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  • Govt to unveil 5th round of oil, gas exploration soon (December 30, 2003)
  • Plea to withdraw import ban on white kerosene (December 29, 2003)
  • Investment strategies — Planning panel critical of PSU oil companies (December 25, 2003)
  • CCD okays sale of 10% equity each in ONGC, GAIL (December 24, 2003)
  • Oil majors cross-holdings: Sell & gain (December 21, 2003)
  • IOC plans to start hedging purchases next month (December 20, 2003)
  • Oil cos: Cabinet nod for sale of cross-holding (December 20, 2003)
  • IOC plans domestic, GDR route for cross-holding sales (December 20, 2003)
  • PSU index touches new high as oil stocks gain (December 19, 2003)
  • First LNG tanker to touch Indian shores by Jan-end (December 19, 2003)
  • Govt may raise OIL's equity in Numaligarh Refinery: Shourie (December 19, 2003)
  • TN petro dealers' plea to oil cos (December 19, 2003)
  • SCOPE for oil cos to bid in sell-off (December 18, 2003)
  • Oil workers threaten `indefinite' strike (December 17, 2003)
  • Petrol to cost Rs 36.85 in Hyderabad (December 17, 2003)
  • Petrol, diesel dearer by Re 1 (December 16, 2003)
  • Coastal movement of POL products — Oil cos' proposal to water down cost (December 15, 2003)
  • Bed of gases (December 13, 2003)
  • BPCL moves to sell products thru e-choupal network (December 13, 2003)
  • Hydrogen fuel vehicle prototype by 2006: Naik (December 13, 2003)
  • Amendments in petroleum Bill cleared (December 12, 2003)
  • Oil PSUs to consider interim dividends (December 12, 2003)
  • Oil Ministry moots cut in duties — Move may hit refining margins (December 11, 2003)
  • Oil PSUs agree to pay Rs 150-cr dues to RIL (December 11, 2003)
  • BPCL policy for crude risk management soon (December 10, 2003)
  • Hindustan Petro keen to complete pipeline project in 3 years (December 10, 2003)
  • Fuelling demand (December 10, 2003)
  • Ex gratia for retd IOC staff (December 09, 2003)
  • Oil sector staff to observe strike on Dec 16 (December 09, 2003)
  • ONGC Videsh may acquire stake in Sudan oilfield (December 04, 2003)
  • Iran backs gas pipeline project (December 03, 2003)
  • Kerosene prices soar on import ban order (December 02, 2003)
  • IOC to spend Rs 120 cr on automation of bunks (December 02, 2003)
  • Indraprastha Gas eyes Gurgaon, Faridabad markets (December 02, 2003)
  • IOC to invest Rs 1,100 cr in Tamil Nadu (December 02, 2003)
  • ONGC launches deep-water drilling at Gulf of Kutch (December 01, 2003)
  • `MRPL becomes 3rd largest refinery' (November 30, 2003)
  • To curb adulteration of diesel — Govt to control kerosene import, bans private firms (November 29, 2003)
  • As North Block says no to reimbursement scheme... Oil Ministry moots 4 pc addl duty on petro goods (November 28, 2003)
  • ONGC bags 5 coal-bed methane blocks; Reliance 3 (November 26, 2003)
  • Iran offers to bear 60 pc cost of gas pipeline project (November 26, 2003)
  • IOC chief moots price stability mechanism (November 25, 2003)
  • ONGC loan for MRPL (November 23, 2003)
  • How much gas does Reliance have? (November 23, 2003)
  • Partner lowers Reliance's K-G basin gas reserve estimates (November 22, 2003)
  • RIL sticks to its estimates (November 22, 2003)
  • Retail, bulk sales of diesel get better (November 21, 2003)
  • Work on Kochi LNG project to be expedited (November 21, 2003)
  • IOC officers to visit fuel stations (November 18, 2003)
  • ONGC urges TN to use natural gas reserves for power sector (November 18, 2003)
