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Mar 2020

The government is acting very quickly to avoid a total collapse of gas demand in the country.
8Two specific sets of instructions have been sent out from the highest levels of the govenrment
8"The speed at which the government is moving is heartening," an industry observer said.
8The lines are being unclogged rapidly, confirming the widely held belief that the Indian administration can gear up to work at a very fast pace when facing a crisis
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It is now a well known fact that the blending cost for production of alcohol out of India's new 2G bio refineries is unviable
8This is the reason why new 2G bio-ethanol projects are not coming up, except for Bargarh
8Find out more on how the government got the Bargarh economics -- where BPCL has already awarded the LOI to Tata Projects -- come together but how what happened with Bargarh will not work for other projects elsewhere in the country.
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8Top Indian managers have never seen anything like a lockdown before
8The best consultancies in the world are now uncovering COVID-19 rescue plans on the steps which are needed to be taken to protect employees, customers, supply chains, and financial results.
8What is more, the timeline for companies to react to the coronavirus has shrunk dramatically. Here are five principles that leaders can follow to make smart decisions quickly during the pandemic.
8Clear and specific advisories are carried here which managers will find very helpful
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NPK Fertilizer Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 1517 crore
8Project EventThe JV is planning to re-release the RFQ for the LSTK contractor in May 2020 in place of March 2020 due to effect of lockdown. The project location is likely to change and one JV partner may end up parting ways.
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Phosphoric acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 130 crore
8Project Event: The purchase of a long lead item is ongoing. The proposal for the environmental clearance has been elicited in May 2018, there is no need for a contractor, The company has been decided to do the project with its own inhouse engineering team. Construction is likely to be started in May 2020, due to delay in the procurement. Long lead items have not reached at the site on account of the lockdown lockdown in India.
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8Project Name: West Singhbhum District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 150 crore
8Project Description: The project is in its first phase. MECON Ltd. has been appointed as the PMC for the project. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAILs Jagdishpur - Haldia Natural Gas Pipeline through 125 km Jamshedpur- Purulia spur-line. The operator has floated some RFQs and more are expected
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Project Name: Seraikela-Kharsawan District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
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8Project Name: Raniganj East CBM Block Development
8Project Cost: Rs 3000 crore.
8The timelines for hiring of drilling rigs and equipment has been put off, know what the news deadlines are
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8Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's tender for the procurement of Liner Hanger has received poor response.
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8It has got a big response
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Petronet LNG MD Prabhat Singh could get a one-year extension
8But he put his company above his job, says insiders
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The lockdown is going to hit ONGC quiet badly it seems
8One of its biggest contractor consortium in its KG-DWN-98/2 has declared force majeure. Find out what ONGC has to say on the notice, and how badly will the project be hit.
8What is more, even for large forthcoming tenders, potential bidders are saying that the lockdown is making it impossible to elicit quotes from vendors not just in India but outside
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Bids for the EPCM contractor for NRL refinery expansion project -- from 3 to 9 MMTPA -- has come in
8Find out what kind of RFQs are expected next?
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8Petrochemical sector goes into a tailspin in India. Click on Reports for more.
8Indian refiners slice production. Click on Reports for more.
8Indian seafarers are left in the lurch as lockdown does not allow them to deboard. Click on Reports for more.
8Confusion rules in Indian ports. Click on Reports for more.
8Faced with demand destruction, Indian refineries may have to fight to push higher exports. Click on Reports for more. Details
Even as PLL mulls invoking the Force Majeure clause, Indian buyers who enthusiastically tapped the international spot market when prices ruled at $3/mmbtu and below are in a panic as demand has petered out following the virus attack
8There was an anticipation that there will be an upsurge in demand in the price sensitive Indian market but then the virus hit
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8Petronet LNG may end up triggering the Force Majeure mechanism on Qatargas sooner than later, it is learned, as its storage capacity fills up at Dahej on account of weak downstream offtake
8It is another matter however whether Qatargas will accept PLL's argument
8Also, know more about that one event, if it happens, will force PLL to immediately trigger the Force Majeure clause
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Contract for Technical Advisory services of MHPS for Restoration Work Details
8Supply of Data Acquisition Unit and DAU Display/ board unit for RTG system Details
8Procurement of Control Valves Details
8Procurement for Spares of Vertiv Make UPS Details
8Supply and performance testing of high mast system at refinery Details
8Expression Of Interest for supply of around 253 crore litres of Anhydrous Denatured Ethanol at oil marketing companies locations Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Uttar Pradesh: 16,000 get home delivery of gas cylinders in Bijnor Details
8LPG bookings zoom 200 per cent; oil companies say measures in place Details
8Covid-19 lockdown: BPCL defers turnaround of units at refineries on shortage of labour Details
8Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for tenth day on Thursday amid 21-day lockdown Details
8RIL best stock for flight to safety: Jal Irani Details
8India could witness first technical recession since the 1990s: Report Details
8Economic stimulus: Free LPG cylinders for Ujjwala beneficiaries for three months Details
8Cash to cooking gas: India announces measures for poor women hit by lockdown Details
8Finnish, Polish refiners spurn Saudi oil, Indians seek delays: sources Details
8Ujjwala beneficiaries to get 3 free cylinders till June Details
8Numaligarh Refinery Limited running around at full throughput despite low staff Details
8Gujarat: SGCCI seeks deferment of gas, power bill payments Details
8Fuel for vehicles on essential services duty only in Pune: Admistration Details
8Now, India a key contributor to crude slump due to nationwide lockdown Details
8Oil storage buckles as virus saps demand Details
8Australia may need LNG imports from 2024 Details
8PetroChina to seek price talks with gas suppliers as coronavirus hits Details
8Qatar offers LNG cargoes after Indian buyers cancel cargoes: sources Details
8Crude oil futures fall 3.57 per cent on weak global cues Details
8Gazprom says 20 workers isolated at field feeding Nord Stream gas pipeline Details
8Gas prices in UK decline on higher LNG send-out, wind output Details
8China says imports of some products affected by coronavirus epidemic Details
8Global oil refiners to deepen output cuts as virus destroys demand Details
8Malaysia's Petronas offers LNG cargo from Australian plant Details
821-day lockdown to dent petrol diesel sales; Margin gains to offset impact on OMCs Details
8Gastrade happy with gas bids for Greek offshore LNG terminal Details
8Oil storage crisis is new threat to OPEC Details
8Shell, other oil companies seek less Saudi crude in April due to weaker demand Details
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8Project Cost: 1400     crores
8Project Event: RFQs for pumps are expected in May-2020.
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What is the latest on Nayara's petrochemical tender?
8Is the virus attack lead to a postponement here as well?
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8In the midst of the Coronavirus impact, is HPCL buying more time?
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What is the manpower requirement per individual geographical area for a city gas distribution project?
8The figures range from a 325 to up to 1700 people over a 0 to 5 year period
8The largest number of people needed will be under the retail outlet attendants category
8In all, manpower requirements are put under 25 categories
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8Project Name: Subsea Pipeline Repair and Platform Jacket Strengthening
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's LOI for the hiring of an LSTK contractor for Subsea Pipeline Repair and Platform Jacket Strengthening in Western Offshore Basin has been delayed on account of certain pending approvals. As per the sources, the LOI was originally meant to be awarded in December 2019, but the entire process got delayed.
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8Project Name:  AA-ONHP-2018/3 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore.
8Project Description: Oil India Limited is expected to released the RFQs for the hiring of seismic survey and data interpretation services for AA-ONHP-2018/3 block in Assam Arakan Basin by June 2020. As of now, the feasiblity studies for the block are going on.
RFQs will be released soon after the situation normalizes
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Even a company like IOC is delaying decisions on the E&P front
8Here is one DSF field in which delays have been announced
8An integrated development plan was envisaged but everything has now been put off till September-October whereas earlier RFQs were expected from this month
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Ammonia-Urea Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 5500 crore
8Project Event: The project is in initial stage, and the company is still studying the feasibility study/DPR. The company said that firstly they will do the Phos acid expansion project, but the hiring of contractor for the Ammonia-Urea project is likely to completed within year. RFQ for the PMC is likely to be release in June 2020.
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Urea Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 52 crore
8Project Event: Final EIA report preparation is ongoing, They are planning to releasethe RFQ for the Process Licensor in May 2020. RFQ for the LSTK contractor is likely to be released in June 2020.
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8Thankfully, the bid submissions took place just before the lockdown happened
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The JV has appointed a PMC for an LPG import facility
8Cost of the project: Rs 400 crore
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Project Name: LPG Pipeline Project
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Project Cost: 700 crores
8Project Event: RFQ for Surge Relief Valves (SRV) is expected in June-2020.
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The gas supply industry may face its biggest supply crisis in the next one week. Find out why that is so.
8And that may create a massive choke up right up the supply chain
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Here is more data coming in on how India may end up coming to grips with the crisis better than other countries
8While consumption is down everywhere, India works well when there is a crisis. Sleepy clerks in government departments swing into action
8The fact that Chinese LNG consumption was up 2% in the January-February period in comparison to the same period last year is a general indicator that the same story can be repeated in India
8“China labor is returning, expected to be at 70% in March and over 90% in April,” claims Wood Mackenzie
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Identification of Suitable Service Providers/ Technology for removal of Co2 from CBM Gas Details
8Fin fan cooler tube inside cleaning by high pressure water jet method of Sonic resonance with water jet method Details
8Replacement of Packinox Heat Exchanger Bundle in DHDT Unit of PRPC Details
8Supply of Spare parts of Industronic make Paging System for plant communication system Details
8Supply of Asco make Solenoid valve installed in Turbine trip service of Recycle Gas Compressor at refinery Details
8Supply of Steam Traps Details
8Supply of Spares for moisture analyser at refinery Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Gujarat: IOC to ramp up Kandla LPG import terminal's capacity Details
8Some Indian ports declare force majeure, could delay crude discharge: sources Details
8India's oil production in Feb dips 6.4 pc on lower pvt sector output Details
8Fuel retail stations in Karnataka to work in single shift with immediate effect Details
8Coronavirus lockdown: An unprecedented crisis for petrol pump dealers and oil companies Details
8Indian LNG importers issue force majeure notices as gas demand slumps: sources Details
8ONGC gas output drops by one-tenth as shut factories refuse supplies Details
8Indian gas importer issues force majeure notice to Qatargas Details
8Staff crunch hits home delivery of LPG cylinders in Mumbai Details
8India's top refiner cuts crude processing by 25 per cent- 30 per cent on low fuel demand Details
8Coronavirus: Indian Oil regulates crude throughput in refineries by 25-30 per cent in the wake of lockdown Details
8Nayara Energy wants govt to let it store surplus crude in strategic reserves Details
8Nayara wants to store surplus crude in strategic oil reserve, refined products in PSUs' storage Details
8Indian Oil cuts capacity utilisation by 25-30 per cent as fuel demand falls Details
8Mumbai citizens struggle as petrol pumps deny sale of fuel to non-essential services Details
8Fuel stations to stay open 8am-4pm in Gujarat Details
8Sufficient stock of fuel, LPG cylinders in UP: Official Details
8COVID-19 Lockdown : Dharmendra Pradhan takes stock of LPG, petrol, diesel Details
8China's CNOOC to make significant cuts in spending amid low oil prices Details
8China to resume US LPG imports as Beijing waives trade-war tariff: sources Details
8INNOVATION: Pandas, slugs and ants hint at shortcut to greener biofuel Details
8Russian domestic oil prices collapse to $9.2/bbl: trade Details
8Occidental slashes budget again amid oil price rout Details
8Global oil storage fills to the brim despite leap in costs Details
8China's air quality worsens in an indication of improving economic activity Details
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Politics allows for strange bedfellows, so does the politics of oil.
8Two unlikely actors may end up working in concert to keep oil prices from tanking further
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8The domestic pipeline lobby seems to have been successful in inveigling itself in more than one ongoing ongoing ONGC project
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8There are some dramatic development on the Ratna R Series process platform project
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Ammonia-Urea Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 150 crore
8Project EventThe project has been elicited the environmental clearance in Jan 2020 but they were waiting for the gas connectivity, and that is now conformation that it is expected  in May 2020. RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in June 2020.
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Single/Triple Super Phosphate Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 25 crore
8Project Event: The project has sufficient fund to progress, but still internal discussions are on before capital approval is given.  RFQ for the contractor is likely to be released at the end of May 2020 in place of Feb 2020..
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OIL is going ahead with production testing in its NELP-VI block KG-ONN-2004/1 and is looking for As a part of the exploratory campaign NELP-VI block: KG-ONN-2004/1.
8The wells have already been drilled and hydrocarbon is established in both the wells in the first phase of the campaign
8New zones are to be tested and RFQs are out
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OIL is going ahead with production testing in its NELP-VI block KG-ONN-2004/1 and is looking for As a part of the exploratory campaign NELP-VI block: KG-ONN-2004/1.
8The wells have already been drilled and hydrocarbon is established in both the wells in the first phase of the campaign. 
8New zones are to be tested and RFQs are out. 
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For the next 21 days, oil sector executives are going to work from home
8China had done it already
8What are the standard operating procedures coming out of the Chinese experience?
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What is the latest update on LNG liquefaction projects globally now that the coronavirus is ripping through the globe?
8The outlook is grim for now, it seems
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Get the full list of Independent External Monitors that you can approach for grievance redressal in public sector companies
8New set of monitors have been appointed
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8Project Name: Bokaro CBM Block Development
8Project Cost: Rs 910 crore
There is movement in this block after a dispute with a Coal India subsidiary lead to a re-drawing of the project feasibility report
8Project Event: RFQ for an equipment and services are expected by August 2020.
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8ONGC's procurement of seamless pips saw two participants but more may participate going ahead
8The bid date may also stand extended  Details
ERW Line Pipes Contract : Good Response Received.
8Find out who attended the pre-bid meeting, looks like the tender will stand extended Details
8Project Name: Kharsang Drilling Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 720 crore.
