GAIL Chairman BC Tripathi said on July 25 that the company needs to buy 13 cargoes this fiscal year to March out of its planned 34. GAIL received 7 cargoes in the first quarter of the fiscal year, Tripathi said. He added that contracts for 21 cargoes have already been finalised.
Media reports indicate that the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has been cautious of clearing cost escalation for various hydel projects anticipating adverse comments from the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) of India. NHPC officials are dragging their feet in clearing cost escalations, which is a common trend in hydropower projects, fearing CAG
Reports indicate that infrastructure firms and lenders to the sector requested the government to set up an independent regulator to deal with uncertain events in the execution PPP projects. Firms and lenders want the proposed regulator to have powers to make the current agreements of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects more flexible to deal
Media reports say that the GVK Group-managed Bali International airport has awarded major contracts to Dufry and DFS for duty-free and retail respectively in one of AsiaÂ’s fastest-growing aviation markets. The contracts were awarded at a ceremony attended by President Commissioner of state-owned airport operator AngkasaPura I, Surajo Siswodihardjo, GVK president, Project Development, Karthi Gajendran, and other delegates from AngkasaPura I (AP-I), Dufry International and DFS.
Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Bob Dudley, head of global energy firm BP met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and some government officials recently to discuss their investment plans. The two companies, that are jointly operating the KG D6 gas basin in Andhra Pradesh, asked government to clarify regulatory issues plaguing the oil and gas secto
Union Petroleum Secretary Vivek Rae said his ministry was making all efforts to see that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is able to audit Reliance Industries' (RIL) spending on KG-D6 block. He said there have been some differences between CAG and RIL on the scope of audit but they are being resolved. He expressed hope that CAG would be able to resume audit by either month or early next
Union Petroleum Minister Veerapa Moily asked the newly appointed oil secretary Vivek Rae to take steps to resolve the difference of opinion between Reliance Industries (RIL) and the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). Following the direction, Rae is reportedly making efforts to resolve some differences between the company and the auditor
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) will conduct two separate "performance audits" in the oil and gas sector. The first one pertains to the government's role in the supply and pricing of natural gas between 2007-08 to 2011-12, which will cover the pricing of RIL's KG-D6 gas, its allocation to various consumers and supply cuts due t
Deepak Mahurkar, leader, oil and gas, PricewaterhouseCoopers opined that a move towards revenue-sharing mechanism in exploration contracts exposes investors to more risks of investments, and that may dissuade large oil companies from India. It may be noted that the union Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced in his budget speech that a new