Mining moghul Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Ltd has received environment clearance for the expansion of its oil and gas operation in Rajasthan that would entail an investment of Rs 12,000 crore, according to an official circular.
The proposal is to expand onshore oil and gas production from the existing 3,00,000 BOPD (barrels oil per day) to 4,00,000 BOPD and 165 mmscfd (million standard cubic feed per day) to 750 mmscfd from the ‘RJ-ON-90/1’ block located in Barmer and Jalore districts, Rajasthan.
The Union Environment Ministry gave the final clearance to the proposed expansion project after taking into account recommendations of an in-house expert committee.
The environment clearance (EC) is, however, subject to compliance to certain conditions. The EC certificate has already been issued to Vedanta Ltd, the document showed. Read More