8Project Description: The operator GeoEnpro Petroleum Limited's plan for a 40 development well and 05 exploratory and appraisal wells in Kharsang seems to been stuck amidst the controversy in between 2 participating interest holders.The procurement process is still under process. In the meanwhile, a revised field development plan and production sharing contract have been recommended from management committee's end for approval by Government of India, some clarity on the battle among stakeholders is available but unless the dispute is amicable resolved, it is unlikely that much progress will be made on the development plan
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8Project Name: CB-ONHP-2018/2 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 384 crore.
8Project Description: The bid eligibility criteria has been changed for an ongoing RFQ
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Crude oil production during February was a whopping 16.99% lower than target and 6.41% lower when compared with February 2019.
8Gas output was 17.02% lower than the monthly target and 8.78% lower when compared with February, 2019.
8Clearly, something is dramatically going wrong on the domestic production front.
8But are we better off producing less than more? Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of Instrumentation Tubes and Fittings Details
8Procurement of Plug Valves Details
8Enquiry for Empanelment of Consultants Details
8Project Management Consultancy Services for Construction of Retail Outlets Details
8Carrying out ultrasonic thickness testing of crude oil and fire water storage tanks Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract for Electrical Maintenance Works Details
8ARC for Re-Conditioning, Fabrication and Supply of 56 inch Suction Strainers of Cooling Tower Pumps Details
8Supply of Gas Turbine Oil to Panipat Refinery and Petrochemical Complex Details
8Supply of Valve check (Dual plate type) Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Fuel prices frozen for the eighth day, government increases cap on excise duty Details
8Jet fuel refining margins turn negative as airlines ground fleets Details
8Coronavirus: Minister Pradhan asks PSUs to ensure supply of essential goods not affected Details
8Coronavirus: Vedanta Ltd announces Rs 100-cr fund to fight pandemic Details
8Moody's places Vedanta rating under review for downgrade Details
8Indian state refiners cut runs on weak demand Details
8Moody’s downgrades ONGC, outlook remains negative Details
8Moody’s places Vedanta’s corporate ratings under review for downgrade Details
8Pune: From today, petrol, diesel only for vehicles providing essential services Details
8Indian Oil customers can now use Paytm to pay for LPG cylinders at petrol pumps Details
8LPG supplies normal in TN & PY, no need for panic booking: oil companies Details
8Russia set for record high ESPO Blend oil loadings from Kozmino in May Details
8Chevron to cut 2020 spending by $4 billion, trims Permian production guidance by 20 per cent Details
8Millions of job losses in coming weeks as global GDP set to fall 0.4 per cent: Moody's Details
8Excise duty on fuels to go up by Rs 8 per litre to fund Covid-19 fight Details
8In oil market standoff with Saudi Arabia, weakened rouble helps Russia Details
8Saudi Arabia tanker power play could backfire as oil demand shrinks Details
8UK`s gas prices edge higher with wind power output set to dip Details
8Sinopec Oilfield Service plans 18 per cent boost to 2020 capital spending Details
8Latin America's oil producers sweat to cover costs as price war takes toll Details
8UAE's SNOC says Mahani 1 gas project startup to be delayed slightly Details
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The shock of the shutdown will have huge repercussions.
8A discontinuous shift in the preferences and expectations of individuals as citizens, as employees, and as consumers. These shifts and their impact on how we live, how we work, and how we use technology will emerge more clearly over the coming weeks and months. Institutions that reinvent themselves to make the most of better insight and foresight, as preferences evolve, will disproportionally succeed.
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It is time for all of us to get real about the coronavirus impact.
8How long will the lockdown last? This is difficult to predict but we can surmise from the Chinese experience.
8This website spoke to a prominent oil & gas gas company executive who was based out of Delhi but was in China when the outbreak happened
8Find out what is his experience sitting in Shandong province. almost 1000 km from epicenter, Wuhan. Shandong also had a big outbreak of the virus. There are some do's and dont's suggested by him for us.
8Meanwhile, in India, a government agency has suggested a prophylactic that medical professionals and those exposed directly can use. It has been found to be effective.
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Project Name: Polyol Project at Kochi Refinery
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Project Cost: Rs 8967 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC contractors is expected in Q3:2020.
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Project Name:
 Rayagada Greenfield LPG Bottling Project
8Project Cost: Rs 92 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the pre-commissioning and commissioning work is expected in May-2020.
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8Project Name: East Godavari District (except area already authorized) City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 330 crore
8Project Description: Godavari Gas Private Limited, a consortium of APGDC, GAIL Gas Limited and HPCL has been granted permission on August 14, 2015, has set up a CGD network in East Godavari district in state of Andhra Pradesh.
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Project Name: West Godavari District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Permission was granted on August 14, 2015, and here too RFQs are expected
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Petronet LNG is still taking deliveries of LNG, it is learned
8But demand has slowed down, the company claims
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Data has begun coming in from China on how the country has been tackling the disease. Studies are now being done and findings reported.
8The information carried here shows that if there is strict surveillance, the rate of spread is low, even within the same household.
8Btu the problem is somewhere else
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply and commissioning of Hydrocarbon Vapour Detectors for Ethanol and MS Products Details
8Supply of Baffle Plates and Pre-cut Valve Support Plate for Deaerator at refinery Details
8Supply of Asco make Solenoid valve installed in Turbine trip service of Recycle Gas Compressor Details
8HAZOP Study of Process Units at refinery Details
8ARC for Dry Ice Blasting in tubes Furnaces, Boilers and Heaters during shut down at refinery Details
8Assistance in upkeepment of Shutdowns Porta Cabins during forthcoming shutdown of various units Details
8Supply of Drager Gas Detection Tubes at refinery Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8IGL rationalises CNG operations; shuts 2/3rd outlets as demand drops on corona lockdown Details
8Complaints of alleged corruption/ irregularities against Petronet LNG CEO: Pradhan Details
8Low crude oil prices cast a shadow on India’s oil and gas E&P prospects Details
8Petrol, diesel prices can be increased further Details
8Govt gets nod to raise excise duty on petro, diesel by Rs 8 in future; Parl approves Finance Bill Details
8IGL to operate only 55 CNG stations in Delhi-NCR till March 31 Details
8Demand for LPG cylinders rising in NE, IOC urges people not to panic Details
8Coronavirus impact: Oil price slides toward 2003 low on demand shock Details
8Global oil and gas majors announce major spending cuts as industry stares at oil at $30 Details
8OPINION: The decline and fall of the Gulf’s oil empire is looming Details
8US diesel cash prices latest to slump from coronavirus fallout Details
8Russia's Rosneft to simplify share buyback process Details
8Seismic firm Polarcus' project cancellations highlight oil price slump Details
8UBS slashes oil price, demand forecasts on mounting stocks Details
8Norway postpones oil fund policy paper due coronavirus outbreak Details
8Russia to give Belarus oil discount, ready to restore supplies from April: sources Details
8Brent crude extends fall as coronavirus shutdowns sap demand Details
8Fuel prices remain unchanged for seventh day Details
8OPINION: Oil slump overwhelms hedge-fund short covering: Kemp Details
8BlackRock no longer in the race for ADNOC's gas pipeline assets: sources Details
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Not all Indian gas producers are perturbed by the fall in oil & gas prices
8Here is one company which claims that no matter how low prices can go, it will still stay profitable
8It is not just because it has water tight gas supply agreements at good priecs but also because its breakeven price is incredulously low
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Standard SOPs for government ministries to deal with the coronavirus are now being put in place
8One such economic ministry has put standards in place not just for itself but also for public sector companies working under it. Yet another government agency has issued detailed instructions
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Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project
8Cost - Rs 380 crore
8Project Event: The Company will be undertaking significant debt-funded capex to meet energy consumption norms applicable under NUP-2015 from FY2021 onwards. The capex for the project is around Rs. 380 crores and is to be funded in a debt-equity ratio of 70:30. The loan is likely to be approved in May 2020. The finalization of the contractor is also pending, it is likely to be finalized in May 2020.
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Granular Single Super Phosphate Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 148 crore
8Project Event: The project is in the initial phase, and the proposal for the environmental clearance has been accepted, review is ongoing, It is likely to be elicited in April 2020, Discussion is ongoing, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in May 2020.
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Tractebel is very active in the city gas distribution space
8Here are details of two new first phase-1 projects where it has grabbed the PMC contracts
8RFQ dates are coming up ahead
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There is no substitute to experience as ONGC is finding out much to its chagrin
8It plans to induct as many as 72 retired hands in two of its assets
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The Coronavirus is changing work habits in more ways than one
8Oil & gas agencies with public dealings are now going to work with industry stakeholders through video conferences
8"We will see, if this is more convenient, instead of people traveling to an office, and then we make it a rule rather than an exception even under normal circumstances," one official said.
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Unlike in the case of the judiciary, The PNGRB will not entertain a public interest litigation
8Who is an affected person or an interested person who can lodge a complaint with the regulator is now being more rigidly defined by the regulator.
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GAIL claims that merely recognizing that benchmarking product pipeline tariff to the principle of equivalent rail distance is enough will not capture all the nuances involved in this pricing system.
8To truly reflect the situation on the ground, there is a need to take into account additional surcharges that are worked into rail tariffs
8The gas major meanwhile justified the principle of taking equivalent rail distance rather than actual pipeline distance but said more was needed to be built to the pricing matrix over and above this assumption.
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VLCC rates have begun to fall after hitting all time highs. Crude storage is at a record high, find out how much of it is in floating stocks
8Meanwhile, as crude prices fall, renewed attempts are being made by members of the OPEC cartel to work out a deal as low prices are hurting everyone.
8Also, Saudi Arabia's attempt to bring US shale manufacturers to their knees may take longer than expected.
8Low prices may eventually not work in anybody's favour, it seems
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8Project Name: Sarupathar Exploratory Drilling
8Project Cost: Rs 900 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's RFQs for the 45 wells exploratory drilling project at Titabar ML, Borholla ML, East-Lakhibari ML, East-Lakhibari Ext. ML, Kasomarigaon ML, Khoraghat Extn ML, Nambar ML, Golaghat Dist. PEL Golaghat Extn II A PML areas of Jorhat and Golaghat districts of Assam are expected to be delayed.
When are they expected now?
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8Project Name: KG-OSN2004/1 and GS-49-2 fields integrated development
8Project Cost: Rs 3916.57 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited has floated the RFQs for the hiring of a project management consultant for the KG-OSN2004/1 and GS-49-2 fields in Eastern Offshore Basin. Overall workscope will involve preparation of technical bid packages based on the pre-FEED, provide support during tendering for EPIC packages
8Project Event: RFQ for hiring an EPC contractor for offshore platforms and subsea pipelines is expected by April mid 2020.
When is the RFQ EPC contractor for offshore platforms and subsea pipelines expected?
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Can you have a City Gate Station outside your geographical area?
8Yes you can, is the verdict
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If you were meant to lay a 42-inch diameter pipeline but end up shrinking the size to 18 inches, is there a penalty to be paid?
8What kind of tariff rates will you be entitled to? Are you entitled to do a bidding process for the pipeline tariff and then seek a post facto authorization?
8If it is a partially laid pipeline, can the authorization be cancelled?
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Excise duty hike on petrol and diesel.
8What are the implications?
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There are fresh details on Nayara's 10.750 MMTPA expansion of the Nayara refinery in Vadinar
8The total refinery-and-petrochem expansion is pegged at Rs 1.30 lakh crore
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Web Security Appliances Details
8Supply of Pressure Vessels Details
8Carrying out Quantitative Risk Analysis and HAZOP Study Details
8Realignment of Pipelines Details
8Annual Rate Contract for Operation and Maintenance of Mechanical Workshop at Panipat Naphtha Cracker Details
8Supply of SS Hoses Assembly and Associated fittings at refinery Details
8Supply of Molykote Super and anti-Seize Spray at refinery Details
8Annual Inspection, Maintenance and Revalidation of Tank wagon siding fall arrestor system at Ongole depot for 3 years Details
8Study on Environment Impact Assessment of refinery Details
8Procurement of Spares for Schneider make Triconex PLCs Spares installed in various units at refinery Details
8Procurement of Anti Corrosive Spray WD-40 at refinery Details
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8Oil prices can go as low as $20 per barrel, level not sustainable for any country or company: K Ravichandran, ICRA Details
8Steep capacity cut leaves airlines with overhedged jet fuel headache Details
8Oil refiners reduce output as coronavirus kills fuel demand Details
8Petrol, diesel prices remain frozen for fifth day Details
8Petroleum dealers in Karnataka to shut sales for 12 hours on Janata Curfew Details
8Indian oil to continue operations at critical facilities amid Coronavirus outbreak Details
8Rupee payment mechanism with Iran working well amid coronavirus pandemic: UCO Bank Details
8Maharashtra: Fuel pumps count 30 per cent dip in sales over a week Details
8Petrol, diesel costlier in Rajasthan after VAT hike by government Details
8Coronavirus: India to save $45 billion on oil imports next fiscal, says CII Details
8Oil falls more than $1 as coronavirus spreads Details
8Starting Monday, petrol pumps to operate from 7am-7pm Details
8IOC becomes 1st company to begin supply of BS-VI fuel across country Details
8Azerbaijan's BTC pipeline Jan-Feb oil exports down 7.3 per cent yr/yr Details
8OPEC supply curbs, U.S. measures could support oil prices near term: Goldman Details
8Italy's Snam takes steps to guarantee gas flows during coronavirus outbreak Details
8Asian National Oil Companies need Brent crude at $57 to break-even in 2020-2021: Wood Mac Details
8Qatar eases exit restrictions on migrant employees in the oil and gas industry Details
8Crude oil futures gain 2.68 per cent on global cues Details
8How low can oil go? One forecast sees $5 a barrel Details
8Asian LNG spot prices rise but lower European demand could boost flows Details
8India to top up strategic oil reserve with cheaper crude Details
8Top trader Vitol expects oil demand to fall more than 10 per cent amid lockdowns Details
8OPEC's Barkindo says he spoke with Texas regulator about oil market Details
8Oil firms cut hundreds of jobs in Texas and New Mexico as prices crash Details
8Late-day moves shake up 'crazy' crude oil market Details
8Oil falls back as Russia rejects Trump's intervention in price war Details
8France's Total renounces rights to deep water block in Mexican Gulf Details
8US to send envoy to Saudi Arabia; Texas suggests oil output cuts Details
8Coronavirus, gas slump put brakes on Exxon's giant Mozambique LNG plan Details
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The PNGRB's attempt to tinker with the product pipeline tariff  structure will not help, say stakeholders
8Frequent mid-course corrections are not good for the industry, it is argued
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What are the real implications of falling crude prices on India?
8If prices move in the $35-40 per barrel band, the oil import bill would fall ~8% on-year in fiscal 2020 and 35-40% in fiscal 2021.
8The benefit of lower crude prices may not be completely passed on to the end consumer on account of excise duty hikes. However, they will still stand to gain.
8Find out more on how everyone will be impacted
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Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project 
8Cost - Rs 300 crore
8Project Event: The project is likely to elicit the environment clearance in April 2020. RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in May 2020.
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Sulphuric Acid and Captive Power Unit Expansion Project 

