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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:54:44.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Petroleum and Natural Gas

Dated 3rd November 2000


1. Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum < and Natural Gas Chairman
2. Principal Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission Member-secretary
3. Representative of Ministry of Surface Transport Member
4. Representative of Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance Member
5. Representative of the Ministry of Industry Member
6. Representative of Railway Board Member
7. Representative of Ministry of Power Member
8. Representative of Department of Public Enterprises Member
9. Representative of Department of Chemicals A Petro-Chemicals. Member
10. Representative of Department of Fertilizers Member
11. Representative of Ministry of Environment d Forest Member
12. Representative of Ministry of Commerce. Member
13. Joint Adviser (Petroleum), Planning Commission. Member
14. Executive Director, Oil Coordination Committee Member
15. Additional Secretary, MOP and N6 - Member-Secretary Member
16. Chairman and Managing Director, Oi! and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. Member
17. Chairman and Managing Director, Oil India Ltd. Member
18. Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Member
19. Chairman and . Managing Director, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Member
20. Chairman A Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Member
21. Chairman ct Managing Director and as Authority of India Ltd. Member
22. Representative of CII and FICCI - one each Member
23. Representative of ICICI. Member

Terms of Reference :

  1. To estimate demand, year-wise, of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products for the period 2002-03 to 2006-07, 2007-08 to 2011-12 and for 2016-17 taking into account the likely developments in the related sectors.
  2. To suggest a programme for appraisal of the Indian Sedimentary basins to the extent of 35% by 2006-07, 60% by 2011-12 and 85% by 2016-17 so as to have a coverage of 100% by 2025 to be in line with India Hydrocarbon Vision-2025.
  3. To suggest target for reserve accretion for Tenth Plan period for increasing/maintaining the ft/P ratio.
  4. To estimate year-wise targets of production for the period 2002-03 to 2006-07 and 2011-12 A 2016-17 for crude oil, natural gas and the petroleum products.
  5. To estimate gaps between demand and supply of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products for the said period and to suggest measures to bridge these gaps.
  6. To estimate the import requirements of crude oil, natural gas/LN<5, -petroleum products for the said period and the technical feasibility and sustainability of imports thereof.
  7. To evolve policy measures for Demand Side Management and Conservation of Petroleum Products.
  8. To suggest pricing policy for oil c\ natural gas which should be based on allowing scarcity to be reflected in prices so as to create an incentive for conservation and efficient use of petroleum products and natural gas.
  9. To review the approved/under implementation refining capacity additions/ expansions and suggest the additional Refining Capacity for Tenth and Eleventh Plan by rescheduling/additional capacity of approved projects.
  10. To review the existing policy of Marketing and Distribution of Petroleum Products and Natural Gas and suggest policy measures to attract private investments and generate fair competition.
  11. To suggest measures for assuring oil security for the country.
  12. To make suggestions about rationalisation of duty structure to encourage efficient refining, marketing and distribution system.
  13. To examine and suggest the policy measures and mechanism including the need for setting up of Regulatory /Authority for tariff fixation in respect of operation of petroleum products and natural gas pipelines (which would be used on common carrier principle) and for regulating the sector under free market scenario.
  14. To assess the infra-structural support, viz. raw materials, power, transportation including port facilities, construction facilities etc. in the light of possible production capacities in other public/private sectors that would be required for implementation of the development plans.
  15. To suggest measures for progressive improvement of products standards to ensure cleaner and greener environment.

In order to assist the Working Group in its task, separate sub-groups on specific aspects may be formed by the Working Group. These sub-groups will furnish their reports to the Working Group.

The Chairman of the Working Group may co-opt experts as he considers necessary.

Non-officials shall be entitled to TA/DA as permissible to Grade I officers of Government of India and the expenditure will be borne by Planning Commission The TA/DA of Government and Public Sector officials will be borne by their respective organisations.

It is requested that the name(s) of the representative(s) of organizations mentioned may kindly be communicated to the Member-secretary of the working group under intimation to the Pr. Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission within a week.

The working Group will submit its report to the Planning Commission latest by the 31st March, 2001.