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ADNOC to supply additional LPG to help India meet 3 free refills under PMUY

ADNOC has promised to supply additional LPG to India in order to help the country meet its target of providing 3 free refills under PMUY
  • The government announced 3 free LPG cylinders for PMUY beneficiaries over the next three months, starting April, as part of COVID-19 relief package

  • Pradhan held a meeting with ADNOC CEO Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber via video conferencing

New Delhi: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday that ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) has promised to supply additional LPG to India in order to help the country meet its target of providing three free refills to beneficiaries from April till June under PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana). The news came after Pradhan held a meeting with ADNOC CEO Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber via video conferencing. “At my request, Dr Jaber assured me of additional LPG supplies from @AdnocGroup to meet free supply of three LPG refills during April-June period to over 8 crore Ujjwala (PMUY) beneficiaries as part of the economic package announced by the Government,” Pradhan wrote on Twitter. ADNOC is the state-owned oil company of the UAE (United Arab Emirates).

OMCs have been delivering funds to beneficiaries for 3 free refills

PSU Watch had earlier reported that state-run OMCs (Oil Marketing Companies) had begun transferring the retail selling price of cylinders in the bank account of PMUY beneficiaries on April 3. The money can be withdrawn to avail three free refills between the months of April and June by PMUY beneficiaries. The government announced three free cylinders for Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries over the next three months, starting April, as part of a relief package to fight Coronavirus pandemic.

ADNOC also promises crude oil for India’s strategic petroleum reserve

While stating that the two leaders deliberated on the oil and gas outlook, the petroleum minister said that Dr Jaber has assured “full support” in the sourcing of crude oil from ADNOC India’s strategic petroleum reserve. Pradhan also said, “We agreed to work together within the framework of the strategic partnership between the two countries to mitigate the challenges arising out of the #Covid19 pandemic in the energy sector.”