29 July : Amid an intense legal and public battle for ensuring gas supply from RIL to his group company, industrialist Anil Ambani on Wednesday said RNRL would on Thursday approach Supreme Court seeking final hearing on the matter on 1st September.
The company separately served notices on RIL and the Petroleum Ministry, which Anil had yesterday accused of siding with his elder brother Mukesh group firm in the dispute.
“Today RNRL has served notice on Petroleum Ministry and Reliance Industries that RNRL counsel will be mentioning the matter before the Supreme Court tomorrow. The Supreme Court will be requested to take up the matter for final hearing on September one,” Anil told reporters on Wednesday who joined a telephonic conference call.
Supreme Court was scheduled to hear on September one the cross-appeals by both RNRL and RIL on a Bombay High Court judgement, as also a petition by the Petroleum Ministry to stay the High Court order on gas supply at USD 2.34 per mmBtu.
Accusing RIL of deliberately dragging its feet on gas supply despite the contract being upheld thrice by the Bombay High Court, he cautioned the Oil Ministry that it should not be influenced by the delaying tactics of RIL.
“I will be personally happy to be proven wrong if RIL also agrees to our request tomorrow if it genuinely wants to resolve the issue expeditiously.”