  • ONGC invites bids for crude supply (November 18, 2003)
  • Govt considering interim dividend by oil PSUs (November 16, 2003)
  • IOC threatens to set up overseas investment arm (November 15, 2003)
  • PSU oil cos decide to pay interim dividend (November 14, 2003)
  • White kerosene proves lucrative for racketeers (November 13, 2003)
  • ONGC cuts wastage by 60 pc through gas flaring — `India, China oil import dependence to go up' (November 11, 2003)
  • OIL eyeing 40 pc stake in BPCL's pipeline project (November 10, 2003)
  • ONGC's Sakhalin project sees $800 m cost overrun (November 08, 2003)
  • Kerala to hike tax on `white' kerosene (November 05, 2003)
  • GAIL's separate gas trading co by 2008 (November 04, 2003)
  • New tariff regime in offing for petro pipeline scheme (November 04, 2003)
  • Naik seeks review of policy on petro-product pipelines (October 31, 2003)
  • Gasohol to be available at TN petrol bunks from Dec (October 31, 2003)
  • Oil cos to share LPG, kerosene subsidy burden (October 29, 2003)
  • ONGC bags 15 blocks in NELP IV round of bids (October 29, 2003)
  • RIL likely to price gas at 30 pc discount to global rates (October 29, 2003)
  • RIL seeks 2-year extension of IOC marketing deal (October 28, 2003)
  • ONGC, Tata Power gas talks hang fire over price (October 28, 2003)
  • ONGC to bear subsidy bill of Rs 2,000 cr (October 27, 2003)
  • OIL stake to go up in Numaligarh (October 24, 2003)
  • NCR in talks with oil PSUs for automating retail outlets (October 18, 2003)
  • Stand-alone refineries spared from subsidy burden (October 17, 2003)
  • Hasten cautiously in oil sector divestment (October 16, 2003)
  • Govt receives 14 bids for 8 CBM blocks (October 16, 2003)
  • Petrol, diesel prices cut (October 16, 2003)
  • Kochi Refineries on modernisation path (October 16, 2003)
  • Drop in demand for diesel `locational', says study (October 14, 2003)
  • Govt to encourage pvt, public investments for gas grids (October 12, 2003)
  • GSPC, Niko to pump Rs 330 cr into Hazira (October 12, 2003)
  • 'Differential pricing for petro products will hit growth' (October 12, 2003)
  • Meet to discuss ONGC joint venture plan for retailing (October 11, 2003)
  • Oil PSUs told to defer dealer selection in States going to polls (October 08, 2003)
  • Dial 1258 for Indane gas (October 03, 2003)
  • ONGC to pay $135 m for Cairn oil blocks (October 02, 2003)
  • Ethanol-blended petrol launched across Karnataka (October 02, 2003)
  • Nine new bidders for 22 oil, gas blocks (October 01, 2003)
  • `Cairn's Saraswati field may get commercial viability nod in a week' (September 30, 2003)
  • Inter-State gas pipelines under single co likely (September 30, 2003)
  • Ministry planning policy on gas pipeline (September 29, 2003)
  • HPCL eyes retail business abroad (September 26, 2003)
  • IOC hopes to complete Chennai-Madurai pipeline project in 18 months (September 26, 2003)
  • Correction (September 25, 2003)
  • Plan for locational pricing of petro products stillborn (September 24, 2003)
  • HPCL/BPCL disinvestment: A supreme blow (September 24, 2003)
  • LPG distributor commission hiked (September 24, 2003)
  • BPCL to hold mock fire drill (September 24, 2003)
  • Jaitley, Shourie to discuss SC ruling on oil PSUs (September 23, 2003)
  • Hydrocarbon measurement traceability — Cos should go for high accuracy levels: FCRI (September 22, 2003)
  • Energy conservation for SSIs (September 22, 2003)
  • For motorists... Filling fuel is now on the cards, literally (September 21, 2003)
