NEW DELHI: Hindustan Oil Exploration Co Ltd (HOEC) today reported return to black with a net profit of Rs 4.26 crore in the third quarter of current fiscal. 

HOEC, a Chennai-based firm that is in oil and gas exploration and production business, had a recorded a net loss of Rs 118 crore in the same period a year ago. It had a net loss of Rs 1,221.01 crore in the 2014-15 fiscal year.