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India Looking For Investors To Back Strategic Oil Reserves
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Sovereign Fund For Foreign Buys Not A Good Idea
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ONGC For Securing Alliances To Develop New Resource Types
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Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Bails Out OALP-1 With 41 Blocks
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HOEC Outsmarts Vedanta For OALP Block In Assam
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Concern Over Consistently Low GRM Of Indian PSU Refineries
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OMCs Directed To Install Vapour Recovery Devices At Fuel Stations
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Alternative Energy / Fuel
APL To Lunch Pilot Project To Use Methanol For Cooking
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New Projects
BHGE-McDermott- LT HE Wins Largest Indian Subsea Project For ONGC
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Chevron Lummus Global Announces Residue Upgrading Award
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Mundra LNG Terminal Inaugurated
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BPCL Board Approves Kochi Petchem Project
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Essar Begins CBM Gas Supply To GAIL
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Hindustan Colas Ltd.
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Long Term Rating Of Gulf Oil Lubricants India Reaffirmed
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Dorf Ketal Launches A New Plant For Manufacture Of mph And milEx
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October 22, 2018: Upstream major ONGC has been flaring a portion of the natural gas produced from various E&P assets. Over the years, it has brought down considerably the rate of flaring. Still, flaring of gas takes place in all the assets. Clicks column Gas Scene for details.


October 18, 2018: Vast areas of the country are still untouched by gas pipelines. India's domestic gas production is far short of requirement. These factors have limited the growth of Piped Natural Gas (PNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations and CNG vehicles. Click column Gas Scene for an update of PNG connections, CNG stations and CNG vehicles.

October 17, 2018: We have already uploaded highlights of Oil India's long-term growth strategy. The company has also finalised a short-term growth plan. Click column Special Database for details.
October 10, 2018 | Darker Truths Behind Roadblocks To Mega Refinery: Foreign investors do not rush in simply because India’s petroleum sector is considered to be the most promising in the world. There is a perception that oil majors of the Middle East are keen to invest in Indian refineries as they provide a market for their crude. This seems off the mark. What could be the calculations behind Saudi Aramco and ADNOC agreeing to pick up 50 per cent stake in the proposed 60 MMTPA mega refinery? Be it Kuwait Petroleum, Shell or Exxon-Mobil, all of them have a wider strategy for the Indian market. Their intentions need not be against the interest of Indian consumers who stand to benefit from competition. However, the PSU oil marketing companies would not like their position to be undermined by foreign oil companies. Is IndianOil comfortable with its role in the mega refinery? To what extent will the PSUs go to accommodate the demands of the foreign oil majors? Click Free Access column Petro Intelligence for an exciting, exclusive report on the subject.

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Sri Lanka seeks to follow Indian path on Iran oil sanctions
October 22, 2018: Sri Lanka, which is dependent on Iranian light crude has sought advice from India on its strategy on purchasing oil from the country in the light of tightening US sanctions during bilateral talks. Sri Lanka's Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has sought information on how India will act in the case of   more..


Bus operators look for cheaper fuels
October 22, 2018: The skyrocketing price of diesel has prompted the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and private bus operators in the State to make a beeline for buses that run on CNG, LNG, and electricity. With diesel price touching around ₹80 a litre and the subsequent steep increase in operational   more..


ISG positions L&T Technology Services as global leader
October 22, 2018: L&T Technology Services (NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure play engineering services company, has been rated as a Leader in six market categories across three industries for the U.S. market in the inaugural edition of Provider Lens™ survey by ISG (Information Services Group). The survey by ISG is   more..


BP CEO: $80 Oil Is Unhealthy For The World
October 22, 2018: Oil prices at $80 a barrel are too high and unhealthy for the world today, Bob Dudley, the chief executive of UK supermajor BP, said on the sidelines of an event on Friday. “There’s a healthy price for oil and energy and I believe that balances producing countries and consuming countries,”   more..


Smuggling up as fuel costs spike in Punjab
October 22, 2018: Fuel smuggling into Punjab has shot up in the face of state government’s refusal to cut the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petroleum products. Petrol in the state costs is Rs 10 more than in Chandigarh while diesel costs Rs 4 more. Smuggling operations are focusing on the neighbouring states of Himachal   more..


Petrol price in Delhi, Mumbai today: Good news! Prices cut further
October 22, 2018: Petrol price in Mumbai today is at Rs 87.21 per litre, after a 25 paise reduction from the previous day rate. Fuel prices witnessed further reduction across the country today, bringing the much-needed relief to citizens. Petrol price in Mumbai today is at Rs 87.21 per litre, after a 25 paise reduction from   more..


