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India's GAIL Turns to Spot and Short-term LNG Deals

May 24, 2018

Indian gas utility GAIL (India) has switched its focus to short-term and spot deals for the purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to meet rising demand and hedge against price volatility, its chairman said.The move from longer-term deals comes as India builds infrastructure…

ADNOC to Supply First Oil Cargo for Indian Emergency Reserve

May 11, 2018

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) will supply the first oil cargo for India's strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) over the weekend, an Indian government statement said, becoming the first foreign company to lease storage in the country.India,…

India's First FSRU Based LNG Terminal Launched

May 03, 2018

H-Energy Gateway, the energy venture of Hiranandani Group, launched India’s first Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) based LNG terminal at JSW Jaigarh Port in Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra.  The Jaigarh Port is owned & operated by…

India Seeks Japan's Help to Build LNG Facilities

May 01, 2018

India asked Japan on Tuesday to help build infrastructure needed to boost the usage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in India and elsewhere in Asia, India's oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said after a meeting with Japan's trade minister Hiroshige Seko…

BP, Reliance Move Ahead in Deep Water

Apr 19, 2018

BP and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today announced the sanctioning of the ‘Satellite cluster’ project in Block KG D6. The companies are moving forward to develop the Block’s discovered deep-water gas fields in an integrated series of projects…

India, UK Govts Invest $711 mln in Indian Renewable Energy Fund

Apr 18, 2018

Lightsource BP and Indian private equity fund Everstone Group announced on Wednesday the creation of a 500 million pound ($711 million) fund to invest in renewable energy and clean technology in India.The fund, named Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF)…

GAIL India to get 90 LNG Cargos from U.S. in 2018

Mar 30, 2018

India's state-owned GAIL (India) Ltd on Friday said it would be annually receiving about 90 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Sabine Pass and Cove Point LNG terminals in the U.S. GAIL has long-term deals to annually buy 5.8 million tonnes U…

Energy Battle is More Than OPEC vs U.S. Shale

Mar 19, 2018

The market narrative consuming crude oil markets currently is the interplay between supply cuts by OPEC and its allies and rising U.S. shale output, with a side helping of Chinese imports driving demand. While there are solid reasons for industry participants to focus on these dynamics…

India's Oil Imports from Venezuela Hit Lowest in over 5 Years

Mar 13, 2018

Indian imports of oil from Venezuela have fallen to their lowest levels in over half a decade, shipping and industry data showed, as a severe economic and political crisis hits crude output in the South American OPEC member. India's oil imports from Venezuela averaged around 300…

First LNG from Cheniere US to GAIL India

Mar 06, 2018

Cheniere Energy and GAIL (India) today marked the commencement of their 20-year Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) to supply U.S.-sourced liquefied natural gas to India from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana, with one of GAIL’s first shipments departing from the facility…

Sembcorp Industries' Energy Arm Files IPO Papers

Feb 24, 2018

Sembcorp Energy India, an independent power producer, filed draft papers with capital markets regulator Sebi to float an initial public offering (IPO). The company, which has thermal and renewable power assets in India, is promoted by the Singapore Exchange-listed Sembcorp Industries…

India's Oil Imports Reach Record High in January

Feb 15, 2018

India imported a record 4.93 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in January to feed its expanded refining capacity and meet rising demand, ship tracking data obtained from sources and data compiled by Thomson Reuters Oil Research & Forecasts showed…

India to Auction 60 Small Discovered Oil, Gas Fields

Feb 07, 2018

India will auction 60 discovered small oil and gas fields with the potential to produce 194.65 million tonnes of oil and oil equivalent gas, the government said in a tweet after a cabinet meeting.Blocks that will be auctioned were originally…

Saudi Aramco Considering Expansion to India

Jan 30, 2018

Saudi Aramco, the state oil company of Saudi Arabia, is considering entering India as part of its Asian expansion, Nikkei said on Tuesday, citing Aramco's CEO who said that plans for an Indian refinery are crystallising. 'Saudi Aramco is looking at additional investments in China…

India to Auction 55 Oil and Gas Exploration Blocks

Jan 17, 2018

India will begin the auction of 55 oil and gas exploration blocks from Thursday under new rules, the country's first licensing round after eight years, as it seeks to unlock its vast hydrocarbon resources, the upstream regulator said.The…

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