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India Gives Go-ahead for $2B incentive plan for Green Hydrogen Industry

Jan 04, 2023

India has approved an incentive plan of 174.9 billion rupees ($2.11 billion) to promote green hydrogen in a bid to cut emissions and become a major exporter in the field, the information minister said on Wednesday.The move is targeted to help India, one of the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters, achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. Reuters reported last month about India's plans for a green hydrogen incentive programme…

Guyana Eyes Offshore Oil, Gas Blocks Award to Indian Companies in Gov't Deals

Jan 12, 2023

Guyana is looking at awarding oil and gas exploration blocks to Indian companies as part of a broader hydrocarbon cooperation it is negotiating with India, the South American nation's president said on Thursday.Guyana, home to one of the largest oil discoveries in the last decade…

ONGC Names Rawat as Director of Exploration

Jan 03, 2023

India's national oil company ONGC has appointed Sushma Rawat as Director of Exploration. She prevciously served as Executive Director-Basin Manager, Assam & Assam Arakan.She takes over the reins as Director of Exploration from Rajesh Kumar Srivastava…

Japan's MOL, India's GAIL Sign Charter Deal for Newbuild LNG Carrier

Dec 21, 2022

Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and India's state-run GAIL have signed a time charter contract for a newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, and for joint ownership of an existing LNG carrier. The newbuild vessel will be built by South…

India Offers 42 Hydrocarbon Blocks in Latest Auction

Oct 11, 2022

India is offering 26 oil and gas blocks and 16 coal bed methane blocks in its latest exploration licensing round, according to the country's upstream regulator, as the world's third largest oil consumer seeks to boost local output.'There is…

India Will Weigh What Russia Has to Offer on Sakhalin-1 Ownership Revamp

Oct 11, 2022

India maintains a 'healthy dialogue' with Russia and will look at what is offered following an announced ownership revamp to the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told Reuters.   Russia last week issued a…

Report: Reliance Industries' New FPSO in Collision Incident Off India

Oct 10, 2022

India-based Reliance Industries' recently delivered FPSO Ruby on Sunday collided ‘lightly’ with an accommodation barge offshore the east coast of India, India’s Economic Times reported on the same day.The news website cited a Reliance spokesperson…

India's BPCL Signs MoU with Petrobras to Diversify Oil Sourcing

Sep 26, 2022

India's state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp said it had signed a preliminary agreement with Brazil's national oil company Petrobras PETR4.SA to help it diversify its crude oil sourcing.Indian state refiners rarely buy Brazilian oil. The Memorandum…

ONGC Inks Deal with ExxonMobil for Deepwater Exploration in India

Aug 19, 2022

Indian oil explorer and producer Oil and Natural Gas Corp said on Wednesday it signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with global petroleum giant ExxonMobil Corp for deepwater exploration in the country's East and West coasts.The two oil explorers…

US Says India Hid Russian Origin of Fuel Shipped to US

Aug 15, 2022

The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being used to export fuel made from Russian crude, through high-seas transfers to hide its origin, to New York in violation of U.S. sanctions, a top Indian central banker said on Saturday…

India's Imports of Cheap Russian Crude Surge Since Ukraine Invasion

May 30, 2022

India has received 34 million barrels of discounted Russian oil since Moscow invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, according to Refinitiv Eikon data, more than trebling the value of total imports from Russia, including other products, compared with the same period of 2021…

India Plans to Install 30GW of Offshore Wind

May 04, 2022

India plans to set up 30,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power capacity alongside 50,000 MW of solar capacity, the country's power minister said on Tuesday.'India has focused programs for capacity addition and accelerating the energy transition…

RWE, Tata Power Looking to Jointly Develop Offshore Wind Farms in India

Feb 21, 2022

Germany-based renewables giant RWE and India-based power giant Tata Power have agreed on a partnership to explore the potential for a joint development of offshore wind projects in India. 'India is an unexplored and highly attractive market…

India Asks ONGC to Sell 60% in Major Offshore Fields

Nov 11, 2021

India's petroleum ministry has asked state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp to consider selling a 60% stake in its two major oil and gas fields to private companies to boost output, a government source said on Thursday.India, the world's third-biggest oil consumer and importer…

India's Top Oil Refiner Plans 10,000 Electric Car Charging Stations

Nov 03, 2021

Indian Oil Corp (IOC) will set up 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations in the next three years and is drawing up plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its operations to aid the country's net-zero carbon target by 2070, its chairman said on Wednesday…

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