Tuesday, November 20, 2018         

Daily Newsletter on Energy and Infrastructure 

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EDITOR'S PICK

electricity 1010 kWh

ower generation growth in November on y-o-y basis was 8.53% as against October when it was 1.27%. As against Electricity Generation of 85.904 billion units in Nov 2015, Nov 2016 witnessed a figure of 93.235 --a growth of 8.53%.

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POWER

GE

India's civil nuclear liability law doesn't seem to stop haunting its atomic sector, with US major GE expressing concern over the absence of a "sustainable regulatory environment" and seeking more "clarity" before entering into a partnership with the Indian side.

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Panel examines direct subsidy transfer

After cooking gas, consumers may now get direct subsidy on electricity. An expert panel comprising senior officials from states and industry is studying the matter and will present its report to the power ministry next month. The expert committee, set up by the ministry to suggest ways to increase electricity demand and consumption,  Read more...

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civil nuclear cooperation

India and Vietnam signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement on Friday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that it will further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. Read more...

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Solar power, green corridor blip on energy radar for 2017

Green seems to be the catchword for the government heading into the next year as it gears up to achieve 175 gigawatt of clean energy by 2022 through auction of 1,000 MW of rooftop solar power

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OIL AND GAS

Government focuses on safety of new LPG consumers

The ministry of petroleum and natural gas has said that the target of 1.5 crore connections fixed for the current financial year for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has been achieved within a span of less than 8 months. Read more...

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OMCs to open trading desks in Singapore

State-run oil marketing companies Indian Oil Corp, Bharat Petroleum Corp and Hindustan Petroleum Corp are setting up offices in Singapore that will hunt for bargain crude oil deals, executives from the companies have told ET.

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Anton Siluanov

MOSCOW: Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov on Wednesday said a price of $45 per barrel of oil was "balanced" for both suppliers and consumers. In an interview with the Rossiya-24 state TV channel, he also said that budget revenues from oil and gas sales had dropped by 18 percent this year Read more...

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Kuwait

Kuwait is set to begin importing up to 200 million cubic feet of gas daily from neighbouring Iraq, oil ministers from the two Arab nations said after talks on today. Cited by Kuwait News Agency KUNA, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said the project "will see the light very soon". Kuwaiti Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouk said  Read more...

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Australia

Oil company BP says it has agreed to buy the fuel business of Australian supermarket chain Woolworths Ltd for $1.3 billion as part of its efforts to rebuild itself. The deal includes 527 fuel convenience sites and 16 other development sites across Australia. That adds to the 350 BP-owned gas stations  Read more...

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Five ways India went Green in 2016

2016 saw the National Green Tribunal drive India's green agenda by delivering landmark judgments that would profoundly change environmental regulation

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Giant rail

German state rail operator Deutsche Bahn said Thursday it planned to significantly step up cargo transport to China following a record year, using the world's longest train line in a modern-day revival of the Silk Road route.

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Railways' roundtable in January to improve functioning in energy,electrification

After the three-day brainstorming session at Rail Vikash Shivir here, railways is slated to hold a roundtable early next month with stakeholders from various fields for discussion on latest technology infusion in its production units and to ensure cyber security among others.

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digitally

To promote cashless transactions, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has introduced card swipe machines at the computerised reservation counters at the Bhubaneswar railway station to help people transact digitally.

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Suresh Prabhu to flag off rail infra development works

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will launch the various Rail Infra Developmental Works at a function to be held at Secunderabad Railway Station today. Read more...

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Telangana

Telangana currently stands at second rank in solar power production in the country and it may reach the top spot in another six months, state power minister G Jagadish Reddy said here today.

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Five coaches of Mumbai local train get derailed near Kalyan, no casualties reported

Five coaches of a Mumbai suburban train got derailed on Thursday morning at 5.53 am. The Kurla-Ambernath local went off the track between the Kalyan and Vitthalwadi stations, though no one was injured or killed Read more...

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