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Indian PSUs May Find Oil Import From US Tough In 2020
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Deepening India - Russia Cooperation In Oil & Gas Sector
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Impact Of Unstable Crude Prices On Indian Economy
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Indian Refineries Faced Steepest Fall In Gross Refining Margins?
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India’s Dream Of Becoming A Methanol Economy
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Regulation
North – East Gas Pipeline Grid A Bold Initiative
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Oil & Gas Exploratory Drilling Exempted From Green Nod
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IGL Uses CNG For Long Distance Transportation
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IndianOil Launches Special Nato Class Fuel For Indian Navy
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Alternative Energy / Fuel
Hydrogen Fuel From Seawater
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New Projects
LNG Terminal At Mundra Port Goes On Stream
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Alphageo Receives Contract From ONGC
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HPCL Commissions PVPL And Vadodara Marketing Terminal
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IndianOil Inks Agreement With Cummins Technologies
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Bangladesh Starts Exporting LPG To India
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Companies
Indraprastha Gas Limited
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Adani Gas To Invest Rs 90 Billion On Distribution Networks Over Next 10 Years
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Tata Projects Bags Rs 60 Billion Orders In Oil, Gas Refinery Sector
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January 24, 2020: Consumption Of diesel continues to drop. So does the sale of commercial vehicles. Click column Special Database for details.

January 23, 2020: The position of power supply for December 2019, as per official data, shows that power deficit position remained constant at -0.5% in both December 2019 and December 2018. The deficit was mainly in the state Uttar Pradesh and UT of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Click column Special Database for details.

January 22, 2020: Fuel and Loss (F&L) of a refinery is the difference in weight between the crude processed and the products produced (including intermediates). The heat required for various processes is generated using the gas and fuel produced during refining; the power required for the refinery is generated using the streams generated during refining; and there will be some vapour losses from storage tanks before the products are transferred to marketing installations. The sum of all such internal fuel consumption is called F&L. The more complex the refinery configuration, the higher will be fuels consumed internally; and their higher F&L will be compensated by the superior products yield. Click Special Database for Fuel & Loss details.

January 10, 2020 | Fallout Of A Falling Out: Reliance Industries which kept a low profile during the previous tenure of the Narendra Modi government is back at the centre of a controversy. Something has gone wrong somewhere in its relations with the government or with the ruling BJP. True, Prime Minister Modi does not encourage corporate lobbies in the corridors of power and RIL is not known to have violated this. The manner in which the government tried to seek the court’s intervention to restrain RIL from selling 20 per cent of its assets in the chemical to oil division to Saudi Aramco has come as a big surprise. What went wrong? We probed a little deeper. Click Free Access column Petro Intelligence for an exciting story.
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Energy Security & Geopolitics - Looking 30 to 50 Years Ahead
Maj. Gen. S.C.N. Jatarby Maj. Gen. (Retd) S.C. N.Jatar* |Meeting the Challenge - Fading of 4000-year Old Saga of Oil: The history of crude oil is more...

IOG Exclusive
Glut In US Crude Pushes Down Price : Indian Wrestling With Options.
May 28, 2018: On Friday oil prices went down by 5 per cent. WTI $67.50/barrel; Brent 76.40/barrel. This difference between WTI and Brent is confusing. Normally Brent should only be about $2 costlier at most. According to market experts, the lower WTI price has to do with a glut of production in the US and lack more...

IOC steps into Oman with acquisition
April 9, 2018: Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the country's largest Oil Marketing Company (OMC), recently acquired global major’s Shell's stake (of 17 percent) in the Makhaizna oilfield in Oman for more...

Some good news for the Indian partners from Mozambique
February 28, 2018: The Mozambique project in which Indian firms ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) and Bharat Petro Resources Ltd (BPRL) have a stake has seen some positive news of late. Anadarko Petroleum’s, (the operator) plan to export LNG from Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin through its two trains moved closer to achieving the more...

Visit of Iranian President opens a sliver of hope for Farzad-B deal?
February 16, 2018: The Indian side seems to be making one last concerted effort to revive the proposed Indian investment to develop the large Farzad-B field in Iran during the forthcoming visit of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to India. The field was discovered by the Indian consortium of ONGC Videsh (OVL), Oil India more...

