India to explore oil and gas in Niger

January 23, 2013 - 6:29:55 am
New Delhi: India will soon send oil and gas experts to Niger to explore hydrocarbon resources in the West African nation.
Minister of State for Petroleum P Lakshmi told the visiting Minister of Energy and Petroleum of Niger, Foumakore Gado, at a meeting here yesterday that Indian companies are interested in exploring oil and gas blocks and investing in the country’s oil marketing infrastructure. 
According to an official release, Gado welcomed Indian companies to invest in the country. He also sought Indian technical expertise in the sector. 
In response, Lakshmi said Indian state-owned units like ONGC, GAIL and IOC could provide technical training to the Niger’s hydrocarbon sector personnel.IANS