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Single tariff on HBJ network: Landed LNG price can go up 15-20%.  Rs 513 crore offshore E&P decommissioning project: LOI by end of month.  High tech, high pour point, high viscosity product pipeline network to be commissioned soon.  Koyali-Ahmednagar-Solapur Product Pipeline Expansion Project: Latest upate.   Dhamra- Angul Greenfield Gas Pipeline Project: Trenching and pipeline laying contract coming up.  Mud services contract coming up: Get key contact here.  Business development: Rs 9000 crore pipeline network coming up.  India on a pipeline building spree.  Software updates: Fertilizer projects.  China's gas transformation: Lessons for India.  Sharp fee hike by PNGRB: Payers have no quarrel.  Download Tenders and Newsclips.  Power Projects: Software Updates.  Download Tenders and Newsclips.  Power Sector: Project Updates.  Pipeline integrity: Best practices & business opportunity ahead.  Power demand in India: All the forecasting tools that you need.  Incremental demand for LNG: Where is going to come from?.  Biofuels: India is the testing ground for biofuel technology.  Solar power is cheaper but in India than coal but coal demand is a long way from going down.  

Single tariff on HBJ network: Landed LNG price can go up 15-20%

Dec 12: GAIL's call for the imposition of a single tariff for integrated and expanded the Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur (HBJ) pipeline will mean that tariff rates can go up by as much as 600%.
8The delivered LNG price can go up by as much 15-20%.
8The new proposal has its supporters and detractors
8There are some who are opposed to GAIL's attempt to push dozens of related pipeline networks connected to the HBJ system under the single tariff system.
8A bunch of "old customers" are clamoring for special rates. 
8Clearly, there are both supporters and detractors for GAIL's controversial new proposal.
Click on Reports for more Details

Rs 513 crore offshore E&P decommissioning project: LOI by end of month

Dec 12: The price tag of the Tapti Decommissioning project is a whopping Rs 513 crore
8Find out who has emerged as the winner for the project
8The project will now involve the removal and cutting of subsea pipelines, removal of wellhead platform topsides and jacket along with onshore transportation, disposal of topsides and jackets and surveys after the completion of the project.
8When is the LOI expected to be awarded?
Click on Details for more
   Details

High tech, high pour point, high viscosity product pipeline network to be commissioned soon

Dec 12: A high-tech, high pour point, high viscosity product pipeline network is expected to be commissioned soon.
8The inter-refinery network will transport around 400 TMT of HSVR (roughly about 34 TMT a month) and 170 to 220 TMT of LSHS (14 to 18 TMT per month)
Click on Details for more, including key contacts for further business development work Details

Koyali-Ahmednagar-Solapur Product Pipeline Expansion Project: Latest upate

Dec 12: 8Project Name: Koyali-Ahmednagar-Solapur Product Pipeline Expansion Project
8Project Cost: Rs 1945 crore
8Project Description: SECON Private Limited is the EPC contractor
8Project Event: RFQ for the pipeline laying work of 50 Km in Ahmednagar-Solapur section is expected by March 2019. The RFQ for the rest will be rest will be taken out later
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Mar/2019
8Release Date: Mar/2019
8Start Date: Q3:2018
8Completion Date: Aug/2021
Click here for more details
Details

 Dhamra- Angul Greenfield Gas Pipeline Project: Trenching and pipeline laying contract coming up

Dec 12: 8Project Name: Dhamra- Angul Greenfield Gas Pipeline Project
8Project Cost: Rs 1933 crore
8Project Description: MECON is the PMC contractor.
8Project Event: RFQ for the trenching and laying work for 195 Km pipeline with the spur line is expected by February 2019
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2016
8RFQ Date: Feb/2019
8Release Date: Feb/2019
8Start Date: Q1:2017
8Completion Date: Q4:2020
Click here for more details for a detailed update on the project
Details

Mud services contract coming up: Get key contact here

Dec 12: 8Project Name:  Mud preparation
8Project Cost: Rs 400 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited is soon expected to release the RFQs for mud preparation services for multi-well exploratory drilling programme.
Find out when the RFQs are coming up, get key contacts here
Details

Business development: Rs 9000 crore pipeline network coming up

Dec 12: The website also carries here full details of a new Rs 9000 crore pipeline network that is coming up
8The cross-country pipeline will be around 2800 km long
8Large business development opportunities are expected to accrue from the project
Click on Reports  for more Details

