Budget announces creation of two more Strategic Oil Storages in Odisha and Rajasthan

The two new strategic oil facilities announced at Odisha and Rajasthan are in addition to the three facilities that already exist in the country as underground storages in rock caverns at Visakhapatnam (1.33 million tonnes), Mangalore (1.5 MT) and Padur (2.5 MT).

Budget announces creation of two more Strategic Oil Storages in Odisha and Rajasthan

Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the move to create two new strategic oil storage will enhance India’s energy security “taking our strategic reserve capacity to 15.33 MMT.” This, he said, will increase India’s oil storage capacity to meet the consumption requirement of about 90 days which is at par with the international benchmarks.

Creation Of An Integrated Mega Indian Oil PSU To Rival Global Energy Majors Announced In Union Budget 2017

Creation Of An Integrated Mega Indian Oil PSU To Rival Global Energy Majors Announced In Union Budget 2017

In what can rival the likes of Russia’s Rosneft ($55 billion in market cap) and UK’s BP Plc ($112 billion) in market value and financial power, finance minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the Union Budget 2017 announced creation of an integrated public sector ‘oil major’ by integrating the oil sector PSUs across the value chain and to enhance capacity of Oil PSUs to bear higher risks, avail economies of scale, take higher investment decisions and create more value for the stakeholders.

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