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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 115
ANSWERED ON:  11.02.2019
Oil Import Prices
DINESH TRIVEDI
Will the Minister of



PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS be pleased to state:-


(a) the monthly oil import prices during the year 2017-18;
(b) whether the Government is deliberating on an import substitute product which is pollution- free and cost-effective and if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
(SHRI DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)
(a) to (c) A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
Statement referred to in reply to parts (a) to (c) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 115 asked by Shri Dinesh Trivedi to be answered on 11th February, 2019 regarding “Oil Import Prices”.
(a)
The details of month wise crude oil import quantity and value during the year 2017-18 are given below:
CRUDE OIL IMPORT QUANTITY AND VALUE DURING THE YEAR 2017-18
QUANTITY
VALUE
Million Tonne US $ (Billion) ` crores
April, 2017
18.1
6.7
43210
May, 2017
17.9
6.3
40654
June, 2017
17.7
5.8
37460
July, 2017
17.3
5.8
37277
August, 2017
18.1
6.4
41047
September, 2017
17.6
6.6
42201
October, 2017
19.0
7.5
48763
November, 2017
19.2
8.2
52709
December, 2017
19.3
8.5
54760
January, 2018
20.1
9.6
61777
February, 2018
17.6
8.1
52198
March, 2018
18.4
8.3
54394
Total 2017-18
220.4
87.8
566450
(b) & (c)
Government has notified National Policy on Biofuels – 2018 which inter-alia aims to promote increase blending of biofuels from domestic sources in petrol and diesel to address environment issues and reduce imports.
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