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March 21, 2019, Thursday

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

Cabinet apprised of pact with Tajikistan for cooperation in renewable energy

Cabinet apprised of pact with Tajikistan for cooperation in renewable energy

The Cabinet was Thursday apprised of a pact between India and Tajikistan on cooperation in renewable energy. "The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of the memorandum of understanding (MoU)

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Maharashtra: Onus fully on Adani Power to use fly ash generated from Tiroda plant

Maharashtra: Onus fully on Adani Power to use fly ash generated from Tiroda plant

Adani Power Maharashtra (APM), which operates 3,300 mw of thermal power plant Tiroda in the Vidarbha region, cannot escape from its responsibility to fully utilize the fly ash as per its commitment and action plan submitted to the union ministry of environment of fores

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17% hike in overall power tariff, urban domestic consumers to pay Rs 6.25 per unit

17% hike in overall power tariff, urban domestic consumers to pay Rs 6.25 per unit

Rural and urban domestic consumers, drawing power from Jharkhand Bijli Vitaran Nigam Ltd (JBVNL), the state owned power distribution company, will have to bear the brunt of a hike in power tariff, with effect from April 01,

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States seek Centre’s funds to meet environmental norms for thermal power plants

States seek Centre’s funds to meet environmental norms for thermal power plants

To meet the additional expenditure required to adhere to the environmental norms for thermal power plants, the states have sought access to the Centre-operated Power System Development Fund and the National Clean Energy Fund.

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Essar Steel case: NCLT rejects plea from 8 operational creditors

Essar Steel case: NCLT rejects plea from 8 operational creditors

The Ahmedabad Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Thursday rejected the petitions by eight of the operational creditors of distressed Essar Steel India (ESIL) who sought to consider ESIL promoters

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Months of coal stock deficit ends as power plants report healthy volumes

Months of coal stock deficit ends as power plants report healthy volumes

Coal stocks at power plants and mine pitheads have risen to a total of 60 million tonnes, enough to generate electricity for 36 days, ending scarcity that lasted several months.

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Private power firms seek urgent settlement of state-run discoms’ dues

Private power firms seek urgent settlement of state-run discoms’ dues

Private sector power producers have asked the ministry of power for an urgent resolution to the delays in payment by state-owned distribution companies (discoms), which in turn, will help stave off the massive loan defaults by the producers.

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Power tariffs slashed in Chhattisgarh, domestic consumers to benefit

Power tariffs slashed in Chhattisgarh, domestic consumers to benefit

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) Thursday announced reduction in power tariffs, which will benefit 91 per cent of domestic consumers in the state. The new tariffs would come into effect from April 1.

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Cabinet approves Rs 1236 cr investment for Arun-3 hydro project

Cabinet approves Rs 1236 cr investment for Arun-3 hydro project

The government Thursday approved Rs 1,236.13 crore investment proposal for transmission component in Nepal portion of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project by Sutlej Jal Vikas Nigam (SJVN).

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India's solar power capacity addition down 15.5 per cent at 8.2 GW in 2018

India's solar power capacity addition down 15.5 per cent at 8.2 GW in 2018

Solar capacity addition in India last year came down by 15.5 per cent to 8,263 MW as compared to 2017 due to safeguard duty and issues related to GST and transmission, a report said. The year 2017 saw new solar installations of 9,782 MW.

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Oil rises on OPEC supply cuts, but surging U.S. output and economic slowdown weigh

Oil rises on OPEC supply cuts, but surging U.S. output and economic slowdown weigh

Oil prices rose on Friday as markets tightened amid output cuts by producer club OPEC, but surging U.S. supply and a global economic slowdown prevented crude from climbing further.

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India's diesel demand to hit record highs in 2019 ahead of general elections

India's diesel demand to hit record highs in 2019 ahead of general elections

India's diesel consumption may rise to a record this year on increasing infrastructure spending by the current government as it tries to hold off challengers in general elections that will be held over April and May.

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LPG cylinder rates hiked: Subsidised cylinder to cost Rs 495.61, non-subsidised Rs 701.50 from March 1

LPG cylinder rates hiked: Subsidised cylinder to cost Rs 495.61, non-subsidised Rs 701.50 from March 1

Domestic cooking gas (LPG) price was on Thursday hiked by Rs 2.08 per cylinder and non-subsidised gas by Rs 42.50 per bottle, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) said. The increase comes after three straight monthly reduction in rates.

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Gujarat Gas’s volatile margins are taking the sheen off its growth story

Gujarat Gas’s volatile margins are taking the sheen off its growth story

Gujarat Gas Ltd (GGL) has emerged as the clear winner among three listed city gas distribution firms in the tenth round of bidding for licences. The company won licences in six geographical areas, while Delhi’s Indraprastha Gas Ltd

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Oil prices ease as trade talks drag, China's economy shows weakness

Oil prices ease as trade talks drag, China's economy shows weakness

Benchmark Brent oil fell while US crude futures steadied on Thursday as US-China trade tensions persisted, the Chinese and Indian economies showed signs of slowing and news of surging US production undermined OPEC-led output curbs.

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Train comes to a halt; passengers say let peace run

Train comes to a halt; passengers say let peace run

For the 42 passengers on board the Samjhauta express that arrived at Attaristation from Delhi on Thursday, a shut gate ahead triggered uncertainty and dismay. Barely few hours before it arrived, Pakistan authorities decided to suspend services unilaterally. 

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India cancels Samjhauta Express operations on its end

India cancels Samjhauta Express operations on its end

Railways has cancelled the operations of the Indo-Pak Samjhauta Express on its side from Thursday, which senior officials said was due to "purely operational reasons" as Pakistan had suspended services from across the border. A notification in this regard was issued here.

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PM to flag off Tejas, lay foundation stone for two projects

PM to flag off Tejas, lay foundation stone for two projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be laying the foundation stone for two prestigious projects and also flag off the Madurai-Chennai Tejas Express at a function in Kanyakumari on Friday.

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AIIB to provide USD 455 mn for Andhra rural roads project

AIIB to provide USD 455 mn for Andhra rural roads project

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will provide a loan of USD 455 million to finance the Andhra Pradesh Rural Roads Project, which will connect about 3,300 habitations with a population of more than 250, and benefit around two million people.

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Indian Railways Passengers ALERT! These trains will not run on March 2 - Check full list

Indian Railways Passengers ALERT! These trains will not run on March 2 - Check full list

Indian Railways passengers alert! Indian Railways' divisions have been working to improve its infrastructure to ensure passenger safety and security. Now, the public transporter has today announced that several trains have been cancelled due to maintenance block.

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