70 oil areas on offer in 8th auction on 9 April

70 oil areas on offer in 8th auction on 9 April
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First Published: Thu, Apr 02 2009. 10 36 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Apr 02 2009. 10 36 PM IST
New Delhi: India plans to offer 70 areas for exploration in the eighth round of auctions starting 9 April, hoping to attract bidders after the start of production at the nation’s biggest gas field, oil secretary R.S. Pandey said.
The government will also offer 10 areas for coal bed methane exploration in the auction, which will be India’s biggest, Pandey said in New Delhi on Thursday.
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First Published: Thu, Apr 02 2009. 10 36 PM IST