.

19 Mar 2019 2:51 PM

Govt may sell 149 ONGC fields to private firms

This is the second attempt by the oil ministry to take away some of the fields of ONGC for private and foreign companies.

12 Nov 2018 11:27 AM


Govt to appeal against panel rejecting its USD 1.5 bn claim against Reliance

It felt the award is a fit case for a challenge in the High Court.

16 Sep 2018 11:23 AM

India's fuel demand jumps 8.6 per cent in June

Fuel consumption in June totalled 17.99 million tonne as compared to 16.56 MT in the same month last year.

12 Jul 2018 7:00 PM

India preparing for cut in oil imports from Iran

Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters in Mumbai that the country would attend to its interests while deciding on oil imports.

29 Jun 2018 11:31 AM

India to cut Iran oil imports after US govt’s push

India has said it does not recognise unilateral restrictions imposed by the United States, and instead follows UN sanctions.

29 Jun 2018 6:26 AM

Govt allows companies to explore for oil, gas beyond block boundaries

The ministry also simplified the process of companies to pay for unfinished committed exploration and drilling work.

26 Jun 2018 2:27 PM


Arbitration award in Reliance-ONGC gas row next month

The three-member panel is likely to give its award in July.

10 Jun 2018 1:16 PM

Oil ministry gives in-principle nod to launch petrol, diesel futures: ICEX

The decision was taken by the ministry after consultations with oil marketing companies and other experts.

28 May 2018 7:23 PM

Petrol price hit highest level under BJP govt, diesel at record peak

The hike, necessitated due to firming international oil prices.

22 Apr 2018 11:15 AM

Govt’s tacit diktat: Petrol price shouldn’t breach Rs 75 in Delhi

In all, Rs 11.77 hiked duty on petrol per litre and that on diesel by 13.47 a litre.

13 Apr 2018 9:22 AM

Dharmendra Pradhan says govt keeping close eye on oil prices

He said there is no going back on free market pricing.

02 Apr 2018 4:24 PM


Petrol price hits 4-year high, diesel at highest level

India has the highest retail prices of petrol and diesel among South Asian nations.

01 Apr 2018 1:55 PM

India's oil ministry seeks cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel in budget

A litre of petrol costs 72.23 rupees while diesel is sold at 63.01 rupees.

23 Jan 2018 11:18 AM

ONGC officers seek PM intervention to stall Oil Ministry's move

ONGC is investing heavily in new technology and processes to improve recovery from the ageing fields.

27 Nov 2017 3:20 PM

Govt to give 60 per cent stake in ONGC fields to pvt firms

Oil ministry has identified 11 more producing oil and gas fields of the state- run firm for handing over to private firms to raise output.

05 Nov 2017 1:14 PM

Stressed upon developing transparent market for LNG: Pradhan

He adds competitive market for LNG is important for India as it imports 50 pc of gas need as LNG.

18 Oct 2017 11:17 AM