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Bargarh 2G bio-ethanol project: In trouble.  Bio-refinery-II: The promoter says it is still on track but delayed.  Zero cargoes at Shell's Hazira terminal: Multinational business model leaves the terminal high and dry.  Crude oil terminal: BOO model.  Domestically manufactured iron and steel products will get preference now: Oil companies have to follow new rules.  ONGC's Hazira complex: What caused the fire?.  Cargo terminal privatization: Big spurt likely.  Barmer refinery: Capital approval still pending.  Rs 148 crore SSP project: EPC contractor RFQ in March.  Rs 6000 crore ammonia-urea plant: Pre-commissioning ongoing, likely to go on stream in February/March.  89 lakh tonnes of chemical imports tracked .  75 lakh tonnes of rock phosphate, DAP, urea, and MOP imports.  6.71 million tonnes of crude imports are getting tracked: Minimal unscheduled maintenance.  ONGC's plan to merge MRPL with HPCL may have to wait till FY24.  Nod to independent operators of gas pipelines soon: Petroleum Secy.  LNG cargoes dry up in Indian terminals: Gas shortage feared in India.  E&P major to foray into gas selling and trading.  Daman Upside: Attention back on it.  Software update: E&P projects.  Software update: Sulphuric and ammonium nitrate projects .  

Bargarh 2G bio-ethanol project: In trouble

Jan 18: 8It looks like the Bargarh 2G bio-ethanol project, in the petroleum minister's home state, has run into serious trouble.
Find out what happened.
Details

Bio-refinery-II: The promoter says it is still on track but delayed

Jan 18: Promoters of this particular bio-refinery is still wanting to go ahead. But work has got delayed as was the case with other 2G refineries
8Project Cost: 838 crores
8Project Description: The owner along with PMC contractor Engineers India Limited (EIL) is planning to construct an ethanol plant to produce 60 KL fuel-grade ethanol per day, primarily from biomass, and will use approximately 1.5 Lakh tons of biomass per year at Davanagere, Karnataka. PFR report was prepared by Engineers India Limited (EIL). EIA report was prepared by ABC Techno Labs India Pvt. Ltd. but the Environment Clearance (EC) has not been elicited yet.
8Event:RFQ for licensor is expected in March-2021.
Click here for more details. Details

Zero cargoes at Shell's Hazira terminal: Multinational business model leaves the terminal high and dry

Jan 18: The latest data sheet we have is as of end of last week and that data shows Shell's Hazira terminal, otherwise busy around this time of the year, as hshowing no processing of any cargo.
8It is indeed a sad testimony to the multinational driven private sector business model  for LNG in India. With volumes from entities, like RIL drying up because of high prices, the terminal is left with no cargoes to handle.
8The public sector bears the load. "We have not missed out on a single cargo meant for our customers in India," a GAIL official told this website.
8Dabhol therefore has the usual GAIL cargoes coming in
8In Mundra, we could track a GSPC cargo from Bonny scheduled for January 25.
Click on Reports for more. Details

Crude oil terminal: BOO model

Jan 18: 8The BOO model is now sought to be extended to crude oil import terminals
 Click on Reports for more.
Details

Domestically manufactured iron and steel products will get preference now: Oil companies have to follow new rules

Jan 18: Domestically manufactured iron and steel products will get preference now
8Oil companies will have to fall in line
Click on Reports for more. Details

ONGC's Hazira complex: What caused the fire?

Jan 18: There was a big fire at ONGC's Hazira complex last year
8What caused it?
Click on Reports for more.
Details

Cargo terminal privatization: Big spurt likely

Jan 18: 8The imminent transition of 11 of the 12 ports owned by the Central government from running as ‘trusts’ into ‘authorities’ will clear the decks for the biggest privatisation of cargo handling terminals.
Click on Reports for more.
Details

Barmer refinery: Capital approval still pending

Jan 18: Critical projects were awarded for the Barmer Refinery by the HPCL-EIL combine.
8But then capital approval is still pending.
8Find out far out is the budget for the refinery is, as of now. Details

Rs 148 crore SSP project: EPC contractor RFQ in March

Jan 18: Granular Single Super Phosphate Greenfield Project     
8Cost - Rs 148 crore
8Project Event: The project is still in the initial phase, and the proposal for the environmental clearance has been accepted and the review is ongoing, It is likely to be granted in Feb 2021. RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be release in March 2021.
Details

Rs 6000 crore ammonia-urea plant: Pre-commissioning ongoing, likely to go on stream in February/March

