The Committee had met two or three times already, he said. His comments come close on the heels of the CCI in its first decision on March 20 clearing Reliance Industries' producing KG-D6 block and gas discovery area NEC-25. This was along with three other areas where the defence ministry had either barred oil and gas activity or put stringent conditions on it.
Talking about energy prices, Ahluwalia favoured aligning domestic energy prices with global energy prices. Domestic energy prices have to be more closely aligned to global prices. Very few of my political colleagues would find it easy to persuade their audiences. I have addressed group of MPs trying to make this point that in a world in which energy is expensive, you will be shooting yourself in the foot, by trying to keep energy cheap at home, he said.