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Shell Acquires 26% Stake in Hazira LNG

Jan 10, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell announced that it has completed the acquisition of French oil major Total SA's 26 percent stake in the company that operates 5 million tonnes per annum-Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat, India.'Shell Gas, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc…

India Plots Exploration Licensing Round

Jan 04, 2019

India will start auctioning for 14 oil and gas blocks in its second exploration licensing round on Monday, giving freedom to the companies to carve out areas they want to drill.The blocks together hold undiscovered reserves of about 14,995 million tonnes of oil equivalent…

India's African Oil Imports Hit 3-year High

Nov 14, 2018

India's oil imports from Africa in October rose to their highest level since August 2015, after a fall in Brent's premium to Dubai swaps made African crude more attractive, tanker arrival data from industry sources showed.India's overall imports in October rose 14…

Afghan Launches India-Iran Shipping

Nov 12, 2018

Afghan Ministry of Transportation will soon launch a commercial shipping line with the assistance of the Islamic Republic of Iran to conduct business activities between Chabahar Free Trade Zone and India.IRNA reported quoted the Afghan Ministry…

Equinor Seeks Investments in India

Oct 31, 2018

Norwegian energy firm Equinor is exploring investment opportunities in India, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.'We are looking at India both from oil and gas, but also from the renewables. It's a very early (stage), but we need to be on the ground…

Total, India's Adani Join Hands in LNG Sector

Oct 18, 2018

French energy major Total and Adani Group have signed an agreement to jointly develop multi energy offers to the Indian energy market. This cooperation includes Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Fuel Retail.The Adani Group is an Indian private…

India's Petronet LNG says Talks to Invest in Qatar Have Slowed

Oct 15, 2018

India's Petronet LNG Ltd said on Monday its talks to invest in Qatar's exploration and production sector had 'slowed down,' as the company had not been able to reach an agreement on pricing with the Middle Eastern nation.'Qatar is still at a very preliminary stage…

India's Vedanta Wins 41 Blocks in Small Field Auction

Aug 28, 2018

India's Vedanta Wins 41 Blocks in Small Field Auction* Billionaire Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd has won 41 of the 55 blocks auctioned under India's first licensing round for small discovered fields-India's upstream regulator* State-run Oil India…

India's Small Renewables Firms Fighting Consolidation Wave

Aug 21, 2018

Small to mid-sized renewable energy companies in India are starting to look like attractive takeover targets as lenders and investors withhold funds, worried by the stiff competition, weak bond markets, low tariffs and high debt besetting the sector…

India Offers Incentives to State-owned Oil and Gas Firms

Jul 18, 2018

Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd and Oil India Ltd will pay royalty and cess tax only to the extent of their equity holding in oil and gas blocks given to them before 1999, Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting…

US Oil Exports to India Soar Ahead of Iran Sanctions

Jul 12, 2018

U.S. crude oil exports to India hit a record in June and so far this year are almost double last year's total as the Asian nation's refiners move to replace supplies from Iran and Venezuela in a win for the Trump administration.U.S. President…

India Cuts Iranian Oil Imports Ahead of Sanctions

Jul 11, 2018

Indian refiners cut imports of Iranian oil last month as they started weaning their plants off crude from the country to avoid sanctions by the United States that are set to take effect in November.India's monthly oil imports from Iran declined to 592…

DNV GL, EU to Promote Offshore Wind Market in Indian

Jun 19, 2018

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, is today showcasing the final reports in a study which demonstrates the commercial and technical feasibility of the offshore wind market In India.  Co-funded by the European Union (EU)…

India BPCL Seeks Extra Iran Oil Amid Sanctions Threat

Jun 01, 2018

Indian state refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp has requested an extra one million barrels of oil from the National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) for June, two industry sources said, amid a looming threat of stringent U.S. sanctions.The move by BPCL indicates…

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…

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