Saurabh Kumar

Now, Niti Aayog to screen all Government of India consultants

The move comes at a time when Niti Aayog itself is hiring external consultants to bring in talent to strengthen its workforce.

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Essar Oil & Gas to spend $1 bn in Raniganj for shale gas

The company holds the largest CBM acreage in the country with five blocks having an estimated 10 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of CBM spread across 2,700 sq km across five states — Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West

Essar Oil & Gas to spend $1 bn in Raniganj for shale gas

Essar Oil UK looks to raise jet fuel output

The refinery is now capable of producing 145 KT of aviation fuel per month which was 120 KT before implementation of Tiger Cub. However, according to Thangapandian, the full payback period for Tiger Cub will be around 12-15 m

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Oil and gas: Discovered small fields – New entrants likely to start production first

While six-seven hydrocarbon areas awarded under the discovered small fields (DSF) policy are expected to start production in 2019, the new entrants, rather than entrenched big players in the sector, are likely to lead the pac

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KG-D6 Block: Reliance Industries to surrender two deep-sea finds

Reliance Industries (RIL) has been asked by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) to relinquish two deep-sea satellite gas discoveries—D6 and D19—in the KG-D6 block, off India’s east coast.

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GAIL (India) to be split

Company to separate into pipeline, gas-marketing entities to protect customer interest.

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No initial impact of BS-VI compliance cost on diesel, petrol prices

Production cost of petrol has gone up by 24 paise per litre on an average and that for diesel has risen by 66 paise.

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Rail Wagons: Bulk consumers to get their own

Although an estimate of the potential investments by the consumer-industries is yet to be made, it could run into tens of thousands of crores.

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Some Shatabdi trains to see reduction in coaches

These trains with air-conditioned chair cars connect major Indian cities and complete a to-and-fro journey between two destinations the same day.

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Eastern DFC’s 340-km section may be commissioned in December

A total of around 12,600 ha for the two DFCs has been acquired and compensation of Rs 15,884 crore has been paid. “Almost 100% of land acquisition is over and 98% have been handed over to contractors.

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PM Narendra Modi’s Ujjawala Yojana impact: LPG bottling plants are now utilising 120% of capacity

Bottling plants of oil marketing companies (OMCs) are utilising around 120% of their capacities with some even resorting to night shifts owing to the massive demand for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders created by the g

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US LNG to miss March 28 arrival date

The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship from the US is expected to miss its scheduled date of 28 March, 2018 to reach Dabhol terminal of GAIL.

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Station development: Railways plans facelift at own cost

This comes even as its large-scale stations revamp plan, involving private parties, is yet to take shape.

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Higher loading plan by CIL to push railways’ freight volume

Going by the coal loading projections for Coal India (CIL) by the Ministry of Power, the Indian Railways is set to witness an incremental freight of 30-50 million tonne (MT) over the next three years on account of the fuel al

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LNG truck-loading at Shell’s Hazira terminal by 2019

The Hazira liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Gujarat will have an LNG truck-loading unit by 2019 for distribution of the fuel in off-grid areas where there are no gas pipelines.

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Leasing out of Railway land: Project gathers pace, transfer of 30 land parcels by mid-April

The Rail Land Development Authority will invite bids for commercial development of 30 land parcels by mid-April, adding that the transporter's potential receipts as lease rentals from these land parcels could be around Rs 7,0

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Railways may infuse equity into IRSDC for station redevelopment

To put the station redevelopment programme on track, Indian Railways is likely to infuse equity into its arm Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation, which is the designated nodal executing agency, so that the latter

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No last-minute GBS cut: Railways to Piyush Goyal

Support for railways cut by 27% from FY18 original outlay.

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States’ share may dip to 50% from 80%

Railways, however, to make 50:50 norm mandatory for all projects, including new lines and doubling

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How green energy drive and demand for petrochemicals are making PSUs diversify their portfolio

The Indian Oil Corporation, which is making a massive investment for the Paradip integrated refinery — around Rs 15,000 cr on petrochemicals — plans to pump in another Rs 32,000 crore on petrochemical capacity until 2022-

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Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih says country interested in Indian refineries

This comes a day after Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the country has offered Saudi Arabia a stake in the future strategic oil reserves and has also offered investment opportunities in the west coast refiner

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India offers Saudi Arabia stake in strategic oil reserves

India has also sought reasonable oil prices for its refiners from Saudi Arabia

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Railways to pay lease rental for CIL-owned wagons

The revived plan of Coal India (CIL) to buy railway wagons to transport fuel is likely to see the transporter pay the miner lease rental for the rolling stock, similar to the arrangement the Indian Railways has with its arm I

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Railway ministry seeks to nominate PSUs for station redevelopment

To set in motion a revamped station redevelopment programme, the ministry of railways is seeking approval to nominate public-sector undertakings (PSUs) in case the proposed nodal agency, its arm Indian Railway Stations Develo

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Plans come a cropper: Share of PPPs in rail capital expenditure on the decline

According to an analyst with a consultancy firm, while higher exposure to loans is not a problem per se if they can be serviced, IR lacks focus and pragmatism in PPP ventures and will have to redo schemes.

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IOC-GAIL combine will have synergies, says IOC chairman Sanjiv Singh

Amid reports that GAIL (India) may be split into marketing and gas pipeline verticals, Indian Oil (IOC)—which has shown interest in acquiring the gas utility—reckons that either divisions or the total business of GAIL off

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Pilot for home-delivery of diesel likely to start soon

Almost a year after petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted that the ministry of petroleum and natural was exploring ways for home delivery of motor fuels, a pilot is expected to be started soon as required permissions

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