  • Oil marketing cos looking forward to price reduction (September 18, 2003)
  • Oil PSUs to share LPG subsidy burden; Reliance spared (September 16, 2003)
  • KRL opposes FACT plea to scrap entry tax on petroleum products (September 16, 2003)
  • ONGC bids to gain expertise in well control (September 15, 2003)
  • Row between RIL, PSU oil marketing cos — Law Ministry says it is too premature for intervention (September 15, 2003)
  • ONGC upgrading expertise to deal with blowouts (September 14, 2003)
  • No hike in LPG, kerosene prices this fiscal (September 13, 2003)
  • TERI develops new tech for higher oil recovery (September 12, 2003)
  • TERI develops new tech for higher oil recovery (September 12, 2003)
  • ONGC may share LPG, kerosene subsidy burden (September 11, 2003)
  • RRL helps KRL get around the bitumen odour nuisance (September 05, 2003)
  • Ethanol-mixed petrol in 8 States, 4 UTs by month-end (September 04, 2003)
  • IOC campaign to promote premium petrol (September 04, 2003)
  • New petrol, diesel rates in AP (September 02, 2003)
  • OIL finds US well dry; seeks Rs 39-cr write-off (September 02, 2003)
  • Petrol, diesel prices hiked (September 02, 2003)
  • Oil dealers' meet in Sept to discuss commission hike (August 30, 2003)
  • Report on conservation drive in oil, gas sector released (August 30, 2003)
  • BPCL offers add-on services (August 29, 2003)
  • Oil stocks remain market pick (August 28, 2003)
  • CCEA nod for ONGC Sudan investment (August 24, 2003)
  • `Ban kerosene import by private retailers' (August 24, 2003)
  • Cabinet to consider ONGC acquisition proposal today (August 23, 2003)
  • South-based kerosene cos seek FIPB nod for takeover (August 23, 2003)
  • Study on kerosene supply in AP (August 21, 2003)
  • Bengal petrol pumps to down shutters for three days (August 21, 2003)
  • Consumers urged to fight adulteration of petroleum (August 20, 2003)
  • BPCL plans foray into `city gas sales' (August 20, 2003)
  • Gujarat Gas mulls distribution joint venture in Ahmedabad (August 18, 2003)
  • Petro product pricing dispute unresolved (August 17, 2003)
  • LNG terminal crucial to Kerala's growth: Experts (August 16, 2003)
  • Diesel sales dip in July (August 16, 2003)
  • ONGC supply vessels locate ill-fated copter (August 13, 2003)
  • Aboard ONGC's Dauphin copter — a fortnight ago (August 13, 2003)
  • As employees gear up for `direct action' — ONGC gets injunction against strike (August 13, 2003)
  • Aviation, Oil Ministries order separate probes (August 13, 2003)
  • TIDCO to sign gas pact with GAIL soon (August 12, 2003)
  • Rising oil prices hurt fertiliser, power units (August 12, 2003)
  • 27 feared dead in ONGC copter crash (August 12, 2003)
  • Ministry finalises dealer selection norms for oil PSUs (August 12, 2003)
  • Mesco inducted first Mi-172 helicopter in late 1994 (August 12, 2003)
  • Gas supply: Tatas, ONGC close to deal (August 11, 2003)
  • The stocks to barrel (August 10, 2003)
  • Oil and gas — upstream: A gush of activity (August 10, 2003)
  • The action at Mumbai High (August 10, 2003)
  • `We have to be an integrated oil company' (August 10, 2003)
  • Interest in gas flares up (August 10, 2003)
  • Mega LNG project hits a roadblock (August 08, 2003)
  • HPCL launches `weight campaign' (August 01, 2003)
  • Gasohol supply in AP, Karnataka by mid-August (August 01, 2003)
  • Reliance plea for petro-product compensation turned down (July 29, 2003)
  • Punjab seeks to revise sops for HPCL refinery (July 26, 2003)