8Cost - Rs 300 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in May 2020.
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8Project Name: Ramol Greenfield Quick Production System
8Project Cost: Rs 18 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited has awarded the LSTK contract for the construction of Ramol Quick Production System Find out who won it and what is ahead
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8Project Name: Kasomarigaon Drilling Project
8Project Cost: Rs 625 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited is yet to award the LSTK contract for Early Production System at Kasomarigaon. Currently, the tender is price bid evaluation stage and is expected to be awarded by April mid 2020. RFQs for the hiring of an LSTK contractor for a Group Gathering Station at the SUAB drill site and laying of pipeline are planned to be released by June 2020. Furthermore, the owner has awarded the contract for the hiring of EIA services to Gurgaon based AECOM India Private Limited. As of now, project proponent, has not received any slot for the public hearing, despite the baseline studies being already completed.
8Project Event: RFQ for the hiring of an LSTK contractor for GGS is expected by June 2020.
RFQ for the hiring of an LSTK contractor for GGS is expected by June 2019.
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ONGC has put RFQs for a Rs 3300 crore drilling project on hold
8But thankfully this is not on account of the current precipitous drop in oil prices
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8Project Name: Satna and Shahdol Districts City Gas Distraction
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: The project is under its first phase. Tractebel Engineering Pvt. ltd has been appointed as the PMC for the project. Gas is expected to be drawn from RGPLs Shahdol- Phulpur Natural Gas Pipeline through a spurline to Shahdol
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Project Name: Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara Districts City Gas Distraction
8Project Cost: Rs 174 crore
8Project Description: Here again. Tractebel is involved. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAILs Surat-Paradip natural gas pipeline through Jagatsinghpur spur-line.
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Virtual pipeline deal
8A deal has been struck between two large companies to push virtual pipeline deals in the country.
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8The latest testing results are telling us that there is not need to panic
8Find out more Details
Project Name: Refinery Crude Distillation Unit Debottlenecking Project
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Project Event: RFQ for the EPCM contractor is expected by May-2020 now instead of March.
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HPCL's Rajasthan refinery project is showing all signs of delay. Leave alone the impact of the coronavirus which mean re-working some of the matrices, there are delays with the decision making concerning the refinery itself
8Then there is the petrochemical segment issue, as validity has to be re-established.
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Getting capital sanction for the Gujarat refinery expansion from 13.7 to 18 MMTPA is not getting any easier
8The IOC Board reportedly rejected capital approval recently
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of MCBs, RCCBs and RCBOs for heat tracing panels Details
8Supply of Belt Vulcanizing Machine as per tender Details
8Mainline and Combined station works for conversion of existing 18 inch Crude Oil Mainline of Haldia-Barauni section Details
8Annual Rate Contract for NRPL Panipat Pump Station Details
8Supply, Testing and Commissioning of differential Pressure Valves Details
8Repair and reconditioning of API 6D Gate Valves Details
8Dismantling, supply and installation of primary and secondary foam seals at refinery Details
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8Govt may increase duty on petrol, diesel again to fight outbreak Details
8India's fuel demand drops 11 pc in March as Covid-19 hits aviation, transport sectors Details
8200 oilfield service firms could go bankrupt as COVID-19 slashes $5 bn off the market Details
8U.S. offshore oil lease sale weakest since 2016 Details
8Britain's oil industry calls on public purse as first fields shut Details
8Saudi Aramco to reduce refinery runs in April, May to boost oil exports Details
8Saudi Arabia, Iraq say they won't compensate for oil freight rate jump Details
8Texas oil producers ask state to limit output as prices collapse Details
8China's CNOOC to load first cargo of Guyanese oil in coming days: official Details
8US to buy initial 30 mln bbls of oil for emergency stockpile Details
8Trump says he will enter Saudi-Russia oil fray at appropriate time Details
8Oil stuck below $30 a barrel Details
8Coronavirus, oil price war put Canada's crude sector 'on life support' Details
8WTI oil surges 20 per cent after three-day sell off Details
8US approves Pembina's proposed Jordan Cove LNG export plant in Oregon Details
8BP says no major disruption to operations from COVID-19 Details
8US biofuel group says ethanol industry sharply cutting production Details
8Does oil crash mean global recession is upon us? Details
8Petrol, diesel prices remain frozen for fourth day Details
8Cheap gas drives auto industry to distraction Details
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Don't expect LNG prices to keep falling forever.
8In Asia, things have stabilized somewhat, with less floating storage near China, the epicenter of the outbreak, and more cargoes headed to the country.
8Prices are recovering there and have moved well above $3.00 both on the spot market and the forward curve.
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Find out more on how the global Natural Gas Liquids market seems to have been turned upside down by the coronavirus
8As of today, LPG ethylene production cash costs (about 7.4 cents per pound for propane and 6.8 cents per pound for butane) are below that of ethane, at about 8.5 cents per
pound.
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8Project Name: Golaghat Development Drilling
8Project Cost: Rs 1325 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's RFQs for the 53 wells development drilling project in Jorhat and Golaghat districts of Assam are expected to be delayed.
Find out why and for how long
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Project Name: Hope Town Greenfield Power Plant Project
8It was meant to be have been set up with an attendant LNG terminal
8Find out what is the status
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Ammonia Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 250 crore
8Project Event: The project is in the initial phase and discussion is ongoing, RFQ for the process licensor is likely to be released in May 2020. Still the preparation of the EIA report is ongoing, a proposal for the environmental clearance is likely to be submitted in April 2020.
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Energy Saving-cum- Ammonia-Urea Expansion Project

8Cost - Rs 540 crore
8Project Event: Critical equipment purchase is ongoing, the maximum long lead item has reached the site in December 2019, other types of equipment like Drum and vessel have not reached the site, The construction is likely to be start in May 2020 in place of March 2020. The project is likely to be commissioned in April 2021.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of Instrumentation Tubes & Fittings Details
8Supply of ABB india limited make gas chromatograph spares at refinery Details
8Repair and maintenance of Insulation works during shutdown 2020 in refinery Details
8Supply of Gas Turbine Spares Details
8Plantations in Pet Coke and green belt areas of Panipat Refinery and Petrochemical Complex Details
8Civil works for execution of various process schemes inside refinery Details
8Procurement of Bearings at refinery Details
8AMC for carrying out various Instrumentation works under MOC jobs at refinery Details
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8Subsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 35.55 in 5 months: Pradhan Details
8Vedanta Cairn Oil and Gas planning to invest Rs 650 crore to develop Andhra block Details
8Oil prices to range between $35-40 in 2020, may cut India’s oil import bill 8 per cent Details
8HPCL commissions its first petrol pump in Bhutan Details
8GAIL in talks to buy stake in ACME Solar Holdings Details
8Coronavirus: Petrol pumps in Mumbai region want to operate only for 10 hours daily Details
8Moody's downgrades Occidental Petroleum's debt rating to 'junk' Details
8'Oil slump to help offset coronavirus' impact on economy' Details
8Demand for petrol, diesel falls even on lower retail prices Details
8Shell books supertanker to store crude oil at sea: sources Details
8Coronavirus spread: Tumultuous time ahead for energy market, says Cornwall Insight Details
8Oil rockets nearly 20 per cent as investors hail coronavirus stimulus spending - for now Details
8Oil industry may fill global storage in months as record glut builds Details
8Oil and gas lease bidding in Gulf of Mexico drops anew Details
8Majors look to store jet fuel at sea as air travel drastically curbed Details
8BP prepares to store jet fuel at sea as glut looms Details
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8ONGC has issued clarifications on GST payments to offshore rig operators
8Overhauling job coming up for ONGC's MODU Sagar Vijay Details
8Project Name: Laiplingaon Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 271 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited RFQs for the 5 well exploratory drilling project in Sivasagar District of Assam have been delayed on account of delay in TOR extension.
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DSF Round-1 operators are halting work, now tha crude prices are below the $30 mark. financial slowdown that is currently going on, work on the project. Here is one pretty well known private operator who has done it.
8Project Name: Prominent DSF Round-1 field
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description:The operator seems to have partially halted work, amidst the financial slowdown that is currently going on, work on the project. 
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8IOC's 33,500 work force may face some trimming.
8New parameters to cull out the inefficient and those with integrity problems have been evolved Details
8Project Name: Sangli and Satara Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 300 crore
8Project Description:Gas is expected to be drawn from GAILs Dabhol-Bangalore Natural Gas Pipeline through a spurline to Sangli.
8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
RFQs for equipments for CGS station and auxiliaries are expected by Q4 2020.
RFQs for CNG compressors and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q1 2021.
RFQs for CNG dispensers are expected by Q1 2021.

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Project Name: Ahmednagar and Aurangabad Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 300 crore
8Project Description: Gas is expected to be drawn from IOCL Koyali-Ahmednagar-Solapur Natural Gas Pipeline through the Ahmedpur spurline.
8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
 RFQs for equipments for CGS station and auxiliaries are expected by Q4 2020.
 RFQs for CNG compressors and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q1 2021.
 RFQs for CNG dispensers are expected by Q1 2021.

