Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on the occasion of World Bio-Fuel Day released Expression of Interest (EoI) on behalf of National Oil Companies (NOCs) for procurement of bio-diesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO).
India’s oil and steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the country is expected to witness more than Rs 6 lakh crore worth of investment in the its natural gas sector over the next 8 years. He was speaking at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) summit here.
Oil and steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said the oil ministry has instructed government-owned natural gas utility giant, GAIL, to form a plan to separate its gas marketing and transmission businesses.
The government has no plans to ban the sale of fossil fuel-driven vehicles as India cannot afford to do so, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said — a statement that counters reports that an official deadline for their phaseout is in the offing as part of a larger plan to promote electric vehicles (EVs).
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Monday said there is no proposal, at present, for the merger of state-owned oil and gas entities under consideration of his ministry.
India’s oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a telephonic interaction with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak Wednesday evening where he invited Russian oil and gas companies to invest in building natural gas infrastructure in India and in the expansion of city gas distribution networks.
Nearly 86 percent of over 7.25 crore persons who got free cooking gas connections bought a second LPG refill, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on July 1 as he sought to counter the narrative that beneficiaries of the scheme not returning after exhausting their first bottle.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government in February, 2019 has approved major reforms in exploration and licensing policy to enhance exploration activities, attract domestic and foreign investment in unexplored/unallocated areas of sedimentary basins
Ujjwala-man Dharmendra Pradhan is set to become India’s longest serving oil minister as he set out for a second stint, during which his priorities he said will be to raise domestic oil and gas production, expedite creation of national gas grid and create common market-friendly infrastructure.
Boosting oil and gas output and accelerating reforms in the hydrocarbon sector will be the priority of the government over the next five years, Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday after beginning his second term as petroleum and natural gas minister.