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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Opinion Piece : A topsy-turvy ride to oil prices recovery to continue

An EnergyInfraPost Exclusive: Opinion Piece : A topsy-turvy ride to oil prices recovery to continue

Year 2016 has witnessed some of the landmark decisions in the oil market, which has reversed the trend of oil disagreements within the OPEC and non-OPEC countries, helping rebalancing of the oil markets

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Media Round Up

POWER/COAL/MINES/RE

Piyush Goyal to launch TAMRA Portal and Mobile Application to ensure transparent award of Statutory Clearances for Mining Operations

Piyush Goyal  to launch TAMRA Portal and Mobile Appl For transparency in Mining Operations

With an objective to enhance transparency and accountability as a part of the Ease of Doing Business in the Mining sector, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal will launch TAMRA

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Consumers in Jharkhand can now buy discounted LED Tube Lights and Energy Efficient Fans

Consumers in Jharkhand can now buy discounted LED Tube Lights and Energy Efficient Fans

Chief Minister RaghubarDas today launched the energy efficient fans and LED tube lights for the consumers of Jharkhand under the UJALA (Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All)programme here

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safety

Energy Minister inspects safety in coal mines

Energy Minister G. Jagadeeshwar Reddy on Tuesday inspected the safety measures put in place by the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in its underground coal mines in Mancherial district

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Kudankulam's second nuclear power unit to go live in FY17

Kudankulam's second nuclear power unit to go live in FY17

The second 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant is expected to start commercial operations this fiscal, government said on Wednesday.

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TPDDL to start phase-I of smart meters installation December 2018

TPDDL to start phase-I of smart meters installation December 2018

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd expects to start installation of first phase of smart electricity meters by December next year. The company has tied up with Switzerland-based Landis+Gyr to build necessary communication platform for installation of smart meters, its CEO and managing director Praveer Sinha said on Tuesday.

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Rewa solar project receives sub Rs 4/unit bids

Rewa solar project receives sub Rs 4/unit bids

Madhya Pradesh government's Rewa ultra mega solar park has received the lowest bid of Rs 3.59 per unit. The tariffs are set to reduce further as the reverse e-auction for the 750-mw solar project are set to start on Thursday.

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CCI clears Reliance Infra-Adani Transmission deal

CCI clears Reliance Infra-Adani Transmission deal

The Competition Commission has approved the acquisition of power transmission business of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure by Adani group firm Adani Transmission.

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Adani group appoints Jennifer Purdie as CEO for renewable energy unit in Australia

Adani group appoints Jennifer Purdie as CEO for renewable energy unit in Australia

Indian energy giant Adani Group has appointed Jennifer Purdie as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its renewable energy business unit in Australia in a bid to drive its plans to become the largest renewable energy player in the country

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OIL AND GAS

Petrol prices lower now than in 2013-14: Government

Petrol prices lower now than in 2013-14: Government

The prices of petrol are lower than the 2013 level and the money collected through taxes on petro products was being used to develop infrastructure and creating educational facilities, government said today

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Essar Projects wins contract for laying 100 km natural gas pipeline from Jalandhar to Amritsar

Essar Projects wins contract for laying 100 km natural gas pipeline from Jalandhar to Amritsar

Essar Projects wins contract for laying 100 km natural gas pipeline from Jalandhar to Amritsar

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Singapore-based arbitrator to preside over RIL-ONGC dispute

Singapore-based arbitrator to preside over RIL-ONGC dispute

Singapore-based arbitrator Prof Lawrence Boo has been named as the presiding judge of a three- member arbitration panel that will go into the validity of government's demand of USD 1.55 billion compensation from Reliance Industries for "unfairly" producing ONGC 's gas.

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Govt Mulls Merger Of 6 State-Owned Consultancy Firms Into Engineers India

Govt Mulls Merger Of 6 State-Owned Consultancy Firms Into Engineers India

Government is mulling the merger of about half a dozen state-owned consultancy firms like Engineering Projects (India) Ltd with Engineers India Ltd (EIL) to create a mega-consultancy firm that can take on the might of global giants like Bechtel

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Petroleum: Why two governments ruled against mega merger

Petroleum: Why two governments ruled against mega merger

In the Budget for 2017-18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government proposes to create an integrated public sector oil major which would be able to match the performance of international and domestic private sector oil and gas companies

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21,000

Plugging cooking gas subsidy leaks leads to Rs 21,000 crore savings

As many as 3.3 crore fake, ghost and duplicate LPG connections have been blocked, leading to saving of Rs 21,000 crore in subsidies, said oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan

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US Republicans give oil industry the most desired gift - less transparancy

US Republicans give oil industry the most desired gift - less transparancy

Republicans in the US have axed Obama-era anti-corruption rules for energy and mining companies.

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Exclusivity in city gas distribution network to affect competition

Exclusivity in city gas distribution network to affect competition

City gas distribution (CGD) networks and pipelines for carrying natural gas and petroleum are essential facilities. Laying of CGD network is authorised by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Board (PNGB) under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) Act

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US Army approves controversial Dakota pipeline

US Army approves controversial Dakota pipeline

The US Army will grant the final permit for the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline after an order from President Donald Trump to expedite the project despite opposition from Native American tribes and climate activists.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launches first phase of Station Redevelopment Programme

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launches first phase of Station Redevelopment Programme

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled the first phase of the Station Redevelopment Programme on Wednesday. Further, tenders are being floated for 23 out of a total of 400 stations set to get a facelift under this programme.

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Govt doubles highways target to 15,000 km in next fiscal

Govt doubles highways target to 15,000 km in next fiscal

The government has set a target of constructing 15,000 km of highways in the next financial year, 50 per cent more than that in the current fiscal.

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housing

Infra status to boost low cost housing

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in the Budget 2017-18, has proposed to grant ‘affordable housing’ the coveted infrastructure status to facilitate higher investment in the sector and, in turn, achieve the government’s ambitious goal of ‘Housing for All’

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Habibganj

Habibganj railway station to be redeveloped: What Indian Railways first ‘world-class’ station will offer

As part of Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways bid to revamp and modernise infrastructure, many railway stations are all set to undergo massive redevelopment work over the coming years

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Railways launches Rs 1 lakh cr station redevelopment programme

Railways launches Rs 1 lakh cr station redevelopment programme

The ministry of railways today launched the first phase of station redevelopment programme covering commercial development of 23 stations across the country, which is expected to see investments worth Rs 9,000 crore.

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Over 140 SEZ developers to get more time for projects: Nirmala Sitharaman

Over 140 SEZ developers to get more time for projects: Nirmala Sitharaman

During the last three years and the current fiscal up to January, the commerce ministry has granted more time to as many as 143 developers of SEZ to complete their projects, Parliament was informed on Wednesday

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