India is to pay Iran $700 million to clear one-tenth of oil dues in the last week of September, the first payment this year ahead of easing of international sanctions against the Persian Gulf country.
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals (MRPL) would procure Rs 38,500 crore worth of crude oil from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for a five-year period, according to an agreement signed between the firms recently. MRPL is a subsidiary of ONGC. ONGC would supply Mumbai High crude from JNPT and offshore platform to MRPL. ONGC supplies about 11-12 per cent
Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily informed in Rajya Sabha that Indian Oil Corp (IOC) agreed to import 1.2 million tonne crude oil from Iran in 2013-14 compared to 1.566 million tonne in the previous year. This represents a fall of over 23 per cent in crude oil import by IOC from the Persian Gulf nation. During April-June 2013, the firm imported 0.577 million tonne of oil from Iran. It may be noted that IOC is India's third
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma may hold discussion with his counterpart in the Mauritius government to promote petroleum export from India to the island nation. Sharma, who is scheduled to visit the country soon, would hold meeting with Sayyad Abd-Al-Cader Sayed-Hossen, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Prote
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals would take all necessary steps for recommencement of import or processing of Iranian crude oil in its refinery. This information was given by PP Upadhya, Managing Director of MRPL in a June 29 letter to Oil Secretary Vivek Rae, media reports suggest. The company stopped import of oil from Iran after local insurers said they could no longer cover plants that proc
According to source-based information, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals would shut a part of its coastal refinery facility in Karnataka for up to 25 days to conduct maintenance activity. It is learnt that the state-run firm may shut 144,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude unit, which is one of the three units in the coastal refinery, for up to 25 days. CDU II will be s
Global oil firm BP is learnt to have sold 650,000 barrel of Nigerian Okoro crude oil to MRPL for June 1-15 via a tender at a premium of about $5.60 a barrel to dated Brent. MRPL has also reportedly bought 650,000 barrels of Gabon's Rabi light sweet crude oil in a previous tender from Shell for May lifting at a premium of about $3.30 a barre
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals (MRPL) has is seeking additional 23,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil supply from Saudi Aramco during April in order to compensate for the reduction in import from Iran. MRPL plans to stop oil imports from Iran in April if insurance cover is not available for their refineries. Indian insurance companies said they would not cover refine