India on a pipeline building spree

Dec 12: There has been a spurt in pipeline building activity in the country.
8Within the last one year, around 5500 km of gas pipelines haves been approved
8Another 2800 km is under finalization
8Know more about thousands of km of new LPG and product pipelines which are coming up
Click on Reports for more Details

Software updates: Fertilizer projects

Dec 12: Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 4933 Crore
8Project Event: The project is under consideration of the government and Cabinet approval is likely to be elicited in February 2019, and RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released after the cabinet approval.
Click here for more details
Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project-II
8Cost - Rs 234 Crore
8Project Event: The engineering studies are the ongoing and RFQ for the LSTK contractor is likely to be released in January 2019. The project is likely to be completed in March 2020.
Click here for more details
Customize Blending Unit for NPK Fertilizer & Ammonia Storage Tank Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 90 Crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in January 2019 in place of November 2018
Click here for more details (These links are accessible only through www.indianfertilizer.com)
Details

China's gas transformation: Lessons for India

Dec 12: The Chinese have put up a valiant fight against pollution by promoting the use of gas.
8A full analysis of how China is making the transition is carried here.
8There are many lessons from the Chinese example for the Indian policymaker
Click on Reports for more Details

Sharp fee hike by PNGRB: Payers have no quarrel

Dec 12: No one  seems to be keen to pick up a quarrel with PBGRB over its announcement of a steep hike in fees collected from pipeline owners and CGD companies.
8The regulator has claimed that it hasn't raised fees since 2007 and its needs the extra money to run its flourishing bureaucracy.
Click on Reports for more.
   Details

Download Tenders and Newsclips

Dec 12: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Procurement of Mud Tank System with complete accessories Details
8Procurement of Start-up Air Compressor for Neelam & Heera Platforms Details
8Corrigendum: Procurement of CAB2 Catalyst Details
8Appointment of Architect/ Consultant for Architectural Consultancy , Project Management and Construction Supervision Services Details
8Procurement of Resin for DMP and CPU Chains Details
8Supply of Surge Relief Valve System for Vijayawada Dharmapuri Pipeline Project Details
8Civil works at Drill site WHRAA Details
8Procurement of SRP Surface Units and Polish Rod BOPs for Surface Team Details
8Supply of DHDT Catalysts Details
8Preparation of Basic Design Engineering Package in refinery Details
8Supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Details
8Supply of Raw Petroleum Coke Chipped Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8
India to wait and watch impact of oil producers’ output cut, says Dharmendra Pradhan Details
8India Inc's overseas direct investment drops 35% to $1.05 billion in Nov Details
8Petrol, diesel under GST not possible till revenues stabilise: Arvind Subramanian Details
8Politics India’s oil demand fell 1.8% y-o-y in November Details
8Saudi Aramco, ADNOC's India refinery project delayed by 2 years Details
8PNG connection reached 4 lakh households in Mumbai in last 4.5 years: Pradhan Details
8India's falling oil and gas production is a concern: Minister Pradhan Details
8India’s energy sector to attract $300 bn investment in coming decade: Pradhan Details
8The key takeaway for PM Modi from election results: Angry farmers Details
8Pradhan on OPEC: Requirements of consuming nations should be considered Details
8Modi stares at biggest election loss since coming to power Details
8OMC scrips surge on crude oil price fall Details
8World's largest refinery India plan likely to get delayed by three years Details
8India’s falling oil, gas production a concern – minister Details
8US energy chief in Baghdad as sanctions waiver runs out Details
8Oil prices rise as OPEC-led supply cuts expected to stabilise markets Details
8Australian company targets 'under-explored' natural gas in Portugal Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Power Projects: Software Updates

Dec 12: Project: BHEL is the EPC contractor in an ongoing 1320 MW thermal power project. 
8Steam blowing of boiler completed.
8At present, NDCT hot water duct columns are in progress.
8An EPC package bid for FGDs is expected soon.
Click on Details for more.
Project: L&T Power is carrying out geological mapping for installation of FGD in a 1600 MW thermal power project.
8RFQs for civil works of FGD is getting delayed.
Click on Details for more.
(Access to the site available only to those with a password to our sister site, www.energylineindia.com) Details

