The country’s crude oil production rose 6.8 per cent in June on higher output from Rajasthan fields operated by Cairn India.

Crude oil output rose to 2.93 million tonnes in June this year as against 2.75 million tonnes a year ago, according to data released by Petroleum Ministry.

Cairn India is producing about 110,000 barrels per day (5.5 million tonnes a year) from the Mangala oilfield in the Rajasthan block.

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) saw a marginal dip in its production to 2.021 million tonnes from 2.026 even though output from its prime Mumbai High field rose 2 per cent to 1.43 million tons.

Oil India Ltd reported an 8.7 per cent drop in production at 264,000 tonnes.

During April-June, the nation’s crude oil production was up 5.9 per cent to 8.75 million tonnes with ONGC contributing 6.07 million tonnes.

The nation’s 19 public and private sector refineries at 13.5 million tonnes turned 2.9 per cent more crude oil into products. While State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) reported a throughout growth of 3.4 per cent at 9.37 million tonnes, Reliance Industries saw a modest 1.6 per cent expansion to 2.9 million tonnes.

During April-June, refinery throughout was up 5.3 per cent at 40.39 million tonnes.

Natural gas production jumped 25.5 per cent to 4.5 billion cubic metres on the back of output from RIL’s eastern offshore KG-D6 fields.

KG-D6 fields are currently producing around 60 million standard cubic metres per day.

During the quarter ended June 30, gas output rose 37 per cent to 13.6 bcm.

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