Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday asked the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) major player Saudi Arabia to apprise India of India’s concerns about high oil prices, which pushed fuel rates to record highs. is. Puri spoke to Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman Al Saud. He spoke to his Qatari counterpart on Saturday.
“Saudi Arabia is a central player in the international energy market,” wrote the Petroleum Minister on his official Twitter handle, “I express my desire to work with His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz to bring more predictability and calmness to global oil markets.” of, and also to see, hydrocarbons become more economical.” Puri described his talks with the Saudi minister as “warm and friendly”. The focus was on “discussions on strengthening bilateral energy partnership and development in global energy markets”, he said. “His Royal Highness to diversify our bilateral strategic energy partnership beyond buyer-seller to see greater two-way investment, highlighting the important role of Saudi Arabia in India’s rapidly growing energy needs in the years to come. Highlighted my strong desire to work with His Highness.”
As fuel prices hit record highs, Puri has started dialing oil producing countries to impress upon them the need to make prices affordable for consumers. Puri, who called Qatar’s energy minister last week, called on his UAE counterpart Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber on Wednesday.