Mining moghul Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Ltd and state-owned ONGC were top bidders on Wednesday for 55 oil and gas blocks offered in India’s maiden open acreage auction that was shunned by domestic private and international energy majors.
ONGC Videsh Ltd, Oil India Ltd and their partners have received the Mozambique governments nod for bringing to production a giant gas field in the prolific Rovuma Area-1, off the coast of the African nation.
Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) may be rethinking its plan to sell 60% stake in hydrocarbon blocks held by Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd (ONGC) and Oil India Ltd (OIL), two people familiar with the development said.
The Budget 2018allocation of Rs 24,933 crore for petroleum subsidy may fall short considering the appreciation in crude oil prices and revised target of providing 8 crore Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), experts say.
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.’s acquisition of 51 percent stake in public sector refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. to help the government meet its divestment target isn’t the first-of-its-kind deal.
State-owned ONGC has torn into regulator DGH’s proposal for auctioning its discovered oil and gas fields, saying national oil companies can raise production if they are offered the same fiscal concessions as being extended to private companies.
Union Minister Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said the Centre is determined to make Assam the petroleum hub for the entire South East Asian region even as the minister asked the Oil India Ltd (OIL) not to use the State only for its commercial ventures.
A strong balance sheet coupled with limited investment avenues can make the world’s largest coal producer, Coal India Ltd., a good candidate to acquire the government’s stake in GAIL (India) Ltd., according to brokerage Antique Stock Broking.
Citing poor performance by autonomous national oil companies (NOC) ONGC and Oil India Ltd, the petroleum ministry has further tightened the screws on them by handing over approval of their exploration and development activities to the upstream technical arm Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH).
Oil India Ltd standalone revenue for the quarter came in at Rs. 2473.2 crore, registering 6.1% yoy increase. This was primarily driven by 12.5% yoy increase in revenues from crude oil segment.