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Divestment of BPCL off the table for now, says Hardeep Singh Puri

The plan to offload the Centre's 52.98 percent stake in the oil major could not go forward as there was not sufficient number of bids

Hardeep Singh Puri
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Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri

Subhayan Chakraborty
The disinvestment plans for Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) are currently off the table as the government has not received a sufficient number of bids, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri has said.

“We want to disinvest, but we cannot have a situation where there’s only one bidder. In the last year or so, we’ve been facing a bit of turbulence but despite that BPCL has done very well. For now, it (the divestment) is not on the table,” Puri said on the sidelines of the 25th Energy Technology Meet in Mumbai.

The government owns a 52.98 per

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First Published: Sep 15 2022 | 7:41 PM IST

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