Government approves deregulation of domestically produced crude oil

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved deregulation of sale of domestically produced crude oil in a bid to remove irregularities and boost revenue. Briefing the media on the decisions take by the Cabinet, minister Anurag Thakur said that the move will ensure marketing freedom for all exploration and production (E&P) companies. The provision will come … Read more

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire buys more Occidental shares, raises stake to 16.4%

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway plowed another $44 million into Occidental Petroleum, boosting its bet on the oil-and-gas firm to about $9 billion. With the purchase of another 794,389 shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp for about $55.40 each, the conglomerate now holds nearly 16.4% stake in the Houston, Texas-based oil firm. In a regulatory filing, Berkshire … Read more

Saudi Aramco becomes world’s most valuable company

Saudi Aramco on Wednesday dethroned Apple as the world’s most valuable company as surging oil prices drove up shares and tech stocks slumped. The Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company, billed as the largest oil producing company in the world, was valued at $2.42 trillion based on the price of its shares at … Read more

Bonanza for Reliance, ONGC: Gas price to more than double this week

In a bonanza for gas producers, Reliance Industries is set to get a record price of around $10 per MMBtu for the KG gas, while state-owned ONGC is likely to fetch more than double the rate for its Mumbai High and other fields, sources said. The government-dictated price for natural gas produced in the country … Read more

Billionaire Gautam Adani explores partnerships with Saudi Aramco

Indian conglomerate Adani Group is exploring potential partnerships in Saudi Arabia, including the possibility of buying a stake in the world’s largest oil exporter, people with knowledge of the matter said. The group, led by Indian tycoon Gautam Adani, has held preliminary talks on a range of potential cooperation and joint investment opportunities with Saudi … Read more

Russia seeks Indian investment in its oil and gas sector

Russia urged India to deepen its investments in the sanction-hit country’s oil and gas sector, and is keen on expanding the sales networks of Russian companies in Asia‘s third-largest economy. Russia’s economy faces its deepest crisis since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, as the West imposes severe sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. … Read more

Vedanta and Foxconn form JV to manufacture semiconductors in India

Chip shortage is leading new facilities coming up globally. Now Vedanta and Foxconn have joined together to set up one in India. Key points to note – A new JV has been set up where Vedanta will hold majority and Hon Hai Technology Group (also known as Foxconn) will hold minority. Quantum of investment, entity … Read more