IPA Special

No More Gas-Based Plants Till 2015: Govt To Power Companies

NEW DELHI: Government has asked power producers to refrain from setting up new gas-based plants as dwindling fuel supply is threatening viability of 37,000-MW of existing and upcoming projects. The power ministry has issued an advisory to developers for not planning projects based on domestic gas till 2015-16. The...

Mar 15 · >

Gazprom Trips In India As Shale Upends Asia Gas Markets

Gazprom, the world’s largest natural-gas exporter, is struggling to get a foothold in the Asian markets leading global economic growth. The Russian company’s plan to supply liquefied natural gas to India from 2016, the year the US is set to start gas exports, is faltering after buyers said they’re...

Mar 15 · >

ONGC Close To Filling Key Positions

MUMBAI: State-run energy major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is close to filling two key senior management positions as the Public Enterprises Selection Board ( PESB) has recommended names of PK Borthakur – executive director and asset chief, Mumbai High – for the post of director (offshore), and...

Mar 15 · >

After Mamata Banerjee's Outburst, Oil Companies Fear No Hike In Prices

NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee’s outburst against her own party member and railway minister Dinesh Trivedi for raising passenger fares has demoralised state oil companies as they fear the government would not be able to raise fuel prices despite mounting losses. Senior executives of Indian Oil Corp,...

Mar 15 · >

Cairn India: Fairly Priced, But Some Concerns Prevail

MUMBAI: Cairn India’s stock has lost some steam after seeing an excellent run-up of 60 per cent from its 52-week low of Rs 250 in August last year to its 52-week high of Rs 400.95 on this February 22. The stock is down around seven per cent from its...

Mar 15 · >

Petronet Terminal Likely To Be Commissioned By Nov-Dec 2012

KOCHI: The Petronet LNG Terminal (PLL) at nearby Puthu Vypeen is likely to be commissioned by November-December this year, a top company official has said. “Completion of the Kochi LNG terminal is on track and satisfactory. We hope by November-December we should be looking at commissioning of the terminal....

Mar 15 · >

Brahmaputra Cracker And Polymer Limited To Implement Project On Schedule

DIBRUGARH: Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) was set to implement the Gas Cracker project at Lepetkata in Assam’s Dibrugarh district on schedule, according to Secretary, Ministry of Chemical and Fertiliser K Jose Cyriac. “The progress of the project has improved and is now proceeding as scheduled with mechanical...

Mar 15 · >

Oil Mixed In Asian Trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade today, as investors weighed concerns over a supply disruption in the West Asia and a surge in US crude stockpiles, analysts said. New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in April was up 25 cents to $105.68 while Brent...

Mar 15 · >

Mid-Quarter Monetary Policy Review: March 2012

Monetary and Liquidity Measures On the basis of the current macroeconomic assessment, it has been decided to: keep the cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks unchanged at 4.75 per cent of their net demand and time liabilities; and keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility...

Mar 15 · >

Highlights Of Economic Survey 2012

Here are the highlights of the Economic Survey 2012 that will put forth the challenges that Pranab Mukherjee faces ahead of the Union Budget 2012, to be presented tomorrow. Highlights: * Growth estimated at 6.9% for the Current financial year * Growth estimated at 7.6% for FY’12 –’13 and...

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