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Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Emblem of India
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of India
Agency executive Dharmendra Pradhan, Cabinet Minister
Website petroleum.nic.in

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP&NG) is a ministry of the Government of India. It is responsible for the exploration, production, refining, distribution, marketing, import, export, and conservation of petroleum, natural gas, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas in India.

The ministry is headed by the Cabinet MinisterDharmendra Pradhan. Mrs. Panabaka Lakshmi, the MP from Bapatla Lok Sabha constituency of Andhra Pradesh, is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Saurabh Chandra, IAS is the Secretary of the Ministry.[1]

Important areas of work allocated to the Ministry

  • Exploration and exploitation of petroleum resources, including natural gas.
  • Production, supply distribution, marketing and pricing of petroleum including natural gas and petroleum products.
  • Oil refineries, including Lube plants.
  • Additives for petroleum and petroleum products.
  • Lube blending and greases.
  • Planning, development and control of, and assistance to all industries dealt with by the Ministry.
  • All attached or subordinate offices or other organisations concerned with any of the subject specified in this list.
  • Planning, development and regulation of oilfield services.
  • Public sector projects failing under the subjects included in this list,
  • Engineers India limited and IBP Company. together with its subsidiaries, except such projects as are specifically allotted to any other Ministry/Dept,
  • Administration of various Central laws relating to Petroleum and Natural Gas

Cabinet Ministers

Ministers of State

Public-sector undertakings

The ministry has administrative control over various public-sector undertakings of the Government of India.

References

  1. ^ "Saurabh Chandra takes over as Secretary of Petroleum Ministry". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/hpcl-slams-door-on-iran-for-crude-oil-imports/article4963706.ece?homepage=true

See also

External links

  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Structure of the Ministry
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