Indian PSUs to Aggressively Pursue EOR/IOR Projects
January 31, 2018: Faced with declining production from its ageing fields and encouraged by the scheme of incentives in the newly announced EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) policy, ONGC and Oil India Ltd (OIL) are preparing to enhance their investment in EOR projects. There has been no major commercial oil or gas more...

Iran Announces Deals With Countries, No mention Of India
January 29, 2018: A senior Iranian oil official has indicated that his country was looking to sign big deals with companies from Russia, Europe, China etc- but there was no mention of India. Iran was also looking to sign large deals with Japanese, Chinese and Korean companies for upgrading some of its refineries. This more...

ONGC’s Search For Producing Assets
January 17, 2018: In recent times, there has been considerable noise generated about the Government’s proposal to allow private sector firms to take equity stake in the blocks earlier given to the flagship PSU firms on a nomination basis. This was ostensibly to help increase production from these fields, as it was felt more...

CERA Week sees plenty of action
There was plenty of action at the CERA Week held in New Delhi over the past few days. It was firstly in itself notable that this forum was held in India, being normally held in Houston. In fact, the Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan emphasized as much and also felt that going forward, the conclave more...

Hydrocarbon Re-assessment Exercise Progressing As Scheduled
The multi-organisation team comprising Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Oil India Ltd (OIL) and Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has been carrying out the exercise of reassessing hydrocarbon resources in the country. According to official sources, as on March 31, 2017, the team has completed more...

Special Reports
Bina Refinery In Madhya Pradesh In News Again
Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd (BORL), jointly owned by the state-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Oman Oil Company as a 50:50 joint Venture is in the news again.   The refinery is called Bina refinery because it is located at Bina in the more...

Points to Ponder: Open letter to Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani
The Baroda-based, Centre For Fuel Studies & Research (CFSR), finds that the 5000 MW Solar PV project announced by the government of Gujarat has certain basic flaws. It has, in a comprehensive letter, urged the state Chief Minister to review the project.   more...

Vedanta’s Various Projects Under Implementation in the Rajasthan Field
Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta through its E&P wing, Cairn India, is the operator of India's largest onshore field in the Barmer district of Rajasthan. Vedanta has undertaken further development of the field. more...

Replacing Fossil Fuel in Transport Sector – A huge challenge
The Vadodara-based, Centre for Fuel Studies and Research (CFSR), periodically brings out useful reports on various aspects of India's energy scene. Its latest report is on Replacing Fossil Fuel in Transport Sector-A Huge Challenge. Click HERE for details. more...

Status of Ethanol Blending with Petrol Program.
Ethanol Blended Petrol Programme: The Government through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), is implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme under which, OMCs sell ethanol blended petrol with percentage of ethanol up to 10%. In order to augment the supply of ethanol, the Government in December, 2014 more...

Status of Equity Oil and Gas Overseas
In order to supplement domestic availability of crude oil & natural gas, the Government has been encouraging acquisition of assets abroad. Our oil and gas companies are present in 27 countries with investments of nearly US$ 33 billion. ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), which is wholly owned subsidiary and overseas more...

Views
Speech of Former Petroleum Secretary, T.S. Vijayaraghavan, on Indias Petroleum Sector
Demand & Growth: India's Crude Oil demand has risen from 0.65 Million Barrels a day in 1980 to 3.7 Million barrels and will reach 4 Million by 2016. Internal production is now less than 0.8 Million Barrels a day. It more...

The KG basin price hike socialises costs and privatises profits
Why the Rangarajan Committee's complex pricing formula will inflict heavy burdens on the power and fertiliser sectors and give a private gas producer windfall profits? The ministry of petroleum and natural gas has proposed to increase the price of natural gas from the Krishna Godavari (KG) more...

Fire From Ice: A Promising New Energy Source
Massive imports of oil and natural gas have exacerbated India’s big trade deficit, which is a hurdle to the acceleration of economic growth. Light at the end of the tunnel comes from a technological breakthrough last week by JOGMEC (Japan Oil Gas and Metals National Corporation). It succeeded in extracting natural gas more...

