Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Mr. Saurabh Chandra
Secrertary

Secretary's Profile

Past Secretaries:

Mr. Vivek Rae

Vision

Affordable and secure hydrocarbon energy for fuelling India's growth

Mission

  • To formulate conducive policies and provide effective regulatory framework for the growth of hydrocarbon sector.
  • To accelerate domestic Exploration & Production (E&P) of hydrocarbons as well as equity oil & gas abroad.
  • To develop the hydrocarbon sector through technology up-gradation and capacity building in production, refining, transportation and marketing sectors.
  • To develop supply and distribution infrastructure for petroleum products, to serve the needs of the economy, including households.
  • To enhance service standards and to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Promote fuel conservation, clean & green fuels and development of alternative sources of energy.

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The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is situated in Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi and is entrusted with the responsibility of exploration and production of oil and natural gas, their refining, distribution and marketing, import, export, and conservation of petroleum products and Liquified Natural Gas. 
 
The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, gets its authority under item no. 53, list 1, Seventh Schedule, Article 246 of the Constitution of India. 
 
The item reads" Regulation and development of oil fields and mineral oil resources, Petroleum and Petroleum products and other liquid.
  1. Policy framework for growth of E&P; sector
  2. Research & Development for bringing in higher productivity in specific area of Oil and Gas exploration, storage, transportation by the Oil sector companies.
  3. Increase in exploration Activities
  4. Enhancing Domestic reserves & Production
  5. Overseas crude oil & natural Gas production
  6. Increasing Capital Investment in Oil & Gas Sector
  7. Making the sensitive petroleum products viz. Diesel, PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG available at reasonable prices
  8. Increasing Refinery capacity
  9. Improvement of Refinery Performance
  10. Ensuring availability of petroleum products across the nation with respect to marketing and distribution
  11. Promoting cleaner and environment friendly fuels
  12. To encourage use of Natural Gas
  13. To promote fuel conservation
  14. Develop capacity building for 5 MMTOE per year energy from renewable and unconventional hydrocarbon resources to become carbon neutral for Oil Sector Companies
  15. Group target for "Installing power generation capacity"
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Enhancing domestic reserve Adding more reserves & production ONGC, OIL & GAIL Adding more reserves No. 1 1.1 1 1 1
    Gas production (Public Sector) BCM 25.94 26.10 25 27.6 29
2. Overseas crude and Oil production OVL Overseas production of crude oil MMTOE 6.21 4.3 4.5 6.48 7.02
    Overseas production of natural gas BCM 2.53 2.7 2.5 2.61 2.79
3. Overseas production of natural gas Oil Refineries Additoinal Capacity created MMPTA 26.9 8 15 15 -
4. Increase in cummulative gas trunk transportation network in the country Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) Extension of existing pipeline KM - 182 200 200 200
    Laying of new Trunk pipelines KM - 265 200 200 200
5. Plan investment through internal and external budgetary resources (IE&BR) of PSUs Oil PSUs % of budget outlay utilized % 86 96 90 - -
6. Monitoring physical progress in work programme for developing energy from renewable and unconventional sources by Oil & Gas PSUs Oil & Gas PSUs, MNRE % of targets achieved % - - 95 - -
7. Area with proven reserves for oil and gas   PML Area accretion Sq. M. 37011 37291 37288 TBD TBD
8. Enhanced oil and gas security   % of crude oil demand met from domestic sources % 25.2 24.2 24.9 26.5 24.7
    Domestic crude oil production MMT 37.6 38 41.3 45.57 43.76
    Percentage of Natural Gas demand met from domestic sources % 48.48 41.03 TBD TBD TBD
    Domestic Natural Gas production BCM 52.22 51.67 43.18 43.77 47.17
    Domestic Production of oil (Private Sector) MMT 9.68 10.69 12.12 11.51 12.70
    Domestic Production of Gas (Private Sector) BCM 26.77 25.58 15.38 14.50 16.50
    The Extent of Diversification achieved in our import basket (TBD) %age of low Sulphur crude processed by Refineries %LS 34.8 31.8 - - -
    The entent of diversification achieved in our import basket (TBD)-High Sulphur crude processed by refineries %HS 65.2 68.2 - - -

 

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