India, China join ranks to negotiate with oil producers for better bargain

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Dharmendra Pradhan

CNPC chairman Wang Yilin with Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at International Energy Forum in Delhi (Photo: @dpradhanbjp on Twitter)

Shine Jacob New Delhi
Two of the world’s top three oil consumers, China and India, have decided to jointly draw up a strategy for sourcing crude oil from the international market. This grouping could expand, with South Korea and Japan as the other participants.

India and China have questioned on international platforms the practice of charging an Asian Premium by the oil producing nations. According to the plan, the two countries might source crude oil jointly from the West Asian region. China, India, Japan, and South Korea are the top four consumers in the world other than the US, which is the second-largest consumer. 

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Chairman Wang Yilin held a bilateral meeting in this regard

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First Published: Apr 13 2018 | 2:45 AM IST

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