The Diesel Subsidy Hole
Under-recovery on diesel as per the Indian petroleum ministry website was . 10.94 a litre in February 2012 when the procurement price was . 37.80 per litre ($122.06 a barrel). The diesel under-recoveries are expected to exceed . 750 billion at average price of $95.66 a barrel while total annual shortfall due to fuel subsidies more...

Personalities
Total India Head On Adani Gas Board
Alexis ThelemaqueTotal SA's India head Alexis Thelemaque has been appointed as a Additional Director (Non-Executive, Non-Independent) on the Board of billionaire Gautam Adani's gas retailing firm Adani more...

Mahesh Palashikar Appointed President And CEO, GE
Mahesh PalashikarGE has appointed Mahesh Palashikar as the new President and CEO of GE South Asia. His appointment will be effective February 1, 2020. Palashikar will be responsible for India, Bangladesh and Sri more...

Essar Appoints Pankaj Kalra As CFO Of Energy Arm
Pankaj KalraEssar Global Fund Ltd (EGFL) has announced the appointment of Pankaj Kalra as Chief Financial Officer & Head-Strategy, Essar Exploration & Production Ltd Mauritius (EEPLM), the downstream energy more...

Mrs Shukla Selected As Director, EIL
Vartika ShuklaThe Public Enterprise Selection Board has selected Mrs. Vartika Shukla for the post of Director (Technical), Engineers India Ltd. Subject to requisite clearances and ACC approval she may replace L K more...

Bhambhani Appointed As CVO Of EIL
Ms Subha Naresh Bhambhani has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer, Engineers India Limited (EIL), for a period of three years. She is and ITS service officer of the 1987 batch. She was principal general manager at BSNL corporate office. more...

Indian Petro Scene - In a Nutshell
On April 10, 2018 www.indianoilandgas.com entered the 25th year of service to the Indian and international oil and gas industry. When the hardcopy version with its masthead, Indian Oil & Gas, came out 25 years ago, India’s petroleum industry was almost totally controlled by the government. India was not rated high either as a producer or consumer of crude and petroleum products. Today, India is the world’s third largest importer of crude and second largest importer of LPG and Asia’s largest exporter of petroleum products. Without violating the government norms regarding dissemination of information, www.indianoilandgas.com has been consistently helping the industry with authentic articles and data on all areas of oil and gas industry.

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Fallout Of A Falling Out
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Cloud Of Uncertainty Hovers Over Mega Refinery Plan
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Cairn India Is Seeking Strategic Partner
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Domestic Natural Gas Scene in November 2019
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LNG is more competitive for transportation distances beyond 1,000km (offshore) and 3,000km (onshore)
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China’s Dependency On Imported Gas Trending Up As Production Lags Behind
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Natural Gas price trends: Global & Domestic
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CNPC’s shale gas target looks overly ambitious
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LNG Has Relatively High Emission Intensity In Some Cases
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Comparative Performance Of LNG Regasification Terminals In India & Europe
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Global and Domestic Natural Gas Price Trends
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Asia’s (excluding China) gas production remained flat from 2010
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Natural Gas - Import Dependency
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Evolution of natural gas consumption in India
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Sector Wise Demand And Consumption Of Natural Gas - September 2019
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Sale Of Commercial Vehicles Drop In December
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Power deficit leads to higher diesel consumption for backup power generation
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Fuel & Loss
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Status of blocks under OALP round of HELP and DSF rounds (as on 1st October, 2019)
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World Oil Demand in mbpd
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Specific Energy Consumption of PSU Refineries
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Indian Rig Count vs. Indian Basket Crude Price
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Indian Basket Crude oil price In December 2019
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Update: Status of blocks under NELP (as on 1st October, 2019)
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Update: Status of Distillate Yield in PSU refineries
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Europe dominates LNG import story in 2019
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India’s petroleum products’ import Up 45 % In November 2019
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Crude Oil Import Up In November, Down In Fiscal
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Power deficit: Region-wise position for November 2019 (% deficit)
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Price trends in Indian Basket of Crude since FY 2002-03
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Break up of Central excise duty on petrol & diesel as on 1st November, 2019
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Retail selling price of major petroleum products in India & neighbouring countries as on 1st November 2019
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India’s Domestic Crude Production Shrinks To 15.5% Of Requirement
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