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Govt Looks To Split GAIL Into Two Units, Separate Marketing Operations

Govt Looks To Split GAIL Into Two Units, Separate Marketing Operations

Amid talks of merger of public sector oil and gas companies, the government is considering a proposal to split GAIL (India) with the marketing operations spun off into a separate company.

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I Am Neither Rich, Nor Famous. I Am Just A Common Man: Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group

I Am Neither Rich, Nor Famous. I Am Just A Common Man: Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group

Truth prevails. No individual or corporation should undergo this humiliation, slander, damage to individual and corporate reputation. Reputation that you have built over years and years can be broken in an instant.

 

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Ola, Uber To Tie Up With Railways, Airports, Metros For Easy Booking Kiosks

Ola, Uber To Tie Up With Railways, Airports, Metros For Easy Booking Kiosks

After witnessing slowing growth over the past 18 months, India’s ride-hailing bigwigs are partnering mass transit companies.

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Government Plans Auctions for Power Plants Without PPAs

Government Plans Auctions for Power Plants Without PPAs

The government expects to conduct auctions next month to help idling power plants that do not have power purchase agreements (PPAs).

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Infographic: Status-check Of Old Power Units To Be Retired Or Replaced

Infographic: Status-check Of Old Power Units To Be Retired Or Replaced

The power ministry in 2015 notified that power-generating units operating for more than 25 years would either be retired or replaced with efficient super-critical units, which use less coal and water but have high emission standards. Replacement with better technology would entail higher costs and thereby mean costlier power for consumers.

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Asian Coal Prices Hit Late 2016 High Amid Huge Shipping Congestion

Asian Coal Prices Hit Late 2016 High Amid Huge Shipping Congestion

Asian benchmark thermal coal prices have pushed to their highest levels since 2016, fuelled by demand in China and loading delays in Indonesia that have ramped up shipping congestion outside major coal ports.

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On Green Mission, Kolkata To Light Up City Streets With 270,000 LEDs

On Green Mission, Kolkata To Light Up City Streets With 270,000 LEDs

The street-lighting system of the city is set for an overhaul with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) planning to replace all metal halide lights with LED ones.

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KKNP Unit-1 Was Shut Down In June 2015 For Refuelling: Goverment

KKNP Unit-1 Was Shut Down In June 2015 For Refuelling: Goverment

The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNP) was shut down in June 2015 for refuelling for the first time after generating about 6,875 million units of electricity, the government today said.

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Average Spot Power Price Drops 15 Per Cent In Dec To Rs 3 Per Unit

Average Spot Power Price Drops 15 Per Cent In Dec To Rs 3 Per Unit

Average spot power price dropped to Rs 3 per unit in December, which is about 15 per cent lower than Rs 3.55 per unit in the preceding month on Indian Energy Exchange (IEX).

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State-Run Coal India Ltd Assures Captive Power Producers Of Coal Supply

State-Run Coal India Ltd Assures Captive Power Producers Of Coal Supply

State-owned miner Coal India has assured coal availability to power industry body ICPPA, whose members include firms from steel and aluminium segment, as they are heavily dependent on the dry fuel.

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Allow Use Of Domestic Coal In Power Plants Run On Imports: Par Panel

Allow Use Of Domestic Coal In Power Plants Run On Imports: Par Panel

The government should consider allowing domestic coal to be used in imported coal-based thermal power plants to reduce the dependency on the dry fuel bought from other countries, says a Parliamentary Committee report.

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Solar Scam: Saritha Nair Questions First Conviction At High Court

Solar Scam: Saritha Nair Questions First Conviction At High Court

Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair has approached the Kerala high court challenging her first conviction in the cheating cases registered across the state.

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Company Sues Washington State For Blocking Coal Exports To Asia

Company Sues Washington State For Blocking Coal Exports To Asia

A company that planned to build a coalexport terminal in the Pacific Northwest to ship western U.S. coal to Asian markets sued the state of Washington on Wednesday for blocking construction last year.

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Japan's JERA Sells Part Of Stake In New York Gas Power Project

Japan's JERA Sells Part Of Stake In New York Gas Power Project

Japan's JERA said it sold 6 percent of its equity interest in Cricket Valley Energy Center, the operating company of a natural gas-fired power generation project in New York State

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Expect Oil Price To Come Back To Around $65 A Barrel: Jonathan Barratt

Expect Oil Price To Come Back To Around $65 A Barrel: Jonathan Barratt

World equity markets are doing well and you had a rally that continues into the new year! But on the commodity side, oil is heating up, raising a question mark on whether or not inflation would finally rear its head for global economies at large.

 

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Natural Gas, Jet Fuel May Soon Come Under GST, But Not Petrol, Diesel

Natural Gas, Jet Fuel May Soon Come Under GST, But Not Petrol, Diesel

Natural gas and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) may soon come under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), while real-estate, petrol, diesel and electricity will take more time, ET Now reported quoting unidentified government sources.

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US Could Dethrone Saudi, Russia To Be World's Oil King In 2018: Report

US Could Dethrone Saudi, Russia To Be World's Oil King In 2018: Report

The US could become the oil world's new king in 2018 as it was poised to ramp up crude oil production by 10 per cent to about 11 million barrels per day, according to a report.

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ONGC- HPCL Deal: a Spanner In The Works?

ONGC- HPCL Deal: a Spanner In The Works?

There's a spanner in the works in the ONGC- HPCL deal. Sources tell ET Now that the Oil Ministry had two-three weeks ago expressed valuation concerns regarding the deal, that aims to create a big oil behemoth.

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Indonesia To Extend Biodiesel Subsidy To Mining Sector This Year

Indonesia To Extend Biodiesel Subsidy To Mining Sector This Year

Indonesia's government plans to expand biodiesel subsidies to cover consumption of palm oil-blended fuels by the mining sector this year as part of ambitious plans to develop the energy source, an energy ministry official said on Thursday.

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Indian Railways Eyes Big For Next Fiscal, Plans Rs 1.46 Lakh Crore Outlay

Indian Railways Eyes Big For Next Fiscal, Plans Rs 1.46 Lakh Crore Outlay

Indian Railways has proposed its highest plan outlay of Rs 1.46 lakh crore for the next fiscal, up from Rs 1.31 lakh crore for the current financial year.

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FM Arun Jaitley -Chaired Panel To Look Into Old Port Projects

FM Arun Jaitley -Chaired Panel To Look Into Old Port Projects

The government on Wednesday formed a ministerial committee headed by finance minister Arun Jaitley to decide what to do with old, pre-existing projects in ports, which have become unviable.

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Delhi Fog: 14 Trains Cancelled, 60 Delayed, Flights Schedule Affected As Winter Intensifies In National Capital

Delhi Fog: 14 Trains Cancelled, 60 Delayed, Flights Schedule Affected As Winter Intensifies In National Capital

As cold wave continues to grip Delhi-NCR on Thursday morning, trains and flight schedule has adversely been affected by the low visibility.

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