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Feb 2020

Infrastructure is the key constraint in India's transition to a gas based economy.
8The evacuation pipelines are not, is how the world sees it
8And even as there is an urgent need to build pipelines, there are few who are willing to take the risk to build them
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Given the high volatility in the LNG market, there is a need for daily monitoring of movements
8Also, there is a requirement to track factors behind such movements
8The big question now is will US capacities shut down
8There are also bulls lurking around the corner, who claim that there are killings to be made
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8An additional 5 MMTPA of LNG capacity will be available round-the-clock with the award of a key contract last week
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Will Nayara's expansion plan be impacted by US sanctions on a key Rosneft subsidiary?
8Rosneft is the primary promoter along with Trafigura of the Indian refinery
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A shallow water offshore block is in need of integrated drilling services
8It is "do-it-all-yourself" kind of a requirement
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The marine fuel market has become increasingly muddy.
8Till sometime ago, scrubbers were in, and there were claims that they could recoup costs within one year
8But the narrative seems to have changed now. A cost analysis of vessels with and without scrubbers over a 15-year lifecycle indicates that it is beneficial for a ship to run on LSFO even if the price differential between LSFO and HSFO remains at the current level of $300 per mt.
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Petronet LNG Ltd was able to hold out against intense pressure from the US White House and concomitantly from the PMO to sign a deal with Tellurain Inc for an equity commitment
8On the bargaining table, PLL boss Prabhat Singh emerged a hero, holding firm against the might of the entire US administration
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Procurement of MOV Ball Valves for Krishnapattnam & Ennore Costal Installation Details
8Two Years Rate Contract for Operation of pet coke handling system in refinery Details
8Dismantling and Disposal of Existing CDU-I and FPU Unit Details
8Dig verification and repair work of Anomalies in JNPT VASHI Pipeline (JVPL) as per In Line Inspection report Details
8Procurement of Electromagnetic Flow Transmitters Details
8Shifting and Modification of Fire Water Network around Pipeline Tanks Details
8Procurement of Lifting Tools and Tackles Details
8Procurement of Plate Heat Exchangers Details
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8India's domestic gas demand at inflection point, to rise by 66 per cent in 5 yrs Details
8IOC invests Rs 3,000cr to upgrade Haldia refinery for BS-VI Details
8No reason why India won't see a V-shaped recovery from coronavirus crisis: Jehangir Aziz, JPMorgan Details
8Numaligarh refinery starts supply of BS-VI petrol and diesel Details
8Coronavirus outbreak: Petrol, diesel set to get cheaper as crude oil hits 13-month low Details
8PNGRB plans to allow lenders to replace defaulting city gas companies Details
8BS-VI fuel supply from April 1: IOCL Details
8HPCL buys 17.28 per cent stake in Petronet MHB for Rs 185.38 cr Details
8Oil rises on short-covering despite growing fears over coronavirus Details
8Chesapeake reports quarterly loss on lower natural gas prices Details
8UK GAS: Prompt prices inch up on lower LNG supply Details
8Indonesia's PLN signs initial 20-year deal to buy gas from Pertamina Details
8Saudi cuts March oil volumes to China by at least 500,000 bpd Details
8US considers more water recycling, including from oilfields Details
8EU imposes sanctions on two people over Turkey's hydrocarbon drilling off Cyprus Details
8Lebanon begins 'historic' offshore oil drilling amid crisis Details
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Progress is being made in pushing through the Barauni refinery expansion
8Work on hiring out the EPC packages for the refinery expansion has now begun
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Now that Manoj Jain has been elevated from GAIL's marketing director to chairman, the race for the vacant slot is hotting up.
8Find out more on who are in the race Details
8Drastic surgery in the Rajasthan refinery project may well be on the anvil, according to well placed sources.
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Every retiring or recently retired oil sector chief executive could take a shot at becoming the next PNGRB chief, now that incumbent DK Sharraf is retiring.
8Does former GAIL chairman B.K. Tripathi have a chance?
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Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The procurement & installation work is ongoing, RFQ for the bagging, buildings, wagon loading platform, conveyor gantry, transfer tower and pipe rack structure for ammonia-urea fertilizer plant has been released and bid due is extended from 31 January 2020 to 3 March 2020. The project is likely to be commissioned in December 2021.
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Urea Casale Revamp Project
8Cost - Rs 137 crore
8Project Event: The project has been delay by three months due to procurement work, all the equipment and services have reached the site. The revamp is likely to be implemented in April /May 2020 shutdown.
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The onland seismic survey business has become commoditized. Even so, only a handful of bidders are in the picture
8ONGC tendered out for 3D seismic services for the A&AA basin in three areas
8While the L-1 bidders were selected for three, in one area, where Alphageo is the sole bidder, it runs the risk of losing out on the tender
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Project Name: Paradip-Somnathpur-Haldia Greenfield Product Pipeline
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Project Cost: 1300 crores
8Find out what kind of RFQs can still be ahead
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8Project Name: CY-ONHP-2017/1 Drilling Site Development
8Project Cost: Rs 1400 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's RFQs for the hiring of EIA services for the 40 well exploration drilling programme in the CY-ONHP-2017/1 block in Cauvery Basin are expected to be released by Q2 end 2020.
8Project Event: RFQs for EIA services is expected by Q2 end 2020.
RFQs for the hiring of 400 LKM 2D and 50 SKM 3D seismic survey services by Q2 end 2020.
RFQs for drilling rigs is expected by Q4 2020.
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8Project Name: Raniganj South Field Drilling
8Project Cost: Rs 2500 crore
8Project Description: Great Eastern Energy Corporation Limited is believed to have issued a selective tender to various EPC contractors for the construction of 5 Gas Gathering Stations, Central Gas Station and interconnecting pipelines this month. As per a source related with the matter, the contracting process is expected to finish by April 2020. Furthermore, the drilling job is planned to be taken up next year and will involve vertical drilling of 144 CBM wells.
8Project Event: LOI for the production facilities is expected to be awarded by April 2020
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8Project Name: AA-ONHP-2017/19 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 100 crore
8Project Description: Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited is believed to have issued selective RFPs for workover drilling services and drilling tangibles to start exploration activities in AA-ONHP-2017/19 block in Assam in December 2019. The tenders for the project are expected to be awarded by Q2 2020. As per the sources, the drilling plan in the block is expected to start by Q1 2021. However, the FDP and other necessary clearances are yet to be granted.
8Project Event: LOI for the project is expected to be awarded by Q2 2020.
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Get an update on expected growth in LNG liquefaction capacity in 2020 and 2021
82019 was a record year for new investment in liquefaction plants
8While new capacity is coming up, what exactly is the breakeven price of LNG at which these projects are viable?
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Cheniere Energy Plc, with whom GAIL has an LNG offtake agreement, is also facing a blacklash from the Coronavirus.
8The momentum to sign up long term contracts has dropped.
8But Cheniere's business model is structured in a manner that the risk is on the offtaker like GAIL.
8The largest response to low prices has come from India
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Services of retrieval of pipes and fittings and transportation of pipes and fittings Details
8Cold Forged High Tensile Precision Hexagonal Head Bolts with Nut Details
8Pile Foundation Supports for Pipelines at VNWOT Details
8EPMC Services Pipeline at Patalganga Details
8Supply of Microprocessor based Flue Gas Analyzer Details
8Annual Rate Contract (ARC) for supply of 5 KVA Servo Stabilizer Details
8Supply of Sacrificing Anodes for Heat Exchangers Details
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8India's Petronet explores buying LNG under 10-year contract Details
8Moody's downgrades rating of HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd Details
8India's BPCL seeks LNG cargo for late March delivery Details
8BPCL looking at buying rare grades of crude oil at cheaper rates Details
8After Trump's India visit, Oil and gas imports from United States set to increase Details
8BP to quit main US refining lobby over carbon policy Details
8US renewable fuel prices climb 25 per cent after report on small refinery waiver program Details
8Lebanon to begin offshore energy drilling on Thursday Details
8Vedanta interested in BPCL, keeping an eye on valuation Details
8Crude Oil price falls for fifth day as coronavirus spreads outside of China Details
8WTI crude below $50 as coronavirus fears deepen Details
8Russia's Yamal says produced 18.4 million tonnes of LNG in 2019 Details
8PetroChina buys one out of three LNG cargoes traded on Platts' pricing process Details
8Malaysia's Petronas posts lower profit, warns of market volatility Details
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AG&P's Karikal LNG project is different in scope and ambition from other LNG projects in India. It is a smaller project, developed by a foreign company which is not an oil & gas major, and it is coming up in an area where demand is not going to be easy to cater to. Their model is more plug and play in comparison to other terminals
8What kind of LNG procurement policies will it follow?
8Will it look at spot or long term cargoes?
8According to the company, how long does it expect the current supply gap to continue?
8How does it plan to feed gas to its CGD entities?
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Find out more on why it may become difficult for oil prices to stay below the $60/bbl mark
8And it is not just OPEC action to cut production when the price goes low that will keep prices high
8There is another more fundamental reason.
8This will also concomitantly have an impact on the continuing spread between oil and hub indexed LNG prices
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ONGC's attempt to quicken up work at the Sagar Samrat Conversion Project, which involves converting a company owned rig into an MOPU, after it sacked one member of the construction consortium and joined up with the other, seems not to have yielded the desired result.
8Find out what has gone wrong with the deal, how it is contributing to the company's failure to meet its target production figures, with 15 already compelted wells in the WO-16 Cluster awaiting the delivery of the MOPU for a long time. Details
HPCL's Barmer refinery project, where some LOIs have already been issued, seems to have run into serious trouble.
8Hectic internal meetings are on between HPCL and EIL brass to find solutions to what is becoming an intractable problem
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What is the latest status on the bidding for the Petrochemical units of Nayara refinery?
8The due date for bid submission of bigs for packages were meant to expire this month
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Phosphoric acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 500 crore
8Project Event: Get in touch with project in-charge in case you want to sell equipment and services here
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Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The mechanical and commercial completion dates have been rescheduled
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8Project Name: MB/OSDSF/NMT/2018 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 300 crore
Tenders have been delayed from what was last anticipated
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8Project Name: AA-ONHP-2018/3 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Event: RFQs for seismic survey and seismic data interpretation are expected early in March now
But RFQs for EIA consultant is expected much later than when it was anticipated
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Project Name: Ethylene Cracker Unit.
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Project Description:The site survey has been done by a consultant. Capital approval will take time. RFQs for EIA consultant are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for EIA is expected by March-2020.
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Indian ports are taking a series of measures to keep the virus out of India
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Procurement of Wandfluh GMBH Make solenoid Valves and Proportional Valves spares Details
8Supply of RTD ( Resistance Temperature Detectors) Details
8Supply of Level Transmitters and Zener Barriers for Fire Water Tanks Details
8Civil SOR at Bilaspur RO Details
8Procurement of Pig Launcher & Receiver for Krishnapattnam & Ennore Costal Installation Details
8Providing Security Services at Mumbai Aviation Fuel Farm Details
8Procurement of MOV Ball Valves for Krishnapattnam & Ennore Costal Installation Details
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8Tamil Nadu: Now, ask for weight check, leak tests during LPG refill Details
8IOC to set up EV charging stations across Kerala Details
8India, US sign three pacts in health and oil sectors Details
8India's import of US oil jumps 10-fold to 2,50,000 bpd Details
8Oil minister Pradhan says India not responsible for global warming, will continue to use coal Details
8Trump warns of more U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan oil sector Details
8Coronavirus impact: BPCL snaps up 500 mn barrels of distress crude Details
8OPEC+ countries should not be complacent about coronavirus: Saudi energy minister Details
8Oil giant halts controversial drill plans in Australia Details
8Crude oil futures up on spot demand, global cues Details
8China opens fuel export taps as coronavirus slams domestic demand Details
8Saudi Aramco to shut its largest oil refinery on June 1 for 5-6 weeks Details
8Oil steadies above $56 as supply constraints counter virus fears Details
8Torchlight Energy strikes oil, gas at Orogrande test well Details
8Oil rises on short-covering despite growing fears over coronavirus Details
8Oil and gas imports from United States set to increase Details
8Falling LNG rates may hit discoveries: Industry executives Details
8India, US look at energy to bridge trade gap Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of portable mutli gas detectors Details
8Instrumentation Scope for Installation of Sulphur Analyzers in refinery Details
8Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of PT in existing Jyoti make feeder panel Details
8Supply Installation Testing and Commissioning of Central Space Heating System Details
8Supply of Governing System spares of CRU RGC Drive Turbine Details
8AMC for repairing, servicing and calibration of BW Honeywell make gas detector Details
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8Deal for piped gas, Indo-Pacific capacity building on agenda for Modi-Trump summit Details
8GAIL to invest Rs 1.05 lakh cr to create infra for gas-based economy Details
8GAIL plans to double revenue in five years: Chairman Details
8GAIL readies Rs 1 lakh crore war chest for gas grid, petrochemical expansion Details
8GAIL consults other PSUs on how to deal with claims for AGR dues Details
8CPKA to design township of HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Details
8Oil prices slide over 3 per cent on demand concerns as virus spreads Details
8Saudi Aramco CEO expects coronavirus impact on oil demand to be short-lived Details
8Oil bounces as investors hunt bargains; virus fears cap gains Details
8Saudi Aramco launches largest shale gas development outside U.S. Details
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The IMO 2020 regulations on use of low sulphur fuel seems to be yielding some unintended consequences.
8The switchover has the potential for some blended low sulphur fuels to produce more black carbon than the fuels they replaced.
8Black carbon emissions are a short-lived pollutant that absorbs sunlight and traps heat in the atmosphere. While it stays in the atmosphere for only a few days or weeks, its impact is that it traps 3200-times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, measured over a 20-year period.
8When black carbon settles in the Arctic, it reduces the reflectiveness of the snow and ice and generates heat, which accelerates melting. This makes the Arctic – which according to reports is already warming twice as fast as the rest of the world- particularly sensitive to these emissions.
8So what will the implications of this on fuel suppliers?
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Ammonia-Urea Revamp Project 
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The pipeline connectivity is still not there. When is commissioning likely? The project will consume 2.4 msmcmd of gas.
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Phosphoric Acid Expansion Project 
8Cost - Rs 1100 crore
8Project Event: Jacob is the EPCM contractor and the RFQ for the long lead item is getting released one by one. The construction has been started in February 2020 and commissioning is likely to be completed in December 2021.
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8Project Name: RJ-ON/6 Block Development
8Project Cost: Rs 2570 crore
8Project Description: Focus Energy Limited is planning the development drilling of 522 gas development wells, 40 appraisal wells and  5 gas production and processing facilities each of 65 mmscf/d and other associated pipelines in RJ-ON/6 Block, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. 
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As our CGD database gets richer, there are many insights that our viewers can gain
8There will of course be a whole lot of forward looking intelligence on equipment and service requirements. Viewers can pinpoint where to target
8Then again, even for gas suppliers, there will a treasure house of information, particularly for those looking at supplying virtual pipelines. There will be an avalance of orders going ahead
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8Project Name: Angul and Dhekanal Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Bharat Gas Resources Limited has been granted permission on August 10, 2018 to set up a CGD network in Angul and Dhekanal districts in state of Odisha. The entity won the project under the 9th CGD bidding round. The CGD network has a coverage area of 11151.60 sq. km.
8MECON is the PMC. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline through a spurline to Angul. Although the operator isn't waiting for the pipeline to be constructed and will setup a virtual pipeline for supply of natural gas.
8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of underground steel pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 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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Find out how fresh developments in Malaysia may help the Afcons-Sapura bid for the Ratna R-Series field
8There is currently a reserve price revision going on
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HOEC has hit good gas and oil flow rates out of its first well in its offshore DSF field.
8The rig now goes on to drill the second well.
8The company's Field Development Plan consists of drilling two wells to produce oil and gas, which will be processed through a Mobile Offshore Process Unit (MOPU). The processed oil will be exported
 through a Floating Storage Unit and gas will be delivered to Gujarat Gas Market by tapping into an existing gas pipeline system of ONGC
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There has been a delay in finalizing the Daman Upside development plan
8A new three-package plan is being put in place, it is learned Details
A high-value Single Buoy Mooring System RFQ is coming out in the second half of March instead of February as was envisaged earlier
8An installation RFQ is also expected thereafter
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Established bidders are very miffed over ONGC's onoing 10-vessel tender
8"We losing money over it already," said one bidder
8Why is that so?
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Projects and Development India Ltd is up for sale again after the deal with Engineers India Ltd went sour
8The company has a fair amount of internal strength, and if privatized, it can turn the corner, perhaps, but there is one thing which makes it an undesireable acqusition.
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 The AG&P terminal will be the second terminal to be owned by a foreign company. Shell owns the other one
8AG&P is setting up the terminal in a area where demand is sparse. It  will work in a hostile environment, where the competition wants to ensure it does not get the traction that a new player needs
8Even so, AG&P sees a market where others may not, using a flexible model, with modular design and virtual pipeline capabilities
8The zero date for the terminal has begun. It has set itself a 300 km hinterland in which it will operate. It claims that it will introduce first-of-its-kind gas solutions in India
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Black swans events are no longer catch phrases in the shipping industry as the Coronavirus has now shown
8The industry is also witnessing issues of its own: from a potentially two-tier market, with and without scrubbers, the experience now is that it is a multi-tiered market, with various levels of complications.
8Moreover, especially for scrubbers-fitted units, freight rates are following a completely different orbit than what was presented by the quoted Baltic freight indices.
8With the market in disarray, where uncertainty is the prevailing sentiment, the mispricing of different asset classes is the obvious outcome
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DAP Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 1375 crore
8Project EventProgress is being made, company in negotiations with banks with a view to provide capital approval. RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
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NPK-SSP & Sulphuric Acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 15 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for a contractor is likely to be released after environmental clearance. The public hearing has been completed but environmental clearance is due and it is likely to be elicited at the end of March 2020. The RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply, Installation & Commissioning along with Annual Maintenance Contract of Truck Mounted Mobile Steam Generator Details
8Repair & Maintenance of various Early Production System installations for Onshore Blocks Details
8Supply of Globe type Control Valves Details
8Composite works for Hassan Cherlapally LPG pipeline Details
8Supply, Transportation and Installation of Retro Reflective High Masts Details
8Supply of specified Grades of Bitumen Emulsions Details
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8Tamil Nadu: AG&P breaks ground to set up LNG Terminal at Karaikal Port Details
8Trump's agriculture department announces 30 per cent biofuel goal for 2050 Details
8Gail India issues tender to buy and sell LNG cargoes Details
8Regulator approves Total’s stake buy in Adani gas Details
8Tamil Nadu passes law, no fresh nod for oil exploration in Cauvery Delta region Details
8Karaikal LNG terminal to start operations by Q4 2021 Details
8BPCL sale: Govt hopeful of completing stake sale in first half of 2020-21 Details
8Supreme Court dismisses Adani Gas' plea against piped gas distribution award Details
8India refiners getting rare oil cheap as China demand slows Details
8Belarus says fair price for Russian gas $90 per 1,000 cubic metres Details
8Rosneft faces logistics headache over sanctioned Swiss oil trader Details
8Oil retreats in face of renewed coronavirus uncertainty Details
8Pact on energy cooperation likely: Robert Lighthizer not part of visiting US delegation Details
8Saudi Arabia to develop Jafurah unconventional gas field with $110 bln investment Details
8US blacklisted Casimiro resigns from board of refiner Nayara Energy Details
8AG&P says it is confident of investment in two more LNG terminals Details
8Oil firms on supply threats and easing demand woes Details
8Asia to absorb LNG supply growth from mid-2020: Shell Details
8Qatar Petroleum signs deal with Engie-owned French LNG terminal Details
8Oil prices slide as coronavirus spread beyond China raises demand worries Details
8Oil prices fall 2 per cent on demand concerns as coronavirus spreads outside China Details
8Time for Namaste Trump amid hopes of closer energy, defence ties Details
8China Resources Gas to start off-season prices 2-months earlier to cushion virus hit Details
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8Project Name: MN-ONHP-2018/5 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 150 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited has started exploration activities in MN-ONHP-2018/5 block in Mahanadi Basin. The block has been awarded to the company under the OALP bid round 3 in 2019 and covers an area of about 2299.74 sq km.
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8Project Name: Ujjain, Dewas and Indore (Except area already authorized) Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited, has been granted permission on March 29, 2019, has set up a CGD network in Ujjain, Dewas and Indore (Except area already authorized) districts in Madhya Pradesh.
The survey for the pipeline was done by SECON. Gas is expected to be drawn from GSPL's Ujjain-Ratlam pipeline Network through a spur line to Indore and Devas which will be ready by next year.

