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India plans larger oil auctions as Modi pursues import cuts

India will offer larger areas with higher oil and natural gas reserves in the next auction of discovered fields later this year as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government seeks to curtail rising crude oil imports.

Flood-hit India's oil demand falls the most in 14 years

India’s oil consumption in August shrank 6.1%, the most since April 2003, as floods ravaged several parts of the country curbing demand for diesel and gasoline.

India swaps cheaper LNG for more volume in second reworked deal with Exxon

Petronet LNG Ltd. has reached an agreement to rework a liquefied natural gas supply agreement with ExxonMobil Corp., the second such renegotiation by the Indian company for gas supplies after reaching a similar deal with Qatar.

BP, Reliance close in on India gas field near missile site

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. and its partner BP Plc are reviving investment plans for a gas block close to a military missile launching facility in the Bay of Bengal.

Core analysis and review confirms Cambay potential in India

Oilex Ltd. is pleased to announce that the C-23z core analysis has been completed. The analysis, by Schlumberger and Baker Hughes has confirmed that the EP-IV tight siltstones at Cambay can be effectively stimulated, and that commercial gas flowrates are potentially achievable.

India approves creation of state oil giant in $4.6-billion deal

India approved the sale of a $4.6 billion stake in state-run refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp. to the country’s biggest oil and gas explorer, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

Xodus wins subsurface contract with Cairn Oil and Gas in India

Xodus Group has won a contract with Cairn Oil and Gas of Vedanta Ltd. to conduct exploration and appraisal work on its Rajasthan block in northwest India over the next two years.

India wants $300 billion in oil spending to meet growing demand

India wants $300 billion in investments over the next 10 years to satisfy accelerating demand in the world’s fastest-growing oil market.

India gives Iran $11-billion "best offer" on Farzad-B field

An Indian consortium is willing to spend as much as $11 billion to develop a giant Iranian natural gas field and build the infrastructure to export the fuel as long as the Persian Gulf nation guarantees a “reasonable return” on the project, according to the company leading the group.

LNG price row between India, U.S. crimps Trump's export plans

India's biggest importer of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) is trying to re-negotiate prices with the U.S. seller, sources said, undermining plans by U.S. President Donald Trump to export more gas to the fast-growing Asian nation.

Vedanta makes $3-billion bet to re-energize biggest oilfield

India’s Vedanta Ltd. will spend $3 billion over the next three years as it seeks to expand oil reserves and nearly double output from its largest field.

ONGC, Aqualis Offshore match rig move record offshore India

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), with the support of Aqualis Offshore, has matched its own pre-monsoon rig move record set last year offshore India. Aqualis Offshore has also secured a new contract extension to support ONGC.

Rosneft says Essar takeover is pending final details

Rosneft PJSC, Russia’s biggest oil producer, said it has all but completed its multi-billion-dollar joint purchase of India’s Essar Oil Ltd., expanding its access to the Asian nation’s burgeoning fuel market.

BP, Reliance to revive India investments after eight years

BP Plc and Reliance Industries Ltd. will invest as much as $6 billion to restart work in Indian oil and gas blocks after eight years, in an area off the South Asian country’s east coast, where both companies have faced trouble boosting production.

Engie seeks $512-million selling stake in India LNG importer

Engie SA, France’s former natural-gas monopoly, is seeking to raise as much as 33 billion rupees ($512 million) selling its entire stake in India’s biggest importer of liquefied natural gas.

Oilex provides update on Cambay field workover program in India

Oilex Ltd. has released the following update on the Cambay field workover program in India, and ongoing activities.

ONGC posts surprise profit drop on royalties, weak gas price

Oil & Natural Gas Corp.’s quarterly profits missed estimates for a gain as lower gas revenues and a jump in royalty payments outweighed the boost from higher crude prices.

India's oil champions on track to match last year's $16-billion spend

India’s state-owned oil companies aim to sustain spending near a three-year high, encouraged by falling oil-services costs and expanding demand.

Indian explorer bets $1 billion on natural gas, unconventional shale

Great Eastern Energy Corp. will drill 144 new wells over the next four to five years at its Raniganj block in the eastern state of West Bengal, according to CEO Prashant Modi. The company, which began looking at the block in 1993, will invest an additional 50 billion rupees in other unconventional assets, including shale.

India oil demand rises 3.3% in April, after three-month decline

India’s oil demand bounced back in April after falling for three consecutive months, recovering from the impact of the country’s move to withdraw high-value notes.