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8Now that ES Ranganathan, the current MD of Indraprastha Gas Ltd is moving on to his parent company as marketing director, who is likely to replace him at the CGD entity?
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Has Petronet LNG abandoned its plans to invest in Tellurian's LNG facility at Driftwood?
8It has hired a new consultant now to look for fresh long term quantities.
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Ammonia Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 2773 crore
8Project Event: The project is likely to be submitted for environmental clearance in April 2020. The company needs Rs 600 to 700 crore addition capex which is still under process. The RFQ for the contractor is likely to be released in April in place of March 2020 due to a delay in capital approval as well as protracted internal discussions.
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NPK-TSP-GSSP Greenfield Project

8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: The proposal for the term of references has been granted for environmental clearance and the proposal for the environmental clearance is likely to be submitted in April 2020. RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
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Tata Projects is notorious for its ability to bargain down the price to be paid to a vendor
8But with this global technology supplier for a refinery project, its attempts to bring down the price tag did not bear fruit
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8Project Name: Development Drilling and Production
8Project Cost: Rs 2393.51 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the hiring of equipment and oil field services is expected by May end 2020 instead of March
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8Project Name: Bhuvanagiri Development Drilling
8Project Cost: Rs 3750 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the hiring of EIA services is expected by May end 2020.
-- RFQ for the hiring of a Horizontal Drilling services is expected by May end 2020.
-- RFQ for the hiring of an EPC contractor for EPS expansion is expected by June 2020.
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The coronavirus seems to be impacting the oil & gas industry in peculiar ways
8Here is one Rs 1300 crore E&P project, with a 37-well exploratory drilling plan, where a long pending public hearing process has been put off on account of the virus attack
8In the meanwhile, ONGC owned rig mobilization tender will be floated post the conduct of public hearing. The equipment required for the project will be Mud logging, Slickline and Wireline Services.
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PLL has lost the argument for a reduction in the price of long term LNG with Qatargas
8"It is unlikely that the argument can be revived anytime soon," industry sources said
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8Project Name: Chatra and Palamu Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: The project is under its first phase. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Jamshedpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dharama Natural Gas Pipeline through a spur line to Chatra spur-line.
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Project Name: Balliari and Gadag Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: The project is under its first phase. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Dhabol-Bangalore Natural Gas Pipeline through a spur line to Gadag
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Project Name: Kakinada-Srikakulam Greenfield Natural Gas Pipeline (APGDC)
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Project Cost: 1632 crores
8Project Description: MECON fails to get automatic second phase PMC contract
8Find out what kind of RFQs are coming up ahead
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8Project Name: Sidhi and Singrauli Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: The project is under its first phase. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Thulendi-Phulpur Natural Gas pipeline through via virtual pipeline to Sidhi.
8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of underground steel pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q4, 2020.
 RFQs for laying and construction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q4, 2020.
RFQs for equipments for CGS station and auxiliaries are expected by Q4 2020.
RFQs for CNG compressors and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q1 2021.
RFQs for CNG dispensers are expected by Q1 2021.

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8Project Name: Bilaspur, Hamirpur, and Una Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: The project is under its first phase. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Dadri-Bawana-Nangal Natural Gas Pipeline through A Nangal-Una virtual pipeline.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of Rotameters at refinery Details
8Annual Rate Contract for overhauling of Electrical Motors Details
8Supply, Installation & Commissioning of Rockwell PLC Hardware Details
8Procurement of 10 inch Turbine Flowmeters Details
8Supply of Pipe Fittings as per tender Details
8Supply of Valves Details
8Supply of Mass Flow Meters Details
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8IOC plans LPG bottling plant in Mizoram, upgrade 100 retail Details
8Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged on Tuesday Details
8ONGC starts pumping gas from KG block Details
8OMCs look at more spot buying of crude with prices falling Details
8Nayara Energy to invest Rs 6,100 crore to set-up 450 KTPA polypropylene plant at Vadinar Details
8Lower spot LNG prices may boost margins of city gas distribution companies Details
8Domestic fuel demand drops 10 per cent as coronavirus spreads Details
8Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce & Industry flays govt for hiking fuel price Details
8Businessmen up in arms against excise duty on fuel Details
8US could start buying crude for strategic reserve in two weeks Details
8Asian refiner profits for transport fuels plunge on virus-fighting measures Details
8France's Total makes gas discovery in the North Sea Details
8Virus-hit Gulf has little room to boost revenue after oil price shock Details
8Crude oil futures rise 2.96 pc on global cues Details
8China makes biggest price cuts on retail gasoline, diesel since 2013 Details
8Kosmos Energy scraps dividend, cuts spending on oil price plunge Details
8Crude oil prices jump over $1 as sharp falls draw bargain buyers Details
8UK: Gas Undersupply lifts day-ahead contract, curve slips on demand woes Details
8Brent's discount to Dubai Swaps widens to new record of $3.08/bbl Details
8Glencore charters world largest tanker to store crude at sea: sources Details
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What kind of steps are US shale producers, most of which budgeted for oil between $55 per barrel and $65 per barrel in 2020, taking as of now?
8There are some U.S. shale companies who operate in fields where the average new well costs are below $35 per barrel. How are they thinking about the crisis?
8Saudi Aramco is cutting capital spending too, by how much?
8The current crude market is over supplied by around 5 million barrels per day, know more
8What are the global best practices to follow for the coronavirus?
8As prices fall, money managers raised their net long U.S. crude futures and options positions
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An Indian buyer of crude has hired a VLCC at the rate of $410,000 per day
8It is an unprecedented record
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E&P equipment and service suppliers may end up facing buyers' resistance now that crude prices are ruling at at a historic low.
8Globally, oil & gas suppliers have already been asked to provide discounts and it will not be long before the same story in repeated in India
8Find out more on how Indian markets are going to be impacted
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The US sanction is only on a Rosneft subsidiary, but big buyers have started keeping a distance not just from the subsidiary but also all deals related to Rosneft
8No one it seems wants to take the risk
8What should Indian buyers do?
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Find out more on what really happened to the accident involving a heavy-lift pipe lay vessel involved with L&T's Cluster-8 development project in the western offshore area
8The project involves three new wellhead platforms, one new wellhead-riser platform and  includes 90 kilometres of subsea pipelines across multiple offshore segments.
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Asymptomatic transmission makes the COVID-19 an elusive enemy and different from its older cousins, SARS and MERS. The bubonic plague that left millions dead in the 17th century was a killer like the COVID-19. "It was impossible to know the infected people from the sound," Daniel Defoe wrote in his book on the plague, A journal of the plague year, "their hands would infect the things they touch," he said
8The number of cases is business?
8Here is a full guide on how the virus can impact you economically, and what are the various implications of this attack on us
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Cairn India had drawn up a $800 million exploratory budget for its new E&P blocks
8A total of 192 exploratory wells are to be drilled
8Seismic tenders have been awarded in the North East and other parts of the country
8With oil prices plunging, looks like the company has made changes in its capex plans and these may impact vendors who were already awarded jobs or were about to be awarded.
8Find out more on what are the company's internal crude price targets for exploratory and development drilling.
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What is the status on first gas from the block?
8Has gas started rolling out, and who is buying the gas?
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Technip had prepared the FEED for the Koyali refinery expansion project
8But capital approval has still not come in, it was expected last year, then again in January
8When is it likely now? Details
May 12 is the submission deadline for the slot of director marketing of IOC
8Know more about who are in the race
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Who is going to be the next ONGC boss?
8There is much speculation going around
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8Project Name: Shipahijala Exploratory Drilling
8Project Cost: Rs 2850 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the hiring of an EIA consultant is expected by June 2020 instead of March
Similarly RFQ for the hiring of seismic survey services is expected by Q3 2020.
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8Project Name: Aliabet Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 156.4 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's is expected to release the RFQs for the hiring of EPC contractor for the laying of a 4" diameter 35 km test line along with the laying down of flowlines for connecting with the 6" diameter 35 km common trunk line from the Aliabet field to the CTF Ankleshwar by May 2020.
8Project Event: RFQs for hiring of EPC contractor is expected by June 2020 now
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8Project Name: Dholasan Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Gujarat Natural Resources Limited is expected to release the RFQs for the hiring of equipment for its marginal field Dholasan by May 2020.
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Project Cost: 1600 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for EPC for laying of pipeline is expected by May-2020.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Procurement of Heat Exchangers Details
8Procurement of Switches and Lamps for panel of Coke Cutting System Details
8Supply of Centrifugal Pumps in refinery Details
8Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Works for Construction/ Development/ Modernization of various new and existing Retail Outlets Details
8Patrolling and Surveillance of Mangalore Hassan Mysore Bangalore LPG Pipeline Details
8Supply and Installation of Flow Computer for Debottlenecking project Details
8Supply of Self Regulating Pressure Control Valves Details
8Inspection, repair and high speed balancing of Compressor rotors installed at refinery Details
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8Govt gains Rs 3,950 crore from 100 per cent ONGC payout amid oil price crash Details
8Bihar: Substantial fall in petrol, diesel sales Details
8India plans to top up strategic tanks with cheap Saudi, UAE oil Details
8Net margins of Oil Marketing Companies to remain high despite absorbing excise duty hike: ICICI Securites Details
8Fuel prices across the country fall as Oil Marketing Companies absorb excise duty hike Details
8Oil plunge sets off search for tanks, revives dormant Cushing storage trade Details

8Nomura maintains buy on GAIL, cuts target price to Rs 140 Details
8OPEC+ calls off Wednesday technical talks: source Details
8Developing nations may lose up to 85 per cent of oil and gas income this year: IEA, OPEC Details
8Shale gas pioneer Chesapeake Energy taps restructuring advisers -sources Details
8Oil prices jump $1 as recent sharp falls draw investors Details
8Oil and gas conference in US postponed over coronavirus pandemic Details
8Crude oil futures plunge on weak global cues Details
8Sharper cut in fuel prices possible if oil cos reduce margin Details
8Oil slumps again as coronavirus hits demand and price war bites Details
8China says cross-region oil and gas transmission fee set by central govt from May 1 Details
8UK: Gas Prices fall as lower demand from coronavirus spread weighs Details
8PetroChina snaps up 2 mln bbls of Mideast crude during Asia trade: sources Details
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Eyebrows are being raised over the kind of tolling agreement that IOC and GAIL is entering into for the Adani built Dhamra LNG terminal
8The following question is being raised; Did the duo enter into a deal for 4.5 MMTPA of LNG at the price of Rs. 60.18/mmbtu escalation at 5% per annum on use or pay basis for 20 years outside of a tender process.
8This reportedly works out to Rs. 1400 crore of payment to be made to Dhamra in the first year and Rs. 46000 crore over 20 years?
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HPCL's Rajasthan refinery may follow a "dual-speed" model, it looks like.
8What does that mean?
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From cutting production to keep supplies down so that prices stay high, the global crude market has suddently changed colours, entering into a grossly over supplied. phase
8Saudi Arabia is threatening to raise supply from 9.7 million b/d to 12.3 million b/d. and the UAE is joining in with output going up to 4.0 million b/d from 3.2 million b/d in February
8Goldman Sachs has indicated that there may well be a surplus of about 6.0 million b/d by April.
8This would require a need to either store or ferry this higher volume of crude.
8Freight rates have gone up to an unprecedented $370,000 daily. The sustainability of such rates however remains uncertain
8Find out more on how the crude market has gone berser
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Petronet LNG Ltd has begun a series of knowledge dissemination programs on the LNG industry
8"Gas is now playing an increasingly important role, particularly imported LNG. It is a knowledge intensive industry, and we want to ensure that key stakeholders are up to mark," an company official told this website
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ONGC's 10-vessel tender has been extended again
8Find out when is the next bid submission date
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The deal for supply of bulk CNG -- canvassed as 40-50% lower on water costs than than LNG --in the West Coast of India thorough custom-built seems to have run into trouble.
8Viability of this model --  that on a volume basis, and within a distance of 1,500km, where a pipeline isn’t a feasible option , CNG is the lowest cost gas transport solution for the commercialization of gas production.-- stands questioned, it is learned
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What is the latest status on the Sulphur recovery unit of Rajasthan refinery?
8The L-1 bidder's price is much above the reserve price set by HPCL
8So what is going to be the way ahead Details
8Project Name: Amreli District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited has been granted permission on May 27, 2016, to set up a CGD network in Amreli District of Gujarat. The entity won the project under the 6th CGD bidding round. The CGD network has a coverage area of 2817 sq. km.
 Gas is being drawn from GSPL's high-pressure natural gas pipeline network through Amreli spur-line.

