Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

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The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
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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 MinisterDharmendra Pradhan. Saurabh Chandra, IAS is the Secretary of the Ministry.[1]

Important areas of work allocated to the Ministry[edit]

  • 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 Ministers[edit]

Ministers of State[edit]

Public-sector undertakings[edit]

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


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 ministry.[3]

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