Oil and Natural Gas
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is entrusted with the responsibility of exploration and production of oil and natural gas including import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), and the refining, marketing, distribution, import, export and conservation of petroleum products.
India is a member of the International Energy Forum (IEF) which provides a platform for biennial meetings of the Ministers from the energy producing and consuming countries. This forum was earlier known as "Producer-Consumer Dialogue" between the oil producing and consuming countries. The permanent secretariat of the IEF is in Riyadh. The mission of the secretariat is to further strengthen and enhance the process of global dialogue on energy at the political level.
Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 11-01-2011