Dear Friends,

Two years back, the people of India gave an unambiguous, resounding mandate to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) under the visionary leadership of Shri Narendra Modi to bring about a radical change in the nation’s governance. Hon'ble Prime Minister in his first speech in Parliament clearly said "our Government is dedicated to the welfare of the poor; whatever we do, will be for the welfare of the poor". In other words the mandate was given for Pro-poor government. The Government as envisioned by Hon'ble Prime Minister has always worked with the dictum of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' and brought major reforms based on the principle of 'Minimum Government & Maximum Governance' .

At Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, we have set out our goal to light up the lives of millions of our fellow countrymen, and especially of those who are the poorest among the poor, by providing clean and reliable energy at an affordable cost. Today, I can state with pride and satisfaction that, propelled by the policies of the NDA government, the past two years have turned out to be a watershed moment in our country’s economic growth.

The last two years have seen a renewed thrust to put the LPG segment on a fast-track. PAHAL is an important initiative implemented nationwide, which has been acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's largest cash benefit transfer scheme. The GiveItUp campaign for voluntarily giving up LPG subsidy has become a huge success with more than 1 crore people signing up till now. In a historic move, the government has decided to provide free LPG connections to 5 crore women from BPL households. This scheme – Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was rolled out by Hon’ble Prime Minister on May 1st, 2016, and will certainly go a long way in emancipating our mothers and sisters from the drudgery of unhealthy smoke-filled kitchens.

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has pursued multiple initiatives to fulfill the ever increasing energy demand. Robust policy measures have been adopted to give our Oil Exploration & Production sector a major push. Simultaneously, diplomatic engagements with Oil producing countries have been accelerated with an objective of securing Oil equity abroad.

Our mandate is to reduce import dependence by 10 percent by 2022, the year when our nation completes 75 years of independence. In order to achieve that, we are revisiting our sedimentary basins to scout not only for Oil and Gas but also for unconventional energy resources like Shale Oil/Gas and Gas Hydrates. The Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP) has been formulated to streamline the processes and attract investment in our upstream sector. We are looking at increasing the usage of Bio-fuels and Natural Gas in our energy basket.

Hon'ble Prime Minister's vision of the development of Eastern India has also been our vital objective. In liaison with what he once rightly said,- ' India's progress is incomplete without the development of Eastern India', the Government is doing everything possible for a holistic development of the Eastern States. We have also given special thrust on integrating North East with Hydrocarbon landscape of the country, through North East Hydrocarbon Vision Document 2030.

Over the past two years, we have consciously attempted to transform the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas into an efficient and transparent economic ministry centred on people’s welfare. I remain optimistic that with the support and co-operation of all stakeholders in the coming years, we will continue to make rapid strides towards a cleaner, greener, and energy efficient India.

With my very best wishes,

Dharmendra Pradhan


Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

  • 1. About 10 crore Indian households rely on firewood, coal, dung-cakes, etc. as primary source for cooking.
  • 2. The smoke from such fuels adversely affects the health of women and children in the house causing several respiratory diseases/disorders.
  • 3. As per WHO report, smoke inhaled by Women from unclean fuel is equivalent to burning 400 cigarettes per hour.
  • 4. In addition, Women and young children have to also go through the drudgery of collecting firewood.
  • 5. Under PMUY, 5 crore LPG connections will be provided to BPL families with a support of ₹ 1600 per connection in the next 3 years.
  • 6. ₹ 8000 Cr. has been allotted towards the implementation of PMUY.
  • 7. Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on May 1, 2016, inaugurated the campaign in Balia, Uttar Pradesh.
  • 8. To ensure women's empowerment connections will be issued in the name of women.
  • 9. Identification of BPL families will be made through Socio Economic Caste Census data.
  • 10. PMUY is likely to result in an additional 1 Lakh direct employment.
  • 11. Launch of the new scheme will provide great boost to the 'Make in India' as all the manufacturers of cylinders, stove, regulator, gas hose are domestic.
  • 12. Likely to provide additional business opportunity of at least ₹ 10,000 Crore. over the next years to the Indian industry.


