Power & Energy News Monthly Archive October 2017

OCT 13 2017

In Ludhiana, 20 Municipal Corporation buildings to be solar powered

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Ludhiana, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  Five more Municipal Corporation buildings will get solar panels as the company handling installation of roof top solar systems has demanded more space. Earlier, civic officials made ...

OCT 13 2017

Renewable equipment prices to fall further, says R K Singh

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  Exuding confidence that energy consumption will rise over 4 times Power Minister R K Singh today urged investors to invest in renewables saying the equipment prices will come down ...

OCT 13 2017

US giant GE offers to set up gas-based power plant in Punjab

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigarh, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  US giant General Electric has offered to set up a 2,400 megawatt gas-based power plant in Punjab, offering electricity at Rs 4.81 per unit only. The offer was made by GE to Chief ...

OCT 13 2017

TN urges Centre to supply more coal to prevent power outages

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  Tamil Nadu Minister for Electricity P. Thangamani has urged the central government to increase coal supplies as originally promised to avoid blackouts since the current supplies are ...

OCT 13 2017

Pay hike blunts CIL edge before sector opens up for commercial mining

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  Coal India workers may be celebrating the 20% salary increase they won after a hard bargain, but with every such hike, the monopoly state-owned company may be rendering itself ...

OCT 13 2017

Tamil Nadu seeks imported coal as stock situation turns critical

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  Tamil Nadu today urged the Coal and Railways Ministry to take steps to provide imported coal due to the critical stock situation in the state. In a letter addressed to the ...

OCT 13 2017

India cant drill solo to meet oil supply goals, says consultant

  • Rajesh Kumar Singh, Live Mint / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  India needs overseas help to raise production from its aging oil fields and meet its goal of lowering crude imports by 2022, according to consultant Wood Mackenzie Ltd. The ...

OCT 13 2017

Another 2 lakh households in Delhi to get clean cooking fuel: Pradhan

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  Speaking at the launch of prepaid smart cards (retail and fleet) by Indraprastha Gas Ltd for Compressed Natural Gas consumers, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra ...

OCT 13 2017

GEs first diesel loco reaches Mundra port

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  The first diesel locomotive of GE Transportation, which the company has to deliver to the Indian Railways, arrived at the Mundra port. It was shipped from the US on August ...

OCT 13 2017

ONGC may sell IOC stake to LIC in block deal to fund HPCL acquisition

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  State-owned ONGC is likely to sell some of its stake in IOC to institutional investors like LIC to part-fund its over Rs 34,000 crore acquisition of refiner Hindustan Petroleum ...

OCT 13 2017

Rationalisation of GST rates to give the petroleum sector a positive push: Dharmendra Pradhan

  • Bilal Abdi, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said further rationalisation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates will give the petroleum sector a positive push. The GST ...

OCT 13 2017

No plan to reduce fuel VAT, says Uttarakhand FM Prakash Pant

  • Yogesh Kumar, ETEnergyWorld / Deharadun, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  Following the announcement of Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra reducing VAT on fuel, the Uttarakhand government said that it has no plans of further reduction in VAT or ...

OCT 13 2017

L&T plans to bid for more ONGC work after Daman win

  • Rachita Prasad, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  Larsen & Toubro (L&T) expects state-run ONGC to finalise 3-4 projects worth around Rs 5,000 crore before March and would be bidding for them, the hydrocarbon head of the ...

OCT 13 2017

Here is why India is still shunning electric vehicles

  • RK Mishra, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  A steady momentum has been building up in India on the clean and renewable energy front. The government has been working to affect a radical shift in our energy production and ...

OCT 12 2017

Railway engines: Alstom starts production, GE gets first locomotive

  • Jyotika Sood, Live Mint / New Delhi, 12th October 2017 Published on : 12th October 2017
  • Created:Thu 12th OCT 2017

  In a fillip to ‘Make in India’, two railway locomotive projects coming up in Bihar at an estimated cost of Rs40,000 crore witnessed a flurry of activity on ...

OCT 12 2017

Mahindra looking at cost saving steps for e-Verito for EESL order

  • PTI, Live Mint / New Delhi, 12th October 2017 Published on : 12th October 2017
  • Created:Thu 12th OCT 2017

  Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is looking at various cost reduction measures, including lowering driving range of its electric car e-Verito, in order to be price competitive to ...

OCT 12 2017

India receives first GE locomotive under $2.5 billion deal

  • Sudheer Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 12th October 2017 Published on : 12th October 2017
  • Created:Thu 12th OCT 2017

  India today received first of the 1,000 high-power diesel-electric railway locomotives that are to be supplied by American industrial giant GE as part of a $2.5 billion agreement ...

OCT 12 2017

10,000 electric cars highlight steep path to India's ambitions

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / Bloomberg, 12th October 2017 Published on : 12th October 2017
  • Created:Thu 12th OCT 2017

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off India’s race to turn all new passenger car sales electric by 2030. The largest order has gone to a company that hasn’t ...

OCT 12 2017

Oil Minister Pradhan launches prepaid smart cards for CNG consumers

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 12th October 2017 Published on : 12th October 2017
  • Created:Thu 12th OCT 2017

  Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today launched prepaid smart cards for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) consumers in Delhi. The cards introduced by gas distributor Indraprastha Gas ...

OCT 12 2017

Pradhan challenges oil and gas industry to find a Super Basin in North-East

  • Bilal Abdi, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 12th October 2017 Published on : 12th October 2017
  • Created:Thu 12th OCT 2017

  Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan has challenged the oil and gas industry to find a “super basin” in North-East India. Research firm IHS Markit has coined the term ...