8Project Event: RFQs for laying and constriction of underground steel pipeline network and associated works are expected later in Q4, 2020.
 RFQs for laying and constriction of underground MDPE pipeline network and associated works are expected later in Q4, 2020.
RFQs for equipments for CNG stations and auxiliaries are expected by Q2 2021.
RFQs for CNG dispensers are expected by Q2 2021.

8RFQ Date: Q4/2020
8Release Date: Q1/2021
8Start Date: Q1/2017
8Completion Date: Q4/2022
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Project Name: Dahej Vagra District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description:  Gas is being drawn from GSPL's Hazira- Ankleshwar natural gas pipeline through Ankleshwar- Dahej spur-line.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Hiring of UBD expert Professional for consultancy for Drilling with UBD Technology at Mumbai Offshore Details
8Hiring of Block Auditor for 9 Blocks to carry out the Accounts Audit for FY 2019-20 & 2020-21 Details
8Supply and Installation & Commissioning of Trailer Fire Pumps Details
8Supply of U Tube Bundle Assembly as per tender Details
8Procurement of Control Valve for DCU heater pass flow Details
8Procurement of Metering Skids (USM Based) for BGPL Project Details
8Hiring of Expert Services for Onsite Revalidation of Orifice Metering Details
8Annual Civil Maintenance Works at Compressor Station Details
8ARC for Climatizer for coke drum repair related jobs at DCU Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Abundant supply, lower prices make automotive LPG promising fuel for future Details
8Low crude rates to boost valuation of govt share in BPCL Details
8Kerosene subsidy removed via small price hikes over 4 years Details
8Hydrogen-CNG buses likely to hit Delhi roads from next month Details
8Oil & gas stocks drop up to 15 pc as crude dives; BPCL biggest loser Details
8Petrol, diesel could get cheaper by as much as Rs 8 by next week: Report Details
8IOC declares Rs 4.25/share interim dividend, govt to get Rs 2,060 cr Details
8Goa: Coastal body seeks green study for laying gas pipeline Details
8Govt raise excise duty on petrol, diesel by Rs 3 per litre Details
8Excise duty hike on petrol, diesel: Govt to garner Rs 39,000 crore Details
8Oil India signs crude sales agreement with Numaligarh Refinery Details
8Petrol price hike: Cheaper to fly in a plane than driving a car, says AAP Details
8NCP-Congress hit out at Modi govt for petrol, diesel excise duty hike Details
8Petrol price cut by 12 paise per litre, diesel by 14 paise Details
8Lower cut in oil prices ahead as oil cos factor in higher excise duty Details
8Saudi Arabia confirms extra April oil supplies to customers in Europe Details
8Saudi Arabia floods markets with $25 oil as Russia fight escalates Details
8Coranavirus case forces Equinor to pause Martin Linge oil project Details
8BP eyes lower spending after shares drop to 24-year low Details
8Oil prices set for biggest weekly drop since 2008 Details
8Oil-hedge strategy that failed shale in 2014 burns it again Details
8New platform increases Iran's oil production by 6,000 bpd - IRNA Details
8Oil slump worsens lowflation risks central banks can’t ignore Details
8Russia faces 2020 budget deficit of 0.9% of GDP at current oil prices Details
8Dip in natural gas price next month to benefit consumers, industries Details
8Oil giants set health checks for critical staff, work-from-home rules Details
8Aramco to cut capital spending over coronavirus; 2019 profit plunges Details
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Fertilizer industry gas consumption data is always difficult to get for an average gas supplier, outside of GAIL
8Here is a lot of data on the industry's plant-wise gas yearly consumption over two years in following terms
 -- Name of the unit
 -- Consumption in terms of mmbtu (GCV & NCV, gas quantity, marketing margin, transportation cost, VAT, CST, Octroi, Entry Tax, Rate/mmbtu)
This is an extremely detailed database wihch will be of great importance, as the data is rare and will help gas suppliers have a granular look at the fertilizer industry consumption matrix, given that it is the largest consumer of LNG in the country
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It is an extraordinary tale of innovation by a local refiner
8Its R&D team has patented what is called a "crude horoscope predictor" that generates crude oil profiles -- involving some 500 properties -- within an hour whereas conventional tools take around 3-4 weeks
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DAP/NPK Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 300 crore
8Project Event: A consultant has been selected for the preparation of the Techno-Economic Feasibility Report. Based on the feasibility report of PDIL, future action shall be planned. The Feasibility study is still ongoing, and in all liklihood, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020 in place of March 2020 due to delays.
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Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 4933 crore
8Project Event: The project is still in discussion for JV finalization, finalization has now been put off till April 2020. There is a delay on the part of the Department of Fertilises in finalization the process. RFQ for the PMC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
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8Project Name: Drilling Site Development
8Project Cost: Rs 30 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited was expected to release the RFQ for the chartered hiring of a workover rig with a capacity to drill upto 2000 meter for a 3 year period  in Februry but the date has now been put out off till April 2020.
8Project Event: RFP for a workover rig is expected by April 2020 now.
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Project Name: Refinery Residue Up-gradation Project
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Project Cost: 7000 crore
8Project Description: The owner has selected the PMC-cum-EPCM for the greenfield hydrogen-based residue up-gradation unit
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC is expected by May-2020.
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Ordinarily a black swan event like the coronavirus should have prompted crude carrier rates to race to the bottom
8But a chartering frenzy brought about a 10 foled increase in VLCC rates within a short 72-hour period
8How long are these rates expected to stay up?
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The forward curves for LNG are showing negative margins for LNG terminal owner beginning this month and going up to November, 2020.
8With European storage capacity at the brim, LNG prices could fall even further before terminal shutdowns take palce, not just in the US but elsewhere too
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8Project Name: Development Drilling
 
8Project Cost: Rs 5000 crore
--  RFQ for a EPC contractor
for FGGS, GGS, OCS, QPS at several locations expected by Q3 2020.
--  RFQ for a drilling rig is expected by Q3 2020.
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8Project Name: Development drilling project
8Project Cost: Rs 800 crore
8Project Description: The owner is embarking on a project involving development drilling of 21 wells but clearances are getting delayed.
8Project Event: RFQ for hiring rig services is expected by May end 2020 instead of Q-1 anticipated earlier.
RFQ for an EPC contractor for FGGS and the pipeline network is expected by May end 2020.
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Two more city gas distribution projects have been added to our database. Know what kind of business development opportunities are coming up ahead
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Project Name: Sirsa, Fatehabad and Mansa Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited has been granted permission on March 29, 2019, to set up a CGD network in Sirsa, Fatehabad and Mansa districts of Haryana and Punjab. The entity won the project under the 10th CGD bidding round. The CGD network has a coverage area of 4395 sq. km.
Gas is being drawn from GIGL's Maehsana- Bhatinda natural gas pipeline thorugh a spur-line to Sirsa.

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Project Name: Narmada (Rajpipla) District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited has been granted permission on September 6, 2018, to set up a CGD network in Narmada (Rajpipla) of Gujarat. The entity won the project under the 9th CGD bidding round. The CGD network has a coverage area of 2817 sq. km.
The project is under its first phase. Gas is being drawn from GSPL's Hazira- Ankleshwar natural gas pipeline through Rajpipla-Ankleshwar spur-line.