Pakistan Govt plans for building underground gas storages
October 22, 2018: In a major initiative, the Petroleum Division (PD) is going to pitch very important summary in the forthcoming ECC meeting seeking the permission for embarking upon the updated feasibility study for developing the strategic underground gas storages across the country to ensure energy security. Pakistan   more..


Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta firms up shale play, to start exploration soon
October 20, 2018: Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta is likely to initiate exploration related works for shale resources in its Rajasthan block. Vedanta will be the first private company to look into the prospects of unconventional hydrocarbon in oil and gas fields, after the government in August allowed operators to explore all   more..

Petropulse / Guest Column
How To Unlock India’s Gridlocked Gas Grids Urgent Need For Transnational Gas Pipeline From Gulf To India
Maj. Gen. S.C.N. Jatarby Maj. Gen. S.C. N.Jatar, (Retd)* | www.indianoilandgas.com  in one of its  earlier issues under column  Petro Intelligence had tellingly remarked, “But it 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
August 7, 2018: 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 more...

Points to Ponder: Open letter to Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani
June 22, 2018: 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
May 21, 2018: 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
May 18, 2018: 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.
May 14, 2018:  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 more...

Status of Equity Oil and Gas Overseas
May 10, 2018: 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 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
GS Chaturvedi Takes Over As Director (Exploration), ONGC Videsh
G.S. Chaturvedi has been appointed as the Director (Exploration) on the Board of ONGC Videsh. Chaturvedi took charge on October 1. Chaturvedi has over three decades of experience handling Exploration and Production (E&P) projects in various capacities at ONGC. In the last five years, he was responsible for business more...

Mitra Appointed Director In NRL
Indranil Mitra (CGM, BPCL) appointed to the post of Director (Finance) in Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) for a period of five years or till the date of his superannuation. He was serving as Chief General Manager, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. more...

S. Manglani Is CEO Adani Gas
Suresh P Manglani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Adani Gas Ltd. Prior to this he was CFO - Petroleum Retail Business - Reliance Industries Limited during the period from march 2016 to Sept 2018. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of India Gas Solutions from 2008. Prior to that he was Vice president of more...

Shell Announces Senior Appointment
Shell has announced that Tahir Faruqui, previously General Manager, North & Central America Shell LNG Marketing & Trading, has been appointed as General Manager, Shell Global Downstream LNG. Faruqui will be based in The Hague and takes over from Lauran Wetemans who is moving on to a new position. 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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Darker Truths Behind Roadblocks To Mega Refinery
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Kuwait Petroleum Finds The Going Tough
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LNG Terminals: A Minefield Of Risks
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IOC Mulls Options To Break Logjam Over Iran Stake In Chennai Refinery
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Foreign Investment
SC Upholds Government Stand On Jurisdiction In Hardy Case
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Overseas Investment
ONGC Videsh And Its Partners Settle Dispute With Rosneft
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Gas Scene
Declining Rate Of Gas Flaring In ONGC’s Fields
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Natural Gas In India’s Energy Basket
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Domestic Natural Gas Price & Global Natural Gas Price trends
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Sectoral Consumption of natural gas in August 2018, LNG import and total net available gas for sale
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Domestic Natural Gas Scene : August 2018
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Updatew: Existing Gas Pipeline Network, Gas Pipelines Under Execution
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Gas pipeline network update
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An Update : Capacity Utilization of LNG Regasification Terminals
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Domestic Gas Prices & International Gas Prices
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Roadmap to setting up a functional Gas Marketing Hub in India
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Domestic Gas Scene In totality In Last 3 Years
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Month-Wise, Sector-Wise Consumption of Domestic Gas, R-LNG 2017-18
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LNG imports have consistently increased over the years
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15% Share of Gas in Primary Energy Mix – What it Translates to
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Salient Features of LPG Profile In Fiscal 2017-18
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PNG connections, CNG stations and CNG Vehicles - An update
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Oil India’s Short Term Growth Plan
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India’s Consistently Shrinking Self-Sufficiency in Petroleum Products- An Update
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Oil India’s Long Term Plan
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Price Variations In Indian Basket of Crude Oil In September 2018
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High Sulphur (HS) & Low Sulphur (LS) crude oil processing (MMT)
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Power deficit: Region-wise position for August, 2018
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Petroleum Products Imports & Exports Decline In August 2018
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Crude Oil Imports In August Registers Moderate Increase, OPEC Share Dips
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Oil India’s Competitive Cost Structure
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Financial Details Of Oil Companies (FY 2017-18)
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Imported Crude & Domestic Crude Oil Processing (FY 2013-14 to 2017-18)
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Important terms in pricing of petroleum products
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Story of India’s Petroleum Products Surplus
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OIL’s International Footprints
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IOC: Blocks’s Location, Reserves & Production and Recent Acquisitions
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Oil India Litd.’s assets and reserve base
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