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US Energy Secretary to meet Dharmendra Pradhan

IANS  |  New Delhi 

US Energy is arriving here on Monday to hold bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart on enhancing

His visit comes on the heels of the conclusion of the 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) ministerial here on Thursday that returned to after a gap of 22 years and which was attended by the US Under of Energy.

According to a statement issued in Washington, "the trip will conclude with the inaugural meeting co-chaired by Perry and India's of Petroleum and "

In the backdrop of the shale "revolution" in the US, the Indo-American has been growing in the last few years.

The first liquefied (LNG) shipment from the US, from the state of Texas, reached last month to provide a thrust to the country's move towards a

Earlier, the first from had also landed in Odisha.

State-run has signed a long-term contract to buy 3.5 million tonne of LNG per year for 20 years from of the US and has also booked capacity for another 2.3 million tonne at Dominion Energy's Cove Point liquefaction plant.

In this connection, The (USIBC) has lauded the launch of the

"Energy is an increasingly central pillar of the US-India commercial and strategic relationship. Opportunities exist not only in oil and gas, but in renewable energy, civil nuclear, infrastructure, efficiency, and technologies such as and smart grids," a USIBC statement said here.

"USIBC member companies participating in the delegation during Secretary Perry's visit to India include and ExxonMobil," it added.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 18:38 IST
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