Jan 18: Ammonia-Urea Revamp Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: 99.80 % of the construction work has been completed, and the railway siding has been completed. Pre-commissioning is still ongoing, The commissioning is likely to be completed in February 2021. the schedule of commissioning was 31 March 2020. but due sudden lockdown of the country, authorities stopped all the pre-commissioning activities following the declaration of the holiday for employees, including outsourcing staff. The pre-commissioning works such as target plate flushing for turbine lines, Co2 section commissioning activities, and urea plant water flushing were stalled following the lockdown.
Details

89 lakh tonnes of chemical imports tracked

Jan 18: 89 lakh tonnes of chemical imports are getting tracked.
8This is as of late last week
Click on Reports for more. Details

75 lakh tonnes of rock phosphate, DAP, urea, and MOP imports

Jan 18: 8We are tracking around 75 lakh tonnes of rock phosphate, DAP, urea, and MOP imports
Click on Reports for more. Details

6.71 million tonnes of crude imports are getting tracked: Minimal unscheduled maintenance

Jan 18: A total of 6.71 million tonnes of crude imports are getting tracked
8No major vessel waiting episode has been noticed in any of the crude terminals in India.
8This points to higher utilization of vessels and perhaps to minimal unscheduled maintenance as of now in Indian refineries
Click on Reports for more. Details

ONGC's plan to merge MRPL with HPCL may have to wait till FY24

Jan 18: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8EOI for provision of Comprehensive Operation and Maintenance of Gas Processing Terminal Details
8Appointment of Petrochemical reseller for I&C Details
8Operatorship of Consumer Pumps Details
8Transportation of packed Bitumen Ex Guwahati Details
8Expression of Interest for engaging in the trade of HSD Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Petrol, diesel price rise pause after consecutive days of increase Details
8GAIL announces Rs 1,046.35 cr share buyback Details
8Rajasthan: Congress protests against Centre’s farm laws & rising fuel prices Details
8Arun Kumar Singh takes over as Chairman of IGL Details
8EESL to implement 'Energy Efficient PNG Cook Stove' programme across India Details
8Conserve petroleum products for sustainable development: Rajasthan Governor Details
8ATF price up 3%; petrol, diesel unchanged after hitting new highs Details
8India’s fuel demand falters in the first fortnight of January 2021 Details
8ONGC's plan to merge MRPL with HPCL may have to wait till FY24 Details
8Delhi govt aims to reduce 5 million tonne carbon emissions Details
8Oil drops 1 per cent as rising coronavirus cases end supply-led rally Details
8Excise duty collection surges 48 per cent in FY21 on high fuel levies Details
8Farmers' stir: Fuel pump stations suffer losses at Singhu border Details
8Petrol, LPG sales in state jump to pre-Covid levels, diesel sees slight gap Details
8Amit Shah launches farmer-friendly projects in Karnataka, emphasises on use of ethanol Details
8IEA says oil, gas methane emissions down 10 per cent in 2020 as output fell Details
8Biden may cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit as soon as his first day in office -source Details
8Algeria's oil and gas exports and output down around 10% in 2020 Details
8Energean approves Israel gas field development Details
8Labour union warns of potential strike at Norway's onshore oil, gas facilities Details
8France's Total quits top U.S. oil and gas lobby in climate split Details
8Iraq oil minister sees oil at $60 a barrel in second quarter Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more   Details

Nod to independent operators of gas pipelines soon: Petroleum Secy

Jan 15: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Carrying Composite Works at Thimmapur for HCPL Project Details
8VHF System at BPPL Project Details
8CAMC of Air compressors and Air Dryers at locations under North Zone Details
8Process Condensate Treatment Plant for 2G Ethanol Project Details
8Milling System for 2G Ethanol Project Details
8Providing Strapping Solution Services for Packed Lube products in Closed Containerized & Open/ Full Body vehicles at our Lube plants Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8MNGL to launch mobile CNG refuelling pumps in Maharashtra: Official Details
8Nod to independent operators of gas pipelines soon: Petroleum Secy Details
8Govt notifies modified scheme on ethanol production Details
8Mumbai: Petrol 2 paise shy of all-time high, diesel at highest ever Details
8Fuel prices flare up but no tax cut signs Details
8Azerbaijan set to boost gas exports via TANAP pipeline in 2021 Details
8Rahul seeks public support for campaign in favour of farmers, against fuel prices Details
8Indonesia's Pertamina conducts trials on 100 per cent palm oil biodiesel and jet fuel Details
8CVR Energy says not interested in buying Delek, proposes to replace board nominees Details
8Crude oil futures rise on spot demand Details
8Venezuela proposes deals allowing private companies to operate oil fields Details
8Abu Dhabi Investment Office opens eight global offices to attract investors Details
8UK power utility Centrica expects 2020 net debt down 10 per cent Details
8Possible gas leak caused death of 4 workers at Rourkela Steel plant Details
8Ukraine minister says IMF concerned by plan to regulate gas prices Details
8Rosneft seeks to tempt trading houses into Arctic oil project with supply deals Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more   Details