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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Annual Civil Maintenance Works at Malanpur, Kailaras Compressor Station Details
8Hiring Services for carrying out Housekeeping and Peripheral Services Details
8Supply of Gasoline Sulphur Reduction (GSR) Additive for FCCU-II in refinery Details
8Transportation of Bulk POL products MS HSD and Branded fuels by Road Ex Miraj IRD Details
8Providing Services of repairing Jobs of Steel & Wooden Furniture Details
8Two Years Rate Contract for operation of pet coke handling system of refinery Details
8Procurement of Natural Gas Regulators for BGRL/ BPCL CGD projects Details
8Hiring of Nitrogen Pumping Unit Services on Call-out Basis Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8RIL buys 2 million barrels extra Saudi oil for April loading: Sources Details
8BPCL buys 2 million barrels extra Saudi oil for April Details
8India's fuel demand rose 4.5 per cent in February Details
8Petrol, diesel prices continue to fall, significant cuts likely in next few weeks Details
8Petrol, diesel prices cut further as crude rates fall Details
8From YES Bank failure to oil crash: How India can deal with myriad of risks Details
8Facility to turn plastic into fuel in the offing in Haridwar Details
8Low crude rates to boost valuation of govt share in BPCL Details
8Saudi refuses to give extra April crude to at least three Asian refiners - sources Details
8Saudi Aramco shares down 5 per cent in early trade on oil price plunge Details
8Booking frenzy sends oil tanker rates soaring as OPEC opens crude taps Details
8Low oil prices heighten global oil and gas companies' financial risks: Moody's Details
8Chinese funds curb subscriptions to oil investments amid global price rout Details
8Australia's Santos says $2 bln Narrabri project referred to planning commission Details
8Shell CEO's 2019 pay halves after fatalities, revenue fall Details
8Petrobras cuts fuel prices in Brazil for first time since oil price collapse Details
8Abundant supply, lower prices make automotive LPG promising fuel for future Details
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Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The procurement and installation work is ongoing, bids for the Bagging Building, Wagon Loading Platform, Conveyor Gantry, Transfer Tower and Pipe Rack Structure for the Ammonia-Urea Fertilizer plant have been released but the due date had to be extended from 31 January 2020 to 3 March 2020 but due to lack of bidders. Eventually, the tender was canceled on 5 March 2020. The company is also planning to re-release the tender at the first week of April 2020. The project is likely to be commissioned in December 2021 and not earlier as was envisaged.
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Ammonia-V Revamp Project
8Cost - Rs 102 crore
8Project EventThe detail engineering has been completed, NIT for the ammonia wash column & ammonia chiller knock out drum and surge vessel is out and the bid due date is 19 & 17 March 2020 respectively. PDIL is the PMC. The material indenting process is ongoing, NIT for the Hot Water Preheater & Syngas Interstage Chiller have due dates on 8 April 2020. A tender for an ammonia chiller has a bid closing date iof 4 April 2020. Interesting finding bidders in adequate numbers or qualification seems to have become a problem
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8Project Name: Bengaluru Rural and Urban Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: GAIL Gas Limited, has been granted permission on February 18, 2015, to set up a CGD network in Bengaluru Rural and Urban districts of Karnataka. The entity won the project under the 4th CGD bidding round. The CGD network has a coverage area of 4395 sq. km.
8For an overall timeframe of 5 years, GGL is expected to provide 131156 piped natural gas connections and lay 1582.2 inch-km of steel pipeline. The project is under its first phase. The second phase of the project is expected to start by end of this year. MECON Limited is the EPMC for the said project.
8Gas is being drawn from GAIL's Dabhol-Bangalore natural gas pipeline thorugh a spur-line to Bangalore. The operator had also floated a tender for EPMC for the phase 2 of the project with submission date on March 5, 2020. The operator has floated tender ball valves with end date on March 16, 2020.
8The project will require line pipes; carbon steel pipes; polyethylene pipes; galvanized iron pipes; copper tubes; piping system components such as pipeline valves, stud bolts, and nuts; pressure relief valves, slam-shut valves, steel gate, globe, and check valves; metal ball valves; steel pipeline flanges; steel line blanks; gaskets; copper fittings; pressure safety equipments such as regulators, slam shut valves and creep relief valves; filters; metering equipments such as pressure gauges, gas meters, orifice meters; odorizing units; compressors; pumps; etc.
8Project Event: Find out more on what kind of RFQs can be expected going ahead
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What is the latest status on 2G bio-refinery projects in India. Has the initiative fizzled out after the award of one contract in the petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan's home state to Tata Projects
8There are doubts over both technology and project viability. Costs are turning out to be more than what was earlier accounted for
8For new projects, the management is now withholding capital sanction
8Here is an example of what is going on
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8Project Name: MN-ONHP-2018/4 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited has awarded the contract for the hiring of services for 3D seismic data acquisition and processing of 330 sq. km. Find out to who and at what cost.
8Project Event: RFQs for EIA consultant for the block is expected by May 2020.
RFQs for charter hire of drilling rig package is expected by Q1 2021.
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8Project Name: MN-ONHP-2018/3 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited has awarded the contract for the hiring of services for 3D seismic data acquisition and processing of 330 sq. km in MN-ONHP-2018/3 block for a bid price of Rs 68.24 crores.
8Project Event: RFQs for EIA consultant for the block is expected by May 2020.
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8Project Name: GSKW Offshore Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 600 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited has awarded the contract for the pre-drill EIA and EMP studies for KG/OSDSF/GSKW/2018. Find out who it was awarded to. In the meanwhile, the tender for well engineering and well supervision for drilling and testing shallow offshore appraisal/ development wells is yet to be issued to the shortlisted parties ie Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and a few others. Furthermore, RFQs for a Mobile Shallow Offshore Drilling Unit (Jack up / Mat Type) are expected soon.
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8Project Name: MN-ONHP-2018/1 -C2 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 150 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited has awarded the contract for the hiring of services for 2D seismic data acquisition and processing of 1002 LKM in MN-ONHP-2018/1 Cluster 2 block in Mahanadi Basin.
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8Project Name: MN-ONHP-2018/5 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 150 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited has awarded the contract for the hiring of services for 1002 LKM 2D and 400 LKM 3D seismic data acquisition and processing in MN-ONHP-2018/5 block in Mahanadi Basin
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Why has the 3D seismic survey market become monopolistic?
8This is because long established players have exited the business
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Offshore 3D shallow water data acquisition has become a monopolistic business
8Just one company seems to be dominating it, leaving the likes of ONGC with no option but to end up awarding a big contract to the sole bidder
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of Howden Thomassen Make Hydrogen Compressor Spares Details
8Marine cargo insurance coverage for chartered liability for LNG imports Details
8Supply fabrication and laying stainless steel pipes and associated flanges for providing ATF storage tank sampling lines Details
8Providing Software Support Services Details
8Installation & Commissioning of Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing System Details
8Procurement of stainless steel pipes and fittings Details
8Procurement of around 128 crore litres of bio diesel Details
8Procurement of Butterfly valves Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Petrol, diesel prices cut by over Rs 2 today Details
8Slump in crude prices could mar BS Yediyurappa’s plan to leverage revenues Details
8Essar to further cut down debt by 70 per cent in last leg of deleveraging exercise Details
8Cut oil prices, demands Congress Details
8Indian Oil to supply BS-VI fuels with world-class norms in Telangana from April 1 Details
8From waste to fuel: How Doon is leading the way in setting up plastic banks for sustainable management of trash Details
8Cut excise on petroleum products to lower prices: PHDCCI Details
8Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline in advanced stage of completion Details
8Oil falls sharply as US bans travel from Europe over pandemic Details
8Oil-producing US states to lose revenue as crude prices collapse Details
8OPEC slashes 2020 oil demand view on coronavirus, sees more downside Details
8Saudi oil price cut piles pressure on Russian oil export blends Details
8Saudi provisionally charters 19 supertankers, six to US as global oil price war heats up Details
8US crude output growth to slow, oil prices to slump Details
8Russia to OPEC: deeper oil cuts won't work Details
8Russia's Lukoil calls for oil producing states to cooperate over virus impact Details
8Lower oil prices to provide tailwinds to Indian economy: Kotak Details
8Oil price collapse sours $310-million deal for failed shale producer Details
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India has come a long way from the early eighties, when the indigenous component in the capital goods industry in the refinery segment was a mere 10-15%. Currently, the levels are at 85-90%
8In petrochemicals and gas processing, however, the foreign component in capital goods is significantly higher
8This is the reason why a foreign contractor can still deliver a competive package in petrochemicals and gas processing better than a domestic one.
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The fall in crude prices is bad news for gas producers in India
8RIL's 5 msmcmd of gas, which was auctioned away earlier at slopes to Brent which were significantly lower than those of PLL with Qatar Gas, will bring in considerably lower money if crude prices, which have crashed last week, remain lower by the time supplies actually begin.
8We know for sure that ONGC's breakeven levels for KG-DWN-98/2 gas is above $6/mmbtu but we do not know what exactly is RILs' breakeven price is for its R-Cluster gas, only that it is lower than that of ONGC on account of infrastructure already in place in the field
8While the breakeven level is not known,  RIL's gas revenue calculations are simple, and the website carries them in the Details section,
8Also,  gas producers are now squeezed between a rock and a hard place, as both pricing bandwidths, spot gas and oil indexed prices, to which free pricing in India is now inextricably linked, are witnessing unprecedently depressed levels. Spot JKM levels were at $3.29/MMBtu on Tuesday, indicating that LNG cargoes would still be cheaper than oil-indexed term supplies after crude fell below $35/b but the gap with hub prices is narrower now. Details
There were quote a few in the race
8Find out who is likely to be the front runner Details
8Project Name: CB-ONHP-2018/2 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 384 crore
8Get an update on this project, what kind of RFQs have come, which RFQs are expected next
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8Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's plans for the sale of about 0.4 MMSCMD of gas at 15 kg./cm2 pressure from the Khubal Block (AA-ONN-2001-1) in Tripura have some buyers, it seems
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The PNGRB is not providing much cushion for those who are infringing on other geographical areas (GAs) to set up their facilities
8A series of ruling have established that every entity must stay within its defined area of operation
8Here is one more instance where, a CGD entity has been told to stay off the grass on the other side.
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Get to know more about why the LNG producers market is countercyclical in nature
8Even though gas prices are at an all-time low, and there is a no requirement for new capacity as of now, there is still a lot of enthusiasm to build more
8The US government is also being pressurized by potential capacity builders to do more.
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8Project Name: Vadodara District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: 
8Gas is being drawn from GAIL's Dahej-Vijaipur Natural Gas Pipeline Network through a spur line to Vadodara. The operator has floated tenders for GI pipes and CNG stationary cascades.
8But more RFQs are expected going ahead
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A product pipeline expansion is coming up
8The price tag is high at nearly Rs 4000 crore
8RFQs are expected ahead for pipes and pumps
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More Chinese LNG buyers have invoked force majeure caveats to postpone LNG purchases.
8But force majeure cases are rarely straightforward and even a specific reference to a potentially relevant event (like ‘epidemic’, ‘quarantine restrictions’, or ‘acts of government’ under an SPA would not  typically guarantee force majeure relief. In most cases, and depending on the applicable law, the buyer will still need to fulfil several contract-specific requirements, as per the definition of force majeure under the  relevant SPA.
8At this point, there are five possible outcomes of the force majeure notices (filed and expected to be filed) by Chinese LNG buyers are possible.
8Are there lessons here for Indian buyers as well?
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Get a full perspective on what is going on in the oil & gas market as of today
8In the aftermath of the bloodbath, what is in store?
8How far down the line is a recovery?
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When it comes to the maritime industry, what kind of guidance are to be followed to ensure safeguards against the coronavirus?
8A standard operating procedure has been set
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Procurement of LPG cylinders fitted with self closing type LPG cylinder valves to various LPG bottling plants Details
8EOI for providing services for preventive maintenance of motors at refinery Details
8Supply of Spare Stud for Breech Lock Exchanger Details
8Supply of Jacketed Ball Valves Details
8Overhauling/ Servicing, Testing and Boxing up of Butterfly valves at CPP3/ Utilities Details
8Supply of LP Flash Drum Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Oil looks set to turn Narendra Modi’s friend once again Details
8Dharmendra Pradhan lauds women's contribution in steel, oil sectors Details
8Oil price fall good for India, yet stocks crash. Will sanity prevail? Details
8India's oil import bill may halve if current crude price holds Details
8Will continue with capex plans: Shashi Shanker, ONGC chairman Details
8Irony: Crude oil price collapse helps U.S. natural gas market Details
8India will benefit from drop in oil prices, says BJP's Gopal Krishna Agarwal Details
8Cairn expects arbitration award in retro tax case by this summer Details
8Oil price fall a net negative for global economy: Morgan Stanley Details
8Oil demand set for first contraction since 2009 due to coronavirus: IEA Details
8IEA warns oil producers against playing 'Russian roulette' Details
8Saudi Arabia, oil giant Aramco bonds plunge as oil dives Details
8NCLAT upholds CCI order on Adani Gas for abuse of dominant position Details
8Coronavirus outbreak may shrink global crude oil demand: IEA Details
8Decoded: The oil market meltdown and its global impact Details
8Canadian government says slumping oil prices are a major concern Details
8Saudi Arabia, Russia raise stakes in oil production standoff Details
8Amid Saudi-Russian oil price war, other OPEC states sound alarm Details
8Biofuels can greatly reduce carbon emissions: Study Details
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Not all industrial clusters are like Morbi, and even if the National Gas Tribunal orders are implemented, many clusters may not see a huge surge in gas volumes
8What is the anticipation of the user industry to the creation of a gas hub? Will it make a big difference? Not for now, says users
8Will KG Basin gas, particularly from RIL's R-Cluster field be cheaper than other sources of gas?
8Is there a likelihood that the gas pricing formula for domestic gas will be fine tuned in the face of a strident demand from ONGC and OIL?
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Get an update on what is up with BPCL's Rajasthan refinery at Barmer
8A high-level review meeting was held last week
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ONGC's 10-vessel tender submission date has been put off again.
8Earlier it was thought there was just one recalcitrant bidder who was holding it up.
8Now it appears there are two.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Sale of various used/ scrapped Material of refinery Details
8Supply of Hydrated Lime for Raw Water Treatment Plant Details
8Expression Of Interest for supply of around 253 Crore Litres of Anhydrous Denatured Ethanol Details
8CPP-1,2 & Flare Gas Recovery System (FGRS) Operation Details
8Supply of Spark Proof Chain Pulley Block Details
8Supply of Flameproof Split Type Air Conditioners for use in Analyzer Shelters in Plant Area Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8RIL is India's Exxon, AT&T, Amazon rolled into one: Bernstein Details
8Yediyurappa taps fuel, liquor for revenue mop-up as Karnataka coffers run dry Details
8HPCL chief says falling rupee will push up borrowing cost Details
8No green nod for gas, oil digs in Tamil Nadu since 2015: Centre Details
8Govt invites bids for sale of BPCL Details
8Oil war triggered by Saudi price cuts to benefit India immensely Details
8Congress attacks govt over bid to sell stake in BPCL Details
8Saudi Arabia to hike oil output above 10 million bpd in April after OPEC+ deal collapse Details
8Kazakhstan in talks with PetroChina after force majeure on gas supplies Details
8No Opec deal to cut prices Details
8Iran oil minister hopes for compromise on oil production cuts Details
8Ecuador's Petroamazonas to launch $148 million drilling campaign to boost oil output Details
8Oil prices nosedive after OPEC+ deal collapses Details
8U.S. discussing non-renewal of Chevron's Venezuela waiver, moves to cut oil trade Details
8Saudi Arabia slashes April crude oil prices after Opec’s supply pact collapsed Details
8Oil price dives as OPEC, Russia fail to agree on production cut Details
8Venezuelan government detains more than 30 PDVSA workers Details
8Trump administration seeks more time to respond to court ruling on biofuel waivers Details
8As demand crunch deepens, how far can crude oil price plummet? Details
8Oil plunges about 30 per cent after Saudi Arabia slashes prices, opens taps Details
8OPINION: As Saudi Arabia blows up crude oil market, stand by for fallout: Russell Details
8Corona, split in Opec+ may bring crude relief Details
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Phosphoric acid Expansion Project 
8Cost - Rs 50 crore
8Project Event: The company is planning to hire a local contractor. RFQ for the Contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
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SSP/GSSP Greenfield Project  
8Cost - Rs 15 crore
8Project Event: The proposal for the term of reference has been submitted and discussion is ongoing, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in May 2020.
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The tender for platform and pipeline repair for the Neelam and Heera fields was hard fought
8And just when the L-1 bidder thought that it would get the contract, it was retendered
8Find out what went wrong
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Project Name: Gonda LPG Bottling Plant Greenfield Project
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Project Cost: 116 crores
8Project Description:Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) along with EPC contractor Optech Engineering Private Limited is carrying out the engineering activities to install an LPG bottling plant with a capacity of 120 TMTPA by constructing 3 X 350 MT mounded storage vessels at Gonda, Uttar Pradesh.
8Know more on what kind of RFQs can be expected going ahead
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H-Energy along with PMC contractor Engineers India Limited (EIL) is building and laying a 54 KM natural gas pipeline from LNG re gasification terminal at Jaigarh to GAIL's gas trunk pipeline at Dhabol.
8Get to know a km-by-km progress report on the pipeline, as the terminal cannot be commissioned without the pipeline in place
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We are updating two more city gas distribution projects on to our project monitoring software, both of which have expansion plans looking ahead. RFQ dates for both are specified, along with key contacts
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Project Name: Bathinda District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Gujarat State Petronet Limited, has been granted permission on June 27, 2016, has set up a CGD network in Bathinda District district of Punjab. The entity won the project under the 6th CGD bidding round. The CGD network has a coverage area of 3357 sq. km.
Gas is being drawn from GAIL's Dadri- Bawna Nangal Pipeline Network through a 50 km spurline to Bathinda.

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Project Name: Amritsar District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Gujarat State Petronet Limited, has been granted permission on May 5, 2015, has set up a CGD network in Amritsar district district of Punjab. The entity won the project under the 6th CGD bidding round. The CGD network has a coverage area of 5760.41 sq. km.
Gas is being drawn from GAIL's Dadri- Bawna Nangal Pipeline Network through a spurline to Amritsar.

