Gireesh Chandra Prasad

New Delhi: The petroleum ministry has said that in case of an oil spill in Indian waters, exploration companies operating the off-shore field will be liable to pay unlimited damages to public and private compensation seekers. The production-sharing contract with the company, however, speaks only of restoration of the site as per global best practices.

NEW DELHI, April 29

Oil Ministry Wants To Introduce BS III, But Transport Min Seeks More Time

Oil Minister Has Urged PM To Set Up A Ministerial Panel To Decide Issue
Sanjay Dutta | TNN

Sujay Mehdudia

New CNG outlets to free commuters from worry of refilling

At least one CNG station proposed within

100-150 km on both highways

Plans to widen availability of compressed natural gas and piped natural gas

Rajeev Jayaswal NEW DELHI

INDIA will switch over to Euro-III petrol and diesel on October 1, with the petroleum ministry issuing a fresh deadline for oil companies to sell cleaner fuels.

Consumers across the country will pay about Rs 0.20-0.40 a litre more for Euro-III fuel. The petroleum ministry was acting on a dictat from the country

NEW DELHI: With the Government all set to switch over to the Euro-IV fuel standards from April 1, petrol and diesel that is to be sold in 13 big cities is likely to face another round of price hike.

Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: Dispelling speculation about lack of preparedness on the part of the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry to adhere to the deadline on the introduction of new fuel norm, Petroleum Secretary S. Sundereshan on Friday asserted that oil marketing companies (OMCs) were all geared to roll out the Euro-IV standard fuel across 13 metros.

A bonanza in the shape of expanded piped natural gas (PNG) for households and compressed natural gas (CNG) infrastructure for transportation and clean environment awaits lakhs of consumers with the government contemplating empowering the Petroleum and Natural gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) to issue retail expansion licences to both private and public players.

A clear picture on the modalities of implementing a new vehicle emission norms in the country is expected by the middle of this month when the government is likely to come out with a final plan.

"As of now, we don't have a final word (from the government) yet we will get it by February 15," Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) president Pawan Goenka told PTI.