India’s June Crude Production Up 6.8 Percent

July 29, 2010
The country’s crude oil production rose 6.8 percent in June on higher output from Rajasthan fields operated by Cairn India.
Crude oil output rose to 2.93 million tons in June this year as against 2.75 million tons a year ago, according to data released by Petroleum Ministry.
Cairn India is producing about 110,000 barrels per day (5.5 million tons a year) from the Mangala oilfield in the Rajasthan block.
State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) saw a marginal dip in its production to 2.021 million tons from 2.026 even though output from its prime Mumbai High field rose 2 percent to 1.43 million tons.
Oil India Ltd reported an 8.7 percent drop in production at 264,000 tons.
During April-June, the nation’s crude oil production was up 5.9 percent to 8.75 million tons with ONGC contributing 6.07 million tons.
The nation’s 19 public and private sector refineries at 13.5 million tons turned 2.9 percent more crude oil into products. While State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) reported a throughout growth of 3.4 percent at 9.37 million tons, Reliance Industries saw a modest 1.6 percent expansion to 2.9 million tons.
During April-June, refinery throughout was up 5.3 percent at 40.39 million tons.
Natural gas production jumped 25.5 percent to 4.5 billion cubic metres on the back of output from RIL’s eastern offshore KG-D6 fields.
KG-D6 fields are currently producing around 60 million standard cubic metres per day.
During the quarter ended June 30, gas output rose 37 percent to 13.6 billion cubic meters of gas.
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