Post Delhi High Court judgment, government mulls to recover dues from Vedanta’s Cairn Oil & Gas

The oil ministry plans to seek millions of dollars from Vedanta’s Cairn Oil & Gas after the Delhi High Court held that the firm was liable to pay higher profit share to the government in lieu of its Rajasthan oil and gas block license being extended beyond initial term. Cairn’s Barmer basin in Rajasthan block licence, whose initial […]

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Govt-run oil and gas firms set to invest employment-oriented Rs 1.62 trillion this year


State-run oil and gas firms are set to invest Rs 1.62 trillion in FY21 – including capital expenditure (capex) and operational expenditure (opex) — which is expected to generate employment of 240 million man-days. As many as 8,363 oil and gas projects are already work-in-progress, which will incur capital expenditure of Rs 1.2 lakh crore in FY21. […]

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India’ petroleum product demand doubles in May, after sharp drop in April


With country’ petroleum product demand doubling in May, India’s largest refiner Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) said its refineries are operating at almost 90 per cent of their capacity. This comes in the backdrop of Indian economy slowing coming back to life after the world’s strictest lockdown. The state-owned refiner had slashed its refining capacity […]

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India’s April 2020 crude processing quantity sees biggest drop in nearly two decades

India’s crude oil processing in April slumped by 28.8 per cent from a year earlier, its biggest drop since at least 2003, as a nationwide lockdown weighed on fuel demand and forced refiners to cut production. Refiners processed about 14.75 million tonnes or 3.60 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil last month, government data showed. The […]

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