GiveItUp Campaign

  • 1. Hon'ble Prime Minister , Shri Narendra Modi, on March 27, 2015 launched the Give It Up campaign at the annual energy - focused summit Urja - Sangam 2015, appealing well-off LPG consumers to give up LPG subsidy.
  • 2. Against each 'GiveItUp' consumer, one security deposit-free connection is given to a BPL family (Give Back Scheme).
  • 3. More than One Crore consumers have given up their LPG Subsidy.
  • 4. Around 65 Lakh poor households have been given new LPG connections under Give Back Scheme.
  • 5. Every Consumer who gives up is matched against a BPL consumer who gets the LPG in lieu of the Subsidy saved.


PAHAL Direct Benefit Transfer in LPG

  • 1. The Government launched a scheme for direct transfer of LPG subsidy to consumers all over the country from January 1,2015.
  • 2. This is the largest direct cash transfer scheme in the world as recognized by Guinness Book of World Records .
  • 3. Under this scheme, LPG is being sold to consumers at the market rate while the subsidy is directly credited to their bank accounts as per entitlement.
  • 4. Objective of scheme is to ensure that the subsidy on LPG reach the intended beneficiaries.
  • 5. Benefits include: Right targeting of subsidy by Direct Benefit Transfer Elimination of multiple/duplicate/ghost connections Saving expenditure on subsidy
  • 6. 15.40 Cr consumers have benefitted so far under PAHAL.
  • 7. Subsidy of ₹ 32,000 Cr has been directly transferred into bank accounts .
  • 8. Outcome: 3.34 crore duplicate/inactive/ghost accounts detected & blocked.
  • 9. More than ₹ 21,000 Cr of subsidy has been saved by implementing PAHAL.


Increase in LPG Coverage

  • 1. During 2014-16 , 3.66 Cr new LPG connections including 65 lakh connections to BPL households were provided , which is highest ever in the history of India.
  • 2. Target to provide 10 crore new LPG connections in the next 3 years, out of which, 5 Cr connections are for BPL households.
  • 3. 10,000 new LPG distributorships will be commissioned, primarily in rural areas.
  • 4. LPG coverage to increase significantly from present level of 61%.
  • 5. 14 States/UTs with LPG coverage below national average – would be Focus States.


Gas Initiatives in Public Interest

Renegotiation of Gas Price and its Consequential Benefits to the Gas Consumers

  • Adjustment in the pricing formula in existing long term LNG supplies agreement of 7.5 MMTPA with RasGas Company Limited, Qatar linking with current market. Additional 1 MM TPA* Long term LNG agreement at price aligned with global energy market.
  • Annual savings of about ₹ 10,000 Cr on imports of Long term LNG.
  • Ensuring Long term LNG supplies to gas customers viz power Fertilizer, Petrochemical and other industries at global energy prices.

*MM TPA - Million Metric Ton Per Annum

Expansion of City Gas Distribution (CGD) network and Pipe Natural Gas (PNG) supplies

  • 20 new cities/districts have been awarded for the development of City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in the last 2 years.
  • Total 67 cities/districts in the country are being covered for development and further expansion of CGD network.
  • Process to award another 20 new cities/districts of 6th round of CGD bidding is at advanced stage.
  • Annual growth of about 11% in PNG connection in the last 2 years.
  • Total 31.62 Lakh domestic households in the country are getting benefit of clean cooking fuel supply.
  • Total 25.5 Lakh vehicles in the country are getting benefit of CNG.


Direct Benefit Transfer in Kerosene

  • 1. Objective is to ensure that the subsidies on Kerosene reach the intended beneficiaries.
  • 2. Benefits:
       • Right targeting of subsidy by Direct Benefit Transfer
       • Elimination of ghost beneficiaries
       • Saving expenditure on subsidy
       • Prevention of diversion of subsidized Kerosene
  • 3.DBTK is being launched in FY 2016-17 in 40 districts across the country.
  • 4. Innovative Incentive mechanism for sharing subsidy saving with states - Perfect example of 'Co- operative Federation' .
  • 5. States would be given Cash incentive of 75% of subsidy savings during first two years, 50% in the third year and 25% in the fourth year.
  • 6. Chandigarh was declared Kerosene-free city on April 1, 2016.