8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of underground steel pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
RFQs for laying and construction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 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.

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Project Name: Greenfield gas pipeline project
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Project Cost: Rs 1740 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for pumping units is expected in April-2020.
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Shell is the world's largest supplier of LNG
8Yet, given the turmoil in the industry, as a supplier, it does not seem to be too sure how to look at the market
8On the one hand it says the market is poised for equilibrium either this or next year but on the other, its executives seem to speak with a forked tongue, admitting that the markets will stay well supplied till 2025
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Last week the JKM spot LNG price reached the $2.71/mmbtu level.
8The price elastic Indian market has seen an upsurge in demand of 15 mmscmd of gas compared to the same period last year
8Indian bargain hunters are on the prowl, with some cargoes diverted out of China picked up for delivery into India
8At this moment, evacuation constraints is holding back demand
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GAIL India Ltd is currently in a sweet spot, with gas price tumbling and demand on the increase
8All brokerages have given out a "buy" recommendation
8But what could be the negative triggers on the company?
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Even as the shipping industry enters a perilous phase, the big guns continue to deliver results.
8The volumes may not have risen but profits have, based on strong technology platforms
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8Project Name: Kosamba Drilling Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 1083 crore
8Project Description: Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Limited's 48 well exploratory drilling plan in 13 ML blocks of Western Onshore Basin, Gujarat is expected to be delayed by atleast a year, as the project proponent has resubmitted the proposal for the grant of TOR only this month.
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8Project Name: MB/OSDSF/SB15/2018 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 300 crore
8Project Event: The operator is expected to issue a tender for seismic data acquisition in the block in Q2 2020 now instead of Q1
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Is there a cheaper way to source equipment in the oil & gas industry, particularly for cost conscious DSF Round awardees?
8There can be an easier and cheaper way to pick up casing and tubings as well as well related items, it seems.
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Gas finds are never easy to market. Particularly in India's North East.
8There are a host of factors at work why gas demand remains low even at low prices
8Price discovery and gas offtake will remain a complicated business in this region for E&P operators, big or small.
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LNG prices may have crashed to less than $3/mmbtu as a result of the twin effects of large supply overhand and the spread of the Coronavirus in China
8Up to 20 cargoes for China have been diverted out
8Yet the average cost of gas in January 2020 while falling, has not fallen sharply enough to spur a big upsurge in demand
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Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project
8Cost - Rs 250 crore
8Project Event: The project has been activated, and a meeting is likely to be organized in March 2020, after that an RFQ release plan for the LSTK contractor is likely, sometime around April 2020.
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Single Super Phosphate Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 20 crore
8Project Event: The project is still on hold due to lack of fund, the company has applied for the loan as per project requirement. the project is likely to be activated after the capital approval. RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020, as the capital approval process is likely by then
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The Caronovirus has picked its first victim among LNG projects
8Tendering for capacity worth a staggering 50 MMTPA of LNG has been put off
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8Project Name: Jhabua, Banswara, Ratlam and Dungarpur Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited, has been granted permission
The survey for the pipeline was done by SECON. Gas is expected to be drawn from GSPL's Ujjain-Ratlam pipeline network through a spur line to Banswara and Jhabua which will be ready by next year.
The 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; CNG dispensers; 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: RFQs for laying and construction of underground steel pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
RFQs for laying and construction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 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.

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8Project Name: Pudukkottai Drilling Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 1498 crore
8Project Description: Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Limited is yet conduct the public hearing for the the 40 well development drilling project in L-II PML Block in Tamil Nadu. In the meanwhile, all the scheduled RFQs for the cementing, mud and wireline services will be released only by Q2 2020. The EIA consultant Vimta Labs Limited has prepared the draft EIA report for the project which is yet to be submitted to GPCB for public hearing.
8Project Event: RFQ for the cementing, mud and wireline services is expected by Q2 2020.
RFQ for the equipment is expected is expected by Q2 2020.

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Indian shipping industry will be hit the most by fresh international regulations
8The IMO is now behind them, and the industry is already badly stressed.
8There are fresh regulations coming up from 2023 onwards which will stress the industry even further
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The Caronovirus has picked its first victims among LNG projects
8Tendering for capacity worth a staggering 50 MMTPA of LNG has been put off
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Unlike with the gas industry where a cost-plus system is in place, the product pipeline industry's tariffs are benchmarked to railway tariff rates
8But these rates are likely to get more intricately aligned
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here seems to be no solution in sight for the NQ platform reconstruction tender (dubbed NQRC) of ONGC, in which L&T's quote -- even though a compromise price was worked out -- was found to be too high
8Will it be re-tendered?
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What really is the reason behind the extension of deadline for the hiring of 10 offshore vessels by ONGC
8There is one recalcitrant bidder who has held up the tendering process
8But what really is his grievance?
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Procurement of Winding Cut Off and Pulling Machine Details
8Procurement of Fully Automatic Core Loss Tester Details
8Supply, Installation,Testing and Commissioning of Draw out type numerical relays with buyback of old Electro mechanical relay Details
8Supply of Carbon Steel Flanges Details
8Supply and Installation of Vapour Recovery System Details
8Routine Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging and Penetrant Services Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Reliance, a buyer of Venezuelan oil, studying US sanctions on Rosneft unit Details
8AGR risk for GAIL, OIL and Powergrid stays: Fitch Details
8India to switch to world's cleanest petrol, diesel from April 1 Details
8BPCL management hopes NRL disinvestment happens concurrently Details
8ONGC not affected from economic slowdown, coronavirus: CMD Details
8Energy Transfer signs NGL transportation, processing agreement Details
8Will go to SC and share ideas on tackling vehicular pollution: Nitin Gadkari Details
8Oil rises on supply worries, while virus-led demand concerns ease Details
8More parties pulled at London oil week due to coronavirus Details
8Russia's Rosneft says Q4 net profit up 45 per cent amid a jump in oil sales Details
8Crude oil futures gain 1.33% on global cues Details
8Oman grants gas exploration concession to Total and Thailand's PTTEP: ministry Details
8Saudi Aramco shares shed post-IPO gains as oil dives Details
8Big crude oil supply deal expected during Trump visit Details
8PetroChina resumes Guangdong refinery construction after extended holiday Details
8Impact of US sanctions on oil market and on Rosneft Details
8Venezuela's Maduro taps sanctioned VP to 'restructure' oil industry Details
8Russia sent 12.5 per cent less crude oil to Germany in 2019 Details
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Phosphoric Acid & Sulphuric Acid Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 1800 crore
8Project Event: The company is in the process of discussions with Phosphoric Acid Process Licensors for the supply of Basic Engineering Package based on which it proposes to execute the project on an EPC basis. The EPC RFQ finalization will happen in March in place of February 2020 due to delay in the internal discussion. Simultaneously the company is in final discussion with Rock Phosphate Suppliers for the execution of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ensure the availability of rock phosphate on a long-term basis. The RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
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SSP-Sulphuric Acid & NPK Fertilizer Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 442 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for a contractor is likely to be released after environmental clearance. The environmental clearance has been elicited but approval is pending from the state and it is likely to be elicited in April 2020. RFQ for the LSTK contractor is likely to be released after 15 May 2020.
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We have updates on three of OIL's E&P projects where RFQs for projcts are coming up ahead. One is an offshore block and the other two are onland blocks.
8Project Event: RFQs for seismic survey and seismic data interpretation are expected early in June 2020.
RFQs for EIA consultant is expected early in Q3 2020.

