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Gauhati High Court dismisses PIL on Assam gas well tragedy

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 15, 2020

The Gauhati High Court has dismissed a PIL against PSU major Oil India, a private firm, the Centre and the state over the Baghjan gas well blowout and successive fire in Assam's Tinsukia district. Hearing arguments from both the petitioner and respondents, the bench...

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Concerns over Oil India’s bid to drill for hydrocarbons in Assam national park

By : Sustainability ..., May 22, 2020

Concerns have been raised about Oil India Limited’s (OIL) bid to drill for hydrocarbons in a national park in Assam after a similar ecological threat was perceived because of the central government’s recent approval for coal mining activities inside an elephant reserve in...

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India could become fastest growing energy market by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

India’s Energy Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that his country will surpass China and become the world’s fastest growing market for energy by 2030. “We are on our way to become the world’s largest energy consumer,” the minister said, noting that India plans to use a...

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Centre's ambitious oil & gas output target hits environment hurdle

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India’s ambitious target to increase domestic oil and gas production has hit the environment roadblock now. Several assets under the discovered small fields rounds (DSF I & II) and open acreage licensing policy (OALP) are facing hurdles in getting clearances from...

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Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Natural riches come in two conflicting types in Russia's Arctic north: valuable minerals and spectacular wildlife. But sadly for many threatened species, the decline in Arctic sea ice has created a new economic opportunity for Russia in their remote habitat. In a decree last...

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Asian renewable investment to overtake upstream oil and gas spending in 2020

By : Sustainability ..., May 27, 2019

Renewable energy investment in the Asia-Pacific region will overtake spending on oil and gas exploration by 2020, consultancy Rystad Energy said on Monday. Total capital expenditure in...

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Rs 20k-cr MP solar power plant to fuel refineries: Dharmendra Pradhan

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 24, 2016

The Union petroleum ministry signed an agreement on Sunday with the Madhya Pradesh government, at the global investor summit here, to set up a 2,700 Mw solar energy unit, for an investment of Rs...

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Securing India's energy a major challenge for new PM Modi

By : Sustainability ..., May 27, 2014

 (CNN) -- For incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, securing India's energy needs over the next decade ranks among his greatest challenges and one that will likely see him both compete and cooperate with China, the United States and Russia.

These three are the world...
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As government readies shale policy, companies like RIL, Cairn, Essar bet on shale gas exploration

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2013

 Indian energy firms Reliance IndustriesBSE, Cairn India and Essar Oil have put shale oil and gas exploration and marketing on their priority list, encouraged with forecasts that the shale boom in North America will dislodge OPEC's hegemony over global energy trade.


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PMO to set up project clearance board to fast track energy and infrastructure projects

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 19, 2012

The policy paralysis in the energy and infrastructure sector is likely to ease soon with the government deciding to set up a Project Clearance Board (PCB) in line with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for speedy implementation of the energy and infrastructure...

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