2016 - Year of Consumers

    Objective - To provide enhanced quality services to consumers through various consumer connect initiatives.
  • • 1906 – 24*7 Emergency Helpline for Gas Leakage complaints
  • Sahaj- Facility for release of online connection
  • • Pilot project for introduction of Composite Cylinder (transparent) to start
  • • Monitoring of social media-based grievances and their quick redressal
  • • Increasing the number of LPG distributors
  • • Online payment of Refills


Diesel Price Deregulation

  • 1. The price of Diesel has been made market-determined which eliminates the subsidy burden effective 19th October, 2014. The saving in subsidy is available for funding anti-poverty and social sector schemes.
  • 2.It resulted in better service delivery due to increased competition in the auto fuel retail sector.
  • 3. The retail selling price of Diesel has been reduced from ₹ 58.97 in August, 2014 to ₹ 50.95 on 1st May, 2016 (Reduction of ₹ 8.02 at Delhi).


Reforming Hydrocarbon Exploration & Production

1. Complete Re-engineering of the E&P sector guided by following principles-

  • • Enhance Domestic Oil and Gas Production
  • • Bring Substantial Investment
  • • Generate Sizable Employment
  • • Enhance Transparency
  • • Reduce Administrative Discretion

2. The Ministry formulated path breaking policies to revolutionize the E&P sector-

  • New Domestic Gas Pricing Guidelines, reforms in existing contracts, calibrated marketing freedom for difficult areas, clarity on testing requirements and addressing other concerns in the existing areas under exploration and production resulting into unlocking of reserves valued at ₹3.5 Lakh Cr.
  • Discovered Small Field Policy for offering un-monetized discoveries through international bidding for early monetization thereby unlocking reserves worth₹ 70,000 Cr.
  • Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy for forth coming rounds of bidding.
  • National Gas Hydrate R&D Expedition 02 was successfully executed from March-July 2015 wherein 42 Gas Hydrate wells were completed and two world class Gas Hydrate reservoirs have been discovered in ultra-deep waters of KG basin.


Gas Pricing Reforms

  • 1. Government approved the New Gas Pricing Formula in October, 2014 leading to resolution of this long pending issue.
  • 2. The new gas pricing guidelines has struck a fine balance between the requirements of both producing and consuming sectors.
  • 3. To incentivize gas production from difficult areas such as High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) reservoirs and deepwater and ultra deepwater areas, government has given marketing and pricing freedom.
  • 4. The marketing freedom so granted would be capped by a ceiling price arrived at on the basis of landed price of alternative fuels.
  • 5. The reserves which are expected to get monetized are of the order of 6.75 Trillion Cubic Feet ( TCF) which is valued at around ₹150,000 Cr at the present gas price.


Reform Initiatives to Enhance Domestic Production

  • 1. To ease out rigidities in the functioning of PSC regime Government approved Policy Framework for Relaxations Extensions and clarifications for early Monetization of Hydrocarbon Discoveries.
  • 2. These reforms have helped in moving ahead with discoveries with associated reserves of around 30,000 Cr and have also helped in resolving around 40 pending issues in different contracts.
  • 3. Government has approved a policy on Testing Requirement in NELP blocks to resolve existing dispute on this issue and provide clarity for future.
  • 4. This initiative has helped in monetization of resources of the order of ₹ 75,000 Cr.
  • 5. Government approved a policy for grant of extension to the Production Sharing Contracts for small and medium sized discovered fields.
  • 6. The policy provides clarity to investors for planning their investments and would help in monetization of resources of the order of ₹ 50,000 Cr in the extended period.


Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP)

  • 1. A new and path breaking model for attracting investment in the E&P sector in tune with the principle of ease of doing business for forthcoming biding rounds.
  • 2. Single License for exploration and production of conventional as well as non-conventional Hydrocarbon resources.
  • 3. Open Acreage Licensing Policy-option to select the exploration blocks without waiting for formal bid round.
  • 4. Revenue Sharing Model-simple, easy to administer- no cost recovery - no micro-management by the Government - operational freedom to the operator .
  • 5. Pricing and Marketing Freedom- a major incentive for investment.
  • 6. Ushering new era in the E&P sector of the country.The policy has been welcomed by all stakeholders.


Discovered Small Field Policy

  • 1. The bids under the Discovered Small Field Policy launched on 25th May 2016 in New Delhi thereby offering 67 discovered small fields in 46 contract areas of ONGC and OIL for international bidding. This is the first round of bid in last 6 years.
  • 2. The policy aimed at monetizing these discoveries in a time bound manner to boost domestic production of Oil and Gas.
  • 3. In tune with minimum government-maximum governance, the policy is packed with all possible reforms in the E&P sector such as uniform licensing, pricing and marketing freedom, easy to administer revenue sharing mechanism etc.
  • 4. The policy enables and provides attracting features for start-ups to invest in monetizing these fields.
  • 5. The response from the stakeholders is very encouraging and would lead to monetization of reserves worth ₹ 70,000 Cr thereby increasing the domestic production and government revenue through royalty and revenue sharing mechanism.


Gas Pooling Mechanism for Fertilizer (Urea) Sector

  • 1. Conceptualized and implemented Gas pooling Implemented Gas pooling for Fertilizer (Urea) sector with Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs ( CCEA) approval on March 31st, 2015 w.e.f. June 1st, 2015.
  • 2. Natural gas to fertilizer (urea) units is being provided at uniform delivered price.
  • 3. Helped in improving fertilizer (Urea) plants efficiency and to produce Urea beyond reassessed capacity.
  • 4. Increased domestic Urea production and reduced import dependency.
  • 5. Highest ever Gas consumption in Fertilizer Sector to the level of 44.08 MMSCMD in FY 2015-16 as compared to 41.91 MMSCMD in FY 2014-15.
  • 6. Highest ever Urea production in the country in FY 2015-16. Additional production of about 20 Lakh Metric Ton Urea from existing plants in FY 2015-16.
  • *MMSCMD - Million Metric Standard Cubic Meter per Day


Gas Supplies to Stranded Gas Based Power Plants

  • 1. Facilitated in ensuring the Gas supplies to Gas based Power Generation with Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approval on March 25, 2015.
  • 2. Helped in reviving Stranded Power plants of around 16,000 MW capacity and saved them from becoming Non- performing assets.
  • 3. Helped in improving utilization of LNG terminals and gas pipeline infrastructure.
  • 4. LNG consumption in Power sector has increased from the level of 3 MMSCMD during April-2015 (prior to Pooling) to a maximum level of 11.47 MMSCMD during March-2016.
  • *MMSCMD - Million Metric Standard Cubic Meter per Day


Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme

  • 1. The Government is implementing EBP Programme under which Oil Marketing Companies sell Ethanol blended petrol with upto 10 % Ethanol.
  • 2. In-order to give a stimulus to this programme, the Government in December 2014 enhanced the Ethanol procurement price and opened alternate route like cellulosic and ligno-cellulosic materials, including petrochemical route.
  • 3. These decisions have resulted in an increase in the Ethanol supplies to 67.4 Crore litres for the sugar year 2014-15 from 38 Crore litres during 2013-14.
  • 4. This performance has continued even during the current sugar year 2015-16 wherein ethanol suppliers have contracted over 135 Crore litres.
  • 5. It is expected to achieve 5% blending in petrol during the current sugar year.