Download Tenders and Newsclips

Dec 11: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Setting up Onshore Design Collaboration Centre Details
8Hiring of DG Sets for operation of SRP’S in Ankleshwar Asset Details
8Procurement of BOP Test Stump, Choke and Kill manifold & BOP Control Unit Details
8Procurement of Flow Computers for the Consumer Skids Details
8Procurement of Mono-2-Ethyl Hexyl Amine Details
8Service Contract for Repair of IT OFC Infrastructure at Petrochemical Plant Details
8Procurement of various types of Fasteners Details
8Procurement of Pelargonic Acid Details
8Providing Domestic PNG Connections Details
8Procurement of Metering system Details
8Procurement of Remote Operated Shut-off Valves Details
8Consultancy Services for 2G Ethanol Projects Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8
Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks Details
8MCC submits proposal to govt to set up waste-to-energy plant in Mysuru Details
8Oil prices rise on Libyan export disruption, but markets remain weak Details
8India's Petronet looking for long-term deal to buy US LNG Details
8Airlines seek VAT reduction on jet fuel from Madhya Pradesh government Details
8Modi govt resorting to illegal diversion of clean energy fund: Sitaram Yechury Details
8Delhi air quality worsens, to further deteriorate in next two days Details
8Firms set up LNG trading desks in Singapore to capture Asian growth Details
8Urjit Patel resigns as the RBI Governor Details
8Suzlon Energy in talks to sell up to 49% stake in services unit Details
8India not exchanging narmada water for oil from UAE Details
8Crude oil prices may hover around $65 a barrel Details
8Amerisur Resources: oil discovery at Indico-1 Details
8Oil stocks down 2% dragged by Reliance Ind; ONGC, Oil India hit 52-week low Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Power Sector: Project Updates

Dec 11: Project: LOA to the EPC contractor is being delayed in a supercritical thermal power project.
8The EPC contractor is carrying out project mapping works.
8EC is still to be attained.
8What is the reason behind for such a delay?
Click on Details for more.
Project: Major EPC contenders have participated in the FGD bid of a 2000 MW thermal power station.
8Technical evaluation is going on.
8Who are the parties involved in the bid?
Click on Details for more.
(Access to the site available only to those with a password to our sister site, www.energylineindia.com)
Details

Pipeline integrity: Best practices & business opportunity ahead

Dec 10: The website carries here the pipeline integrity measures taken by one of India's largest pipeline companies.
8Get to know all about measures taken to prevent internal and external corrosion
8What are the inline inspection tools and technologies deployed?
8What the types of intelligent pig surveys undertaken? Is there scope for the induction of even newer technologies?
8What are the different leak detection techniques deployed and tools used?
8More interestingly, case studies are presented, including those involving third-party damage and pilferage
Also find a big business opportunity here for a large pipeline integrity project
Click on Reports for more Details

Power demand in India: All the forecasting tools that you need

Dec 10: If you are trying to forecast power demand in India, which are the right tools to use?
8AI tools have been able to recognize subtle patterns in big data compilations, and project accuracies have gone up in the day-ahead markets
8But there are a few other projection tools which have gained credibility over time
8A full synopsis of the various statistical and forecast tools are carried here for the intrepid data miner
Click on Reports for more Details

Incremental demand for LNG: Where is going to come from?

Dec 10: Know more about where future incremental demand for LNG is coming.
8India is now dubbed as part of the 'established" LNG markets, where demand growth has been slow. What is the prospect of India in this market segment?
8What are the latest trends in LNG freight fixtures, how rapidly is the market transforming?
8What kind of demand response can be expected from new but niche LNG markets?
Click on Reports for more Details

Biofuels: India is the testing ground for biofuel technology

Dec 10: Bio-fuels is the new buzzword in India.
8But the global track record for bio fuel expansion, particularly advanced bio fuels, have at best been patchy
8The know-how is still at a pilot phase and India seems have taken on the onus of scaling up production of biofuels straight from the pilot to commercial scale in a more aggressive manner than the rest of the world. Such an approach is fraught with risk.
8Technological challenges remain, as also construction and feedstock uncertainties.
Click on Reports and Details for more Details

Solar power is cheaper but in India than coal but coal demand is a long way from going down