LNG cargoes dry up in Indian terminals: Gas shortage feared in India

Jan 14: Shell's Hazira LNG terminal has suddenly gone dry.
8Only one vessel, booked by ArcelorMittal for its steel mill is currently unloading its cargo. There is to be a list of about five or six cargoes lined up, all of them are gone now, as per our data
8GAIL is bringing in its long term cargoes
8All spot cargoes because of extremely high prices have dried up, leaving a big question mark over how India is going to cope with its gas demand ahead. More than 50% of India's gas demand is catered to by LNG.
8A shortage is likely as a whole lot of buyers were dependent on spot cargoes.
Get the latest vessel line up here, click on Reports for more. Details

E&P major to foray into gas selling and trading

Jan 14: 8This E&P major had so far stayed away from the LNG business.
But not anymore.
Details

Daman Upside: Attention back on it

Jan 14: Now that prices are going up, the Daman Upside development is back in focus.
8It is a big project and well-placed ONGC sources said that the crude oil price at which the viability of this gas field was established was at $53/bbl +-20%.
8The offshore infrastructure is expected to centre on a new process platform, B-12, that will be bridge-linked to the existing B-12-11 wellhead platform.The project also envisages at least four new wellhead platforms — B-12-18-PA, B-12-18-PB, B-12-2-P and B-12-24-P. Several segments of subsea pipelines are also expected to be included in the project, with one source indicating that up to 150 kilometres of offshore lines could be involved. In the meanwhile, the existing Daman development involves the exploitation of the B-12 and C-24 marginal gas fields, off the country’s west coast. Details

Software update: E&P projects

Jan 14: Now that oil prices are moving up, OIL India Ltd is showing some activity on long-pending projects.
8One is a Rs 3500 crore, where the website noticed some movement. Click here for more details
8The other is a Rs 2000 crore project. Click here for more details.
(
We are revising some of the contact telephone numbers in these projects as personnel have changed since our last update)
Details

Software update: Sulphuric and ammonium nitrate projects

Jan 14: Sulphuric Acid and Captive Power Unit Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 300 crore
8Project Event: The project is still awaiting environmental clearance, and the review is ongoing, the project is likely to elicit environment clearance at the end of February 2020, RFQ for the PMC contractor is likely to be released in March 2021 whereas earlier it was expected earlier.
Ammonium Nitrate and Nitric Acid Greenfield Project    
8Cost - Rs 1375 crore
8Project Event: The project is still awaiting environmental clearance, clearance It is likely to be elicited in Q1 2021. RFQ for the PMC contractor is likely to be released in Q1 2021.
Details

Bargarh 2G bio-ethanol project: In trouble

Jan 18: 8It looks like the Bargarh 2G bio-ethanol project, in the petroleum minister's home state, has run into serious trouble.
Find out what happened.
Details

Bio-refinery-II: The promoter says it is still on track but delayed

Jan 18: Promoters of this particular bio-refinery is still wanting to go ahead. But work has got delayed as was the case with other 2G refineries
8Project Cost: 838 crores
8Project Description: The owner along with PMC contractor Engineers India Limited (EIL) is planning to construct an ethanol plant to produce 60 KL fuel-grade ethanol per day, primarily from biomass, and will use approximately 1.5 Lakh tons of biomass per year at Davanagere, Karnataka. PFR report was prepared by Engineers India Limited (EIL). EIA report was prepared by ABC Techno Labs India Pvt. Ltd. but the Environment Clearance (EC) has not been elicited yet.
8Event:RFQ for licensor is expected in March-2021.
Click here for more details. Details

Zero cargoes at Shell's Hazira terminal: Multinational business model leaves the terminal high and dry

Jan 18: The latest data sheet we have is as of end of last week and that data shows Shell's Hazira terminal, otherwise busy around this time of the year, as hshowing no processing of any cargo.
8It is indeed a sad testimony to the multinational driven private sector business model  for LNG in India. With volumes from entities, like RIL drying up because of high prices, the terminal is left with no cargoes to handle.
8The public sector bears the load. "We have not missed out on a single cargo meant for our customers in India," a GAIL official told this website.
8Dabhol therefore has the usual GAIL cargoes coming in
8In Mundra, we could track a GSPC cargo from Bonny scheduled for January 25.
Click on Reports for more. Details

Crude oil terminal: BOO model

Jan 18: 8The BOO model is now sought to be extended to crude oil import terminals
 Click on Reports for more.
Details

Domestically manufactured iron and steel products will get preference now: Oil companies have to follow new rules

Jan 18: Domestically manufactured iron and steel products will get preference now
8Oil companies will have to fall in line
Click on Reports for more. Details

ONGC's Hazira complex: What caused the fire?

