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POWER (CONVENTIONAL/HYDEL AND RE)

NTPC Group's Capacity Set To Cross 51 GW Mark

NTPC Group's Capacity Set To Cross 51 GW Mark

State-run power giant NTPC Group's capacity will cross the 51,000-MW mark on Sunday midnight with the beginning of commercial operations of Unit-2 of the Kudgi Super Thermal Project.

 

 

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Load Shedding Will Soon Invite Penalty: Power Minister

The Central government is committed to provide electricity to all and that too round the clock. It will soon bring a law whereby any power distribution company doing load shedding after a specified date will be penalized bycentre.

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West Bengal: Bhangar Tension Builds Again Over Agitation On Power Grid Project

West Bengal: Bhangar Tension Builds Again Over Agitation On Power Grid Project

Bhangar is still simmering with tension on Friday as motor bikes and vehicles were set afire by the angry mob following clashes between agitators and Trinamool Congress yesterday.

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Village Electrification Almost Complete?

Village Electrification Almost Complete?

The power ministry targeted 100 per cent rural electrification by May 2018.

At the current rate, this target could be achieved soon.

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Market Now: Power Stocks Bullish; Reliance Power, NHPC Among Top Gainers

Market Now: Power Stocks Bullish; Reliance Power, NHPC Among Top Gainers

Most of the power sector stocks were trading up in afternoon trade on Friday, keeping the BSE Power index in the green zone.

 

 

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Thailand’s EGCO Eyes Indian Power Projects

Thailand’s EGCO Eyes Indian Power Projects

Thailand’s Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO) is scouting for power generation assets in India, including those in the clean energy space, two people aware of the development said.

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Thermal Plants Told To Implement Flue Gas De-Sulphurisation: Power Ministry

Thermal Plants Told To Implement Flue Gas De-Sulphurisation: Power Ministry

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued directions to thermal power plants to ensure compliance with its revised implementation plan for installation of flue gas de-sulphurisation (FGD) and other emission control equipment, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

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Hydel Project: NGT Wants Neutral Panel, Centre Picks ‘Known’ Experts

Hydel Project: NGT Wants Neutral Panel, Centre Picks ‘Known’ Experts

On October 16, the National Green Tribunal asked the Union Environment Ministry to set up a “neutral” panel to objectively consider conflicting recommendations that have stalled the 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project on the Arunachal Pradesh-Assam border and come up with an “independent opinion” in three months.

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L&T Wins Rs 1,000 Crore Contract To Maintain 5 Million Smart Meters

L&T Wins Rs 1,000 Crore Contract To Maintain 5 Million Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s biggest infrastructure and project execution company, has won a Rs 1,000-crore contract to maintain 5 million smart meters in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar over the next eight years, sources said.

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COAL AND MINES

Coal Supply Surge Pulls Down Spot Power Prices To Rs 2.90 Per Unit

Coal Supply Surge Pulls Down Spot Power Prices To Rs 2.90 Per Unit

Spot power prices have declined to about Rs 2.90 per unit from a high of Rs 5 per unit in early September as near-adequate availability of coalled to higher electricity generation.

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Government Sanguine About Coal Sector In 2018 On Demand Upswing

Government Sanguine About Coal Sector In 2018 On Demand Upswing

The government is looking at 2018 with renewed optimism for the coal sector in the wake of demand upturn and expecting 6-7 per cent growth in supply of the dry fuel next year.

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After NMDC, Odisha Miners Follow Suit And Hike Iron Ore Prices

After NMDC, Odisha Miners Follow Suit And Hike Iron Ore Prices

Taking cues from NMDC, the country's largest iron ore miner, lessees in Odisha have hiked ore prices by up to Rs 500 per tonne in less than a month.

 

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Protest For Jobs, Rehabilitation Hits MCL Coal Mining

Protest For Jobs, Rehabilitation Hits MCL Coal Mining

Coal production and transportation in Bhubaneswari, Ananta and Jagannath coal mines under Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) were disrupted on Thursday owing to protest by the affected people demanding jobs, compensation and rehabilitation.

