The Home Ministry has given unconditional approval to Reliance Industries for the sale of a 30 per cent stake in 23 oil and gas properties, including the Mukesh Ambani-led firm

Petroleum minister S Jaipal Reddy has sought an immediate rise in the prices of diesel, kerosene and domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The empowered group of ministers on fuel pricing was likely to meet soon, he said today.

The finance minister Pranab Mukherjee-headed group was first supposed to meet on May 11, immediately after the end of West Bengal Assembly elections.

Group of ministers to meet on June 9, quantum of increase the only issue, says senior official

With Assembly elections over and the latest increase in petrol prices almost two weeks old, the government is set to make diesel, kerosene and domestic LPG more expensive.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has made a case for increasing the prices of these three fuels.

Bhopal, May 20: The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh dedicated the Rs. 12 thousand crore Bharat-Oman Refinery at Agasod near Bina today. Describing it a world class project he said that it would boost development in and around Bundelkhand region. The revenue of Madhya Pradesh would go up and around five thousand people would get employment in this project, he added.

Appreciating the India-Oman collaboration, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday dedicated the Bina refinery in Sagar to the nation.

Pump dealers at present get . 1.21 a litre on petrol and . 0.76 a litre on diesel
Petrol will be costlier by 40 paise again after it witnesses a substantial hike of .

New Delhi The petroleum ministry said on Wednesday that it will take a fresh view on May 18 whether to fully meet the natural gas requirement of priority industrial customers like power and fertiliser producers from Reliance Industries' gas output at the expense of non-core consumers like steel and petrochemical makers.

The decision to take a fresh view on gas supplies follows a directive from

With a crucial meeting of the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on fuel price hike postponed by a week, a decision on increasing the prices of diesel and domestic LPG prices will be taken only by May 17 or 18. However, petrol prices, which were deregulated by the government, can go up in next few days.

New Delhi The government will soon evolve a new system for offering hydrocarbon blocks to companies for simultaneous exploration of both coal and coal bed methane (a form of natural gas) which now fall under different ministries and regulatory regimes.

The law ministry has rejected the proposal of food ministry for direct manufacture of ethanol from sugarcane on a standalone basis and not only as a by-product of sugar by amending the Sugar Control Order under Section 3 of Essential Commodities Act.

Backed by the view of attorney general, law ministry has stated that the proposal could be considered under separate provisions and not under the