Dec 10: New research has now firmly established that on an LCOE basis, renewables are now significantly cheaper than new coal, and cheaper than the variable costs of one half to one-quarter of the existing installed coal capacity.
8From an economic perspective, it would make sense to substitute new renewables for existing coal, even if sunk capital costs were treated as given (as is the case with current contract structure based on a two-part tariff).
8But coal usage in the power sector is not peaking any time soon.
8Know more on why exactly that is going to be the case
Click on Reports for more Details

Single tariff on HBJ network: Landed LNG price can go up 15-20%

Dec 12: GAIL's call for the imposition of a single tariff for integrated and expanded the Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur (HBJ) pipeline will mean that tariff rates can go up by as much as 600%.
8The delivered LNG price can go up by as much 15-20%.
8The new proposal has its supporters and detractors
8There are some who are opposed to GAIL's attempt to push dozens of related pipeline networks connected to the HBJ system under the single tariff system.
8A bunch of "old customers" are clamoring for special rates. 
8Clearly, there are both supporters and detractors for GAIL's controversial new proposal.
Click on Reports for more Details

Rs 513 crore offshore E&P decommissioning project: LOI by end of month

Dec 12: The price tag of the Tapti Decommissioning project is a whopping Rs 513 crore
8Find out who has emerged as the winner for the project
8The project will now involve the removal and cutting of subsea pipelines, removal of wellhead platform topsides and jacket along with onshore transportation, disposal of topsides and jackets and surveys after the completion of the project.
8When is the LOI expected to be awarded?
Click on Details for more
   Details

High tech, high pour point, high viscosity product pipeline network to be commissioned soon

Dec 12: A high-tech, high pour point, high viscosity product pipeline network is expected to be commissioned soon.
8The inter-refinery network will transport around 400 TMT of HSVR (roughly about 34 TMT a month) and 170 to 220 TMT of LSHS (14 to 18 TMT per month)
Click on Details for more, including key contacts for further business development work Details

Koyali-Ahmednagar-Solapur Product Pipeline Expansion Project: Latest upate

Dec 12: 8Project Name: Koyali-Ahmednagar-Solapur Product Pipeline Expansion Project
8Project Cost: Rs 1945 crore
8Project Description: SECON Private Limited is the EPC contractor
8Project Event: RFQ for the pipeline laying work of 50 Km in Ahmednagar-Solapur section is expected by March 2019. The RFQ for the rest will be rest will be taken out later
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Mar/2019
8Release Date: Mar/2019
8Start Date: Q3:2018
8Completion Date: Aug/2021
Click here for more details
Details

 Dhamra- Angul Greenfield Gas Pipeline Project: Trenching and pipeline laying contract coming up

Dec 12: 8Project Name: Dhamra- Angul Greenfield Gas Pipeline Project
8Project Cost: Rs 1933 crore
8Project Description: MECON is the PMC contractor.
8Project Event: RFQ for the trenching and laying work for 195 Km pipeline with the spur line is expected by February 2019
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2016
8RFQ Date: Feb/2019
8Release Date: Feb/2019
8Start Date: Q1:2017
8Completion Date: Q4:2020
Click here for more details for a detailed update on the project
Details

Mud services contract coming up: Get key contact here

Dec 12: 8Project Name:  Mud preparation
8Project Cost: Rs 400 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited is soon expected to release the RFQs for mud preparation services for multi-well exploratory drilling programme.
Find out when the RFQs are coming up, get key contacts here
Details

Business development: Rs 9000 crore pipeline network coming up

Dec 12: The website also carries here full details of a new Rs 9000 crore pipeline network that is coming up
8The cross-country pipeline will be around 2800 km long
8Large business development opportunities are expected to accrue from the project
Click on Reports  for more Details

India on a pipeline building spree

Dec 12: There has been a spurt in pipeline building activity in the country.
8Within the last one year, around 5500 km of gas pipelines haves been approved
8Another 2800 km is under finalization
8Know more about thousands of km of new LPG and product pipelines which are coming up
Click on Reports for more Details

Software updates: Fertilizer projects

Dec 12: Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 4933 Crore
8Project Event: The project is under consideration of the government and Cabinet approval is likely to be elicited in February 2019, and RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released after the cabinet approval.
Click here for more details
Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project-II
8Cost - Rs 234 Crore
8Project Event: The engineering studies are the ongoing and RFQ for the LSTK contractor is likely to be released in January 2019. The project is likely to be completed in March 2020.
Click here for more details
Customize Blending Unit for NPK Fertilizer & Ammonia Storage Tank Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 90 Crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in January 2019 in place of November 2018
Click here for more details (These links are accessible only through www.indianfertilizer.com)
Details

