India’s energy landscape will see a drastic change only if there is an enhanced focus on developing a robust pipeline network, creation of suitable infrastructure and adequate support in terms of favourable policies being introduced at an accelerated pace writes DR. RC MANSUKHANI.
Speaking exclusively to INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY, Prof Kirit Parikh, Chairman Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) and author of the seminal report on pricing methodology for diesel, domestic LPG and PDS, believes that though the federal dispensation is presently offering lucrative terms to investors in the oil and gas sector, it must also ensure that those commitments are adhered to.
GAIL has posted a 46 per cent rise in third-quarter profit aided by a boost in the petrochemicals business.
Profits rose to Rs 983 crore in the October-December quarter from Rs 676 crore a year ago. Sales fell 9 per cent to Rs 12,294 crore on a drop in natural gas sales. The revenue from natural gas marketing dropped by 20 per cent to Rs 9,414 crore and profit fell 38 per cent to Rs 300 crore in the quarter.
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has informed the Lok Sabha that the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has signed MoUs (Memorandums of Understanding) with Oil & Gas CPSEs (Central Public Sector Enterprises) to enhance production of oil and gas for meeting domestic demand' Under this agreement, the CPSEs have undertaken to achieve the targets set in the agreement at the beginning of the year.
The International Gas Union, the global voice for the natural gas industry, has issued a new report outlining the essential role of natural gas in global energy policy. The findings have significant implications for India, and its desire to tackle growing air quality issues in a sustainable and economical manner while meeting its commitments towards climate change
Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that under the Strategic Petroleum Reserve project Phase-I, underground rock caverns for storage of 5.33 MMT of crude oil at three locations, viz. Vishakhapatnam (1.33 MMT), Mangalore (1.50 MMT) and Padur (2.5 MMT) have been created.