India looks at new strategic oil storages at Chandikhol (Odisha) and Rajasthan

Under Phase II storage program, plans currently are afoot to create Strategic Petroleum Reserves at two locations, namely Chandikhol in Odisha and Bikaner in Rajasthan which entails storage of crude oil in underground rock caverns and underground salt caverns respectively.

India looks at new strategic oil storages at Chandikhol (Odisha) and Rajasthan

After creating strategic petroleum storage facilities at Vizag, Mangalore and Padur, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, is now looking at two additional sites in Odisha and Rajasthan — a move that is aimed at ensuring India’s energy security goal. Strategic petroleum storage provides a country with two fold advantage. Firstly it ensures utilisation of petroleum reserves in times of high oil and gas prices and secondly are also created to prevent any supply disruptions during unforseen events of natural disasters or a war like situation.

Nine stranded gas based power plants get a new lease of life

Out of 24,150 mw stranded gas based power capacity in India, 17,420 mw has been made operational following government support to provide gas (as R-LNG) and with financial support coming from the Power System Development Fund.

Nine stranded gas based power plants get a new lease of life

As many as nine stranded gas based power generation plants with an installed capacity of 5,070 MW have emerged as successful bidders after participating in the fourth phase of reverse e-bidding process. An official statement from the power ministry said this process will involve government support of Rs 187.14 crore from the Power System Development Fund. “Government of India is committed to the revival of such stranded power plants as a measure to ensure 24X7 power to all,” it added.

CIL & ICFRE Signs MoU for Environment Related Issues in Coal Mining Projects

The MoU will also help in improving the rehabilitation and reclamation of the mined out areas. This arrangement would also help CIL in proper compliance and monitoring of the conditions that are laid down by the MoEF & CC while according environment and forest clearances.

CIL & ICFRE Signs MoU for Environment Related Issues in Coal Mining Projects

Environmental issues have often come in the way of timely completion of coal mining projects and have even delayed them in the past. In order to tide over these issues, state-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) have signed a MoU for effectively monitoring of environment related issues in the coal mining projects.

Dharmendra Pradhan appointed as poll-in-charge for Uttarakhand by BJP President Amit Shah

Dharmendra Pradhan appointed as poll-in-charge for Uttarakhand by BJP President Amit Shah

From making endless visits to rural belts of the country distributing LPG connections to the women in the category under the PMUY, to handling sectoral issues/reviews and engaging in diplomatic discussions concerning the oil and gas sector, Pradhan has also been bestowed with an important role by his party for the forthcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand