New Delhi, Nov 12 : State-run explorer Oil India (OIL) Tuesday posted a 5.34 percent drop in net profit for the second quarter ending September at Rs. 903.64 crore, as compared to Rs. 954.57 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal, owing to lower production and sales.
The turnover of the company during the quarter increased by 12.58 percent to Rs. 2,836.40 crore as compared to Rs. 2,519.37 crore during the corresponding period last year,
Shares of energy companies like Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), ONGC and Oil India jumped on Friday, a day after the government announced a considerable increase in the price of natural gas.
The government on Thursday increased the price of natural gas from current price range of $3.5-5.73 per million metric British thermal units (mmBtu) to $8.4 per mmBtu.
The new price will take effect from 1st of April, 2014, for a period of five years.
New Delhi, June 25 : State-run explorers Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Oil India Ltd (OIL) will buy the 10 percent stake of Videocon Industries in a Mozambique gas field for about $2.5 billion.
Videocon Mozambique Rovuma 1 Ltd, a subsidiary of Videocon Mauritius Energy Ltd, holds 10 percent participating interest in the Rovuma Area 1 Offshore Block in Mozambique.
Mozambique's offshore Area 1 may hold as much as 65 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas and has the potential to be one of the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) hubs.
State-owned, Oil India Ltd (OIL) has said that it has opened a new wind turbine power plant with a capacity of 54-MW in the western state of Rajasthan.
The wind turbine power plant project includes 27 wind turbine generator (WTG) units of 2,000 kilo-watt each. The plant will be located at Dangri in Jaisalmer district, according to a statement released by the company.
"The project was completed at a cost of Rs. 360 crore and within 142 days from the date of issuing the letter of award (LOA) to the bidder," it said.
The government is planning stake sale of three public sector units (PSUs), viz. Hindustan Copper, NMDC and Oil India, by the end of December this year to pocket estimated proceeds of Rs 12,000 crore, disinvestment secretary Mohammad Haleem Khan said.
Speaking to reporters, Khan said, “HCL (Hindustan Copper) disinvestment will be next, followed by NMDC and OIL (Oil India). We hope to garner Rs 12,000 crore through three issues by December end.”
The Union Government’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Friday approved plan of disinvestment in four public sector units (PSUs) for the current fiscal.
According to the CCEA approval, the government will slash its stake in Hindustan Copper, Oil India Ltd., MMTC and Nalco. The Centre will offload 10 per cent and 9.59 per cent of its stakes in Oil India Ltd and Hindustan Copper respectively.
As for Nalco and MMTC, the Centre has plans to offload its stakes to the extent of 12.15 per cent and 9.33 per cent respectively.
State-run Oil India Ltd (OIL) has said on Monday that it is holding discussions to acquire 51 per cent in Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd (RGTIL).
OIL Director of Finance, T K Ananth Kumar said that the company has expressed interest in buying 51 per cent stake in RGTIL. OIL is among the 11 firms, including six foreign firms that have expressed interest to buy stake in RGTIL.
Technical analyst Prakash Gaba said that the stock of Oil India is feeble and slumping.
There is no indication of strength as yet, he added.
But, the risk reward proportion is positive for capitalists.
Mr. Gaba said that there is a possibility that it can reach 465 levels.
"But I must say there is no sign of strength. Investors may have a stop below 450. It is a good level for Oil India to bounce back," he added.
Stock market analyst Nalin Shah of NVS Brokerage has maintained 'buy' rating on Oil India Limited stock with long-term target of Rs 1850.
According to analyst, the said target can be achieved in a period of 12 months.
Today, the stock of the company opened at Rs 1417.65 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
The share price has seen a 52-week high of Rs 1635 and a low of Rs 1104 on BSE.
As per announcement by the department of Petroleum and Natural Gas, oil marketing companies (OMCs) would increase supplies of LPG in order to cover the whole population of the country.
The country’s second-largest public sector oil exploration company, Oil India Ltd, is set to go for Initial Public Offer (IPO) in a bid to raise Rs 2,772 crore, offering shares at Rs 1,050 per share.
The empowered group of ministers (EGoM), headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, recently held a high level meeting to work out share price and to pave the company’s way for its listing on Indian bourses on September 30.
The initial public offer of Oil India Limited, a Mini-Ratna Category-I public sector undertaking company, has finally subscribed over 30.81 times on the final day of closing today.
The oil explorer's IPO received bids for 81.50 crore shares against 2.64 crore on offer. The issue received 1.15 crore bids at cut-off-price.
According to an official communiqué, the net proceeds from the issue will be utilized to fund capex requirement for 2009-10 and 2010-11, for which it has planned expenditure of Rs 2300 crore and Rs 2400-crore respectively.
OIL is the second largest national oil and gas company in India as measured by total proved plus probable oil and natural gas reserves and production. The company is primarily engaged in the exploration, development, production and transportation of crude oil and natural gas onshore in India. The company also processes its produced natural gas to extract LPG. Globally the company is present through the exploration of crude oil and natural gas in Egypt, Gabon, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Timor Leste and Yemen.
State-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL), with a liquidity of Rs 6,500 crore, has drawn special plans for exploration, development, production and transportation of crude oil and natural gas, reserving Rs 4,500 crore for next two years.
The public sector undertaking, going for an IPO on September 7, has been eyeing acquisitions and mergers, besides offering oil field services to other companies under its revised plans.
Rating agency CRISIL has assigned a CRISIL IPO Grade "4/5" to the proposed initial public offer (IPO) of Oil India Ltd (OIL), the nation's second-largest state-run explorer.
The grade rating indicates that the fundamentals of the IPO are above average relative to the other listed equity securities in India.
India's second-biggest state-run oil producer after ONGC, Oil India will offer 2.64 crore equity shares to the public in its initial offering, while the government will simultaneously sell 10% of its equity in the company to other state-run refiners.