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Indonesia Backpedals On Coal Production Cap

Indonesia Backpedals On Coal Production Cap

It is unlikely that Indonesia will set a cap on coal production in the near future due to uncontrollable coal mining activities in the country, according to an official.

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Government Under Pressure To Cut Excise Duty On Auto Fuels: ICRA

Government Under Pressure To Cut Excise Duty On Auto Fuels: ICRA

With oil prices on the boil, the government will be under pressure to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel to help soften the impact on consumers, credit rating agency Icra said today.

 

 

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Ind-ra: Natural Gas Consumption Grows Due To Higher Imports And Domestic Production

Ind-ra: Natural Gas Consumption Grows Due To Higher Imports And Domestic Production

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has published the December edition of its credit news digest on India's oil and gas sector. The report highlights the trends in the oil & gas sector with a focus on domestic production, import, consumption, refining and gross under-recovery, regulatory changes and the recent rating actions. 

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Oil Industry Body Writes To Finance Ministry For Reduction In Oil Cess

Oil Industry Body Writes To Finance Ministry For Reduction In Oil Cess

Oil Industry body Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI) in a letter to the Finance Ministry has appealed for a reduction in Oil Industry Development (IOD) Cess to 8 per cent of the realized price of crude oil from the current 20 per cent.

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Much To China’s Displeasure, India Will Help Mongolia Build First Oil Refinery In 2018

Much To China’s Displeasure, India Will Help Mongolia Build First Oil Refinery In 2018

To limit Mongolia's dependence on China for its energy needs, India will help the land-locked country build its first oil refinery in 2018, Sputnik has reported.

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Indian Oil Firms’ Losses On Subsidized Petroleum Sales Seen Rising To Rs 25,000 Cr

Indian Oil Firms’ Losses On Subsidized Petroleum Sales Seen Rising To Rs 25,000 Cr

With crude oil prices hovering at over two year-highs, the losses faced by Indian Oil marketing Companies (OMCs) on subsidized sales of petroleum products are seen rising to a range between Rs 22,000 crore and Rs 25,000 crore in the current financial year.

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Govt Plans To Set Up Bio-CNG Plants And Allied Infrastructure

Govt Plans To Set Up Bio-CNG Plants And Allied Infrastructure

To promote the use of clean fuel, the oil ministry plans to set up bio-CNG (compressed natural gas) plants and allied infrastructure at a cost of Rs7,000 crore, two people aware of the plan said.

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NITI Aayog Working On Policy To Cut Oil Bill By $100 Bn

NITI Aayog Working On Policy To Cut Oil Bill By $100 Bn

The government is working on a policy to bring down the annual oil import bill by USD 100 billion by 2030 through extensive use of methanol in cooking gas and transportation fuel, union minister Nitin Gadkari told Lok Sabha today.

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U.S. Oil Prices Climb To Highest Since Mid-2015 On Surprise Output Drop

U.S. Oil Prices Climb To Highest Since Mid-2015 On Surprise Output Drop

U.S. oil prices hit their highest levels since mid-2015 on the last trading day of the year as an unexpected fall in American production, as well as a fall in commercial crude inventories, stoked buying.

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Dharmendra Pradhan To States: Cut Sales Tax Or VAT On Petrol And Diesel

Dharmendra Pradhan To States: Cut Sales Tax Or VAT On Petrol And Diesel

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today called upon states to cut sales tax or VAT on petroland diesel to provide relief to consumers.

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U.S. Gov't Proposes Easing Offshore Oil Drilling Safety Regulations

U.S. Gov't Proposes Easing Offshore Oil Drilling Safety Regulations

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday proposed eliminating some safety regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling that the Obama administration put in place after BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a move it said would reduce "unnecessary burdens" on industry.

