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OC, HPCL, BPCL post Rs 18,480 cr loss in Q1 on holding petrol, diesel prices
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OC, HPCL, BPCL post Rs 18,480 cr loss in Q1 on holding petrol, diesel prices

For a barrel of crude oil imported at $ 109 the retail pump rates are aligned to about $ 85-86, costing a loss of Rs 12-14 on sale of a litre of petrol and diesel

Sanctions on Russia may result in impairment losses for Indian energy companies, says Moody's
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Sanctions on Russia may result in impairment losses for Indian energy companies, says Moody's

Indian firms have invested $16 billion in Russian assets such as the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas field in the far east

Opinion | No dearth of privatisation critics but Centre must go ahead with PSU sale in 2022
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Opinion | No dearth of privatisation critics but Centre must go ahead with PSU sale in 2022

Just like the strategic sale of Balco in 2001, when the government sold its 51 percent equity in the aluminum major, galvanised privatisation in the country, Air India sale has the potential of accelerating the pace of disinvestment.

BPCL recruitment 2021: Apply for 12 non-technical posts at bcplonline.co.in; check details here
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BPCL recruitment 2021: Apply for 12 non-technical posts at bcplonline.co.in; check details here

If any applicant submits more than one application in the BPCL recruitment 2021, only the form submitted at a later date will be considered. The registration for the positions can only be done through the BPCL website

ICICI Bank shares rise by over 14% after record high quarterly profit
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ICICI Bank shares rise by over 14% after record high quarterly profit

Total income also rose to Rs 26,031 crore in July-September period of 2021-22, as against Rs 23,651 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal year, ICICI Bank said in a regulatory filing

Centre seeks legal opinion to let BPCL sell subsidised LPG post stake sale
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Centre seeks legal opinion to let BPCL sell subsidised LPG post stake sale

A legal opinion has now been sought to ascertain if privatised BPCL will be eligible to receive liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced by companies such as ONGC and GAIL

BPCL declares record Rs 12,581 crore dividend ahead of privatisation
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BPCL declares record Rs 12,581 crore dividend ahead of privatisation

The government, which is selling its entire 52.98 percent stake in BPCL, will get Rs 6,665.76 crore plus dividend distribution tax

Vedanta Group submits expression of interest in purchasing Government of India's stake in BPCL
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Vedanta Group submits expression of interest in purchasing Government of India's stake in BPCL

The Government of India is looking to sell its entire 52.98 percent stake in BPCL. The last date to put forward an expression of interest was 16 November

State refiners scale up crude processing as fuel demand improves with easing of lockdown measures
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State refiners scale up crude processing as fuel demand improves with easing of lockdown measures

Indian Oil Corp, the country’s top refiner, has raised crude processing at its plants to 60 percent capacity and aims to reach 80 percent by the end of this month, it said in a statement on Monday

Chidambaram dubs imposition of taxes on fuel as 'cruel' in times of distress; says govt must borrow to meet deficits
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Chidambaram dubs imposition of taxes on fuel as 'cruel' in times of distress; says govt must borrow to meet deficits

Governments must borrow to meet their deficits and not impose higher tax burdens when economic activity has ground to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Wednesday after the Centre and the Delhi government hiked taxes on petroleum products

Oil marketing companies shares drop up to 13% post govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel
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Oil marketing companies shares drop up to 13% post govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel

Shares of oil marketing companies -- Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd -- on Wednesday plunged up to 13 percent, a day after a hike in excise duty on petrol and diesel

Govt to gain Rs 1.6 lakh cr additional revenues this fiscal from record excise duty hike on petrol, diesel
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Govt to gain Rs 1.6 lakh cr additional revenues this fiscal from record excise duty hike on petrol, diesel

The cash-strapped government will gain close to Rs 1.6 lakh crore in additional revenues this fiscal from a record increase in excise duty on petrol and diesel, that will help make up for revenue it lost in a slowing economy and shutting down of businesses due to coronavirus lockdown

Markets buoyant at close: Sensex rallies 743 points, Nifty tops 9,150-mark; Reliance Jio's Rs 43,574 cr deal with Facebook boosts sentiment
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Markets buoyant at close: Sensex rallies 743 points, Nifty tops 9,150-mark; Reliance Jio's Rs 43,574 cr deal with Facebook boosts sentiment

ZEE, Reliance industries and Asian Paints remained top gainers while ONGC, Vedanta and BPCL were the top losers.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Oil PSUs to re-start over Rs 42,000 cr of projects as lockdown restrictions ease
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Oil PSUs to re-start over Rs 42,000 cr of projects as lockdown restrictions ease

State-owned oil firms will resume as many as 511 projects involving over Rs 42,000 crore of investment with immediate effect as the country partially exited from an unprecedented nationwide lockdown on Monday

Coronavirus Outbreak: Fuel sales slump 50% in first half of April; petrol down 64%, diesel 61%, ATF 94%
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Fuel sales slump 50% in first half of April; petrol down 64%, diesel 61%, ATF 94%

India's fuel consumption slumped by a record 50 percent in April as all petroleum products except LPG saw massive demand erosion following a nationwide lockdown halted economic activity and travel

Govt plans to fill strategic petroleum reserve by third week of May; to help refineries reduce excess crude
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Govt plans to fill strategic petroleum reserve by third week of May; to help refineries reduce excess crude

India plans to completely fill its strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) by the third week of May by moving about 19 million barrels into the sites by then, the managing director of the country’s SPR said on Tuesday

IOC gets first shipload of 1 million barrels crude oil from UAE to fill strategic reserves
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IOC gets first shipload of 1 million barrels crude oil from UAE to fill strategic reserves

India is capitalizing on low global oil prices to fill its underground strategic oil reserves, with the first shipload of 1 million barrels of crude oil from the UAE arriving at Mangalore as part of efforts to shore up supplies to meet any supply or price disruption

Airline, oil marketing stocks fall as crude prices surge; SpiceJet down 4.9%, IndiGo 4.7%
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Airline, oil marketing stocks fall as crude prices surge; SpiceJet down 4.9%, IndiGo 4.7%

Airline and oil marketing stocks on Monday fell as crude oil prices surged after OPEC and its allies agreed to cut down on crude production

Coronavirus Outbreak: Petrol, diesel demand slumps 66% in April; ATF down 90% due to nation-wide lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Petrol, diesel demand slumps 66% in April; ATF down 90% due to nation-wide lockdown

India’s fuel consumption slumped by over 66 percent in April as a nationwide lockdown halted economic activity and travel, which eviscerated demand

India to use low priced oil from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iraq to fill strategic reserves
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India to use low priced oil from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iraq to fill strategic reserves

Capitalising on low global oil prices, India will fill its underground strategic oil reserves with oil from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Iraq as it shores up supplies to meet any supply or price disruption