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November , 14, 2018 , Wednesday

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POWER/COAL/MINES/RE

NTPC floats tender for north-west quarry of Pakri Barwadih coal mine

NTPC floats tender for north-west quarry of Pakri Barwadih coal mine

India’s largest power generator NTPC Ltd has invited bids from consultancy services preparing a feasibility report north-west quarry of Pakri Barwadih coal mine in Jharkhand.

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Coal supplies may be hit as unions plan non-cooperation

Coal supplies may be hit as unions plan non-cooperation

Coal supplies to power plants and other consumers are likely to be hit from Wednesday when four large central trade unions, representing almost 80% of the 3.4 lakh strong workforce at Coal India, will start non-cooperation and demonstrations at work

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consumers

Major power consumers zero in on MP for solar energy

Major consumers like Indian Oil Corporation, Oil India Limited, Indian Railways and Coal India Limited are queued up to establish joint venture solar power project with Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam

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Bhopal: Comprehensive action against illegal mining

Bhopal: Comprehensive action against illegal mining

One of the biggest action against illegal mining on Saturday, more than 30 stone crusher plants have been seized by the Gwalior’s SDM Maheep Tejaswi with their team in Chhounda and Nayagaon area of the district.

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Row over hydel project resurfaces in Kerela

Row over hydel project resurfaces in Kerela

The stage is being set for a fresh round of confrontation in Kerala over the proposed Athirappally hydroelectric project on one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the State between the CPI(M)-led LDF Government and the opponents of the project including the CPI, Congress, and almost all environmental outfits with Marxist Power Minister MM Mani stating on Tuesday that the Government was planning to go ahead with the project

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Scale economics drive smaller firms to the margins in solar power

Scale economics drive smaller firms to the margins in solar power

Solar power, which once fostered small enterprises, is transforming into a scale-based opportunity. As tariffs hit record lows crimping returns, smaller firms are either scaling down or selling out.

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India - CLMV ties set to grow

India - CLMV ties set to grow

A wind and solar power system in Khanh Hoa Province. Renewable energy is one of the sectors in which India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam can boost co-operation

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Coalition’s “clean coal” plan to power Gina, Clive, Adani in Galilee basin

Coalition’s “clean coal” plan to power Gina, Clive, Adani in Galilee basin

The so-called “clean coal” power generator being promoted by the Coalition has been revealed to be a 2009 proposal from businessman Clive Palmer that would be used to help provide electricity to Galilee coal mines planned by Palmer himself, Gina Rinehart, and Indian group Adani.

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How India uses recycled pipes to detect ferocious solar storms

How India uses recycled pipes to detect ferocious solar storms

What does a sensational scientific discovery about a solar storm in the Earth’s magnetic field have to do with old, recycled steel pipes which lay buried for more than a decade under a now-defunct gold mine in India

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Telangana

Telangana Govt plans EMI scheme for rooftop solar system

The Telangana government is set to come up with a scheme of Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) based installation of rooftop solar energy for individual consumers.

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Unit-4 at Mundra plant runs for record 600 days: Adani Power

Unit-4 at Mundra plant runs for record 600 days: Adani Power

Adani Power today claimed that its thermal unit at its 4,620 MW Mundra power plant has created a national record by running continuously for 600 days and generating 4,142.56 units of electricity.

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NTPC says generation grew 4.7 per cent so far this year

NTPC says generation grew 4.7 per cent so far this year

India’s largest power generator NTPC Ltd’s generation has grown by 4.7 per cent so far this year as compared with last year’s performance.

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volume

Coal India production grows 2.3% in April-February

Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Wednesday reported that its coal production grew by 2.3 percent to 488.06 million tonnes (mt) during April to February period in the current fiscal as compared to 477.31 mt produced in the corresponding period in the last financial year.

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Arunachal CM Khandu holds meeting with officials of REC & SECI

Arunachal CM Khandu holds meeting with officials of REC & SECI

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today held a meeting with officials of REC and SECI to discuss ongoing Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUJY) scheme being implemented in the state.

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India, Tunisia view terrorism as most dangerous for intl

India, Tunisia view terrorism as most dangerous for intl

India and Tunisia identified terrorism as the most dangerous menace to prosperity and international stability as Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar held bilateral talks with the top leadership of the North African country.

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Multi-lateral banks boost renewable-energy investment

Multi-lateral banks boost renewable-energy investment

In January, two renewable-energy developers in India received total funding of $515 million. About $125 million of this was made as an equity investment in an emerging developer, Hero Future Energies, by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

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OIL AND GAS

Dharmendra Pradhan to showcase India's oil, gas field discoveries in US

Dharmendra Pradhan to showcase India's oil, gas field discoveries in US

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will showcase India’s oil and gas field discoveries at a global energy conference beginning here next week. Pradhan and Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak will be among those to address the international gathering of industry, policy and financial leaders at CERA Week 2017, organised by the UK-based IHS Markit from March 6 to 10

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IOC hikes non-subsidised LPG cylinder prices, stock down nearly 2%