  • BPCL in talks for stake in Cauvery basin blocks (July 26, 2003)
  • GoM moots hike in gas prices — Power, fert users to be hit (July 24, 2003)
  • GoM on gas price to meet today (July 23, 2003)
  • NTPC tender may set benchmark for LNG pricing (July 22, 2003)
  • Foreign cos evince interest in CBM blocks (July 21, 2003)
  • Auto sales rev up fuel consumption (July 21, 2003)
  • Petrol pumps bounce back in Kochi, go dry in other places (July 18, 2003)
  • Pant to discuss natural gas price issue with Ministers (July 16, 2003)
  • Govt may extend LPG subsidy to pvt marketers (July 15, 2003)
  • Naik assures gas supply to Delhi (July 14, 2003)
  • Naik assures gas supply to Delhi (July 14, 2003)
  • Ministry questions need for `irrecoverable taxes' (July 12, 2003)
  • Higher duty mooted on PMS kerosene to check adulteration (July 08, 2003)
  • Move to ease curbs on PSU marketing cos — Govt mulls short-term oil dealerships (July 05, 2003)
  • Deadline for ethanol-doped petrol extended by 3 months (July 02, 2003)
  • Training on fuel conservation (July 02, 2003)
  • Makeshift petrol bunk (June 30, 2003)
  • Gasohol plan yet to take off in South (June 30, 2003)
  • Petronet pipeline trial run set to begin on June 30 (June 28, 2003)
  • LPG, kerosene purchased from Reliance — We are not bound to pay market rates, say oil PSUs (June 27, 2003)
  • Ministry okays VRS in ONGC, Indian Oil (June 25, 2003)
  • GAIL stealing GSPC thunder (June 21, 2003)
  • Pricing of natural gas: Naidu proposes market regulator (June 21, 2003)
  • North States urged to cut tax on ATF (June 20, 2003)
  • GAIL strikes oil, gas in Cambay (June 19, 2003)
  • GAIL plans pipeline to supply Petronet's LNG (June 19, 2003)
  • `Appropriate price' for procuring ethanol — Petroleum Ministry move irks sugar mills (June 18, 2003)
  • Iran offers oil to Asian union on easier terms (June 17, 2003)
  • Govt hopeful of good response for NELP round (June 17, 2003)
  • Rs 1,500 cr to be spent on exploration (June 17, 2003)
  • Oil PSUs reviewing auto LPG plans — `Infrastructure cost hard to recover without help from St (June 14, 2003)
  • No solution in sight to LPG tankers' impasse (June 13, 2003)
  • Form cluster, petro product cos told (June 11, 2003)
  • BHPV supply delay hits oil PSUs' projects (June 10, 2003)
  • Large LNG users may form consortium (June 09, 2003)
  • Why oil stocks are slippery (June 08, 2003)
  • IOC campaign for `Diesel Super' in Mangalore (June 07, 2003)
  • BPCL in talks with ONGC for joint bidding in NELP (June 07, 2003)
  • Shipping, oil industries on collision course — Age criteria for tankers and CAP ratings (June 06, 2003)
  • Strong Re to boost oil cos' earnings (June 05, 2003)
  • TN: LPG tanker crew stir `has little impact' (June 03, 2003)
  • 10 paise cut in petro prices (June 01, 2003)
  • `TN should do more to boost LPG as auto fuel' (May 31, 2003)
  • Putting a brand in your tank! (May 29, 2003)
  • Regulatory body for natural gas mulled — Panel moots hydrocarbon highway, State grid (May 27, 2003)
  • Govt puts 9 CBM blocks on offer (May 24, 2003)
  • Truckers' strike hits April petro products consumption (May 19, 2003)
  • Petrol, diesel prices cut (May 16, 2003)
  • BPCL's tank lorry hits roadblock (May 14, 2003)
  • Ethanol-mixed petrol may be a tall order (May 11, 2003)
  • Govt offer to Essar Oil on Ratna field issue (May 10, 2003)
  • Bids invited for 24 oil, gas blocks (May 09, 2003)
  • `Only Govt must issue licences for gas pipelines' (May 09, 2003)
