June 10, 2019 / 3:39 PM / 15 days ago

India, U.S. discuss boosting energy security

NEW DELHI, June 10 (Reuters) -

* Indian oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday discussed with U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry ways to work together to boost energy security and India’s gradual migration to a gas-based economy, an Indian government statement said.

* Pradhan, in a telephone conversation with Perry, also discussed crude oil price volatility and its impact on Indian consumers.

* India is the world’s third-biggest oil consumer and importer.

* Pradhan and Perry agreed to hold soon the second meeting of the India-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership. (Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Mark Potter)

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