India, US Set Up Joint Task Force On Natural Gas

India, US Set Up Joint Task Force On Natural Gas

India and the US today decided to set up a joint task force on natural gas with a view to promote strategic and economic interest of the two nations.

The two sides, during the ministerial level talks, also reaffirmed their commitment to early and full implementation of their civil nuclear partnership, including the Westinghouse civil nuclear project at Kovvada, said a joint statement here.

The statement was issued after Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry co-chaired the inaugural meeting here today of the US-India Strategic Energy Partnership, which President Donald J Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced during their June 26, 2017 Summit in Washington, D.C.

The statement said the cooperation in this area (nuclear energy) is being pursued through relevant bilateral mechanisms.

As a first step in realising the full potential of the Strategic Energy Partnership, the US and India are pleased to announce the US-India Natural Gas Task Force, it added.

The task force provides a team of US and Indian industry experts with a mandate to propose, develop, and convey, innovative policy recommendations to the Government of India in support of its vision for natural gas in the economy of India. Read More

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