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November,16,2018,Friday

NEWS UPDATES OF THE DAY ON ENERGY  AND INFRASTRUCTURE FROM ACROSS THE MEDIA SPACE

Five more countries sign up to International Solar Alliance

Five more countries sign up to International Solar Alliance

The Modi government's key renewable energy initiative -- International Solar Alliance (ISA) -- on Monday received boost when Djibouti, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana signed the ISA framework agreement on the sidelines of African Development Bank (AfDB) meeting in Gandhinagar -- aimed a boosting Indo-African ties.

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​Tata Power's Total Generation Capacity up by 16% in FY17, Crosses 52,000 MUs for the first time in FY17

​Tata Power's Total Generation Capacity up by 16% in FY17, Crosses 52,000 MUs for the first time in FY17

Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, today announced that the Company’s generation, for the first time, has crossed 52,000 Million Units (MU), collectively from all its power plants in FY17.

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Government to auction CIL supply to imported coal based power plants

Government to auction CIL supply to imported coal based power plants

The government may auction domestic coal supply to imported coal-based power plants. The coal supply policy to power sector approved by the government last week provides for replacing imported coal with Coal India supply, guidelines issued on Monday said.

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India to give a 'power' blow to Chinese firms soon.

India to give a 'power' blow to Chinese firms soon.

India will soon bar Chinese power companies from projects in the power sector on security concerns after a policy that will define new conditions for foreign firms eyeing the multibillion-dollar market in one of the fastest growing major economies in the world.

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India Launches Massive Push for Clean Power, Lighting, and Cars

India Launches Massive Push for Clean Power, Lighting, and Cars

India is in the midst of the “largest energy transformation project in the world" organizers of the Vienna Energy Forum declared, while introducing the keynote speaker, India’s Energy Minister Piyush Goyal on May 11.

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Suzlon Energy in limelight; touches fresh 52-week high

Suzlon Energy in limelight; touches fresh 52-week high

Suzlon Energy Ltd. is in limelight in Monday’s trading session as the company posted good quarterly financial results.

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Powering India-Nepal Ties – Analysis

Powering India-Nepal Ties – Analysis

At the recent Energy Secretary-level talks of the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) in Kathmandu (February 13-14, 2017), an important step in promoting electricity trade between India and Nepal took place when it was decided to endorse the detailed project report of the 400 kV Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line.

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No "royalties holiday" for Adani: Queensland government

No "royalties holiday" for Adani: Queensland government

The Queensland government today rejected reports that it has offered a "royalties holiday" to Indian energy giant Adani's 21.7 billion dollar coal mine project in Australia.

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Adani defers Carmichael coal mine investment decision

Adani defers Carmichael coal mine investment decision

Indian energy giant Adani today deferred a final investment decision on its much-delayed 21.7 billion dollar Carmichael coal mine in Australia after the Queensland government failed to decide on royalties amounting to millions of dollars for the controversy-hit project.

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Petcoke imports on a rise as coal substitute

Petcoke imports on a rise as coal substitute

The coal ministry has been striving to cut down on the country's coal imports and related import bill. The coal consuming sectors, however, have shifted to imported petcoke usage, adding up to the country's import bill on the petroleum side.

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 52.30 per bbl on 19.05.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 52.30 per bbl on 19.05.2017

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$ 52.30 per barrel (bbl) on 19.05.2017.

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GAIL’s PAT up 57 % in FY 2016-17 year-on-year, touches Rs 3,503 cr PBT up by 77 % to Rs. 5,411 cr, Gross Margin up by 41

GAIL’s PAT up 57 % in FY 2016-17 year-on-year, touches Rs 3,503 cr PBT up by 77 % to Rs. 5,411 cr, Gross Margin up by 41

State-owned GAIL (India) Limited on Monday announced a 57% rise in Profit after Tax for the Financial Year 2016-17 with the PAT increasing to Rs 3,503 crore from Rs 2,226 crore in the last fiscal.

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Stop charging premium from Asian buyers: India to OPEC

Stop charging premium from Asian buyers: India to OPEC

India today once again asked oil cartel OPEC to stop charging premium from its Asian buyers saying oil producers should not subsidise others at the expense of countries like India.

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India to flex market muscle to secure better deals from shaky Opec

India to flex market muscle to secure better deals from shaky Opec

India will flex its market muscle to secure better terms from Opec when ministers from the cartel of oil exporting countries, accounting for roughly 35% of global supplies, meet this week to discuss extending the production cut deal to prop up prices.

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Insulated pipeline to boost BPCL Kochi Refinery's capacity

Insulated pipeline to boost BPCL Kochi Refinery's capacity

With an objective to enhance the value chain of petroleum products, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is replacing the old 30-inch crude pipeline with 20-inch insulated pipeline from South Tanker Berth Jetty to Kochi Refinery.

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Indian Refiners Offered Oil Tanker Service

Indian Refiners Offered Oil Tanker Service

The National Iranian Tanker Company is willing to expand cooperation with Indian refiners  and help ship their petroleum products to target destinations. Managing director Sirous Kianersi made the statement in India last week after meeting with the country's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Shana reported. "NITC, one of the world's major oil tanker companies, is ready to transfer Indian refiners' crude oil …

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Global Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Market to Receive overwhelming hike in Revenues by 2022

Global Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Market to Receive overwhelming hike in Revenues by 2022

This report studies the global Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System market, analyzes and researches the Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia.