China's gas transformation: Lessons for India

Dec 12: The Chinese have put up a valiant fight against pollution by promoting the use of gas.
8A full analysis of how China is making the transition is carried here.
8There are many lessons from the Chinese example for the Indian policymaker
Click on Reports for more Details

Sharp fee hike by PNGRB: Payers have no quarrel

Dec 12: No one  seems to be keen to pick up a quarrel with PBGRB over its announcement of a steep hike in fees collected from pipeline owners and CGD companies.
8The regulator has claimed that it hasn't raised fees since 2007 and its needs the extra money to run its flourishing bureaucracy.
Click on Reports for more.
   Details

Download Tenders and Newsclips

Dec 12: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Procurement of Mud Tank System with complete accessories Details
8Procurement of Start-up Air Compressor for Neelam & Heera Platforms Details
8Corrigendum: Procurement of CAB2 Catalyst Details
8Appointment of Architect/ Consultant for Architectural Consultancy , Project Management and Construction Supervision Services Details
8Procurement of Resin for DMP and CPU Chains Details
8Supply of Surge Relief Valve System for Vijayawada Dharmapuri Pipeline Project Details
8Civil works at Drill site WHRAA Details
8Procurement of SRP Surface Units and Polish Rod BOPs for Surface Team Details
8Supply of DHDT Catalysts Details
8Preparation of Basic Design Engineering Package in refinery Details
8Supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Details
8Supply of Raw Petroleum Coke Chipped Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8
India to wait and watch impact of oil producers’ output cut, says Dharmendra Pradhan Details
8India Inc's overseas direct investment drops 35% to $1.05 billion in Nov Details
8Petrol, diesel under GST not possible till revenues stabilise: Arvind Subramanian Details
8Politics India’s oil demand fell 1.8% y-o-y in November Details
8Saudi Aramco, ADNOC's India refinery project delayed by 2 years Details
8PNG connection reached 4 lakh households in Mumbai in last 4.5 years: Pradhan Details
8India's falling oil and gas production is a concern: Minister Pradhan Details
8India’s energy sector to attract $300 bn investment in coming decade: Pradhan Details
8The key takeaway for PM Modi from election results: Angry farmers Details
8Pradhan on OPEC: Requirements of consuming nations should be considered Details
8Modi stares at biggest election loss since coming to power Details
8OMC scrips surge on crude oil price fall Details
8World's largest refinery India plan likely to get delayed by three years Details
8India’s falling oil, gas production a concern – minister Details
8US energy chief in Baghdad as sanctions waiver runs out Details
8Oil prices rise as OPEC-led supply cuts expected to stabilise markets Details
8Australian company targets 'under-explored' natural gas in Portugal Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Power Projects: Software Updates

Dec 12: Project: BHEL is the EPC contractor in an ongoing 1320 MW thermal power project. 
8Steam blowing of boiler completed.
8At present, NDCT hot water duct columns are in progress.
8An EPC package bid for FGDs is expected soon.
Click on Details for more.
Project: L&T Power is carrying out geological mapping for installation of FGD in a 1600 MW thermal power project.
8RFQs for civil works of FGD is getting delayed.
Click on Details for more.
(Access to the site available only to those with a password to our sister site, www.energylineindia.com) Details

