petroleum Current Affairs, GK & News

Nagaland has imposed a COVID-19 Cess on Petroleum

States are starting to target petroleum for revenue. Nagaland recently imposed a cess on petrol and diesel sales. Cess Cess is a type of tax that is charged on a commodity over and above the base tax liability of the tax payer. It is generally imposed when the government needs to raise funds for a ..



Paperless licensing for Petroleum Service Stations launched

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi led government announced a gift by launching Paperless licensing for petroleum service stations. The gift is in terms of Digital India and Ease of Doing Business towards paperless and green India that will provide a simpler mechanism, ease of living and business to the petroleum road tanker owners. ..



Mexico discovers oil

Mexico recently announced one of its biggest oil discoveries. The discovery is the biggest since the find in 1987. The oil was discovered in the Quesqui Field in the Tabasco state on the Gulf coast. It is an on-shore field with a reserve of 500 million barrels of crude deposits. This is a combined estimate ..


India’s Strategic Oil Reserves in focus after drone attacks on Saudi Aramco Facility

The policymakers are now deliberating on India’s strategic oil reserves at Mangaluru, Paddur (near Udupi) and Visakhapatnam after the drone strikes on Saudi Arabian Oil Co or Saudi Aramco’s facility over the weekend sent shock waves across global oil markets, hitting supplies. India’s Strategic Oil Reserves State-owned Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Ltd (ISPRL) which is ..


Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) sets up a plant that can turn plastic waste into diesel

In Dehradun, the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) has set up a plant which can turn plastic waste into diesel. The plant was recently inaugurated by the Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The plant is not just a good step towards freedom from plastic but will also reduce India’s dependence on other ..


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