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8Cost Rs 2300 crore (for both)
8The two projects are now progressing independently.
8The project is envisaged to be implemented in hybrid mode: Inside Battery Limit  jobs are envisaged through LSTK mode of execution while Outside Battery Limit (OSBL part such as tanks interconnections, utilities) is to be through the conventional mode. PFR has been prepared by IOCL itself on the basis of which TOR was granted for one unit but returned for the other. Find out more
8Also know more when PMC RFQs can be expected for these projects
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There have been several false starts on this but there is turmoil again in the CGD industry with fresh news that the PNGRB will in fact come out with a framework that will inject competition in geographical areas where marketing exclusivity has come to an end.
8Get a list of areas where marketing exclusivity has ended or will end shortly
8Also know more how this will hurt existing incumbents
8Clearly, there will be a lot of churning once these regulations are actually announced
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Bhagyanagar Gas and Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Ltd were in talks to resolve a territorial dispute
8But clearly the two could not agree on a common plan of action
8Eventually Megha won the battle
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GAIL chairman B.C. Tripathi has joined the board of directors of yet another company recently.
8In this role, he is expected to provide inputs on the company's gas portfolio and how to optimize operations and imports
8Separately, Tripathi is also the non-executive chairman of Essar Exploration & Production Mauritius.
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The coronavirus has wrecked the shipping market
8So how is Great Eastern Shipping holding up?
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Postcap Sealing Leak Detection Machine Details
8Providing Intergrated Facility Management Services Details
8Manpower contract for operation and maintenance of CNG Mother Station and Twenty One CNG Daughter Stations at CGD Ahmedabad Network Details
8Security solution for SCADA baselining and intrusion detection system Details
8CS and CS+SS Cladded Vessels for GAIL Gandhar Details
8Painting and other Mechanical Jobs of GAIL Pipeline in refinery Details
8ARC for ROU Maintenance for Natural Gas Pipeline Details
8Monitoring of corrosion coupons installed in pipeline along HVJ pipeline system Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Pradhan reviews BS-VI fuel roll out plan from April 1 Details
8Canada to explore canola oil export opportunities to India Details
8ONGC sells Das crude at discount to Idemitsu for April-Sept arrival Details
8Bihar: Skyrocketing LPG prices hit households and eateries Details
8‘Gas Warrior’ seeks to convert India's steel mills to spur use Details
8London-based GFG Alliance acquires Adhunik Metaliks, its arm to mark India entry Details
8GP Petroleums to invest Rs 100 crore in greenfield plant at Gujarat Details
8Cooking gas prices may see monthly revision to contain subsidy Details

8Privatisation may not cause big layoffs at BPCL: Top exec Details
8Torrent Chennai city gas licence valid, says SC Details
8PNG facility in more areas soon in Patna Details
8Ammonia gas leak from Haryana plant, 100 affected Details
8Reliance, Aramco accelerate refinery stake sale talks Details
8Oil falls below $57 on coronavirus hit to demand, OPEC+ delay Details
8OPINION: Opec underestimates China coronavirus threat Details
8Petrofac secures contracts worth $1.65 billion from state-owned ADNOC Details
8Indonesia's Pertamina signs crude swap deal with Malaysia's Petronas Details
8PLL's $2.5b investment deal with Tellurian likely in Trump visit Details
8Nigeria's state oil company and partners spent $360 mln on Delta cleanup -NNPC Details
8Saudi Arabia's crude oil stockpiles fall in Dec Details
8Romania's Romgaz eyes a 20 per cent stake in Neptun Deep offshore gas project Details
8UK: Gas prices rise as high winds lead to supply delays Details
8China cuts gasoline, diesel retail prices for second time in 2020 Details
8Singapore aims to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 Details
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8Project Name: Panchmahal District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited, has been granted permission on July 7, 2016, has set up a CGD network in Panchmahal 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 15191 piped natural gas connections and lay 1189 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 Jamnagar- Darod- Koyali High Pressure Pipeline Network Pipeline through a spur line to Halol.

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Great Eastern Shipping Ltd has been able to keep an above 90%  utilization rate for its offshore fleet
8Jackup rigs rate is 93%, PSVs even higher
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Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project
8Cost - Rs 250 crore
8Project Event: The feasibility studies are still ongoing, and they are likely to be completed at the end of March 2020. RFQ for the process licensor as well as LSTK contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
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DAP Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 442 crore
8Project Event: 50 % erection work has been completed, all equipment has reached the site but installation has not started yet, and is likely in March 2020. The commissioning has been delayed by two months from August to October 2020.
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We are slowly populating our database on CGD projects. As we go along we will be able to cover all projects and provide you a dynamic view, with information relation to future RFQ dates for equipment and services, gas connectivity, industrial customers acquired and related gas and competitive fuel prices in dozens of industrial clusters
Two new entities have been added to our database today

8Project Name: Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited is expected to be drawn from GIGL's Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar Pipeline through the Hoshiarpur-Gurdaspur spur line.pumps; etc.
8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of steel pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
RFQs for laying and constriction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
RFQs for equipments for CNG stations and auxiliaries are expected by Q3 2020.
RFQ's for equipments for CGS are expected by Q1 2021.

