With power crisis looming large, Assam Government has sought gas and coal linkages to kick start Chandrapur and Amguri power projects, adding 560 MW additional power.

Environment activist Subhash Dutta moved the high court on Monday seeking the promotion of bio-diesel and withdrawal of a petroleum ministry circular barring the use of the fuel in vehicles. Bio-diesel is an eco-friendly fuel alternative for diesel engines.

Human Negligence Caused Jaipur Inferno: Experts

Jaipur: As Rs 500 crore worth of fuel burned through the second day of the Jaipur inferno, there were two questions no one had answered satisfactorily. How did it happen? And how many had died in the blaze that started with a blast on Thursday evening?

Amitav Ranjan

The petroleum ministry plans to change the royalty sharing mechanism to include direct compensation for villages and individuals who forgo their land for oil and gas production.

Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: Seeking to expand the reach of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to remote areas in the country, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has laid down a firm road map for the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) that would entail the release of 5.5 crore LPG connections by 2015 and the setting up of small LPG distribution agencies.

The Union petroleum ministry has proposed a 44 per cent increase in prices of natural gas sold under the administered price mechanism (APM) by state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India Ltd.

Fertiliser Secretary To Ensure Gas Policy Followed

THE oil ministry is likely to assess next week the impact of the Bombay High Court

Wants country

NEW DELHI: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has asked Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) to sell natural gas from its eastern offshore KG-D6 fields to steel firms like Essar and Ispat. The order directing RIL to sell 3.75 million standard cubic metres of gas a day (mscmd) to Essar Steel, Ispat Steel and Vikram Ispat was issued on Monday.

New Delhi: Oil minister Murli Deora on Wednesday urged the oilmarketing regulator to facilitate CNG service to people in more cities as more gas becomes available. At a meeting with members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, he sought a firm roadmap for rollout of city gas projects and laying of supply lines.