Biodiesel Programme

  • 1. The Government on 10th August, 2015 has allowed sale of biodiesel by private manufacturers to bulk consumers.
  • 2. For the first time in the country, retail sale of diesel blended with Bio-diesel (B-5) started at selected retail outlets of Oil Marketing Companies.
  • 3. Suppliers have contracted 4.6 Cr litre of biodiesel supplies against which a quantity of 1.29 Crore litres has been already supplied.
  • 4. As on 30th April, 2016, 2271 Retail Outlets across 6 States are selling B-5 Diesel.


2G Ethanol Programme

  • 1. Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, inaugurated India's 1st Second-Generation (2G) Ethanol plant on April 22, 2016 at Kashipur, Uttarakhand.
  • 2. All Oil Marketing Companies ( OMC's) have been directed to assess the 2G Ethanol technology and invest in setting up commercial plants with different agriculture residues with emphasis on home grown 2G Technologies.
  • 3. The working group on Bio fuels have facilitated a two day workshop for all OMC's where in multiple technologies both home grown and imported were presented, discussed and evaluated in Jan 2016.
  • 4. A one day National seminar on 2G ethanol was held at New Delhi.
  • 5. All OMC's have floated Expression of Interests (EOI's) for technology partners as well as bio mass supply chain partners. The offers are under evaluation, feasibility studies being carried out and a clear road map with time lines being drawn.
  • 6. A guiding document on 2G Ethanol is being finalized.


Development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal

  • • Capacity expansion of Dahej LNG terminal from 10 MMTPA to 15 MMTPA is at advanced stage and the same is expected to be commissioned by end of 2016. Further, a firm plan is in place to augment another 2.5 MMTPA capacity at Dahej.
  • • The work to develop a new LNG terminal of 5 MMTPA at Ennore is at an advanced stage.
  • • In addition, 2 new R-LNG terminals of 5 MMTPA capacity each (i.e. Dhamra and Kakinada) are also planned to be developed.
  • • Total LNG terminal capacity is expected to increase from current level of 21.3 MMTPA to 47.5 MMTPA by 2022.
  • * MMTPA - Million Metric Ton Per Annum


National Gas Grid

  • 1. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has initiated measures to expedite an additional 15,000 km of gas pipeline to complete the National Gas Grid (NGG) and identify potential customers along the route of the pipeline.
  • 2. The work of laying Jagdishpur-Halida pipeline has started and likely to be completed upto Dhamra/Paradip by December, 2018.
  • 3. The work on Shahdol-Phulpur pipeline is nearing completion.
  • 4. ROU acquisition has been completed for a few other important pipelines, like Mehsana-Bhatinda pipeline, Mallaram-Ramagundam pipeline and work will start soon.
  • 5. Contai - Dhamra segment of pipeline is being planned which can supply Natural Gas to Bangladesh.


Refinery Capacity Expansion

Paradip Refinery

  • 1. A state- of-the art Refinery has been set up at Paradip in Odisha by Indian Oil Corporation Limited with a capacity of 15 MMTPA at a cost of ₹ 34555 Cr.
  • 2. The refinery has been dedicated to the nation by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on February 7, 2016.
  • 3. The refinery is designed to process an overall Nelson complexity factor of 12.2 which makes it capable of processing broad basket of Crude including the high Sulphur heavy crudes.

Kochi Refinery

  • 1. The Kochi Refinery Ltd (KRL), a PSU was set up in pursuance of formation agreement dated April 27, 1963 between Government of India, Phillips Petroleum Co. of USA and Duncun Brothers of Kolkatta. The refinery has been amalgamated with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.
  • 2. The refinery has undertaken an ambitious expansion plan to enhance refining capacity to 15.5.MMTPA capacity under Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP) and also to diversify into petrochemical manufacturing for value addition.
  • 3. The approved cost of the expansion of Refinery is ₹16504 Crores. The anticipated completion of the expansion is August , 2016 & physical progress as on April 15, 2016 is 95.30 %.

