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March 25, 2019, Monday

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

Sanjay Nirupam to attend MERC hearing to demand "no more tariff hike"

Sanjay Nirupam to attend MERC hearing to demand "no more tariff hike"

Consumers of Adani Electricity along with city Congress president Sanjay Nirupam will attend an important public hearing at MERC in Cuffe Parade on Tuesday morning as it involves decision on whether the electricity tariff for 30  

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Jaipur: Consumers begin to get spot power bills from this month

Jaipur: Consumers begin to get spot power bills from this month

City residents have started getting the spot bills of the electricity connections from this month. The residents have been getting the bill in the form of a long slip which has all the details including the meter reading,

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Power sector employees go on two-day strike from Tuesday

Power sector employees go on two-day strike from Tuesday

Public sector power utility employees across the country, including engineers, will start a two-day nationwide strike on January 8 to voice their demands and highlight alleged privatisation attempts.

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4,000 ‘faulty’ power meters to be replaced

4,000 ‘faulty’ power meters to be replaced

Power discom DHBVN has begun a drive to replace 4,000 “defective” meters in the city to ensure proper billing. The replacement will cost around Rs 24 lakh and will be borne by the discom, officials said. The drive is expected to be completed by the end of February.

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Power utility workforce brought under MESMA

Power utility workforce brought under MESMA

The state industries, energy and labour department on Monday brought the duties of workforce associated with different verticals of the state power utility under the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act 2017

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Coal India workers' strike may cost Rs 500 cr; 3.5 mt sales to be affected

Coal India workers' strike may cost Rs 500 cr; 3.5 mt sales to be affected

Coal India is expected to lose at least 3.6 million tonne (mt) of production and an equal amount of coal sales, estimated around Rs 500 crore, after four central trade unions (CTUs) decided to join the nationwide two-day strike beginning on January 8.

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Odisha turns to other states for wind power, hopes to get 150 Mw in FY20

Odisha turns to other states for wind power, hopes to get 150 Mw in FY20

Faced with hurdles in developing wind power plants, Odisha has turned to other states for sourcing the unconventional energy to help meet its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) mandate.

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NCLT to decide on Essar Steel shareholders’ proposal by 31 January

NCLT to decide on Essar Steel shareholders’ proposal by 31 January

The Ahmedabad bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) said Monday it will pronounce before 31 January its order on a petition filed by Essar Steel shareholders for submission of its proposal to settle dues worth ₹54,389 crore.

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Fuel Prices: Check January 8 rates in your city here

Fuel Prices: Check January 8 rates in your city here

Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged on Tuesday. While the petrol was retailing at Rs 68.50 per litre in the national capital, Diesel was being sold at 62.24 per litre.

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25 contract areas offered under DSF II to generate Rs 45,000 crore: Dharmendra Pradhan

25 contract areas offered under DSF II to generate Rs 45,000 crore: Dharmendra Pradhan

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the government expects revenue of the order of Rs 45,000 crore from 25 contract areas offered under the second round of Discovered Small Field (DSF).

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Rs 40,000 crore investment expected in OALP-II bid round

Rs 40,000 crore investment expected in OALP-II bid round

The government is expecting about Rs 40,000 crore of investment in the 14 blocks it put up on auction for prospecting of oil and gas in the second round of open acreage licensing policy (OALP), Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.

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Oil prices rise more than 2%; lifted by OPEC cuts, steadying stock market

Oil prices rise more than 2%; lifted by OPEC cuts, steadying stock market

Oil prices climbed more than 2 percent on Monday, rebounding further from 1-1/2-year lows reached in December, on support from OPEC production cuts and steadying equities markets.

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India's BPCL to buy Iranian oil in Feb after 3-month gap - sources

India's BPCL to buy Iranian oil in Feb after 3-month gap - sources

State-run Bharat Petroleum Corp will import 1 million barrels of Iranian oil in February after a gap of three months, with the nation’s overall purchases from Tehran remaining at 9 million barrels, three industry sources said.

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Government plans to incentivise ONGC, Oil India to raise output

Government plans to incentivise ONGC, Oil India to raise output

The government is planning to incentivise ONGC and Oil India to raise output from fields given without auction to state-run firms in previous years, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said.

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Swanky, faster trains, new reservation charts & more! 8 passenger friendly Indian Railways steps by March 2019

Swanky, faster trains, new reservation charts & more! 8 passenger friendly Indian Railways steps by March 2019

Look forward to better travel experience on Indian Railways trains! Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry recently held a high-level review meet to chalk out the road map for projects in the January to March 2019 quarter.

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Commendable step! Solar panels to be fitted on Indian Railways trains on trial basis for all seasons

Commendable step! Solar panels to be fitted on Indian Railways trains on trial basis for all seasons

Indian Railways has taken a big step towards clean energy! Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry has decided that it will be installing solar panels on the rooftops of general coaches in the intercity trains of Northern and Southern Railways which run for two days.

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Airport-model security proposed for railway stations draws all-round flak

Airport-model security proposed for railway stations draws all-round flak

The airport-like security system proposed to be introduced in railway stations has drawn flak from passengers while railway officials have termed it impractical. Passengers and their association dubbed it a waste of money and one which would only serve to create confusion.

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Relief for travellers? Central Railways to hold Mumbai-Pune-Nashik local train trials in January

Relief for travellers? Central Railways to hold Mumbai-Pune-Nashik local train trials in January

Local trains between Mumbai, Nashik and Pune are soon to turn into a reality as trail run is scheduled to begin on this corridor in January.

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It's beautiful! Indian Railways adorns stations and trains with paintings; check pics here

It's beautiful! Indian Railways adorns stations and trains with paintings; check pics here

Indian Railways paintings: Indian Railways is working towards beautification of its stations and trains. The national transporter has introduced paintings of various hues and themes.

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Southern Railway refunds Rs 7.68 crore to victims of Kerala floods

Southern Railway Monday said it has refunded over Rs seven crore to passengers affected during the floods that caused havoc in Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu last year.

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India takes over operations of part of Chabahar port in Iran

India takes over operations of part of Chabahar port in Iran

India has taken over operations of the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of energy-rich Iran’s southern coast, the government said Monday. This is the first time India will be operating a port outside its territory.

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