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Indian Railways Targets 100% Electrification Of Broad Gauge Tracks By FY21: Report

Indian Railways Targets 100% Electrification Of Broad Gauge Tracks By FY21: Report

In its December 2017 action plan, the Indian Railways has set a target of electrifying 38,000 km route in five years, incurring expenses of Rs. 32,591 crores for the project.

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Railway Coaches With Anti-Collision Device To Be Built From 2018, Says Piyush Goyal

Railway Coaches With Anti-Collision Device To Be Built From 2018, Says Piyush Goyal

Only those railway coaches which have in-built anti-collision devices will be produced in the country from June 2018, the government said today.

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Major Boost To Inland Waterway System: Gadkari Flags Off Cargo Movement On Brahmaputra

Major Boost To Inland Waterway System: Gadkari Flags Off Cargo Movement On Brahmaputra

In a major boost to the inland waterway transport system in the North East, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari today flagged off cargo movement on the Pandu-Dhubri route along the Brahmaputra.

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Indian Railways Revises Minimum Qualification For Track Maintenance Staff

Indian Railways Revises Minimum Qualification For Track Maintenance Staff

The Union Railway Ministry has conceded it has revised the minimum qualification required to apply for the job of a track maintainer because recent recruits for the position were highly qualified and showed reluctance to work.

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Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Meets Railways Minister; Dedication Of Passenger Amenities Works At Bhubaneswar, Sakhigopal Railway Stations On Dec 30

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Meets Railways Minister; Dedication Of Passenger Amenities Works At Bhubaneswar, Sakhigopal Railway Stations On Dec 30

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan met Railways Minister Shri Piyush Goyal .

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Andhra’s Proposal To Set Up First Rail University Shot Down In Favour Of Vadodara: Government

Andhra’s Proposal To Set Up First Rail University Shot Down In Favour Of Vadodara: Government

Andhra Pradesh had pitched to set up the country’s first railway university, but the proposal was turned down as plans for setting up the same is underway in Gujarat’s Vadodara, the Centre informed parliament today.

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Parl Panel Raises Concerns Over Lack Of Infra In Rlys To Deal

A parliamentary panel has expressed serious concern over lack of infrastructure in the railways' vigilance directorate to deal with cyber crimes, days after the CBI busted a ticketing scam in the national transporter.

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Says Conscious Decision To Prioritise Rail Safety

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Says Conscious Decision To Prioritise Rail Safety

Punctuality is very important but the government has taken a conscious decision to prioritise safety over other aspects, Railway minister Piyush Goyal told the Rajya Sabha today.

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Indian Railways’ Electrification Thrust An Opportunity For EPC Firms

Indian Railways’ Electrification Thrust An Opportunity For EPC Firms

The Indian Railways’ target to electrify all its broad gauge tracks by fiscal year 2022 can open up large opportunities for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies.

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Refurbished Shatabdi Train Gets Thumbs Up From Khattar

Refurbished Shatabdi Train Gets Thumbs Up From Khattar

For the overall cleaning in the train, the Chief Minister gave four stars. From Tuesday, the Northern Railway started taking feedback from the passengers about their experience about the refurbished train.

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After A Lean Period, Indian Railways Finally Introduces Slew Of Trains, Products

After A Lean Period, Indian Railways Finally Introduces Slew Of Trains, Products

Probably the last new train launched by the Indian Railways that one can recall was back in September 2009, when the then railway minister Mamta Banerjee flagged off the Sealdah-New Delhi Duronto Express.

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Indian Railways’ Tejas Express Trains To Not Have Entertainment Screens? Here Is What We Know

Indian Railways’ Tejas Express Trains To Not Have Entertainment Screens? Here Is What We Know

The forthcoming semi-high-speed Tejas Express trains may not have LCD screens, as the Indian Railways’ experience with Tejas trains that already have such screens has been bitter.

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How Railways Is Recategorising Stations To Provide Customised Amenities

How Railways Is Recategorising Stations To Provide Customised Amenities

In order to provide customised and focused amenities to passengers, the ministry of railways has recategorised stations across the country.

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