Download Tenders and Newsclips

Dec 11: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Setting up Onshore Design Collaboration Centre Details
8Hiring of DG Sets for operation of SRP’S in Ankleshwar Asset Details
8Procurement of BOP Test Stump, Choke and Kill manifold & BOP Control Unit Details
8Procurement of Flow Computers for the Consumer Skids Details
8Procurement of Mono-2-Ethyl Hexyl Amine Details
8Service Contract for Repair of IT OFC Infrastructure at Petrochemical Plant Details
8Procurement of various types of Fasteners Details
8Procurement of Pelargonic Acid Details
8Providing Domestic PNG Connections Details
8Procurement of Metering system Details
8Procurement of Remote Operated Shut-off Valves Details
8Consultancy Services for 2G Ethanol Projects Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8
Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks Details
8MCC submits proposal to govt to set up waste-to-energy plant in Mysuru Details
8Oil prices rise on Libyan export disruption, but markets remain weak Details
8India's Petronet looking for long-term deal to buy US LNG Details
8Airlines seek VAT reduction on jet fuel from Madhya Pradesh government Details
8Modi govt resorting to illegal diversion of clean energy fund: Sitaram Yechury Details
8Delhi air quality worsens, to further deteriorate in next two days Details
8Firms set up LNG trading desks in Singapore to capture Asian growth Details
8Urjit Patel resigns as the RBI Governor Details
8Suzlon Energy in talks to sell up to 49% stake in services unit Details
8India not exchanging narmada water for oil from UAE Details
8Crude oil prices may hover around $65 a barrel Details
8Amerisur Resources: oil discovery at Indico-1 Details
8Oil stocks down 2% dragged by Reliance Ind; ONGC, Oil India hit 52-week low Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Power Sector: Project Updates

Dec 11: Project: LOA to the EPC contractor is being delayed in a supercritical thermal power project.
8The EPC contractor is carrying out project mapping works.
8EC is still to be attained.
8What is the reason behind for such a delay?
Click on Details for more.
Project: Major EPC contenders have participated in the FGD bid of a 2000 MW thermal power station.
8Technical evaluation is going on.
8Who are the parties involved in the bid?
Click on Details for more.
(Access to the site available only to those with a password to our sister site, www.energylineindia.com)
Details

Pipeline integrity: Best practices & business opportunity ahead

Dec 10: The website carries here the pipeline integrity measures taken by one of India's largest pipeline companies.
8Get to know all about measures taken to prevent internal and external corrosion
8What are the inline inspection tools and technologies deployed?
8What the types of intelligent pig surveys undertaken? Is there scope for the induction of even newer technologies?
8What are the different leak detection techniques deployed and tools used?
8More interestingly, case studies are presented, including those involving third-party damage and pilferage
Also find a big business opportunity here for a large pipeline integrity project
Click on Reports for more Details

Power demand in India: All the forecasting tools that you need

Dec 10: If you are trying to forecast power demand in India, which are the right tools to use?
8AI tools have been able to recognize subtle patterns in big data compilations, and project accuracies have gone up in the day-ahead markets
8But there are a few other projection tools which have gained credibility over time
8A full synopsis of the various statistical and forecast tools are carried here for the intrepid data miner
Click on Reports for more Details

Incremental demand for LNG: Where is going to come from?

Dec 10: Know more about where future incremental demand for LNG is coming.
8India is now dubbed as part of the 'established" LNG markets, where demand growth has been slow. What is the prospect of India in this market segment?
8What are the latest trends in LNG freight fixtures, how rapidly is the market transforming?
8What kind of demand response can be expected from new but niche LNG markets?
Click on Reports for more Details

Biofuels: India is the testing ground for biofuel technology

Dec 10: Bio-fuels is the new buzzword in India.
8But the global track record for bio fuel expansion, particularly advanced bio fuels, have at best been patchy
8The know-how is still at a pilot phase and India seems have taken on the onus of scaling up production of biofuels straight from the pilot to commercial scale in a more aggressive manner than the rest of the world. Such an approach is fraught with risk.
8Technological challenges remain, as also construction and feedstock uncertainties.
Click on Reports and Details for more Details

Solar power is cheaper but in India than coal but coal demand is a long way from going down

Dec 10: New research has now firmly established that on an LCOE basis, renewables are now significantly cheaper than new coal, and cheaper than the variable costs of one half to one-quarter of the existing installed coal capacity.
8From an economic perspective, it would make sense to substitute new renewables for existing coal, even if sunk capital costs were treated as given (as is the case with current contract structure based on a two-part tariff).
8But coal usage in the power sector is not peaking any time soon.
8Know more on why exactly that is going to be the case
Click on Reports for more Details
  • Dec 10: 3 MMTPA sulphuric acid and 0.5 MMTPA phos acid plant coming up:Details
  • Dec 10: Download Tenders and Newsclips:Details
  • Dec 10: 50 well exploratory and development drilling programme coming up:Details
  • Dec 10: Software update: Pipeline and bottling plant:Details
  • Dec 10: Tichna South Tripura Gas Field Development: Stuck in wildlife sanctions:Details
  • Dec 10: Rs 700 crore 15 well exploratory drilling programme coming up:Details