Vedanta Cairn, operator of the prolific Barmer field in Rajasthan, bid aggressively, while eight other companies, including state-run ONGC, Oil India, Indian Oil and GAIL (India) also put in their bids for the 55 hydrocarbon blocks offered under the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP), a critical part of the March 2016-launched Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP).
Shares of oil marketing companies (OMCs) were trading lower in the range of 2% to 4% on the BSE in early morning trade on Thursday after global crude oil prices hit 3-year high on Wednesday.
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation or HPCL (down 4% at Rs 308), Bharat Petroleum Corporation or BPCL (down 3.7% at Rs 390) and Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals or MRPL (down 3% at Rs 104) have hit their respective 52-week lows on the BSE in intra-day trade today.
Gautam Adani-led Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has signed a long-term agreement with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification services at its upcoming LNG import terminal at Dhamra in Odisha.
According to the contract, IOC has booked 3 million tonne per annum (mtpa) regasification capacity spread over 20 years and IOC plans to supply this gas to its refineries in Paradip in Odisha and Haldia in West Bengal, the company said.
Shares of oil exploration, equipment and services companies were trading higher on the bourses by up to 7% on Wednesday in otherwise subdued market after on higher crude oil prices.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Oil India, Aban Offshore, Jindal Drilling & Industries, Hindustan Oil Exploration and Deep Industries were up in the range of 3% to 7% on the BSE. On comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 0.30% at 33,780 points at 10:07 AM.
NEW DELHI: India's biggest oil firm IOC today said it plans to invest about Rs 1.43 lakh crore to nearly double its oil refining capacity to 150 million tonnes and boost petrochemical production by 2030.
While Indian Oil Corp (IOC) is expanding refining capacity to meet fuel demand, which is expected to nearly double by 2040, it does not want to remain "a refining company alone and is thus venturing into petrochemicals and alternative fuels as well," company's Director (Refineries) B V Rama Gopal told reporters here.
New Delhi: In an attempt to boost domestic cooking gas consumption under the marque Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), or Ujjwala scheme, state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Friday announced deferment of loan recovery up to six refills.
Under the Ujjwala scheme—a key welfare programme of the centre for poor women—many availing an equated monthly instalment (EMI) facility for meeting the cost of stove and first refills were paying market price for refills till the loan repayment was made.
Mumbai: India’s biggest oil refiner Indian Oil Corp. is planning to invest as much as $3.5 billion in the year beginning 1 April, or about a fifth more than the previous year, to expand and upgrade its refineries and boost its marketing network, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The company plans to use internal resources for the capital expenditure and has no plans to raise loans or issue bonds, the people said, asking not to be identified as they aren’t authorized to speak to the media.
The country’s top oil marketing company, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), is slated to face more delay in getting land from the Odisha government for putting up different units of its planned petrochemical complex at Paradip.
IOC, in February last year, had asked for 2,290 acres of additional land to commission the petrochemical units. The oil major preferred to have land contiguous to its 15-million-tonne-per-annum crude oil refinery at Paradip.
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