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8Project Name: Hazira Gas Processing Plant Reverse Osmosis Unit
8Project Cost: Rs 20 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited is planning to hire an LSTK contractor for construction of reverse osmosis type water treatment plant at the Hazira Gas Processing Plant in Hazira, There is a long list of interested bidders, know more about them. The tender is available for bidding till 13th March, however another extension is planned for the same. The consultant is expected to lay out a plan for the construction of the RO plant. Further RFQs are expected shortly.
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Project Name: Crude Oil Handling Facility
8Project Cost: Rs 10 crore
8Project Description: Bharat Petro Resources Limited has released the RFQs for the hiring of an EPC contractor for the construction of a Crude Oil Handling Facility at ONGC's Central Tank Farm facility in Kheda, Gujarat. The last bidding date for the tender is 19th March 2020. In the meanwhile, BPRL has hired Kavin Engineering & Services Private Ltd as the consultant for the project.
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E.S. Ragnganathan, managing director of Indraprastha Gas, is the new marketing director of GAIL
8He was selected from out of a list of eight who sat for the interview
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Coke Drum Weld Seam buffing/ sandering and insulation retainers welding job in DCU Details
8Supply of Dry Gas Seal Support System DGS Booster Skid for Recycle Gas Compressor Details
8Capital maintenance of all six boilers and HRSGs of captive power plant of refinery Details
8Supply of Fittings at refinery Details
8Supply of Fasteners Details
8Appointment of Carrying and Forwarding Agents (CFA) Details
8Repair & Maintenance one time civil contract for SV Station Details
8ARC of NDT services for a period of 2 years Details
8Procurement of 50000 MT Petrochemical Grade Naphtha Details
8Transportation of Packed LPG Cylinders by Road Ex Purnea LPG Plant Details
8ARC for DCU Heater coil Pigging Mechanical Support Service activities Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Indian Oil, Parsvnath, BSNL face tax demand Details
8Petrol, diesel to cost more in Karnataka from April 1 Details
8Gujarat: Petroleum experts mine Kutch rocks Details
8Japan's Seven & i to drop $22 billion bid for Speedway gas stations in U.S. Details
8Switzerland's UBS hardens energy lending as 'sustainable' investments rise Details
8Oil falls, OPEC seeks Russian backing for deeper supply cuts Details
8Russia's Gazprom says has not suspended gas supplies to China over coronavirus :TASS Details
8Backed by industry, several U.S. states propose blocking cities from banning natural gas Details
8Qatar cuts February Marine crude price to $55.95/bbl Details
8China`s Petrochina declares force majeure on gas imports Details
8Russia's Novak to return to Vienna on Friday for OPEC+ talks Details
8UK: Premier Oil commits to carbon neutral operations by 2030 Details
8Coronavirus to more than halve forecast for oil demand growth this year: Rystad Energy Details
8Russia can cope with oil price drop if no OPEC cut agreed: Finance Minister Details
8US energy chief does not see coronavirus hitting China purchases under trade deal Details
8Notes show ExxonMobil 'attempted to influence' EU Climate Deal: NGO Details
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Shelf Drilling has its largest deployment of offshore rigs in India.
8There are a total of 8 rigs deployed
8And two rigs whose contracts ended recently were redeployed, again in India, one to the private sector
8Even so, the market conditions are not at their best, as the company as quite a few rigs stacked away
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The website carries here a month-wise forward curve extracted out of different projections for LNG supply, indexed to JCC (at around the price PLL is paying) in comparison to LNG indices such as JKM, NBP Europe and Henry Hub right up to the end of 2021 to show that while LNG prices are expected to climb, the gap with oil indexed prices while narrowing will continue to stay wide enough.
8The forward curve however provides some hope for ONGC and RIL for their KG Basin discoveries, that LNG prices will recover around the time that they are going full steam into production. RIL with a lower cost of production will make money by end of 2021 whereas ONGC may just about breakeven, going by these curves. Going forward, if LNG prices stay up, as they probably will, there will be money to make from the KG Basin.
8The important point to note is that current LNG prices are lower than that of coal, adjusted for efficiency, and policy makers can quickly take advantage of it to fire up India's stalled gas based power capacities. We have  some excellent data to show how this is so.
8The big surprise as of now is that Chinese LNG demand has revived, and it is up to mid-January levels. Overall increased imports are reducing floating storage of LNG.
8The LNG market has meanwhile shifted from backwardation to contango, so this is the best time for Indian purchasers to bring in as much spot LNG as they can.
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Cairn India is ramping up its gas production capacity in Barmer
8Find out what its plans are
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Fertilizer manufacturers are now seeking direct ex-terminal quotes for LNG
8With prices going low, non-urea manufacturers are being more adventurous with their purchases
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Effluent Treatment Plant Up-gradation Project
8Cost - Rs 101 crore
8Project Event: The proposal for the amendment has been sent to the concerned department. The NIT for the LSTK contractor is likely to be re-released in March in place of January 2020 due to a delay in the board approval and in sorting out technical issues.
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Delays in pipeline construction has a domino impact down the line. A series of power plants build on D-6 gas have become stranded assets as the quantum of gas meant to be supplied by RIL was not up to expectation.
Here is an example of a ready ammonia-urea energy project, waiting for completion of a pipeline project
8Cost - Rs 200 crore
8Project Event: It was meant to have been completed in March but the date has been shifted in to May 2020. due to delay in the Thiruvallur-Bangaluru pipeline.
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8Project Name: Shivpuri District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Think Gas Investments was granted permission on March 29, 2019, to set up a CGD network in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Dahej- Vijaipur- Dadri Natural Gas Pipeline through Kulwara- Shivpuri spurline.
The whole project is being executed in a phase-wise manner for which separate tenders will be floated. The contracts will be awarded or extended depending on the performance of the contractor.
8Project Event: RFQs for laying steel pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3 2020.
RFQs for laying of MDPE pipes network and associated works is expected in Q3 2020.
RFQs for equipments for CNG stations and auxiliaries are expected later in Q1 2021.

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8Project Name: Dahod District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited, has been granted permission on July 27, 2016, has set up a CGD network in Dahod district of Gujarat. The entity won the project under the 6th CGD bidding round. The CGD network has a coverage area of 3304 sq. km.
8Gas is being drawn from GSPL's Hazira- Ankleshwar Natural Gas Pipeline through spurline to Dahod.
8Quit a few RFQs are ahead
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8Project Name: Offshore Living Quarters Platform Development
8Our marketing facing analysts have caught a lot of movement on this front in recent days
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IOC is diversifying into fiber and yarn manufacturing
8It is a big investment of Rs 2000 crore
8But the project seems to be running into headwinds
8A PMC contractor RFQ was meant to come out but that has been put on hold. Find out why
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Project Name: West Godavari Greenfield Early Production System
8Project Cost: Rs 250 crore
RFQ for EPC contractor was expected by end February but expected later now
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Project Name: CB-ONN-2010/8 Block Onshore Oilfield Development
8Project Cost: Rs 150 crore
8The RFQs for an EPC contractor for a quick production facility and pipeline has been rescheduled
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of Hired Multi-purpose Support Vessel fitted with Motion Compensated Gangway System Details
8VGO HDS & DHDS Turnaround Package Contract in refinery Details
8Procurement of Coated Line Pipes Details
8Pipeline Jobs for MSV at Allahabad LPG Plant Details
8Supply of High Pressure Pipe Fittings Details
8Supply, Installation & Commissioning of Electrical Equipments Details
8Supply of CS Pipes as per tender Details
8Supply of Pressure Safety Valves Details
8Procurement of Carbon Rings of Turbine for Pump as per technical specifications Details
8Supply of 14 inch Leak clamps for commissioning of PHDPL Aug. Project Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8VE Commercial unveils BS-VI range of vehicles; says financing remains a cause of concern Details
8Market forces to benefit India, consumers; US gas can be competitive for India: FERC Details
8Coronavirus outbreak: Falling oil prices soothe India’s fuel prices and trade bill Details
8Gujarat: Nayara Energy’s expansion plans face green challenge Details
8Kochi: Transport authority to issue permits to CNG, LNG, LPG and e-vehicles only Details
8India's Rs 50,000 crore city gas investment plan gains viability on low LNG prices Details
8India's GSPC seeks LNG cargoes for March to November delivery Details
8Oil market faces surplus and needs balancing: Iran oil minister Details
8Govt detaches GAIL, OIL India, other PSUs from AGR case Details
8Libya says oil shutdown losses close to $2.6 billion Details
8Exxon outlines its steps to reduce harmful methane emissions Details
8US natgas glut swells, prices turn negative at Texas Waha hub Details
8Goldman cuts Brent outlook, says OPEC+ cuts may not prevent oil glut Details
8Crude oil prices rise as Opec+ moves closer toward deeper output cut Details
8Oil traders hit by unexpected slump in gasoil Details
8Coronavirus has had no effect on Iran's oil, gas production: Official Details
8BP, Santos carbon capture pact may rekindle dormant Australia plans Details
8Oil rise as OPEC, allies move closer to deeper output cuts Details
8Crude oil futures rise over 2 per cent on global cues Details
8Virus fears slash crude prices, and that’s good for many cos Details
8Coronavirus compounds Gulf economic woes as oil prices slump Details
8OPEC struggles to win Russian backing for big oil cut amid coronavirus Details
8Coronavirus has had no effect on Iran's oil, gas production: Official Details
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Oil indexed LNG prices are unlikely to be very near spot LNG prices anytime soon
8What is the implied scope of LNG spot price to Brent? Much lower than what the oil-indexed price is
8There is now a projection that 2021 spot LNG prices are going to stay lower, though not as low as they are now
8Also, even as JKM prices are at historic lows, Indian prices are lower still.
8As oil prices have not moved up, contracted LNG price has remained steady even as spot price plunge
8All of these movements are availabel in graphical formats
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Petronet LNG Ltd's dilly dallying seems to have sent Tellurian into a tailspin.
8It is an "emperor has no clothes" moment, the press seems to be reporting.
8The stock has cratered. Job losses are on the anvil, and the company seems to have gone into shock
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Valentine Martiime Ltd, Abu Dhabi, is implementing ONGC's crucial Pipeline Replacement Project-VI of ONGC, which involves laying of around 120 km of subsea pipelines in 21 segments and also replacement of pipeline segments in some parts as also topside modifications of 16 paltforms, installation of two riser protectors and demolition of 63 redudant risers.
8The total job was for $159 million
8The company is now clinching a new $44 million contract
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8ONGC HF, CT & Pumping Unit Services tender : Find out more on who will be bidding by today or will the submission date be deferred?
8Charter hire of AHTS, PSVs and OSVs: No more postponement, says ONGC Details
PRP-7 new amendments carried out : Find out what they are?
8Also know more on penalties for delay, they have been stepped up
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8Project Name: WB-ONN-2005/4 Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 516 crore
8Get an update on the project, including bidders for shot-hole services
8When are  RFQs for the hiring of EPC contractors for EPS installation expected
8Owner is planning drilling of 15 Development wells and establishment of Quick Production Systems (QPS)
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Our project monitoring software for city gas distribution projects is slowing filling up, and once macro analytics are run, it will throw up a whole lot of equipment and service wise business development opportunities for those selling goods and services in this segment. Along with key contacts for every business development opportunity, it is a great database to have. Even for virtual network builders, this database can be of big help. Our coverage is gone up to 60 CGD units, and we will cover the rest within the next three months
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8Project Name: Shivpuri District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Think Gas Investments Pte. Limited, in consortium with Think Gas Distribution Private Limited, had been granted permission on March 29, 2019, to set up a CGD network in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh. The entity won the project under the 10th CGD bidding round. Think Gas then requested transfer of authorization to Think Gas Bhopal Pvt Ltd, wholly-owned subsidiary of Think Gas Distribution Private Limited, which was granted on June 11, 2019. The CGD network will have a coverage area of 10066 sq. km.
For an overall timeframe of 8 years, Think Gas is expected to install 11 CNG stations, 27299 piped natural gas connections and lay 60 inch-km of steel pipe. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Dahej- Vijaipur- Dadri Natural Gas Pipeline through Kulwara- Shivpuri spurline.

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Project Name: Dahod District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited, has been granted permission on July 27, 2016, has set up a CGD network in Dahod district of Gujarat. The entity won the project under the 6th CGD bidding round. The CGD network has a coverage area of 3304 sq. km.
For an overall timeframe of 5 years, GGL is expected to provide 16714 piped natural gas connections and lay 1309 inch-km of steel pipeline. The first phase of the project has been implemented and the second phase of the expansion is being undertaken now.
Gas is being drawn from GSPL's Hazira- Ankleshwar Natural Gas Pipeline through spurline to Dahod.

