ONGC Q2 net profit rises to Rs 5,131 cr

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Oct 2017 12:58:05


NEW DELHI,

Oct 28,

(PTI),

THE State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Saturday reported a 3.1 per cent rise in its second quarter net profit as impressive gain from rising oil prices were taken away by fall in government mandated natural gas rates. Net profit of Rs 5,131 crore in July-September was 3.1 per cent higher than Rs 4,975 crore in the same period last year, the company said in a press statement here. Revenue was up 3.1 per cent at Rs 18,966 crore.

ONGC got USD 51.22 for every barrel of crude oil it produced in the quarter, up 6.9 per cent over USD 47.92 per barrel realisation in September quarter of the last fiscal. For the fields operated jointly with private firms, the realisation was up 8.5 per cent to USD 45.89 per barrel. But the company got USD 2.48 per million British thermal unit for natural gas produced during July-September, down from USD 3.06 realised a year back. The company Board approved an interim dividend of 60 per cent -- Rs 3 on each equity share of Rs 5.