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Energy | RIL moves SC against possible NTPC appeal

Energy | RIL moves SC against possible NTPC appeal
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First Published: Wed, Aug 12 2009. 01 15 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Aug 12 2009. 11 33 AM IST
New Delhi: Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Tuesday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court, seeking to be heard before it considers any petition by power producer NTPC Ltd in a gas-supply dispute.
NTPC is expected to file a petition challenging last month’s order of the Bombay high court that allowed RIL to amend its plea in its dispute with NTPC.
Separately, the petroleum ministry has said natural gas distribution as envisaged in the Ambani family understanding is against the government’s gas utilization policy, and will set a “bad precedent” for others.
“Any private arrangement to distribute natural gas for private business plans, hence monopolizing a vital natural resource of the country will be against public interest and defeat the objective of the gas utilisation policy formulated by the government,” the oil ministry said in a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office last week.
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First Published: Wed, Aug 12 2009. 01 15 AM IST