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OIL oils Q4 profit to Rs 866 cr

OIL oils Q4 profit to Rs 866 cr
New Delhi: State-owned Oil India Ltd on Monday reported a net profit of Rs 866.5 crore for the March quarter on the back of higher oil prices.
The company had a net profit of Rs 19.31 crore in the January-March quarter of 2016-17 owing to one-time impairment it had taken.
In a statement, OIL said it got $64.93 per barrel for crude oil it produced in the January-March quarter of the fiscal 2017-18 as compared to $52.50 a barrel in the same period of the previous year.
Its output was however flat at 0.8 million tonnes while gas production was marginally lower at 0.7 billion cubic metres during the quarter under review.
OIL's turnover increased to Rs 3,784.91 crore in the March quarter, from Rs 3,308.98 crore a year ago.
For the entire 2017-18, the company posted 72 per cent jump in net profit to Rs 2,667.93 crore.
Oil production was up 3.5 per cent at 3.39 million tonnes while price realised increased by over $8 to $55.72 per barrel in the fiscal. Natural gas rates however declined to $2.69 per million British thermal unit from $2.78 per mmBtu, the statement said.
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