ONGC:Cabinet approves sale of 51.11% government stakes in HPCL to ONGC

19 July 2017, 09:27 PM

The Cabinet today approved saleof government's stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL)to India's largest oil producer ONGC for Rs 30,000 crore, a top government source said.

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will buy government's 51.11 per cent stake in HPCL but will not have to make an open offer as the government's holding is being transferred to another state-run firm and the ownership isn't changing.

HPCL will become a subsidiary of ONGC and will remain a listed company post the acquisition, the source said adding the boad of the refining and marketing company will continue to remain in place.

First Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 09:13 PM

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