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Project Name: Jalore and Sirohi District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Gujarat Gas Limited will draw gas from GIGL's Mehsana-Bhatinda Pipeline through the Barmer- Pali spur line.
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8Project Name: CB/ONDSF/ELAO/2016 Onshore Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 50 crore
8Project Description: PFH Oil and Gas Limited has released the RFQs for the hiring of drilling services for its DSF 1 block, KG/ONDSF/Elao/2016. As per the sources, the Petroleum Mining Lease, for the block has been granted. The drilling in block is expected to start by Q4 2020. The public hearing for the block has already been carried out in October 2019, but the environment clearance is still pending.
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8Project Name: Hazira Solar Power Plant
8Project Cost: Rs 65 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited is planning development of a solar-powered power plant of 5 MW capacity in Hazira, Gujarat. Currently, the project is in pre-planning stage and project scoping work is going on and sanctioning of land is likely to be executed next month. In the meanwhile, those who have expressed their interest in the project include; Harsha Abakus Solar Pvt. Ltd, Madhav Infra Projects Ltd, Refex Energy Ltd, Sterling & Wilson Solar Ltd, TATA Power Solar, Vikram Solar Ltd, U R Energy (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd, Onix Structure Pvt. Ltd, Jackson Engineers Limited, Enrich Energy Pvt. Ltd, Surya Day Pvt. Ltd and Amara Raja Power System Ltd. It is pertinent to mention here that Vikram Solar has already executing a 10 MW project in an adjacent site. The project will be administered by ONGC Energy Centre, New Delhi.
8Project Event: LOI for the project is expected to be awarded by Q2 2020.
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8Project Name: BCPA-2 Platform Water Injection Facility Revamp
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited is planning to hire an LSTK contractor for the revamping of BCPA-2 Platform Water Injection Facility at BPA Process Complex in Western Offshore Basin. The entire work scope has to be completed within a timeframe of 18 months. A Pre Qualification Criterion meeting for the project is scheduled on 25th February 2020. In the meanwhile ONGC is also planning to carry out protective coating on BCPA-2 process platform for which tendering is under progress.
8Project Event: LOI for the project is expected to be awarded by May 2020.
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January 2020 POL consumption is down.
8MS consumption is lower than earlier few months, while the fall in HSD demand is steeper.
8There are indeed deep seated changes going on in the Indian energy market. Some cyclical while others are structural
8MS consumption could be down because of the economic downturn, coupled with low sales of new cars as the market awaits the advent of electric cars. In India, a vehicle buyer has a 10 year perspective, and currently the outlook is fluid. Already, the lifecyle cost of electric  two wheelers is cheaper than their conventional counterparts.
8Lower HSD consumption could be a result of higher efficiencies brought about by GST, wherein trucks can traverse long distances in quicker time. At the same time, the downturn has hit truck movement too
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What exactly is the fate of the Afcons-Sapura bid for the Ratna R Series field?
8Apprehensions were that it had run into trouble
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Global Expression of Interest for providing Technical Consultancy Services for Mature Fields Management Details
8Supply and Installation & Commissioning of Chemical Injection System Details
8Supply of Christmas Tree Assembly Details
8Item Rate Contract for providing services related to O&M works for Dispatch Terminal Details
8Procurement of under Ground Pipeline Locator (Pipeline Defect Mapper) Details
8Construction of Peripheral Road in Compressor Station Details
8Hiring Contract Services for Implementation of Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program Details
8Healthiness Checking, Adequacy Study/ Audit on Lightning Protection Details
8Removal of Sulphur Powder/ Sulphur Dust from all the conveyors Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Positive outcome likely for GAIL India on AGR issue Details
8India’s petroleum demand suffered marginal fall in January 2020 Details
8ONGC stock falls over 3 pc on Q3 results Details
8ONGC sells April-loading Russian Sokol crude at higher premium Details
8Old-timer Manoj Jain takes charge as GAIL top boss Details
8Payment of AGR dues to bring down fiscal deficit to 3.5% in FY20 Details
8Pradhan says does not believe SC's AGR ruling applies to non-telecom PSUs Details
8Calcutta HC demands RBI to revoke Bank of Baroda's license over payment issues with IOCL Details
8Petronet eyeing opportunities to source LNG across the globe including Tellurian Details
8Non-telco PSUs eye TDSAT for AGR relief, Pradhan says SC ruling not meant for them Details
8Crude oil futures gain Rs 22 to Rs 3,729 per 10 gm Details
8Russia's Rosneft pledges $5 bln for 'green' causes over next 5 years Details
8Oil traders rent S.Korean storage for excess supplies after virus hit China demand Details
8China's private refiners snap up crude bargains amid ample supplies Details
8Private firms keen on shale gas exploration, demand concessions Details
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US President Donald Trump will visit India next week
8Will Petronet LNG sign a deal for an $2.5 billion equity stake in Tellurain 27 MMPTA Driftwood project during the visit?
8Or will it not?
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The evacuation infrastructure is getting readied for the Chhara R-LNG terminal, promoted by HPCL-Shapoorji Pallonji. RFQs are slated to come out after route survey is completed
8Along with Swan LNG terminal and H-Energy's Jaigarh terminal, and now that the Mundra LNG terminal has been commissioned, India will see a dramatic increase in its LNG regasification capacity this year. Details
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's plans for the development project in Khubal Block (AA-ONN-2001-1) in Tripura seem be on the roll now
8ONGC plans to release the first gas from  the block latest by 30.06.2022.
8An approximate amount of 0.4 MMSCMD of gas at a price of US$ 3.16/MMBtu is planned to sold from Khubal GCS for an overall period of 15 years.
8However, ONGC has set a maximum offtake period of 730 days from the NOA.
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The use of petcoke by the steel industry is coming under increasing limelight
8The demand for allowing petcoke imports is still being debated
8But it is now likely that the government may end up asking for more accountability on pollution control measures from the steel industry going forward.
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Low LNG prices are going to benefit LNG terminals in India, particularly the freshly commissioned Mundra terminal
8But the biggest gainer will continue to be Petronet LNG Ltd for more than one reason
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2020 was always going to create a more complex fuel oil market as trade flows shifted and new grades emerged.
8The first and most obvious impact was a collapse in the volumes of high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) now that IMO 2020 has been implemented
8But new outlets are being opened for HSFO even as some doors shut
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Two domestic steel pipe manufacturers have scored a major victory by extracting an order for supply of 20% of all high quality offshore marine pipe requirement of ONGC.
8Will safety stand compromised?
8Then again, while preference for domestic pipes is the highlight, the pipe manufacturers in turn find it difficult to access high quality steel needed to make these pipes
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8Project Name: Hyderabad District City Gas Distribution
MECON Limited is the EPMC for the said project. Gas is drawn from East West Natural Gas pipeline via GAIL's KG Basin Network. The operator has developed a mother station at Shamirpet for supply of natural gas to the district. Some daugther stations are being connected through supply by cascades.
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Project Name: Vijaywada District City Gas Distribution
MECON Limited is the EPMC here as wellt. Gas is being drawn from East West Natural Gas pipeline with gas sourced form GAIL's KG Basin Network.
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The coronavirus has badly impacted the petrochemical industry
8The petrochemicals industry is a vital part of global manufacturing supply chains. And because it is a step up in the hydrocarbon chain from the natural gas business and refining—as it takes raw materials from the energy sectors—it is caught in a perfect storm as a result of the outbreak
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How is BPCL's share price going to behave, now that privatization looms ahead?
8Will the price go up?
8Perhaps not
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As the battle between the Ruias and Mittals exacerbate over the control of jetties linked to the Essar steel mill in Hazira, now taken over by Nippon Steel and LN Mittal's AcelaorMittal, everyone's attention is focus on Ruia-controlled Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd, under whose aegis the jetties operate
8Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd operates a total of five berths with a total quay length of 1,650 mtrs with operational draft of 12 mtrs. This consists of two Mechanised bulk berths and three multipurpose berths for handling bulk and break bulk cargo. The terminal has a port back up area of 178 hectare for cargo storage
8It is an-all weather, deep-draft terminal which is located on the mouth of Tapi estuary along the western side of the Hazira peninsula in Gulf of Khambhat, under the Magdalla Port of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB). Magdalla port is a "non majort" port, wherein the waterfront andonshore areas have been leased to different parties for captive use (Essar Steel, RIL, L&T, KRIBHCO, Gujarat Ambuja Cement, GMB), private shipyards (L&T, ABG) and a private LNG terminal (Hazira Port Pvt ltd-LNG terminal operated by Shell).
8The Mittals are claiming that the jetties were allocated as captive entities of Essar Steel by the GMB but the Ruias say that they are under a different company with take or pay arrangements with Essar Steel
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Get an update here on the Pipeline Replacement Project (PRP-7), where 20% of the mainline pipe orders are going to reserved for two domestic suppliers
8The submission date has been put off
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EPC companies can save costs and elicit higher returns by putting together some simple templates
8Some industry best practices can bring in dramatically better results
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Project Name: Thiruvallur- Bengaluru Greenfield RLNG Pipeline Project (IOCL)
8An RFQ or two still to come out, earlier expected in January but now in Q2, 2020
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8Project Name: Tiruvarur Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 1560 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Limited has released a cumulative tender for the hiring of gas dehydration services for Ramand, Nanilam and Kuthalam fields of Cauvery Asset Karaikal.
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What is the progress made by Cairn in its OALP blocks
8Will the Full Tensor Gravity (FTG) survey which is completed in Assam be extended to other areas?
8When are drilling contracts expected to be awarded?
8Cairn has an outlay of Rs 800 crore
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Transportation of Bulk POL products MS HSD and Branded fuels by Road Ex Ramagundam Details
8Supply of 3LPE Coated Line Pipes for City Gas Distribution Project Details
8Spares and consumables for Gas Chromatographs Details
8Pipelines Hydrotesting jobs at SRU Phase 3 Units during shutdown Details
8Supply of Pipe Fittings for MBPL Pipe Line repair works Details
8Repair & Servicing of high pressure valves insitu jobs in the refinery Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract for Servers, Tape Library and Storage Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8LPG price hike not linked to elections, says Union Petroleum Minister Details
8ONGC third quarter net profit declines 44 per cent to Rs 5,384 crore Details
8Clarification on dues order: OIL to move TDSAT, PSUs recall pleas Details
8RIL, Shell liability to government may drop in PMT case Details
8Pompeo pledges USD 1bn for EU energy projects to reduce Russia reliance Details
8Plans afoot to replace coal–based furnaces with PNG in Moradabad brass units Details
8Oil India to move TDSAT against DoT seeking Rs 48,489 crore in dues Details
8$60 billion investment lined up in natural gas sector: Oil minister Pradhan Details
8India in talks with Russia on mega deal for long-term import of crude oil Details
8US ready to meet India's energy demand; trade talks continue: White House Details
8Plans redrawn to end city gas distributors’ monopoly Details
8Oil prices slip ahead of data pointers on impact of coronavirus on demand Details
8BPCL sale: Inter-ministerial group clears bidding documents Details