Jan 18: There was a big fire at ONGC's Hazira complex last year
8What caused it?
Click on Reports for more.
Details

Cargo terminal privatization: Big spurt likely

Jan 18: 8The imminent transition of 11 of the 12 ports owned by the Central government from running as ‘trusts’ into ‘authorities’ will clear the decks for the biggest privatisation of cargo handling terminals.
Click on Reports for more.
Details

Barmer refinery: Capital approval still pending

Jan 18: Critical projects were awarded for the Barmer Refinery by the HPCL-EIL combine.
8But then capital approval is still pending.
8Find out far out is the budget for the refinery is, as of now. Details

Rs 148 crore SSP project: EPC contractor RFQ in March

Jan 18: Granular Single Super Phosphate Greenfield Project     
8Cost - Rs 148 crore
8Project Event: The project is still in the initial phase, and the proposal for the environmental clearance has been accepted and the review is ongoing, It is likely to be granted in Feb 2021. RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be release in March 2021.
Details

Rs 6000 crore ammonia-urea plant: Pre-commissioning ongoing, likely to go on stream in February/March

Jan 18: Ammonia-Urea Revamp Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: 99.80 % of the construction work has been completed, and the railway siding has been completed. Pre-commissioning is still ongoing, The commissioning is likely to be completed in February 2021. the schedule of commissioning was 31 March 2020. but due sudden lockdown of the country, authorities stopped all the pre-commissioning activities following the declaration of the holiday for employees, including outsourcing staff. The pre-commissioning works such as target plate flushing for turbine lines, Co2 section commissioning activities, and urea plant water flushing were stalled following the lockdown.
Details

89 lakh tonnes of chemical imports tracked

Jan 18: 89 lakh tonnes of chemical imports are getting tracked.
8This is as of late last week
Click on Reports for more. Details

75 lakh tonnes of rock phosphate, DAP, urea, and MOP imports

Jan 18: 8We are tracking around 75 lakh tonnes of rock phosphate, DAP, urea, and MOP imports
Click on Reports for more. Details

6.71 million tonnes of crude imports are getting tracked: Minimal unscheduled maintenance

Jan 18: A total of 6.71 million tonnes of crude imports are getting tracked
8No major vessel waiting episode has been noticed in any of the crude terminals in India.
8This points to higher utilization of vessels and perhaps to minimal unscheduled maintenance as of now in Indian refineries
Click on Reports for more. Details

ONGC's plan to merge MRPL with HPCL may have to wait till FY24

Jan 18: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8EOI for provision of Comprehensive Operation and Maintenance of Gas Processing Terminal Details
8Appointment of Petrochemical reseller for I&C Details
8Operatorship of Consumer Pumps Details
8Transportation of packed Bitumen Ex Guwahati Details
8Expression of Interest for engaging in the trade of HSD Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Petrol, diesel price rise pause after consecutive days of increase Details
8GAIL announces Rs 1,046.35 cr share buyback Details
8Rajasthan: Congress protests against Centre’s farm laws & rising fuel prices Details
8Arun Kumar Singh takes over as Chairman of IGL Details
8EESL to implement 'Energy Efficient PNG Cook Stove' programme across India Details
8Conserve petroleum products for sustainable development: Rajasthan Governor Details
8ATF price up 3%; petrol, diesel unchanged after hitting new highs Details
8India’s fuel demand falters in the first fortnight of January 2021 Details
8ONGC's plan to merge MRPL with HPCL may have to wait till FY24 Details
8Delhi govt aims to reduce 5 million tonne carbon emissions Details
8Oil drops 1 per cent as rising coronavirus cases end supply-led rally Details
8Excise duty collection surges 48 per cent in FY21 on high fuel levies Details
8Farmers' stir: Fuel pump stations suffer losses at Singhu border Details
8Petrol, LPG sales in state jump to pre-Covid levels, diesel sees slight gap Details
8Amit Shah launches farmer-friendly projects in Karnataka, emphasises on use of ethanol Details
8IEA says oil, gas methane emissions down 10 per cent in 2020 as output fell Details
8Biden may cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit as soon as his first day in office -source Details
8Algeria's oil and gas exports and output down around 10% in 2020 Details
8Energean approves Israel gas field development Details
8Labour union warns of potential strike at Norway's onshore oil, gas facilities Details
8France's Total quits top U.S. oil and gas lobby in climate split Details
8Iraq oil minister sees oil at $60 a barrel in second quarter Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more   Details

