R K Singh, Union Minister of State (I/c), Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India lighting the traditional lamp at NHPC Raising Day celebrations in presence of Sanjiv Nandan Saha
The government is considering a proposal to sell India’s second-largest state refiner and fuel retailer BPCL to foreign and private firms but the privatisation plan will need a prior nod of Parliament, officials said.
The Central government has proposed to set up a dispute resolution mechanism in the renewable energy sector to cater to the growing cases of disputes between stakeholders in the solar and wind sectors that has seen rapid expansion in the last five years.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will visit OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar from September 7 to further boost cooperation between the world’s third-largest energy consumer and oil-rich Gulf nations.
India may look at renegotiating pricing of its long-term LNG import contracts at an “appropriate time” to help reflect falling rates of the spot market, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. “We see that at an appropriate time,” he told reporters on sidelines of an industry event here.
The Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, on Thursday held discussions with the officials of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to increase the production of crude oil from its Mehsana asset, near Ahmedabad.
State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has set a target to double oil and gas output from its domestic and overseas fields and expand its refining capacity three-fold alongside diversification into renewables in a new vision document for 2040, its Chairman Shashi Shanker said.
The UAE has assured India that it will cover any shortfall in oil supplies following the US sanctions on Iran, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Al Banna said Monday.
State-run engineering firm BHEL Sunday said it has won two orders worth Rs 800 crore for setting up solar energy capacity of 200 MW, and its solar photovoltaic portfolio has touched 1,000 MW mark with these orders.
Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh has exuded confidence that the renewable energy target of 175 gigawatt (GW) by 2022 would be achieved. Singh, who took the charge of the ministries in the second term of Modi government