8OPINION: Opec underestimates China coronavirus threat Details
8Coronavirus unlikely to have big impact on oil prices - U.S. energy secretary Details
8Oil prices stabilise, set for weekly gain on hopes for supply cut Details
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It is learned that Indian buyers have struck LNG deal at historic lows, way below $3/mmbtu mark. Find out how low
8There is also news that some US LNG capacity may have to shut down sooner than later
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Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd's bid for 12 crew change helicopters for ONGC had got into trouble
8There were four bidders against the tender
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ONGC has decided to qualify a clutch of domestic fabrication yards for offshore work
8Not all of them however will start to get platform jacket construction jobs straight away
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The domestic content clause for pipelines seems to be hampering work in the oil & gas industry
8Line pipe manufacturers have begun demanding amendments in tender conditionalites and they go on to hold up award of tenders even if they are not in a position to fulfill their requirements.
8And for every tender, the industry has to run to the steel ministry for exemptions, which are usually not forthcoming, and even if they are, they come much too late.
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8Project Name: Cuttack District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: GAIL India Limited is doing to job
8 Gas will be drawn from GAIL's Jagdishpur – Haldia and Bokaro – Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline through Cuttack spurline.
8Interestingly, until the pipeline reaches the region, CNG will be supplied from the satellite liquefied natural gas (LNG) station installed in Bhubaneshwar.
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Project Name: Ranchi District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: GAIL India Limited is in its first stage of development of the project and MECON Limited is the EPMC. A tender has been floated for procurement of 125, 90, 63, 32 and 20 mm MDPE pipes with last date for bid submisison on February 15, 2020. Gas will be drawn from GAIL's Jagdishpur – Haldia and Bokaro – Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline through Chatra-Hazaribag-Bokaro-Ramgarh-Ranchi Spurline. Until the pipeline reaches the region, cascades will be used for the supply of CNG.
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The oil & gas industry equipment and service industry is not for the faint hearted
8But if the verticals are to be in are carefully selected, then there is big money to be made
8Here is one company which made a cash profit of Rs 20 crore on revenues of Rs 56 crore. Profits in fact are down from the same quarter last year but even so these are high returns
8If the entry segments are selected well, where entry barriers are high, there is good money still to be made 
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Total is banking big on India, subsequent to its tie-up with Adani Gas
8India figures in its scheme of things as much as China after the JV with Adani.
8But if the 13 CGD licences are cancelled, it will come as a big setback
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8Project Name: AA/ONDSF/Umatara/2018 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 100 crore
8Project Description: Hindustan Oil Exploration Company and Indian Oil Corporation Limited RFQs for the hiring of services and equipment for the AA/ONDSF/Umatara/2018 block in Assam are expected to be released by Q2 2020. As of now some internal approvals for the project are pending, subject to which the further RFQs will be released.
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8Project Name: NEC/OSDSF/D11/2018 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 400 crore
8Project Description: Arch Softwares Private Limited's RFQs for the hiring of services and equipment for the D11 block development in Mumbai Basin are expected to be released by April 2020. In the meanwhile, an initial level analysis of the field is still going on for the Pre Feasibility Report. It is to be mentioned here that the block is a cluster of 4 fields named D-9, D-10, D-11, D-15, D-20, and D-21 with gas reserves of 5.15, 1.08, 6.48, 1.78, 0.44 and 1.61 BCM respectively are planned to be taken up in a phase wise manner, as per the sources. Arch Softwares Private Limited plans to carry out the E&P job through its subsidiary Antelopus Energy.
8Project Event: RFQs for the seismic survey and seismic data interpretation are expected late in April 2020.
RFQs for EIA consultant is expected early in Q2 2020.
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8Project Name: CB-ON/3 Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 500 crore
8Project Description: Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited is expected to release the RFQs for the hiring of drilling rigs for the development plan for the EEU, ENP and ENS fields in CB-ON/3 Block in Mehsana by Q2 2020, instead of March 2020 as the TOR for the project is still pending .
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Project Name: Kandla-Gorakhpur Greenfield LPG pipeline project
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Project Cost: 10000 crore
8IOC ropes in more partners
8Project Event: RFQ for the PMC is expected in April-2020.
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8Nayara Energy's petrochemical expansion has generated a lot of interest among EPC players with last dates for submission of bids just around the corner
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ONGC seems to be running into trouble over marketing its gas from the KG-DWN-98/2 block
8Sources in the E&P giant with first gas just around the corner from the U-3-B well, with gas volume of 650,000 cubic metres per day
8Spot LNG prices have plunged and ONGC's asking price has been found to be too high, but it seems the government has stepped in to help out.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Requirement of Conveyor System Erection & Installation Job for New Coal Yard Details
8Supply of Traction Batteries Details
8Design & Commissioning of all mechanical, electrical, instrumentation items of effluent treatment plant Details
8EOI for Modular facilities for processing of Oil, Gas and Produced Water of Mehsana Asset Details
8EOI for providing Hydraulic Fracturing Consultancy Services required for wells of JV block KG-OSN-2001/3 Details
8Providing Hot Insulation on Cast Tube Air Pre Heater of Crude Distillation Unit Details
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8IndianOil helps save migratory birds in West Bengal Details
8Oil Ministry justifies LPG price hike to spike in global rates Details
8BPCL Q3 profit triples to Rs 2,051 crore Details
8ACC clears Manoj Jain as GAIL chairman ahead of co split Details
8Beijing outlines plans to improve air quality more in 2020, use more new energy vehicles Details
8Russia's Gazprom says suspends talks on new China gas routes over coronavirus Details
8South Sudan buries reports on oil pollution, birth defects Details
8UK GAS: Prices fall on milder temperatures, reduced demand Details
8Russia yet to decide on extending OPEC+ oil output pact Details
8Oil prices fall on bearish demand forecasts Details
8$600 million at stake as govt resurrects old dispute with oil biggies Details
8Four Asia-bound LNG tankers change destination after virus outbreak Details
8Blast shuts oil pipeline feeding Nigeria's Brass oil exports Details
8IEA says virus outbreak to shrink first-quarter oil demand Details
8OPINION: Crude oil, iron ore, coal cargo offloading slows in virus-hit China: Russell Details
8Qatar ready to re-route oil, gas cargoes to China due to spread of virus Details
8Indonesia plans state firm to handle upstream oil and gas business Details
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8Find out who was the lowest bidder against an ONGC tender to hire a jack-up rig for its western offshore operations
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Possibilities of a rejection of 13 city gas licences held by Adani Gas by PNGRB continues to loom large.
8"This is one problem from which the Adanis may not be able to wriggle out easily," a well placed PNGRB source said, as the regulator will now have to hold a hearing and then provide a ruling that will be publicized on its website. "The contours of the case is pretty clear and so is the infringement," the source added.
8Meanwhile, there is much hand-wringing within Total, first for having missed this serious breach while doing forensics on the books of Adani Gas and then finding itself helpless to do much to undo the damage.
8Find out more on what Total wants to do and what transpired in a meeting between Gautam Adani and DK Sarraf
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Sashi Mukundan, BP's India E&P boss since 2007, is well connected in his home country. He is close to the powers-that-be in New Delhi, and he has a good personal working relationship with his JV partner Mukesh Ambani. He has, no doubt, pushed BP's interest in India as hard has he could
8But Mukandan is also someone who has caused BP a lot of grief. He could be ranked among only a handful of BP's top managers in its history to have overseen the destruction of investment value of a very large magnitude. On an investment of perhaps up to $10 billion on RIL's E&P assets, he has made no return. And it is unlikely that the money will ever come back.
8What was BP's loss was RIL's gain, and the money from BP helped RIL build one of the world's largest telecom empires.
8The recent decision to sink in another $5 billion in the RIL-BP E&P asset in the east coast (of which BP will only pay its JV share) will provide for lackluster return in the face of low global gas prices. The RIL-BP foray into retailing has an uncertain future in the face of emerging technological changes in the market as well as regulatory constraints, and at a time when the Ambais' iinterest in the oil & gas sector is on the wane. 
8WIth many years behind him in India, Mukandam has little to show in terms of success. By any yardstick, he has not been able to deliver results. In all these years, he has inextractably hitched BP's fortunes with RIL, thereby not allowing his company to look for more creative ways of venturing forth in India. 
8When managers stay too long in one posting, there is a lack of fresh perspective. Ennui sets in.
8With his boss and mentor, BP's CEO Bob Dudley, gone, and a new team, which speaks a different language, in place at the head office, is it time for Mukundam to say goodbye to India?
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Six bids have come in for seven vessels against ONGC's tender for Platform Supply Vessels with the capacity to produce water.
8Curiously, two bidders submitted bids for the same vessel.
8There is rank new comer in competition as well
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8ONGC has made it clear that it will not be able to pay reverse charge as importer of goods on ocean freight where the service provider and recipient are both outside the country.
8Then again, mobilization periods can be deferred by ONGC now, by giving a notice one month prior to mobilization. Click on Report for more. Details
Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project-II 
8Cost - Rs 234 crore
8Project Event: The company has been hired Mitsubishi as an equipment supplier and LSTK contractor, 90 % of procurement work has been completed. 70 % modification work will be completed by Mitsubishi and 30% work will be completed by the third party. The compressor has reachedthe site. A two phase activation process is to be followed.
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Single Super Phosphate Expansion Project   
8Cost - Rs 35 crore
8Project Event: The Local contractor has been hired for the project and the procurement of valve, pumps and drums is ongoing and so is part-wise installation, the company has not scheduled a commissioning date yet
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Atlantic Gulf & Pacific (AG&P) entered into a deal with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) shipping arm ADNOC L&S for a Floating, Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) LNG terminal at Karaikal, Puducherry. The initial capacity of the FSRU will be 1 MTPA and further extended upto 3 MTPA in the medium term as demand increases. Commercial operations are expected to commence before the end of 2021.
8The terminal was meant to to be connected to the IOC-built Ennore-Thiruvallur-Bangaluru-Puddicherry-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Tuticorin pipeline which was to traverse just 10-12 km from the terminal whereas IOC now claims that the pipeline have been re-routed and will be 120 km awayl. We had said that in case AG&P were to built the spur line then it will threaten the viability of the standalone LNG facility.
8AG&P however is turning the challenge into an opportunity and plans to outsmart IOC in the game.
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8Project Name: Jamshedpur- East Singhbhum District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: GAIL India Limited is expected install 9 CNG stations, provide 24278 piped natural gas connections and lay 1513 inch-km of steel pipe.
 Gas is being drawn from GAIL's Jagdishpur - Haldia and Bokaro - Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline through Jamshedpur spur line. The operator started the supply of PNG and CNG in November, 2019.

