BPCL: Govt gets Rs 6,665 cr dividend from BPCL for FY21
In March, BPCL had sold its entire 61.5 per cent stake in Numaligarh Refinery in Assam to a consortium of Oil India Ltd and Engineers India and the Assam government for Rs 9,876 crore. The government is selling its entire 52.98 per cent stake in BPCL.
Vedanta Group and private equity firms Apollo Global and I Squared Capital’s India unit Think Gas have put in an expression of interest for buying the government’s stake.
The government has already indicated that it expects to complete BPCL privatisation in the current fiscal. The sale is key to achieving the Rs 1.75 lakh crore disinvestment target set for 2021-22.