  • BPCL to tone up customer service (May 09, 2003)
  • Anhydrous ethanol: TN nod for five sugar mills (May 08, 2003)
  • AP panel explores ways to tap K-G gas finds (May 06, 2003)
  • Goa plans reduction in sales tax on ATF (May 05, 2003)
  • Underground LPG project hits hurdle (May 03, 2003)
  • Govt allows oil cos to lower stockpile (May 01, 2003)
  • ONGC pulled up for `excessive' handling capacity (April 29, 2003)
  • Petrol, diesel prices cut (April 27, 2003)
  • `Iraq war cost oil PSUs Rs 600 crore' (April 25, 2003)
  • Decision soon on gas pricing policy: Naik (April 25, 2003)
  • `Brand building key to market share' (April 25, 2003)
  • Retail outlets: IOC seeks nod for joint venture (April 24, 2003)
  • TN ethanol programme still in limbo (April 24, 2003)
  • Strike, weak monsoon may drag diesel sales (April 22, 2003)
  • `Further cut in petrol, diesel prices likely' (April 17, 2003)
  • Ministry oversight results in Rs 1,200-cr loss to oil cos (April 17, 2003)
  • Petrol, diesel prices cut by Re 1 (April 16, 2003)
  • Petroleum product prices in post-APM era — Panel asks Govt to rationalise duty structure (April 15, 2003)
  • Naik hints at cut in petrol, diesel prices (April 10, 2003)
  • Govt mulls oil club for bidding overseas (April 08, 2003)
  • Crude import bill up Rs 6,000 cr (April 07, 2003)
  • Crude short-term range seen at $23-24 (April 05, 2003)
  • Jaswant promises no `shocks' in oil prices (April 04, 2003)
  • TN distillers unlikely to meet demand — Oil cos may float 2nd tender for anhydrous alcohol (April 03, 2003)
  • Oil refiners to be paid full market prices (April 02, 2003)
  • Import of petrol, diesel decanalised partially (April 01, 2003)
  • ONGC may share LPG, kerosene subsidy burden (March 29, 2003)
  • Crude transportation cost doubles due to Iraq war (March 29, 2003)
  • GAIL plans to invest Rs 20,000 cr for grid (March 27, 2003)
  • GAIL plans to invest Rs 20,000 cr for grid (March 27, 2003)
  • RasGas won't renegotiate LNG price for Dahej (March 26, 2003)
  • Oil PSU workers go on strike (March 26, 2003)
  • Rs 1,000-cr bonanza awaits oil cos (March 26, 2003)
  • HC stays strike by BPCL workers (March 26, 2003)
  • Kerala plea on kerosene allocation (March 26, 2003)
  • Petro prices could fall: Naik (March 25, 2003)
  • `Stockpiling prompted higher petroleum products sales' (March 24, 2003)
  • Tax makes petrol dearer (March 21, 2003)
  • Soft crude may not help consumers (March 21, 2003)
  • Supplies won't be hit: Naik (March 21, 2003)
  • Oil cos have petro stocks for 2 months (March 20, 2003)
  • Oil subsidy not enough to soften war shock: FICCI (March 19, 2003)
  • `IOC Xtra' launched (March 18, 2003)
  • Essar-led consortium bags Rs 198-cr gas grid contract (March 18, 2003)
  • GAIL moots `barter' deal with exploration cos — Seeks gas supply for paying back to Govt (March 17, 2003)
  • Petrol, diesel prices hiked (March 16, 2003)
  • 3 mt Sudan crude for OVL annually (March 14, 2003)
  • Reliance gas find flares Dabhol lenders (March 06, 2003)
  • LPG, kerosene subsidy to make the consumer pay (March 03, 2003)
  • CPCL oil jetty opened — Next round of NELP blocks soon (March 02, 2003)
  • Want better roads? Pay 50 paise more for diesel, petrol (March 01, 2003)
  • Rs 3,600 cr more from petro sector likely (March 01, 2003)
  • Big disappointment on oil front (March 01, 2003)
  • ONGC signs pact with IOC to sell crude (March 01, 2003)
  • 45 pc hike in kerosene, LPG subsidy (March 01, 2003)
  • Oil cos hope for a friendly Budget (February 23, 2003)
