India’s major oil and gasoline producer ONGC is trying to find a minimal selling price of USD three.five-four for the all-natural gasoline it designs to create from coal seams in Jharkhand and a area in Tripura.

Oil and Organic Gasoline Corporation (ONGC) has issued separate tenders trying to find prospective buyers of .02 million regular cubic meters for every day of coal-bed methane (CBM) it designs to create from the North Karanpura CBM block in Jharkhand and .one mmscmd from Khubal area in Tripura.

For the CBM gasoline, it requested prospective buyers to estimate a share equivalent to or higher than 8 for every cent of Dated Brent Value, according to the tender document.

“Ground selling price shall be the higher of the USD four for every million British thermal device or Domestic Gasoline Value notified by (government’s) PPAC for the period of time,” it mentioned.

The PPAC notified selling price for the six months beginning October one for gasoline from fields given to ONGC and Oil India Ltd on a nomination foundation is USD two.9 for every mmBtu.

ONGC has been complaining that the governing administration-notified gasoline selling price is way below price tag and the enterprise incurs a decline of output and sale of all-natural gasoline from most of its fields. It states its price tag of output ranges from USD four.five to USD 9 for every mmBtu for gasoline from diverse sources/fields.

For gasoline from Khubal area, it sought a mark-up above the domestic gasoline selling price +(plus) USD .five for every mmBtu. The ground or minimal selling price was established at USD three.five for every mmBtu, according to the tender.

Before this 12 months in April, ONGC had sought bids for the sale of an preliminary two mmscmd of gasoline from its KG basin fields.

It had sought bids indexed to Brent crude oil for the gasoline from the KG-DWN-98/two or KG-D5 block, which sits web to Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)-BP Plc-operated KG-D6 fields in the Bay of Bengal.

Bids had been sought at a minimal of 10.five for every cent of the 3-month ordinary Brent crude oil selling price. At Brent crude oil selling price of USD 70, the minimal selling price arrived to USD seven.35 for every mmBtu.

The tender was nevertheless scrapped as client customers went to courtroom versus the bidding method.

In the most recent tender, ONGC has outlined a three to five-12 months sale tenure for CBM gasoline, with supplies commencing with instant impact.

ONGC owns fifty five for every cent in the North Karanpura CBM block in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) retains twenty for every cent and Prabha Energy Pvt Ltd the remaining 25 for every cent.

For Khubal area, the gasoline supplies are to commence from April 2024 and bids have been sought for three to five a long time tenure.

When ONGC is trying to find a selling price benchmarked to Brent crude oil, RIL-BP marketed about 13 mmscmd of new gasoline from KG-D6 at a selling price connected to Platts JKM (Japan Korea marker) – the liquefied all-natural gasoline (LNG) benchmark selling price evaluation for spot actual physical cargoes.

That tender of RIL-BP mandated the lowest bid at JKM minus USD .three for every mmBtu. The greatest appropriate bid was JKM plus USD two.01 for every mmBtu.

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