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Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas MOP&NG is a ministry of the Government of India It is responsible for the exploration, production, refining, distribution, marketing, import, export, and conservation of petroleum, natural gas, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas in India

The ministry is headed by the Cabinet Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Saurabh Chandra, IAS is the Secretary of the Ministry1


  • 1 Important areas of work allocated to the Ministry
  • 2 Cabinet Ministers
  • 3 Ministers of State
  • 4 Public-sector undertakings
  • 5 Research Institute
    • 51 RGIPT Campuses
  • 6 Controversies
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Important areas of work allocated to the Ministryedit

  • Exploration and exploitation of petroleum resources, including natural gas
  • Production, supply distribution, marketing and pricing of petroleum including natural gas and petroleum products
  • Oil refineries, including Lube plants
  • Additives for petroleum and petroleum products
  • Lube blending and greases
  • Planning, development and control of, and assistance to all industries dealt with by the Ministry
  • All attached or subordinate offices or other organisations concerned with any of the subject specified in this list
  • Planning, development and regulation of oilfield services
  • Public sector projects failing under the subjects included in this list,
  • Engineers India limited and IBP Company together with its subsidiaries, except such projects as are specifically allotted to any other Ministry/Dept,
  • Administration of various Central laws relating to Petroleum and Natural Gas

Cabinet Ministersedit

  • Ram Naik - 1999-2004
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar - 2004-2006
  • Murli Deora - 2006-18 Jan 2011
  • Jaipal Reddy - 19 Jan 2011 - 28 Oct 2012
  • M Veerappa Moily - 28 Oct 2012 - 17 May 2014

Ministers of Stateedit

  • Dinsha Patel - 2006-2009
  • R P N Singh - 19 Jan 2011- 28 Oct 2012
  • Panabaka Lakshmi - 28 Oct 2012 - 17 May 2014
  • Dharmendra Pradhan - 26 May 2014 - Till date

Public-sector undertakingsedit

The ministry has administrative control over various public-sector undertakings of the Government of India

  • Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd
  • Biecco Lawrie Limited
  • Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited
  • Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Engineers India Limited
  • Gas Authority of India Limited
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited2
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    • IBP merged with Indian Oil and became a subsidiary
  • Numaligarh Refinery Limited
  • Oil India Limited
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
  • Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited

Research Instituteedit

  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology RGIPT 3 - is a training and education institute that gives technical and management training to the petroleum industry and was formally opened on July 2008 The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas MOP&NG, Government of India founded the institute through an Act of Parliament “Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Act 2007"4

RGIPT Campusesedit

  • Jais Campus: Started academic sessions in June 2008 at a temporary campus at Rae Bareli On 15 October 2016, the institute moved from temporary campus to the permanent campus at Jais5
  • Noida Campus: Besides main center at Jais, Amethi, the RGIPT also have this campus for MBA and related courses
  • Assam Campus: New campus is under construction at Sivasagar,Assam In consonance with the charter of RGIPT, the primary objective of the Assam Center of RGIPT is envisaged to offer programmes of education and training of skilled technical manpower at the diploma and advance diploma levels including BSc - MSc integrated courses in various areas in the domain of the petroleum sector as per requirements of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry67 On May 13, 2017,Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan jointly launched the full swing construction work of second campus at Sivasagar, Assam8
  • Bangalore Campus: In July 2013, Karnataka government agreed to offer 200 acres of land to set up the Bangalore centre which is going to be the Asia's first centre on fire and safety for oil and gas sector9 The institute will start functioning from 2018-19 academic year and it is purely for research in energy policy and science and technology as it is related to petroleum and energy The institute coming up will cost Rs1,000 crore 10


On February 20, 2015, A group of seven Indian petroleum ministry and oil firm employees were arrested for allegedly stealing and leaking classified documents to energy companies in exchange for cash payments The group stole, photocopied and leaked confidential oil ministry documents related to energy pricing and policy in exchange for undisclosed sums of money They were apprehended when Delhi police received a tip that the men were trying to break into offices at the ministry11

See alsoedit

  • Energy portal
  • India portal
  • Electricity sector in India
  • Nuclear power in India
  • Oil Industry Safety Directorate
  • Petrol stations in India
  • Solar power in India
  • Wind power in India
  • Renewable energy in India


  1. ^ "Saurabh Chandra takes over as Secretary of Petroleum Ministry" IANS newsbiharprabhacom Retrieved 1 March 2014 
  2. ^ http://wwwthehinducom/news/national/hpcl-slams-door-on-iran-for-crude-oil-imports/article4963706ecehomepage=true
  3. ^ http://wwwtopnewsin/sonia-lay-foundation-rajiv-gandhi-petroleum-institute-rae-bareli-221339
  4. ^ http://wwwtopnewsin/sonia-lay-foundation-rajiv-gandhi-petroleum-institute-rae-bareli-221339
  5. ^ "Pradhan takes jibe at Rahul over kurta-pajama remark - Times of India" timesofindiaindiatimescom Retrieved 2016-11-11 
  6. ^ ":: Welcome to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology ::" rgiptacin Retrieved 2016-11-11 
  7. ^ "Centre committed to development of Assam, northeast: Manmohan - The Hindu" thehinducom Retrieved 2016-11-11 
  8. ^ http://newswebindia123com/news/Articles/India/20170513/3107431html
  9. ^ "RGIPT to set up Rs 355 crore research centre in Bangalore | Business Standard News" business-standardcom Retrieved 2016-11-11 
  10. ^ http://wwwnewindianexpresscom/cities/bengaluru/2017/jun/14/soon-karnataka-to-get-petroleum-research-institute-1616468html
  11. ^ "Seven arrested in India classified document theft-for-cash scheme" Petro Global News Retrieved 23 February 2015 

External linksedit

  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Structure of the Ministry

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