  • Petrol pumps may go dry on Monday (February 23, 2003)
  • Ministry pushing States to lower sales tax on ATF (February 23, 2003)
  • Aviation meet calls for thrust to energy security (February 22, 2003)
  • New norms soon for petrol pumps on highways: Khanduri (February 22, 2003)
  • ONGC irons out crude supply pact with HPCL (February 22, 2003)
  • 2-month import cover for petro products (February 21, 2003)
  • `Incremental' gas sold to power plants — GAIL to charge market rates in AP (February 20, 2003)
  • Oil cos defer decision to revise prices (February 17, 2003)
  • A complex game waiting to be played out (February 16, 2003)
  • Where's the regulator? (February 16, 2003)
  • BRPL contracts 1.5 mt crude from Ravva field (February 16, 2003)
  • Oil refining and marketing: Deregulation, warts and all (February 16, 2003)
  • Own the pipe, call the tune (February 16, 2003)
  • Reliance strikes gas off Kutch (February 15, 2003)
  • `Speed' launched in Kerala (February 15, 2003)
  • Modi, Naik skip CII Petrominex meet (February 15, 2003)
  • RIL unlikely to take stake in K-G basin blocks (February 15, 2003)
  • Govt to cut security deposit on domestic LPG (February 14, 2003)
  • Rlys, IOC tie up to produce bio-diesel (February 14, 2003)
  • Iraq war fears fuel crude tanker rates (February 14, 2003)
  • Gujarat crude royalty jumps to Rs 850 cr (February 08, 2003)
  • Tap the potential of gas find: Barnala (February 07, 2003)
  • Finance Ministry turns away Rs 600-cr royalty revenues (February 06, 2003)
  • 23 oil, gas deals signed (February 05, 2003)
  • Govt hikes oil royalty Gujarat, Assam to be richer by Rs 400 cr (February 05, 2003)
  • Ministry seeks 2 pc duty cut on petrol, diesel (February 04, 2003)
  • Plan to stock 45 days crude — Estimated cost put at Rs 4,350 crore (February 04, 2003)
  • Ethanol-blended petrol for more States by June (February 02, 2003)
  • Petrol, diesel prices up 40 paise (February 01, 2003)
  • Power, Fertiliser Ministries oppose gas price hike (January 30, 2003)
  • ONGC decision welcomed (January 24, 2003)
  • GoM meet to review gas prices on Jan 29 (January 23, 2003)
  • Reliance to set up 2,500 retail outlets (January 23, 2003)
  • Set right duty anomalies on diesel: Oil Ministry (January 20, 2003)
  • LPG tanker operators call off stir (January 18, 2003)
  • Reliance gas find figures `premature' (January 12, 2003)
  • `Stable tax regime vital for investments' (January 12, 2003)
  • Petroleum reserve soon to meet contingencies (January 11, 2003)
  • Fourth round of NELP in early April: Naik (January 10, 2003)
  • OPEC to stabilise crude prices soon — To consider concession for India (January 10, 2003)
  • No plan to merge IOC, ONGC (January 10, 2003)
  • RIL strikes gas off Gujarat (January 10, 2003)
  • GAIL mulling new pipeline for natural gas (January 10, 2003)
  • ONGC to invest Rs 500 cr in three new fields (January 09, 2003)
  • ONGC bids for Cairn assets in India (January 09, 2003)
  • `Only excess gas to be allowed out of Tripura' (January 06, 2003)
  • Petrol, diesel prices hiked by over Re 1 (January 03, 2003)
  • Special or interim, it's slick gain for Govt (January 03, 2003)
  • Diesel, petrol prices to be hiked today (January 02, 2003)
  • Gasohol will not attract additional duty: Naik (January 02, 2003)
  • LPG transporters threaten strike — To decide on course of action tomorrow (January 01, 2003)
  • Gasohol programme watered down (January 01, 2003)


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