Currently, the country has reached the stage of 9% blending. This was disclosed by union minister for petroleum and natural gas and housing and urban development Hardeep Singh Puri. He was in an interactive session with the Young Leaders Forum of ICC here on Wednesday.
According to him, India imports almost 85% of liquid hydrocarbons and spends over Rs 12 lakh crore. “We are also importing gas. So our priority is to increase exploration and production (E&P) activities along with ethanol blending,” he added. Puri is also going to Assam to review the new E&P status.