Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

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Agency overview
Jurisdiction IndiaRepublic of India
Agency executive

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 Ministry.[1]

Important areas of work allocated to the Ministry

Cabinet Ministers

Ministers of State

Public-sector undertakings

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

Research Institute


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.[5]

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