Nod to independent operators of gas pipelines soon: Petroleum Secy

Jan 15: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Carrying Composite Works at Thimmapur for HCPL Project Details
8VHF System at BPPL Project Details
8CAMC of Air compressors and Air Dryers at locations under North Zone Details
8Process Condensate Treatment Plant for 2G Ethanol Project Details
8Milling System for 2G Ethanol Project Details
8Providing Strapping Solution Services for Packed Lube products in Closed Containerized & Open/ Full Body vehicles at our Lube plants Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8MNGL to launch mobile CNG refuelling pumps in Maharashtra: Official Details
8Nod to independent operators of gas pipelines soon: Petroleum Secy Details
8Govt notifies modified scheme on ethanol production Details
8Mumbai: Petrol 2 paise shy of all-time high, diesel at highest ever Details
8Fuel prices flare up but no tax cut signs Details
8Azerbaijan set to boost gas exports via TANAP pipeline in 2021 Details
8Rahul seeks public support for campaign in favour of farmers, against fuel prices Details
8Indonesia's Pertamina conducts trials on 100 per cent palm oil biodiesel and jet fuel Details
8CVR Energy says not interested in buying Delek, proposes to replace board nominees Details
8Crude oil futures rise on spot demand Details
8Venezuela proposes deals allowing private companies to operate oil fields Details
8Abu Dhabi Investment Office opens eight global offices to attract investors Details
8UK power utility Centrica expects 2020 net debt down 10 per cent Details
8Possible gas leak caused death of 4 workers at Rourkela Steel plant Details
8Ukraine minister says IMF concerned by plan to regulate gas prices Details
8Rosneft seeks to tempt trading houses into Arctic oil project with supply deals Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more   Details

LNG cargoes dry up in Indian terminals: Gas shortage feared in India

Jan 14: Shell's Hazira LNG terminal has suddenly gone dry.
8Only one vessel, booked by ArcelorMittal for its steel mill is currently unloading its cargo. There is to be a list of about five or six cargoes lined up, all of them are gone now, as per our data
8GAIL is bringing in its long term cargoes
8All spot cargoes because of extremely high prices have dried up, leaving a big question mark over how India is going to cope with its gas demand ahead. More than 50% of India's gas demand is catered to by LNG.
8A shortage is likely as a whole lot of buyers were dependent on spot cargoes.
Get the latest vessel line up here, click on Reports for more. Details

E&P major to foray into gas selling and trading

Jan 14: 8This E&P major had so far stayed away from the LNG business.
But not anymore.
Details

Daman Upside: Attention back on it

Jan 14: Now that prices are going up, the Daman Upside development is back in focus.
8It is a big project and well-placed ONGC sources said that the crude oil price at which the viability of this gas field was established was at $53/bbl +-20%.
8The offshore infrastructure is expected to centre on a new process platform, B-12, that will be bridge-linked to the existing B-12-11 wellhead platform.The project also envisages at least four new wellhead platforms — B-12-18-PA, B-12-18-PB, B-12-2-P and B-12-24-P. Several segments of subsea pipelines are also expected to be included in the project, with one source indicating that up to 150 kilometres of offshore lines could be involved. In the meanwhile, the existing Daman development involves the exploitation of the B-12 and C-24 marginal gas fields, off the country’s west coast. Details

Software update: E&P projects

Jan 14: Now that oil prices are moving up, OIL India Ltd is showing some activity on long-pending projects.
8One is a Rs 3500 crore, where the website noticed some movement. Click here for more details
8The other is a Rs 2000 crore project. Click here for more details.
(
We are revising some of the contact telephone numbers in these projects as personnel have changed since our last update)
Details

Software update: Sulphuric and ammonium nitrate projects

Jan 14: Sulphuric Acid and Captive Power Unit Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 300 crore
8Project Event: The project is still awaiting environmental clearance, and the review is ongoing, the project is likely to elicit environment clearance at the end of February 2020, RFQ for the PMC contractor is likely to be released in March 2021 whereas earlier it was expected earlier.
Ammonium Nitrate and Nitric Acid Greenfield Project    
8Cost - Rs 1375 crore
8Project Event: The project is still awaiting environmental clearance, clearance It is likely to be elicited in Q1 2021. RFQ for the PMC contractor is likely to be released in Q1 2021.
Details
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