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Project Name: Bhubaneswar- Khordha District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: GAIL India Limited will install 12 CNG stations, provide 26900 piped natural gas connections and lay 1513 inch-km of steel pipe.
Gas will be drawn from GAIL's Jagdishpur – Haldia and Bokaro – Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline through Bhubaneshwar spurline. The operator is not waiting for the pipeline to reach the district and has meanwhile set up a satellite liquefied natural gas (LNG) station in Bhubaneshwar for supply of CNG

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Project Name: Contai-Paradip-Dattapulia Greenfield Pipeline Project 
8Project Description:H-Energy Private Limited (HEPL) has been awarded the authorization for laying, building and operation of Contai–Paradip–Dattapulia natural gas pipeline with a capacity of 14.40 MMSCMD by PNGRB.
8The RFQ for a PMC operator has now been delayed
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8Project Name: CB-ONN-2010/11 Block Production
8Project Description: GAIL(25%) along with its JV partners BPRL (25%), EIL (20%), BFIL (20%) , MIEL (10%) is planning to carry out the development drilling operation of three new wells and completion of existing well Galiyana-1 in the block CB-ONN-2010/11.
8Project Event: RFQs for EIA consultant is expected in March end 2020.
RFQs for equipment for necessary surface facilities is expected by Q2 2020.

