Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily informed media persons that his ministry was in the process of putting out a note on the draft shale gas policy for the consideration of the cabinet. He hopes that his ministry would announce the shale gas policy in a months time. The policy would enable the expl
Noting that India has the potential to exploit shale gas, Union Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily informed that the proposed policy shale gas would be taken before the cabinet for approval soon. He also said that the shale gas policy that his ministry was working on was a positive and forward-looking one. Shale gas is an important source and potential of oil world over,
State governments have been advised not to build mega projects or allow large super structures over coal-bearing areas as the coal ministry feared that such a move would sterilise at least 20 billion tonnes of the dry-fuel reserves and aggravate coal shortage in the country.