Visakh Refinery

  • 1. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited's Visakh Refinery was commissioned in 1957 by Caltex Oil Refining (India) Ltd. It was taken over by the Government of India in 1976 and was consequently amalgamated with HPCL IN 1978.
  • 2. The present capacity of the refinery is 8.30 MMTPA.
  • 3. HPCL has plans to increase the refining capacity from 8.30 MMTPA to 15 MMTPA and the approved cost of the capacity expansion is estimated ₹18400 Cr.

Barauni Refinery

  • 1. Barauni Refinery was commissioned in July 1964, and was set up in collaboration with the then Soviet Union. The present capacity of the Refinery is 6.00 MMTPA.
  • 2. Indian Oil Corporation Limited plans to expand the capacity of the refinery from its existing capacity of 6.000 MMTPA to 9.000 MMTPA in the following two phases :
    a. Phase 1 : Expansion from 6.000 to 7.000 MMTPA.
    b.Phase 2 : Expansion beyond 7.000 MMTPA targeting 9.000 MMTPA.
  • 3. The detailed configuration study as well as techno economic evaluation for
    Phase 1 revamp is in progress and is planned to be executed with 2016-17.
    Phase 2 expansion is expected to complete by 2020-21.

Bina Refinery

  • 1. Bina Refinery was set up by Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL) , a joint venture of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Oman Oil Corporation Limited (OOCL) and was commissioned in May 2011.
  • 2. BPCL has proposed for expansion of the capacity of BORL Refinery from the existing 6.000MMTPA to 7.8 MMTPA with enhanced investment of ₹ 3000 Cr.

Mega Refinery in West Coast

  • 1. Oil PSU's namely Indian Oil Corporation Limited ( IOCL ), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited ( BPCL) , Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and EIL have announced the plan to jointly set up an integrated refinery-cum–petrochemical complex with a refining capacity of 60 MMTPA in 2 phases in Maharashtra.
  • 2. Engineers India Limited (EIL) is carrying out detailed feasibility study. Oil PSU's and EIL are in the site selection for the refinery in consultation with Government of Maharashtra.


Initiatives in the North East

  • 1. Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the Unit II of OTPC Power Plant at Palatana, Tripura to the nation in December 2014.
  • 2. Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North East India released on 9th Feb 2016 envisages investment of ₹ 1,30,000 Cr in upstream, midstream and downstream sector in North East India.
  • 3. For incentivizing exploration and production in the North East region, 40% subsidy on gas operations has been extended to the private companies operating in the region.
  • 4. Hon'ble Prime Minister dedicated to the nation, India's highest wax producing unit using indigenous technology in Numaligarh Refinery Ltd in February 2016.


Retail Outlets Opting for Solar Energy to Power Operations

  • 1. Wind and solar energy is clean, inexhaustible and infinitely renewable.
  • 2. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd – are converting their retail outlets to operate on solar energy.
  • 3. 2,140 retail outlets have been powered by solar energy.
  • 4. The target is to increase the number to 7,200 retail outlets by end of financial year 2016-17.
  • 5. The expenditure incurred on solarisation of one retail outlet ranges from ₹10 Lakh to ₹ 25 Lakh and Oil Marketing Companies are working out a model to provide soft loans to dealers to fund this investment.


Skill Development Mission

  • 1. The Hydrocarbon Skill Sector Council (HSSC) has been registered on 26th April, 2016.
  • 2. The HSSC roadmap for Skill Development provides for 19.27 lakhs persons to be trained over the next 10 years.
  • 3. With the participation of all the major companies in the Oil industry, the Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council (HSSC) has identified 134 roles pertaining to the Upstream, Midstream and Gas, Downstream as well as Construction and Services sub-sectors.
  • 4. 6 Skill Development Institutes are planned to be set up.
  • 5. One Skill Development institute has been in operation in Nagaram, Andhra Pradesh since Feb, 2015 wherein,281 youth have been trained in Auto-CAD and Web-Design in 2015-16.
  • 6. Another Skill Development Institute was inaugurated by Hon'ble MoS (I/C), P&NG Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in Bhubaneswar on 9th May, 2016.
  • 7. Institute will train 45 youth each in Mining, welding and Electrician trades in 6 months courses.


