Excise duty collections from petroleum products being used in infra development: Minister Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said excise duty collected from petroleum products are being used for infrastructure development and other development items. The road transport and highways minister said this in the Lok Sabha while replying to a question on the impact of rising fuel prices on the logistics cost of transportation in the […]

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BHP Billiton Australia ends the year with moderate gains

Australian miner, BHP Billiton announced its production results for the financial year 2020-21 ended 30 June. The company’s iron ore production during the year increased by two per cent to 254 million tonnes. This was achieved despite significant weather impacts, temporary labour shortages due to Covid-19 related border restrictions. BHP Billiton said it expects its […]

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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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