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RIL, Essar Oil to back Dharmendra Pradhan at Opec meet

RIL, Essar Oil to back Dharmendra Pradhan at Opec meet

India will flex its market muscle to secure better terms from Opec when ministers from the cartel of oil exporting countries

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WGPL to set up state-of-the-art LPG bottling plant in Bihar

WGPL to set up state-of-the-art LPG bottling plant in Bihar

Worthwhile Gases Private Limited (WGPL) has initiated the process of setting up its state-of-the-art LPG Bottling Plant at Village Gaddachak, Sanhaula

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Clamour grows to bring petroleum under GST;J&K fires 1st salvo

Clamour grows to bring petroleum under GST;J&K fires 1st salvo

Now that GST rates for over 500 services and 1,200 goods have been finalised, the clamour to get petroleum products in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) net is growing, with the first salvo being fired by Jammu and Kashmir

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GAIL (India) Q4FY17 standalone net profit declines 40.4% yoy

GAIL (India) Q4FY17 standalone net profit declines 40.4% yoy

GAIL standalone revenue for the quarter came in at Rs. 13422 crore, registering 15.8% yoy increase. This was driven by increase in revenue from Petrochemicals and Natural Gas Marketing by 57% yoy and 12.7% yoy respectively.

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GAIL in time-swap deal for US LNG

GAIL in time-swap deal for US LNG

State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd today said it has signed a first-ever time-swap deal to sell some of its US liquefied natural gas (LNG) as it rejigs the supply portfolio in line with domestic demand.

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Petroleum Minister co chairs India OPEC Institutional Dialogue at Vienna

Petroleum Minister co chairs India OPEC Institutional Dialogue at Vienna

Union minister of state for petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday emphasised on ‘Asian Dividend rather than paying Asian Premium’ And Stressed on work towards “Responsible Pricing” by OPEC; important for India for socio-economic and developmental reasons

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Tejas Express has made its debut on the tracks today. Nine things you need to know about it

Tejas Express has made its debut on the tracks today. Nine things you need to know about it

A screen for every passenger, cuisine curated by celebrity chefs, WiFi, sensor taps and a bright, yellow look. The Indian railway passenger will travel posh from today with Tejas, the country's first semi-high speed, fully air-conditioned train.

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Inside Tejas Express: Indian Railways' new high speed, premier AC train

Inside Tejas Express: Indian Railways' new high speed, premier AC train

Indian Railways has launched a new premier train, called the Tejas Express, between Mumbai and Goa. The train (Train No 22119/22120) will between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Karmali.

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Tejas Express, 'Aeroplane On Tracks', Makes First Trip Today: 10 Points

Tejas Express, 'Aeroplane On Tracks', Makes First Trip Today: 10 Points

The Tejas Express, India's newest train, will make its first trip on Monday from Mumbai to Goa. The luxury train is expected to complete the journey in less than nine hours, which makes it faster than the Janshatabdi.

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WiFi facility launched at 28 stations on Konkan railway

WiFi facility launched at 28 stations on Konkan railway

In line with the government’s Digital India initiative, the railway ministry on Sunday launched free WiFi facility at 28 stations on the Konkan railway in Maharashtra.

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India’s laggard states need a bigger infrastructure push

India’s laggard states need a bigger infrastructure push

From expressways in Uttar Pradesh to road tunnels in Jammu and Kashmir, large infrastructure projects are showcased by state governments as examples of development politics

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Assam: Two derailments, one shutdown after Railways ignored safety warning

Assam: Two derailments, one shutdown after Railways ignored safety warning

WARNING OF “catastrophic disaster”, the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) concluded in the middle of 2015 that the Lumding-Silchar broad-gauge link in Assam, a key arterial track in the Northeast, posed a “danger to travelling public”.

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Green signal: Howrah station to go solar in August

Green signal: Howrah station to go solar in August

Howrah station, Kolkata's iconic red-bricked edifice, is set to go green. Come August, the largest and second-oldest railway station in the country will switch over to solar power to meet its daytime energy needs.

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Suresh Prabhu targets Rs 2 lakh crore revenue for railways in 2 years

Suresh Prabhu targets Rs 2 lakh crore revenue for railways in 2 years

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu is putting in place a short-term plan to increase rail revenue to Rs 2 lakh crore in next two years.

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Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Wi-Fi facility at 28 stations on Konkan Railway

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Wi-Fi facility at 28 stations on Konkan Railway

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today inaugurated free Wi-Fi facility at 28 railway stations on Konkan Railway. He also inaugurated improved passenger amenities and facilities at Kudal and Chiplun stations.

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GST to be best achievement of Narendra Modi government, says Assocham

GST to be best achievement of Narendra Modi government, says Assocham

Progress towards realising the pan-India single tax system, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), will be the biggest achievement of the Narendra Modi-led government, industry organisation Assocham said on Sunday.

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Indore-Jammu Malwa Express to go up to Katra

Indore-Jammu Malwa Express to go up to Katra

The Indore-Jammu Malwa Express will go upto Katra station from June for the convenience of pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.

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