TAPI pipeline new silk road?

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A natural gas pipeline stretching from Turkmenistan to India will usher in a new era of Asian solidarity, the Indian petroleum minister said.

Milestone planned for TAPI pipeline

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Issues related to pricing for a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan will be settled at a later date, the Indian petroleum minister said ahead of a signing ceremony.

New Delhi courts oil and gas majors

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil and others are showing interest in examining the resource potential in India, the India petroleum minister said in New York.

India looks again at Iranian gas pipeline

CANCUN, Mexico, March 31 (UPI) -- Talks among India, Pakistan and Iran are proposed for May to breathe new life into plans for a natural gas pipeline, Indian officials said in Mexico.

India plans gas pipeline expansions

NEW DELHI, March 22 (UPI) -- India plans to add more than 4,500 miles of natural gas pipeline during the next few years to keep up with increasing demand, the petroleum minister said.

New Delhi eyes IPI, TAPI pipelines

NEW DELHI, March 9 (UPI) -- New Delhi is examining pipeline projects from Iran and Turkmenistan to enhance energy security, the petroleum minister said Tuesday.

New Delhi eyes Nigerian natural resources

NEW DELHI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- India is looking to invest $350 million to develop oil blocks and expand gas relations with Nigeria, the Indian energy minister said in New Delhi.

India warming to IPI?

NEW DELHI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Lingering issues over Indian involvement in the long-delayed Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline are easily resolved, said the Indian energy minister.

Cairn India begins production at Mangala

NEW DELHI, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Cairn India Ltd. began production Saturday at Mangala in the Rajasthan region's Barmer field, one of the biggest onshore oil discoveries in India in more than 20 years.

India needs more pipelines, minister says

NEW DELHI, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Indian Petroleum Ministry needs to push for measures to expand the national gas pipeline network to help the agricultural sector, officials said.

New Delhi warming to IPI?

NEW DELHI, July 23 (UPI) -- The Iran-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline will provide a substantial benefit to all three countries involved despite modest obstacles, New Delhi says.

India takes new look at IPI

NEW DELHI, July 21 (UPI) -- India will not succumb to outside pressure regarding its position on the Iran-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline, the Indian petroleum minister said.

India, Russia examine oil and gas deals

MOSCOW, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Moscow welcomed Indian Oil Minister Murli Deora Tuesday to discuss joining several oil and gas development projects in Russia.

India, Russia discuss energy ties

MOSCOW, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Bilateral cooperation between New Delhi and Moscow on nuclear and conventional energy sources is a top priority, the Indian energy minister said.

Iran stalling on IPI, India says

NEW DELHI, July 24 (UPI) -- Negotiations for the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline face delays because Iran has been unable to hold trilateral meetings, Indian officials said Thursday.
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Murli Deora is the Indian Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He belongs to Rajput Mali community.

He was born in Mumbai, and did his BA from Mumbai University.

The industrialist and social worker-turned-politician began his innings from the Bombay Municipal Corporation way back in 1968 when he was elected corporator . Later, in 1977, Deora was elected mayor of Mumbai with Shiv Sena's support. Known for his close relations with politicians of all political parties, the arts graduate first contested the Lok Sabha polls from Mumbai South constituency in 1980 but lost to the Janata Party's Ratansingh Rajda though, in the subsequent election, Deora defeated BJP's Jayawantiben Mehta by a huge margin. He was re-elected in 1989, 1991 but lost to Mehta in 1996 and 1999 before his son, Milind, defeated Mehta to go to the Lok Sabha from the same constituency in 2004. Deora is a trusted aide of the Gandhi family in Mumbai. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2004 and was inducted in the Union cabinet as petroleum minister in January 2006. His high point was countering the oilmen's strike with an iron fist, breaking his image as a soft person. He did his bit to shield consumers from the impact of oil's high run, but couldn't stop state-run oil companies from going into the red for the first time, posting historical quarterly losses. Appointment of ONGC chairman also became controversial. Deora, who has literally ruled the Mumbai Congress for well over a decade, is closely associated with the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan and the Indian Red Cross Society.

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