Make In India - Making It Happen

  • 1. Each of the PSUs under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has constituted a specialized Indigenization Development Group (INDEG) to promote indigenization.
  • 2. Partnership with various academic and research institutes in the country in R&D to promote indigenization.
  • 3. Innovative bid model - opening up window for developing capability of manufacturing LNG carriers in the country.
  • 4. IOC R&D has successfully developed INDMAX (lndane Maximization) technology and OCTOMAX for production of high-octane gasoline.
  • 5. Reforms being initiated in contract regimes including tendering system in tune with ease of doing business and preference for local contents.


Contribution to 'Swachh Bharat ' Campaign

  • 1. Public sector Oil & Gas companies have taken up construction of school toilets wherein 20185 toilets have already been constructed.
  • 2. Toilets in schools are expected to reduce drop-out rate among girl students.
  • 3. The oil marketing companies (OMCs) have also initiated action to provide clean toilets at retail outlets.
  • 4. A standard protocol for maintenance of toilets with enhanced penalty on OMCs, including stoppage of supplies, in case of dirty toilets, has been devised.
  • 5. The state-owned oil companies have launched cleanliness activities and awareness campaigns and adopted villages and localities near their operating locations for their upkeep.


Overseas Endeavors

  • 1. With active intervention of Hon'ble Prime Minister the long term LNG purchase price from Qatar was renegotiated. India successfully re-negotiated long term Sale Purchase Agreement for import of 7.50 MMTPA from RasGas of Qatar by a new pricing formula and with a provision of “No take or pay for contract year 2015,” saving substantial potential payment outgo.
  • 2. International energy bodies like IEA, IEF and OPEC were actively engaged; first time India-OPEC energy dialogue was instituted.
  • 3. As visualized by Hon'ble Prime Minister concrete steps were taken to develop energy links with Asian countries like Nepal,Bangladesh,Iran,Sri Lanka,UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan etc.
  • 4. India and Mozambique signed a Memorandum of Understanding in November 2014 on cooperation in the field of oil and gas.
  • 5. In August 2015, India and Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of Petroleum Products Pipeline from Raxaul, India to Amlekhgunj, Nepal and re-engineering of Amlekhgunj depot and allied facilities.
  • 6. The 4th India-Africa Hydrocarbons Conference (IAHC) was organized in New Delhi on January 21-22, 2016. A total of 21 African countries participated in the event, including at Ministerial level.
  • 7. In February 2016, India supplied 2200 MT of High Speed Diesel as a goodwill gesture to Bangladesh from Siliguri Marketing Terminal of Numaligarh Refineries Ltd (NRL) to Parbatipur storage depot of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) in Bangladesh.
  • 8. In December 2015, Ground Breaking ceremony for the Turkmen leg of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan- Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was held in Mary, Turkmenistan.

  • 9. The four participating countries in the TAPI gas pipeline project signed Investment Agreement with TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) in April 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
  • 10. Sales Purchase Agreement (SPA) was signed between ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) and Rosneft of Russia for acquiring 15% stakes by OVL in Rosneft's Vankorneft Oil fields in December 2015. Vankorneft is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rosneft which operates Vankor field in Russia.
  • 11. In March 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) and Rosneft of Russia regarding acquiring of additional 11% share in Vankorneft in addition to earlier 15% share by OVL.
  • 12. Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) was signed between the consortium of Indian companies (Oil India Ltd, Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petro Resources Ltd) and Rosneft of Russia on acquiring 29.9 % share in Taas-Yuryakh by the consortium in March 2016.
  • 13. Heads of Agreement was signed between the consortium of Indian companies (Oil India Ltd, Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petro Resources Ltd) and Rosneft of Russia on acquiring of 23.9% share by the consortium in Vankorneft in March 2016.
  • 14. Memorandum of Understanding between consortium of Indian companies (Oil India Ltd, Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petro Resources Ltd) and Rosneft of Russia for acquiring stakes in Vankor cluster was signed in March 2016.
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