New Delhi, June 2: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Petroleum and Natural Gas is visiting Vienna, Austria from June 2 – 4, 2015. During the official visit, he will be addressing the 6th OPEC International Seminar organized by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as a Special Guest. He will also be holding bilateral consultations with Secretary General of OPEC.
On the margins of the Seminar, Shri Pradhan will be meeting with the Oil and Gas Ministers of various countries like Russia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Angola and UAE. OPEC is an important source of crude import for India. About 85% of total imports of crude comes from the OPEC countries.
Shri Pradhan will be accompanied by senior officials of MEA, MoPNG and CMDs / MDs of ONGC, IOC, GAIL, BPCL and OVL.