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November,14,2018,Wednesday

LATEST NEWS UPDATES IN ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

POWER/COAL/MINES/RE

Congress Party’s Attempts To Malign EESL and Derail India’s Most Successful LED Program Draws Strong Rebuttal From Power Ministry

Congress Party’s Attempts To Malign EESL and Derail India’s Most Successful LED Program Draws Strong Rebuttal From Power Ministry

India’s most successful energy efficiency program – the LED lighting initiative of the government ​has faced ​allegation of irregularities and corruption from the Congress party, a charge that has been strongly denied by both the power ministry and the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) – the state-owned firm responsible for making the LED program a hit not only ​in India but also globally.​ In fact, admiring EESL’s success story, a case study has also been published by International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris.

Source: Energyinfrapost.com

Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal to join power discom revival sceheme UDAY

Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal to join power discom revival sceheme UDAY

Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh are all set to join the government’s power distribution reform scheme Ujjwal Discom Yojana (UDAY) on Wednesday

Source:  ET Energy World

NCPA installs Mumbai’s largest private solar project

NCPA installs Mumbai’s largest private solar project

The iconic NCPA, the mecca of the city’s art and culture lovers, is now holding a beacon for energy conservation measures as well. It has installed one of the city’s largest private rooftop solar projects on its vast terraces.

Source:  ET Energy World

Modi govt plans to launch commercial coal mining with auction of 30 MT reserves

Modi govt plans to launch commercial coal mining with auction of 30 MT reserves

In a historic step aimed at boosting India’s coal supply, the Narendra Modi government is planning to start commercial mining of coal by bidding out 30 million tonne of reserves in the first phase through forward auction with no end-use restriction for companies.

Source:  ET Energy World

CCEA may amend Mega Power Policy to push 31 GW projects

CCEA may amend Mega Power Policy to push 31 GW projects

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to approve tomorrow the amendments in the Mega Power Policy to push 31 GW stuck projects entailing an investment of Rs 1.5 lakh crore.

Source: The Economic Times

Anil Agarwal eyes tech from `good friend' De Beers

Anil Agarwal eyes tech from `good friend' De Beers

After his surprise $2.4 billion share purchase in miner Anglo American, Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal is in talks to source technology from "good friend" De Beers for India just as he negotiates with Korean chaebol LG for a $10 billion chip manufacturing facility (fab) in Nagpur, initiatives that the Bihar-born businessman believes will help pare the country's import bill.

Source:  ET Energy World

Anil Ambani Inducted On International Advisory Board Of Leading Global Think Tank, Atlantic Council

Anil Ambani Inducted On International Advisory Board Of Leading Global Think Tank, Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council , a leading global think tank with a prominent group of global corporate and political leaders including Rupert Murdoch, Jose Maria Aznar, Thomas Enders, Kevin Rudd and others on board

Source: Energyinfrapost.com

L&T, Shriram EPC joint venture bags Rs 705 crore order in Tanzania

L&T, Shriram EPC joint venture bags Rs 705 crore order in Tanzania

Larsen & Toubro, in a joint venture with Shriram EPC, has bagged an order worth Rs 705 crore for a water pipeline project in Tanzania.

Source:  ET Energy World

CIL in talk with coastal power companies to substitute imports

CIL in talk with coastal power companies to substitute imports

State-owned Coal India Limited is in talks with power companies along the western and eastern coasts to discontinue the use of imported coal.

Source:  ET Energy World

Hindustan Power commissions 50 MW solar capacity in Punjab

Hindustan Power commissions 50 MW solar capacity in Punjab

Hindustan Power’s clean energy arm has commissioned a 50 Megwatt solar power plant in Punjab for an investment of Rs 325 crore, the company today said in a release.

Source:  ET Energy World

46,000 MW OF Coal and Gas Based Power Capacity In India Is Stranded, says CEA

46,000 MW OF Coal and Gas Based Power Capacity In India Is Stranded, says CEA

Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on Tuesday said that 46,000 mw of power capacity is stranded as of now on account of poor last mile connectivity largely on distribution side as states

Source: Energyinfrapost.com

NTPC okays Rs 3,000 cr investment for Talaipalli Coal Mining Project

NTPC okays Rs 3,000 cr investment for Talaipalli Coal Mining Project

State-run power giant NTPC today said its board has approved investment of Rs 3,004 crore for Talaipalli Coal Mining Project which has an estimated 18 million tonnes per annum capacity in Chhattisgarh.

Source:-  Moneycontrol.com

Coal india to again appeal against CCI penalty order

Coal india to again appeal against CCI penalty order

Coal India may once again appeal to the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) against the `591-crore penalty imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on it last week.

Source:  ET Energy World

OIL AND GAS

Oil prices rise with Libya disruption but upside capped

Oil prices rise with Libya disruption but upside capped

Oil prices rose on Tuesday thanks to a weakened dollar, supply disruption in Libya and the latest comments from officials suggesting OPEC could extend its deal cutting global production.

Source:  ET Energy World

Aadhaar deadline for LPG likely to be extended in Bengal

Aadhaar deadline for LPG likely to be extended in Bengal

The deadline of January 31 for Aadhaar card linkage with LPG connection in some districts of West Bengal is expected to be extended by the government.

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Qatar sees Brexit as chance to supply UK more gas - minister

Qatar sees Brexit as chance to supply UK more gas - minister

Qatar sees Britain's exit from the European Union as an opportunity to boost supplies of liquefied natural gas to the world's fifth-largest economy and is open to investing in British energy assets, Qatar's energy minister said.

Source:  ET Energy World

Sudhir Mathur On Vedanta-Cairn Merger: We Will Protect Cairn India Brand

Sudhir Mathur On Vedanta-Cairn Merger: We Will Protect Cairn India Brand

Sudhir Mathur, acting CEO of Cairn India Limited, says the company plans to retain its proven management team and decision-making framework to protect the Cairn India brand after the merger of Vedanta Limited and Cairn India

Source:- Businessworld

Crude oil

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 49.41 per bbl on 27.03.2017

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$ 49.41 per barrel (bbl) on 27.03.2017.

Source: Energyinfrapost.com

INFRASTRUCTURE

Flexi-fare system in premier trains to be revised again: Railways

Flexi-fare system in premier trains to be revised again: Railways

Faced with many vacant seats, railways is mulling to reserve about 50 per cent berths in premier trains including Rajdhani for normal fare by making changes in the prevailing flexi-fare system.

Source:  The Economic Times

Restricting Chinese steel imports will hit Indian railways: Chinese media

Restricting Chinese steel imports will hit Indian railways: Chinese media

An opinion piece in a Chinese state-run media outlet panned India's "protectionist stance" towards Chinese investment in revamping the country's railways, including the development of a high-speed rail network.

Source:- The Times Of India

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