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April 19, 2019, Friday

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

Bihar: Prepaid electricity meters to all consumers in 2 years

Bihar: Prepaid electricity meters to all consumers in 2 years

All the 1.5 crore consumers in Bihar will be provided smart prepaid electricity meters in the next two years. Chief minister Nitish Kumar approved ‘in-principle’ the state energy department’s plan at a meeting on Tuesday, a senior officer told TOI.

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Your power bills are set to swell, again

Your power bills are set to swell, again

Residents will have to pay more for power as the Electricity Department has decided to levy fuel and power purchase cost adjustment (FPPCA) charges on consumers from next month.

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India among leaders of renewable energy but needs to work hard to achieve its target

India among leaders of renewable energy but needs to work hard to achieve its target

India ranks second only to Chile among emerging economies to lead the transition to clean energy, according to a 2018 Climatescope report by energy researcher Bloomberg NEF.

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CCI approves PFC-REC deal; credit profile of PFC downgrade

CCI approves PFC-REC deal; credit profile of PFC downgrade

While the Competition Commission of India on Tuesday approved the acquisition of 52.63% stake in REC by Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the credit profile of PFC faces imminent downgrade by ratings agencies such

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Prabhu pitches for improving energy efficiency, quality standards in cement industry

Prabhu pitches for improving energy efficiency, quality standards in cement industry

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu Tuesday pitched for improving energy efficiency, environmental excellence and quality standards in the Indian cement industry.

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NTPC to curtail power supply to Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra from midnight for payment default

NTPC to curtail power supply to Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra from midnight for payment default

State-run power giant NTPC will regulate power supply to Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh from Tuesday midnight for not clearing dues outstanding for over 60 days from issue of bills to discoms of these states.

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Treat us like other members of Essar Steel CoC: Standard Chartered to NCLT

Treat us like other members of Essar Steel CoC: Standard Chartered to NCLT

Reiterating its earlier claims, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) on Tuesday sought to be treated equally with other members of the insolvent Essar Steel Ltd's (ESL's) committee of creditors (CoC) during repayment of dues under ArcelorMittal's takeover bid.

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Installation of solar power plant commence at Kozhikode railway station

Installation of solar power plant commence at Kozhikode railway station

In order to tap the solar energy, installation of photo-voltaic panels for 100 KWp solar power plant has been commenced at the Kozhikode Railway station.

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PM Modi discusses climate change, renewable energy with Prince Albert II of Monaco

PM Modi discusses climate change, renewable energy with Prince Albert II of Monaco

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Prince Albert II, the Head of the State of Monaco who arrived here in India on Monday for a week-long official visit.

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Petrol, diesel prices witness marginal changes, check prices in your city here

Petrol, diesel prices witness marginal changes, check prices in your city here

Petrol and diesel prices remained steady after a marginal fall on Tuesday in Delhi, where petrol was retailing at Rs 70.44 a litre and diesel at Rs 65.51 per litre on Wednesday. In Mumbai, petrol and diesel were priced Rs 76.08 and Rs 68.59, respectively.

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Russia To Construct Iran-India Gas Pipeline, Says Oil Minister

Russia To Construct Iran-India Gas Pipeline, Says Oil Minister

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the country has accepted Russia’s proposal to construct a subsea pipeline for exporting natural gas from the Islamic Republic to India.

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Oil slips on economic concerns, dollar gains

Oil slips on economic concerns, dollar gains

Oil prices fell on Tuesday, pulling back from two-month highs as concerns over a global economic slowdown crept back into the market and a stronger dollar also weighed. Prices sagged a day after the release of weak U.S. factory

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In run up to LS polls, oil ministry mobilises Ujjwala foot soldiers to extend grassroots outreach

In run up to LS polls, oil ministry mobilises Ujjwala foot soldiers to extend grassroots outreach

Barely a month to go before the election is announced, the oil ministryhas mobilised ‘Ujjwala foot soldiers’ — field executives implementing the free LPG connection scheme — in a move seen as consolidating the government’s grassroots outreach.

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Govt asks HPCL to list ONGC as co-promoter, HPCL seeks more clarifications

Govt asks HPCL to list ONGC as co-promoter, HPCL seeks more clarifications

The government has asked Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) to add ONGC as its co-promoter but the oil refining company has sought further clarifications before adhering to the direction, a top company official said.

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225 bids for city gas license in 50 cities

225 bids for city gas license in 50 cities

As many as 225 bids by companies such as Adani Gas, Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Torrent and GAIL Gas were received Tuesday at the close of bidding for city gas licences for 50 cities, official sources said.

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India's Hindustan Petroleum says could buy 0.9 mln T of Iran oil FY18/19

India's Hindustan Petroleum says could buy 0.9 mln T of Iran oil FY18/19

India’s Hindustan Petroleum Corp could buy 0.9 million tonnes of Iran oil in its 2018/19 financial year, said Vinod S Shenoy, the company’s director of refineries.

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400,000 bid for fuel pumps; investment of Rs 90,000 crore expected

400,000 bid for fuel pumps; investment of Rs 90,000 crore expected

To hold on to their market monopoly against the aggressive expansion of private fuel retailers like Nayara Energy and Reliance Industries, state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) are set to more than double their retail outlets in the next three years. T

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Rail services through coal-bearing areas in Dhanbad to resume from Feb 20

Rail services through coal-bearing areas in Dhanbad to resume from Feb 20

The railways said on Tuesday that traffic operations would be resumed between Kusunda and Sonardih on the Dhanbad-Chandrapura section of East Central Railway which passes through the coal-bearing areas of Jharia Coal

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NGT orders cleaner and greener stations

NGT orders cleaner and greener stations

In the next few months, at least some railway stations will start looking cleaner, thanks to directions by the principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the Ministry of Railways to clean up its act.

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Indian Railways creates record: More LHB coaches made in last 2 years than in 17 years since introduction!

Indian Railways creates record: More LHB coaches made in last 2 years than in 17 years since introduction!

Indian Railways creates a production record! With coach manufacturing picking up across its factories, Indian Railways has manufactured more LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches in the last two years than it did in the first 17 years since their introduction.

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Infra Boom For Odisha: Gadkari To Lay Foundation Stone For Three New Highway Projects, Six Port Facilities

Infra Boom For Odisha: Gadkari To Lay Foundation Stone For Three New Highway Projects, Six Port Facilities

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for three National Highway projects tomorrow (6 January) in Kamakhyanagar located in the Dhenkanal district of Odisha.

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Good news for Indian Railways passengers! IRCTC is offering these things for free, that too unlimited

Good news for Indian Railways passengers! IRCTC is offering these things for free, that too unlimited

Getting bored and want to read some quality stuff? Indian Railways is here to help you. In a good news for Indian Railways commuters and over 6.6 crore users of IRCTC, the railways catering and tourism arm has come up with yet another passenger-friendly move.

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