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Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri had earlier said that nobody has stopped India from buying oil from Russia. The EU and the UK still are importing oil from the country.
The government is in talks with Russia to liberalize market access for several Indian-made products
From less than 1% share of India's import basket before the Ukraine War in February 2022, Russia's share of India's imports rose to around 35% in February.
Petroleum and gas prices have started to rise and are expected to further rise as oil producing cartel OPEC reduces oil production.
While total exports during last fiscal year increased to a record high of $417.81 billion, imports too soared to $610.22 billion, leaving a trade gap of $192.41 billion
Russia, which made up for just 0.2 per cent of all oil imported by India in the year to March 31, 2022, supplied 9,09,403 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil to India in November
Iran used to be India's second largest oil supplier but New Delhi had to halt imports after the former US president Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed sanctions on its oil exports
Refiners are raising runs to cash in on high margins to offset some of the losses incurred for selling fuels in the local markets
It is to be noted that India imports 60-65 per cent of its edible oil requirement.