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8Project Name: CY-ONHP-2018/2 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 640 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's plan for the exploration drilling in the CY-ONHP-2018/2 block in Cauvery Basin has witnessed a slight delay on account of a correction in TOR, as the project proponent had submitted a single proposal for the project despite the project location falling under 2 different states. However now the issue has been rectified and the proposal has been resubmitted to the ministry in accordance with the guidelines issued previously. It is to be mentioned here that the block is in a nascent stage currently, and RFQ's for various services are planned to be released by the Q2 2020.
8Project Event: RFQs for seismic data acquisition is expected later in Q2 2020.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of Ball Valves Details
8ARC for Hydrojet Cleaning of HEs AFCs Condensers tubes and equipments by Hydrojet Details
8Buffing/ Grinding and Corrosion pad welding in CPP during shutdown Details
8Supply of spares for Vacuum Circuit Breaker for HT feeder at Barauni Pump station Details
8Procurement of HGU Reformer Catalyst at refinery Details
8Procurement of Naptha Hydro Treating Catalyst Details
8Inspection and Balancing of MAB Compressor and Drive Turbine Rotor of RFCC Unit at refinery Details
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8Shell, Essar fire up fuel retailing space Details
8Chandigarh: Not more than 3,000 CNG autos can move in Tricity Details
8Ahmedabad NCLT directs PNB to approach the Mumbai bench in Essar Shipping case Details
8Bharat Petroleum to declare its Q3 results tomorrow Details
8Former Indian Oil chief Sarthak Behuria joins RIL as an advisor Details
8NSI signs MoU with IIMR for bio-ethanol production Details
8LPG price raised by Rs 144.5 per cylinder, steepest hike in 6 years Details
8Govt may refer RIL, ONGC penalty row to expert panel Details
8Oil rises for third day as coronavirus impact may spur output cuts Details
8Saudi Arabia cuts March crude supply to some Asian buyers Details
8Oil diverted from China finds buyer from India Details
8OPEC says coronavirus to trim 2020 oil demand, weighs output cut Details
8US gives Iraq sanctions waiver for vital Iranian gas imports Details
8BP CEO Looney sets out to 'reinvent' oil giant with zero carbon goal Details
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ONGC's emergency response on offshore facilities is still not up to the mark
8This was evident when some of the crew were seriously injured in a rig accident  recently and lack of night landing facilities meant that they could only be evacuated much later, after being transported by speed boat to a platform.
8ONGC pays the lowest offshore rig rates in the world but in the process does the E&P major end up sacrificing safety?
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Manoj Jain is the new boss in GAIL.
8He will hold charge till August 31, 2022 but his will be a challenging tenure.
8In difficult times, true character shines, and Jain can prove that right
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8Even though there were uncertainties surround the evacuation of gas from the LNG terminal, orders have been placed by the promoter for an FSRU
8Expect RFQs for local works to come out by March 2020
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8City Gate Station Composite Works Details
8Standing Rate Contract for supply of Steel Plates to refinery Details
8Supply, Transportation and Installation of RVI together under various regions of North zone Details
8Liner Replacement and minor Overhauling of both stages of GB2402B (CCR#1 net gas compressor) Details
8Complete overhauling of Reciprocating compressors installed in HCU-1 & 2 as per tender specification Details
8Hiring of Simplified Landing String services for installation of ITC for KG-DWN 98/2: Cluster-II wells Details
8EOI for Pre-Qualification Criteria (PQC) for Refurbishment, Servicing and Testing of X-Mas & Frac Trees Details
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8BSNL, Air India, MTNL highest loss-making PSUs in FY19; ONGC most profitable: Survey Details
8Oil rebounds amid broad market recovery; investors still wary Details
8Petronet reports highest ever quarterly profit at Rs 675 cr in Q3 Details
8Oil gains 1 per cent as short-sellers take profit; investors still wary over coronavirus Details
8Oil India third quarter net profit slides 50 per cent at Rs 709 crore Details
8Oil prices rise as new virus cases slow, easing Chinese demand concerns Details
8Saudi Arabia wary of costly slow response as virus knocks oil Details
8Total CEO says governments not oil firms must drive carbon curbs Details
8Russia still studying proposed deeper Opec+ output cuts: Novak Details
8Aker BP nears deal with Equinor on North Sea oil, gas development Details
8Guyana aims to agree to oil prices with Exxon before govt's first export Details
8Crude oil futures rise 1.07 pc on global cues Details
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8If you are a foreign oil & gas company running into trouble with contracts in India, which is an experienced law firm that you can hire?
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Ideally, when a cabinet note is moved for bifurcation of GAIL and even the sale of its pipeline assets, the markets should be nervous
8But in case of GAIL they are not
8Why is the bifurcation is a non-event for the markets?
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One the NGT orders banning of polluting fuel in industrial use are implemented in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad, an additional demand for LNG is expected to follow
8These areas though industrialized, are not in the scale of industrial clusters in Gujarat which have switched to gas as a result of NGT orders
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8Project Name: Palakollu Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Ganges Geo Resources Private Limited's RFQs for the hiring of oil field services and equipment for the Palakollu field located in the onshore block KG/ONDSF/PALAKOLLU/2018 in KG Onland are expected to be released by the end of March 2020.
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8Project Name: Vadatal Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 100 crore
8Project Description: Ganges Geo Resources Private Limited's RFQs for the hiring of oil field services and equipment for the Vadatal-10 and Vadatal-11 field development project in onshore block KG/ONDSF/VADATAL/2018 in Gujarat are expected to be released by the end of March 2020. In the meanwhile, the financial approval for the project is expected to be granted by Q2 2020. Initial analysis for the field is planned to be carried out by the end of Feb for establishing the reserves.
8Project Event: RFQs for the seismic survey and seismic data interpretation are expected in March end 2020.
RFQs for EIA consultant is expected early in Q2 2020.

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8Project Name: KG-ONN-2004/1 Phase 2 Development
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited's RFQs for the hiring of EIA consultant for Phase 2 development drilling project at its KG-ONN-2004/1 block in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh and Yanam District of Puducherry are expected to be out soon. In the meanwhile, the company is currently undergoing a feasibility report preparation, post which TOR process will be started. The process for hiring of 2 drilling rigs is planned to be initiated under the 1000 HP category. Further RFQs are expected shortly.
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8Project Name: Patna District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description:  Gas is being drawn from GAIL's Jagdishpur-Haldia Natural Gas Pipleline through Gaya-Patna spurline. Commissioning of the Mother Station at Phulwarisharif is expected in a few months.
8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of 8, 6 and 4 inch underground steel pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
 RFQs for CNG compressors and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q3 2020.
 RFQs for equipments for CNG stations and auxiliaries are expected by Q3 2020.

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Project Name: Varanasi District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Currently, the project is in its first stage and MECON Limited is the EPMC for the said project. A tender has been floated for procurement for 125, 90, 63, 32 and 20 mm MDPE pipes with last date on February 15, 2020. Gas is being drawn from GAIL's Jagdishpur-Haldia Natural Gas Pipleline through a spur line to Varanasi.
More RFQs are expected going ahead.

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Some trends are emerging in the automobile market that both liquid fuel and CNG retailing companies must keep in mind
8Already the  total cost of operation (includes EMI, depreciated battery replacement cost, fuel cost and annual permits) of electric two wheelers are cheaper than internal combustion drive counterparts.
8Then again, the total cost of operation of three wheelers is cheaper when battery operated in comparison to the internal combustion drive, but more importantlly, they are cheaper than using CNG.
8The projections until 2024 are showing internal combustion vehicles are going to remain cheaper in terms of total cost of operations on a non-subsidized basis but there is a high probability of the taxi fleets of aggregator converting to electric driven formats as they will be eligible for subsidies and their higher annual running will improve affordability
8All of this is going to impinge on demand for both CNG as well as petrol and diesel.
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A meeting was held in the PMO yesterday on how India can take advantage of the low prevailing LNG spot prices
8A road map is being drawn up
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Ammonia Revamp Project
8Cost - Rs 200 crore
8Project Event: Internal discussions are still ongoing.  RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in March 2020 instead of January,
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Ammonia - Urea & Captive Power Plant Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 10000 crore
8Project Event: The negotiation is still ongoing with Wuhuan Engineering. Wuhuan Engineering and is slated for completion in March 2020 in place of January 2020 as we were told earlier. Sources said that the company is negotiating only with Wuhuan and no one else as of now.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Hiring of Agency for providing Security Services for GSPCL Details
8Support Service for upkeepment of Instruments in various process units Details
8Contract of LPG Cylinders Handling Haulage Cartage Clearing and Miscellaneous Works Details
8Testing and Commissioning of Electrical and Instrumentation and Automation Systems Details
8Procurement and Installation of Energy Management System in Refineries Details
8Laying of Paver Block around Mounded Storage, Fire water tank area, under hydrant pipelines Details
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8Oil India third quarter net profit slides 50 per cent at Rs 709 crore Details
8Reliance Industries looking at expanding Dahej Manufacturing Division at a cost of Rs 5,100 crore Details
8GAIL third quarter net profit up 13 per cent at Rs 2,030 crore Details
8GAIL Q3 net dips 25 pc as marketing margins drop Details
8Record low LNG spot prices attract bargain hunters Details
8Indian inflation likely hit a near six-year high in January: Reuters poll Details
8AG&P, ADNOC sign agreement for long-term charter of storage unit for LNG terminal Details
8Kerala: IOC-run petrol pump soon on district prison premises Details
8Banking on petrol variants to make up for loss in view of BS-VI norms: Maruti Details
8GAIL Q3 results to be out today Details
8ONGC sells April-loading Russian Sokol crude at 10 month low premium Details
8Coronavirus to hit Canadian oil sector, tourism, supply chains:Finance minister Details
8BP expects to keep Azeri ACG oil output stable as Shah Deniz gas powers ahead Details
8OPINION: Is it time to scrap Opec+? Details
8Oil gains 1 per cent as short-sellers take profit; investors still wary over coronavirus Details
8Oil drops on weak China demand Details
8Indonesia's PGN says first gas shipment to China delayed amid virus outbreak Details
8PetroChina cuts Feb crude throughput by 320,000-bpd due to virus Details
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8Project Name: KG-DWN-98/2  Landing String services
8Project Cost: Rs 1000 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited along with owner consultant Intecsea is planning hiring of simplified landing string services for installation of internal tree cap. As per the sources a PQC meeting was held by ONGC in November which is believed to have been attended by Halliburton Offshore Services, Schlumberger Asia Services, Expro Gulf Limited. However, ONGC has now shortlisted another US based firm, and is looking for more bidders
8Project Event: LOI for the project is expected to be awarded by Q2 2020.
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Project Name: Kanai Chatta-Shrirampur greenfield pipeline project
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Project Cost: 1300 crores
8Progress is slow because of delayed clearances
8Project Event: RFQ for detailed engineering work is expected by Mar-2020.
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8Project Name: Dakshina Kannada District City Gas Distribution
Currently, the project is in its first stage and MECON Limited is the EPMC for the said project. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Kochi-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore Natural Gas Pipeline through Mangalore spurline.
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Project Name: Raisen, Shajapur and Sehore Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: GAIL Gas Limited has been granted permission on March 29, 2019, to set up a CGD network in Raisen, Shajapur and Sehore districts of Madhya Pradesh. T
Currently, the project is in its first stage. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Neemuch-Sehore-Bhopal Natural Gas Pipeline through a spurline to Sehore.