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Project Name: Paradip Port- Numaligarh Refienry Greenfield Crude Oil Pipeline Project
8Project Cost: 6000 crore
8A whole of factors are delaying RFQs for this project
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There have been some major personnel changes in GSPC and affiliated companies.
8Gujarat Gas CEO loses slot but he has been reassigned to what is being termed as "another important position".
8Find out what the changes are
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8PG Boiler System Alkali Boil out during shutdown during April-May 2020 Details
8Fabrication, Erection, Welding of New Underground CBD Pipeline and Wrapping & Coating in PFCC Details
8Liner Replacement and minor Overhauling of both stages of net gas compressor Details
8Reformer catalyst unloading and loading in HGU3 during shutdown Details
8Cleaning of DHDT FD-33301 Feed Filter Cleaning by Ultrasonic Method Details
8Procurement of Exhaust Fans and Pedestal Fans Details
8Service and maintenance of respiratory protection system Details
8Carry out Radiography testing, Wet Fluorescent Magnetic Particle Testing (WFMPT) and Hardness Testing (HT) Services Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8CNPC's daily natural gas sales rebound to 500 mln cubic metres Details
8CPCL elevates S Krishnan as Director-Operations Details
8Coronavirus outbreak: Falling oil prices soothe India’s fuel prices and trade bill Details
8Belarus' Lukashenko appoints new deputy PM as oil row drags on Details
8Jet fuel woes set to linger as coronavirus sickens global aviation Details
8OPEC to try to stem oil price plunge amid coronavirus slowdown Details
8Crude oil futures up 1.87 per cent on spot demand, global cues Details
8Coronavirus puts shaky condition of debt-laden shale firms in spotlight Details
8Kuwait oil minister says optimistic on outcome of OPEC meetings Details
8Rising US LNG supply to make natural gas affordable for India Details
8Covid-depressed oil market to save India billions in import bill Details
8OPEC and allies to consider significant oil output cuts as coronavirus hits demand Details
8Libya says oil shutdown losses close to $2.6 billion Details
8Exxon outlines its steps to reduce harmful methane emissions Details
8US natgas glut swells, prices turn negative at Texas Waha hub Details
8VE Commercial unveils BS-VI range of vehicles; says financing remains a cause of concern Details
8Market forces to benefit India, consumers; US gas can be competitive for India: FERC Details
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In the shipping industry, the IMO 2020 and the coronavirus scare continue to wreck havoc.
8Also, it seems like what was right yesterday is turning out to be wrong today. Get to know more about swirling controversy over whether IMO 2020 complaint low sulphur fuel may end up being a bigger pollutant than high sulphur fuel, and also the counter argument to it
8Also, know more about why scrubber fitted vessels are eliciting increasingly lower premiums. Will returns ever turn negative from scrubbers?
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8The hunt for a new ONGC chairman after the current incumbent retires has begun
8B.C. Tripathi gets more intricately involved with the Essar Group. After monetizing some a lot of its assets, the Essar Group is now more focused on its leftover businesses. Know more
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Is competition whittling away GAIL's monopoly in the gas distribution already?
8Is GAIL's transmission and marketing mix already changing?
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Ammonia Storage Tank Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: The NIT for LSTK contractor is out and the bid due date is 7 March 2020.
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RFQ dates have been rescheduled for assorted EIA consultants, seismic surveys drilling rigs, workover rigs and production facilities in the following E&P properties
8Project Name: Mehsana, Kheda, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar Development Drilling; Project Cost: Rs 4253 crore. Click here for more details
8Project Name: MB/OSDSF/CA/2018 Offshore Block Exploration; Project Cost: Rs 350 crore. Click here for more details
8Project Name: Tulamura Block Exploration; Project Cost: Rs 100 crore. Click here for more details Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Repair and Maintenance of Pipelines at supports contact points for corrosion protection of piping network at Gujarat Refinery Battery Area Details
8Advanced NDT inspection of Pipelines under Culvert / road crossings / dyke crossings using LRUT Technique at refinery Details
8Supply, installation and training of auto Isometric Drawing generation software at refinery Details
8Piping Structural and other associated jobs for the process scheme provision of separate HP steam export header in RFCCU Details
8Supply of Mechanical Seal Spares Details
8Supply of Integrated Control and Safety System and Programmable Logic Controller Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8IGL to set up gas meter manufacturing unit to cut reliance on imports Details
8Tata Motors completes delivery of India's first LNG bus order Details
8ATF price cut by steep 10 pc; non-subsidised cooking gas costs Rs 53 less Details
8IGL will make gas meters, lines up Rs 1,100cr war chest Details
8Govt plans to enhance ethanol production, increase blending to reduce oil imports Details
8India pegs 2020-21 fuel demand growth at 3.1 per cent versus estimated 1.3 per cent in 2019-20 Details
8Demand-supply gap in biofuels shows we have only scratched the surface: Shishir Joshipura, Praj Industries Details
8IOC-Phinergy to begin metal-air battery field trials; in talks with auto companies Details
8Russia's Feb oil production at 11.29 mln bpd: Interfax Details
8Kuwait's oil minister appointed acting minister of electricity and water Details
8Indonesia's Pertamina to relocate $10 billion refinery project from Bontang Details
8Shipper of Rosneft's Venezuelan oil says it is ending the activities Details
8China's bunker fuel demand plummets as freight trade slows Details
8Oil up over 3 per cent as hopes of OPEC cut, stimulus counter virus gloom Details
8Putin, oil firms hold talks before meeting of OPEC and allies Details
8CenterPoint Energy sets targets to cut emissions Details
8Last date for bidding for oil, gas blocks pushed back a month to April 16 Details
8Oil rises a 2nd day as stimulus hopes, expected OPEC cuts offset virus Details
8UK advertising watchdog investigates Shell's 'drive carbon neutral' campaign Details
8Venezuela's oil exports rose 9 per cent ahead of wind-down expiration date Details
8Bahrain Middle East oil conference delayed by coronavirus Details
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The fertilizer industry is the largest consumer of LNG in the country
8Find out how the coronavirus attack is turning out to be a huge positive for the industry
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Our CGD roundup for the day includes two entities. Business development opportunities will be coming up in:
8Bidar District City Gas Distribution. Click here for more details
8Rupnagar District City Gas Distribution. Click here for more details Details
Project Name: Numaligarh Siliguri Product Pipeline (NRL)
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Project Cost: 468 crores
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The latest 2019 data is in on shipbuilding contracting globally
8And the data is not good
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Tellurian's Driftwood LNG terminal plans are adrift now that PLL is having second thoughts on following through with its MOU for investing up to $5 billion in the facility.
8The MOU has been extended
8But Tellurian has now been forced to apply the brakes on its plans, pending a PLL nod. Also, it is running headlong into financial distress. Details
8Know more on why the government's lookout for a new PNGRB boss may not be in accordance to the law.
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Ammonia-V Revamp Project 
8Cost - Rs 102 crore
8Project Event: Detaiedl engineering has been completed, The material indenting process is ongoing, NIT for the Hot Water Preheater & Syngas Interstage Chiller is out and bid due date is 8 April 2020, the company has also released the a tender for an ammonia chiller, with bid closing date on 4 April 2020. The commissioning has seen a delayed from April 2020 to November 2020 due to "inadequate bidder response" for some RFQs.
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Energy Saving-cum- Ammonia-Urea Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 540 crore
8Project Event: Critical equipment purchase is ongoing, construction has started, and equipment is reaching the site one by one. The project is likely to be commissioned in April 2021.
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Ammonia-V Revamp Project 
8Cost - Rs 102 crore
8Project Event: Detaiedl engineering has been completed, The material indenting process is ongoing, NIT for the Hot Water Preheater & Syngas Interstage Chiller is out and bid due date is 8 April 2020, the company has also released the a tender for an ammonia chiller, with bid closing date on 4 April 2020. The commissioning has seen a delayed from April 2020 to November 2020 due to "inadequate bidder response" for some RFQs.
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Energy Saving-cum- Ammonia-Urea Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 540 crore
8Project Event: Critical equipment purchase is ongoing, construction has started, and equipment is reaching the site one by one. The project is likely to be commissioned in April 2021.
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Indian buyers are tying to cut down on long term LNG while increasing their spot LNG purchases. Gujarat Gas, for example, is bring down its long term contract volumes with Shell as far as is possible.
8Lower spot prices are egging industrial clusters to switch to gas. For the Morbi ceramic cluster in Gujarat, preparations are on to handle 8 mmscmd. That is a big number for an industrial cluster by any yardstick in India.
8More clusters in Gujarat, and also elsewhere are  preparing to switch but then getting a network to draw gas may turn out to be the biggest constraint
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8Project Name: MN-ONHP-2018/4 and MN-ONHP-2018/2 exploration blocks
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited has started exploration activities in MN-ONHP-2018/4 and MN-ONHP-2018/2 blocks in Mahanadi Basin.
8Project Event: RFQs for charter hire of drilling rig packages is expected by Q1 2021.
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8Project Name: Angul and Dhekanal Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Bharat Gas Resources Limited, has been granted permission on August 10, 2018, has set up a CGD network in Amethi, Pratapgarh and Rai Bareili districts in state of Uttar Pradesh.
8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q4, 2020.
RFQs for CNG compressors and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q4 2020.
RFQs for equipments for CNG stations and auxiliaries are expected by Q4 2020.
RFQs for CNG dispensers are expected by Q4 2020.

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Project Name: Pata Petrochemical Expansion Project.
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Project Cost: Rs 751.45 crores
8Project Description: Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) along with Engineers India Limited (EIL) as the EPMC contractor, is expanding its Pata petrochemical complex by setting up a 60 KTPA polypropylene unit. TOR has also been granted. Engineers India Limited (EIL) was selected as the EIA consultant. Currently, EIA report is under preparation.
When is a licensor RFQ expected?
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Oil India Ltd has three shallow water blocks it picked up in an OALP Round
8Seismic survey tenders have been released
8Find out who are in the race
8And what kind of RFQs are expected ahead (the database for the three blocks are separately updated in the links below)
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8Cairn India is conducting a pan-India listing of contractors to do specific jobs instead of going with the field-wise model for its long list of exploration blocks
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8The top brass is already disappointed over how privatization is impacting their careers
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For Petronet LNG, it seems the numbers are not working out for a deal for Tellurian's Driftwood facility
8What are the base numbers coming up for PLL, in which, as per an MOU, it is meant to pump in a whopping $5 billion?
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Design, Supply, Installation & Commissioning of Pipelines Training Simulator for Pipelines Details
8Road Transportation of Bulk Bitumen in refinery Details
8Supply of complete Mechanical Seals and its Spares as per tender Details
8Coke Drum Hot Insulation with Scaffolding in DCU Phase III as per tender Details
8Supply of SS Plates as per tender Details
8Supply & Installation of Video Conferencing Equipment and Large Format Display in Board Room Details
8EOI from Compressed Biogas or Compressed Natural Gas or Liquified Natural Gas equipment manufacturers and suppliers Details
8Procurement of DCU Coker Crane AC Parts Details
8Procurement of Gland Steam Condenser Details
8Supply and installation of topping up unit for VCM at LPG Bottling Plant Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Ready for BS-VI supply, prices to go up marginally from Apr 1: IOC Details
8Indian refiners plan to wind down Venezuelan oil buys in April Details
8Research on to produce biomass LPG in 2-3 years: IOCL official Details
8LPG penetration is 100 % in Karnataka, says IOC official Details
8French major Total acquires shares worth over Rs 5,000 cr in Adani Gas Details
8Reliance Industries picks up 37.7 per cent stake in Alok Industries Details
8Virus impact: Crude fall to bring smaller oil import bill for India; dip likely to sustain Details
8BPCL valuation high, evaluating bid: Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Details
8CERAWeek energy conference in Houston scrapped over coronavirus worries Details
8Himachal Pradesh CM meets Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Details
8PMT Fields Case: UK court says Indian govt can’t contest its order Details
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The cost of 2G terminals are too high in India.
8And that is because both the technology and the cost calculations are all wrong.
8There is big legroom to cut costs.
8Cost economics are not favourable at this juncture with compared to fossil fuels, and government support is going to be needed
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The LNG price is at a historic low, but this may not be the bottom yet. American liquefaction terminals are at risk as of now.
8As long as there’s a positive difference between the U.S. loading price, less variable costs such as shipping, and the foreign sale price of LNG, offtakers will likely move cargoes from the
8United States, even at just a few cents per MMBtu.
8And the spread is appearing to be in the negative going up to October, meaning that US LNG terminals will be losing money
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