IOC hikes non-subsidised LPG cylinder prices, stock down nearly 2%

Indian Oil Corporation on Wednesday has increased the non-subsidised LPG cylinder prices by Rs 86 for its 14.2 kg cylinder. Soon after the announcement, the shares of the company slipped in red. The stock is trading down by nearly 2% in Wednesday’s trade

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‘Government looking at creating 2-3 integrated oil, gas units'

‘Government looking at creating 2-3 integrated oil, gas units'

owards realising a proposal contained in the Union Budget for 2017-18 for merging state-run oil and gas companies into a single entity, the government is looking at creating two to three integrated units according to an energy expert here

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28.02.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 54.85 per bbl on 28.02.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 54.85 per barrel (bbl) on 28.02.2017

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Time to broaden India-Myanmar hydrocarbon cooperation

Time to broaden India-Myanmar hydrocarbon cooperation

In his recent visit to Myanmar, Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan has pitched for broader cooperation between India and Myanmar across the hydrocarbon value chain. ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) and Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) by investing in gas producing blocks have made its presence felt in Myanmar’s upstream sector

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Oil giant in the making

Oil giant in the making

In trade and industry, economies of scale help all stakeholders. Companies benefit significantly as they enjoy more bargaining power with vendors and raw material suppliers because they procure in massive quantities.

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Brahmaputra

OIL to hunt for oil & gas under Brahmaputra bed

Oil India Ltd (OIL) is once again gearing up to explore oil and natural gas reserves under the Brahmaputra, one of the most turbulent rivers in the world.

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India’s natural gas production growth at 30 months-high

India’s natural gas production growth at 30 months-high

India produced 2,738 million standard cubic meter (mmscm) of natural gas in January 2017, registering a growth of 12 per cent over the same month last fiscal. Nothing unusual about it, expect that it was the highest growth recorded in the past 30 months, or two-and-a-half-years, for which data is publicly available

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LPG rate hiked by steep Rs 86

LPG rate hiked by steep Rs 86

The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by a steep Rs 86 per cylinder today, reflecting international trends.

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BP buys Clean Energy's U.S. green gas business for $155 million

BP buys Clean Energy's U.S. green gas business for $155 million

BP agreed on Wednesday to buy Clean Energy Fuels Corp's biomethane business for $155 million, expanding its huge gas supply portfolio in the United States and showing its shift to less carbon-intensive projects.

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Global

U.S. crude stocks rise, product inventories down EIA

U.S. crude stocks rose last week as refineries hiked output, while gasoline stocks decreased and distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

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APBF denounces conspiracies brewed by India against CPEC

APBF denounces conspiracies brewed by India against CPEC

The All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) has expressed its concerns regarding the conspiracies being observed against the ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (CPEC) – a transnational project, promising an investment of over $50 billion.

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OPEC secretary-general says may call extra meeting if consensus at Algiers: APS

Oil rises as OPEC achieves output targets

Oil prices rose on Wednesday as investors took heart from strict OPEC compliance with its pledge to cut output, although evidence of increasing U.S. production capped gains.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

India, UK discuss agenda of Economic and Financial Dialogue

India, UK discuss agenda of Economic and Financial Dialogue

During his recent visit to the United Kingdom, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond at 10 Downing Street.

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Central Pollution

Central Pollution Control Board proposes buffer zones around landfill sites

To prevent people living in areas around landfill sites from impact of high pollution from them, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has now proposed guidelines to keep and maintain a buffer zone around them.

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infrastructure

India’s la-la land infrastructure moment

Chapter 5 of the Asian Development Bank’s report on infrastructure Meeting Asia’s Infrastructure Needs looks at the immediate investment required in infrastructure for 25 developing member countries (DMCs) between 2016 and 2020

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Container traffic to get boost with Concor acquiring railway siding

Container traffic to get boost with Concor acquiring railway siding

With a view to expand containerised traffic between coast and hinterland, the Container Corporation of India (Concor) has acquired the infrastructure of KIOCL located at the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT).

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Modi directs NITI Aayog to help Rlys utilise safety fund

Modi directs NITI Aayog to help Rlys utilise safety fund

With the Indian Railways finding it difficult to chalk out a “safety plan” on its own, Prime Minister Narednra Modi has directed NITI Aayog to help the national transport monolith in drafting a detailed roadmap for implementation of the Rs 1 lakh crore safety fund envisioned in the Budget for 2017-18.

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tickets

Start buying unreserved train tickets on smartphones

Railway commuters of the city can now buy unreserved tickets for any destination using their smartphones.Passengers can get printed tickets from the Automated Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM) at the Nashik Road station after booking tickets through their cellphones by giving their mobile number and the booking ID

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Infrastructure: Indian Railways riding on capex hike from Rs 0.59 lakh cr to Rs 1.21 lakh cr

Infrastructure: Indian Railways riding on capex hike from Rs 0.59 lakh cr to Rs 1.21 lakh cr

Despite challenges on the operating ratio front, the Indian Railways is going full blast ahead on network decongestion, network expansion and railway electrification

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Electric vehicles for commercial use may not require permits

Electric vehicles for commercial use may not require permits

The government is working on a scheme to encourage the use of commercial electric vehicles for city transport that will remove all necessary permits otherwise needed to run commercial vehicles, including taxis in the country

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