A total of 1,185,709 shares changed hands on the counter till time (IST).
Brent futures for April delivery rose 10 cents, or 0.2%, to $67.14 a barrel by 11:36 a.m. EST (1636 GMT), while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 44 cents, or 0.7%, to $63.66. The April Brent contract expires on Friday.
The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.8 per cent higher at 6,834.
Brent crude futures for April gained 19 cents, 0.3 per cent, to $67.23 a barrel by 0400 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for April was at $63.30 a barrel, up 8 cents, 0.1 per cent.
IndianOil, the nation’s largest fossil fuel retailer, aims to build a hydrogen distribution network in the future and is already testing the technology and economics of the fuel in multiple projects. It is the largest producer of hydrogen in the country, mostly using natural gas and naphtha and utilising it to reduce sulphur content in motor fuels at its refineries.
Investor behaviour on the ONGC counter so far in February showed they expect the gains to sustain in the near term.
International crude oil prices have surged to their highest levels in 13 months recently, led by a strong demand outlook due to recovery in global economies as well as supply disruptions in the Middle East.
Crude stockpiles rose by 1 million barrels in the week to Feb. 19, the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported on Tuesday, against estimates for a draw of 5.2 million barrels in a Reuters poll.
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