first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Tuesday reported a 3.9 per cent decline in net profit for June quarter as it faced a double whammy of falling oil prices and declining production. Net profit during April-June stood at Rs 5,904 crore, 3.9 per cent lower than Rs 6,144 crore in the year-ago period, the company said in a statement. Revenue fell 2.4 per cent to Rs 26,555 crore. ONGC got $66.30 for every barrel of crude oil produced and sold, down 7.3 per cent from $71.49 a barrel net realisation in April-June 2018. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalHowever, natural gas price realisation was up by a fifth to $3.69 per million British thermal unit. ONGC said oil production dropped 4.7 per cent to 4.8 million tonnes as its ageing fields faced natural decline. Natural gas production, however, rose nearly 4 per cent to 6.15 billion cubic metres. The nation’s top oil and gas producer said it made four discoveries during the first quarter of the current fiscal. These include a gas discovery in Tripura.last_img

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