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December 14, 2018, Friday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

Four states show interest in buying power sans PPAs

Four states show interest in buying power sans PPAs

Four states — Telangana, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Haryana — have evinced interest to buy power under a government scheme to promote purchases from plants without power purchase agreements (PPAs), sources said.

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Government may auction power contracts with coal supplies

Government may auction power contracts with coal supplies

The government plans to auction power supply contracts with attached coal supplies, ease norms to allow coal usage for short-term power contracts and put in place a payment mechanism to help power projects recover dues in time from state electricity distribution companie

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Pointing to CBI shadow, Coal Ministry plays cautious on changing mining lease norms

Pointing to CBI shadow, Coal Ministry plays cautious on changing mining lease norms

Not just pressure from trade unions, last year’s indictment of former Coal Ministry officials by a special CBI court also cast a shadow on major reforms — including private coal mining for market sale — recommended by the High Power Expert Committee (HPEC).

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Hindustan Power looking to acquire stressed thermal power plants

Hindustan Power looking to acquire stressed thermal power plants

Hindustan Powerprojects is looking to acquire stressed thermal power plants, besides bidding for renewable energy projects in India. The private power producer, which had earlier put in a bid for Avantha Power’s 600 Mw Jhabua power plant

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NTPC plant clearance: Odisha puts ball back in Centre’s court

NTPC plant clearance: Odisha puts ball back in Centre’s court

A day after Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan accused Odisha of delaying NTPC’s proposed power plant in Talcher, the state government has hit back with a counter charge — that the central government is pushing the state, and its consumers, to pay high cost for power.

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Petrol price at an all-time high of Rs 88.67 per litre in Mumbai; diesel prices hiked by 22 paise

Petrol price at an all-time high of Rs 88.67 per litre in Mumbai; diesel prices hiked by 22 paise

Just a day after petrol rates touched Rs 81 per litre in New Delhi, the prices have been revised upwards by a whopping 28 paise on Friday. Similarly, diesel price also inched up to Rs 73.30 per litre in the national capital after a hike of 22 paise.

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India may take middle path for Iranian oil

India may take middle path for Iranian oil

As the deadline for US sanctions against Iran oil imports closes in, the decibel level of comments from both India and the US have shot up. After an extensive talk during the 2+2 dialogue last week

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Oil prices claw back some ground, but demand worries drag

Oil prices claw back some ground, but demand worries drag

Oil on Friday clawed back some of its losses from the previous session when prices fell the most in a month, although worries that emerging market crises and trade disputes could dent demand continued to drag.

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Indian PSUs scouting for discovered oilfields in Russia: Pradhan

Indian PSUs scouting for discovered oilfields in Russia: Pradhan

Oil PSUs are scouting for discovered oil and gas fields in Russia as India looks to bolster energy ties with the resource-rich nation, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Thursday.

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Vedanta Makes Gas Discovery In Krishna Godavari Block

Vedanta Makes Gas Discovery In Krishna Godavari Block

Vedanta Ltd said Thursday it has discovered natural gas in a Krishna Godavari basin block in the Bay of Bengal.

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Emerging Oil Realities Just Showed India The Road It Must Take From Here

Emerging Oil Realities Just Showed India The Road It Must Take From Here

There’s been a flare-up in the politics of automotive oil pricing of late.

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Railways eyes ₹15,000 crore in 10 years from non-fare revenue

Railways eyes ₹15,000 crore in 10 years from non-fare revenue

Indian Railways has decided to award contracts for three to five years for non-fare revenue projects such as advertising on trains, railway bridges and other assets, setting up of ATMs on platforms and offering digital content to passengers.

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PM Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina to unveil rail link, oil pipeline next week

PM Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina to unveil rail link, oil pipeline next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina will next week jointly inaugurate two key connectivity projects that are expected to strengthen Hasina’s position ahead of parliamentary polls there.

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Tenders scrapped, airport Metro deadline pushed back

Tenders scrapped, airport Metro deadline pushed back

The New Garia-Aiport Metro, a truncated service of which was supposed to be commissioned mid-2020, received a setback with the tenders called to lay the tracks being scrapped. The New Garia-Ruby stretch

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Flexi-fares Set To Go From 40 Trains

Flexi-fares Set To Go From 40 Trains

There’s good news in offing for rail passengers. The national transporter is set to scrap the flexi-fare — called dynamic pricing — plan on 40 trains

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EIL To Bid To Buy Out Govt Stake In PDIL

EIL To Bid To Buy Out Govt Stake In PDIL

State-owned engineering consultancy firm EIL said Thursday it will bid to acquire government's 100 per cent stake in Projects and Development India Ltd (PDIL).

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