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8Project Name: Rajasthan Chinewala Tibba Field Development Drilling
8Project Cost: Rs 300 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited LOI for the hiring of an LSTK contractor for Surface Facilities and Gas Pipeline at GCS Gamnewala is expected to be awarded by the end of next month. Find out who were in the race
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8Project Name: WB-ONN-2005/4 Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 100 crore
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is planning conversion of one exploratory gas well and one crude oil exploratory well at Asokenagar-1 into development wells for boosting oil and gas production in WB-ONN-2005/4 Oil Field in West Bengal.
8Project Event: RFQs for the oil field services and equipment are expected by Q4 2020
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Dozens of cancellation orders have begun coming in for LNG cargoes out of China as spot LNG prices recorded sub-$3/mmbtu levels on Monday.
8While the Chinese are invoking force majeure conditionalities, suppliers are unwilling to accept them. This will eventually spark off a lot of litigation, testing the contours of long term supply agreements.
8Meanwhile, in the crude market, the OPEC cartel -- in the midst of a revolt among them -- seems helpless in stemming what may turn out to be a freefall in prices.
8The shipping industry is in turmoil as reports come in of food shortages in ships which are unable to rotate their staff.
8The global supply chain network has been disrupted, and some say parts of its may be permanently impacted
8How are Indian refineries going to be impacted?
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The BJP government has finally decided to issue a formal omment on the speculation surrounding the sale of GAIL's pipeline assets subsequent to its bifurcation.
8Various quarters have reported that the sale of the pipeline assets was campaigned by two arms of the government while it was opposed by the petroleum ministry.
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DAP/NPK Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 300 crore
8Project EventRFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in March 2020 in place of February 2020 due to delays in studies.
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Ammonium Phosphate Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 500 crore
8Project Event: The company is looking for an alternate location for this project in the state, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released later
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Project Name: Pargalta & Kanna Chhargal Greenfield POL Terminal
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Project Cost: 940 crores
8Project Event: RFQ for the PMC contractor is expected in Q2:2020 now whereas it was meant to have come out in January
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8Project Name: Chitradurga and Devangere District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Unison Enviro Pvt. Ltd, subsidiary of Ashoka Buildcon Ltd, one of the leading infrastructure development companies in India, has been granted permission on September 25, 2018, to set up a CGD network in Chitradurga and Devangere districts of Maharashtra. The entity won the project under the 9th CGD bidding round. The CGD network will have a coverage area of 14360 sq. km.
Currently, the project is in its first stage. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Dabhol-Bangalore Natural Gas Pipeline through the Guddadarangavvanahalli-Devangere spurline.

8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of steel pipeline network and associated works is expected in Q3, 2020.
-- RFQs for laying and constriction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected in Q3, 2020.
-- RFQs for CNG compressors and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q4 2020.
--RFQs for CNG Dispensers and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q4 2020.

 
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Project Name: Ratnagiri District City Gas Distribution
 
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
 
8Project Description: Unison Enviro Pvt. Ltd, subsidiary of Ashoka Buildcon Ltd, one of the leading infrastructure development companies in India, has been granted permission on August 9, 2016, to set up a CGD network in Ratnagiri districts of Maharashtra. The entity won the project under the 6th CGD bidding round. The CGD network will have a coverage area of 8276 sq. km.
For an overall timeframe of 5 years, Unison Enviro is expected to provide 19856 piped natural gas connections and lay 1800 inch-km of steel pipe.
Currently, the project is in its first stage. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Dabhol-Bangalore Natural Gas Pipeline through Patgaon-Ratnagiri spurline.

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8Where companies have taken up geotechnical and HDD studies
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8Project Name: MB/OSDSF/D31/2018 Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 1000 crore
8Project Description: Arch Softwares Private Limited's RFQs for the hiring of services and equipment for the D31 block development in Mumbai Basin are expected to be released by April 2020. In the meanwhile, an initial level analysis of the field is still going on for the Pre Feasibility Report. It is to be mentioned here that the block is a cluster of 4 fields named B-192A, D-31, D-12, and BH-67 with an area of approximately 772 sq km and E&P work is planned to be taken up in a phase wise manner, as per the sources. In the meanwhile, the owner Arch Softwares Private Limited plans to carry out the E&P job through its subsidiary Antelopus Energy.
8Find out when are RFQs expected?
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This HOEC JV with OIL and Prize Petroleum has issued selective RFPs for drilling services and equipment
8What is the update?
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8Project Name: GSKW Offshore Block Exploration
8Project Cost: Rs 600 crore
8An EOU was floated by Oil India Ltd which for well consultancy got a good response for the DSF Round-2 offshore field but when is a tender expected now?
8A shallow water rig requirement is expected to come out but when?
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Security Services at Wardha Site for three years Details
8Installation and Commissioning of Chemical Injection System Details
8Invitation of bid for supply of Self-bunded tanks with Aviation Module Details
8Supply of Spark Proof Chain Pulley Block Details
8Supply of Heat Exchanger Stud-Nut Details
8Maintenance of Coke cutting Drill stem & Coker Heater Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Petrol, diesel prices see sharp cut Details
8Coronavirus impact: A mixed bag for Indian oil and gas companies Details
8Tamil Nadu: Oil leak from ONGC pipeline damages agricultural land, crops in Tiruvarur Details
8IOCL Mathura refinery starts 100% BS-VI fuels production Details
8Reliance-BP to auction more gas from KG-D6 block this month Details
8Free-falling LNG prices wreak havoc on trade amid coronavirus fears Details

8States to decide when petroleum products to be taxed under GST: Nirmala Sitharaman Details
8Vodafone, Cairn eligible for settling disputes under tax amnesty scheme Details
8Fuel prices cut for fifth consecutive day on Monday Details
8OPEC committee urges crude oil output cut over coronavirus Details
8Middle East’s $2 trillion wealth could just vanish in 15 years Details
8Iran supports unanimous OPEC output cut plan: Oil minister Zangeneh Details
8Saudi Aramco sees increase in attempted cyber attacks Details
8Free-falling LNG prices wreak havoc on trade amid coronavirus fears Details
8Russia's Novak meets U.S. envoy, says Moscow ready for energy cooperation Details
8Citibank, ING to arrange funds for LNG-fired power units in Vietnam Details
8BP's downstream boss Erginbilgic to leave next month Details
8Russia may reveal stance on oil output cuts next week -Novak Details
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There are many companies who want to make the transition from consultancy to EPC contracting
8How do the margins compare between the two
8There is no disagreement over the fact that consultancy margins are higher
8But EPC is an entirely different ball game
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Spot VLCC earnings plunged to just $16,000/day, compared to over $115,000/day in early January.
8That is the impact of the coronavirus on global shipping
8How bad will it be going ahead?
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Shutdown of US LNG liquefaction facilities may well loom ahead under a worse case scenario on account of what is going on in China
8As there may eventually be no place to park LNG that is getting produced Details
The environment ministry is trying to streamline consent to establish (CTE)  and consent to operate (CTO) licences but court orders have hampered progress
8Another attempt has now been made on this front
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The National Green Tribunal orders banning use of polluting fuels are now beginning to bite.
8And they are showing up in higher gas volumes
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Even as a cabinet note is being moved for bifurcation of GAIL, differences are emerging over how to deal with its pipeline assets going ahead.
8Expect more action on this front in the months ahead
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The crude supply pipeline to the Barmer refinery along with tankage facilities is an ambitious project by all yardsticks.
8The refinery capacity is 9 MMTPA but the pipeline will be built to handle double the capacity should the need arise
8Artificial intelligence based Real time Leak detection System integrated with SCADA network shall be considered for this pipeline.
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How long will it take for he Coronavirus attack to peak?
8The Chinese are giving it another week, but western observers are sceptical, saying the peak may in fact extend to May or even June, with dangerous implications. Find out what research on this issue is showing up so far.
8Also know more about the ramifications of this across the LNG, crude, refining and petrochemical markets
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What is the latest update on appointment of Manoj Jain as CMD fo GAIL?
8Fresh movement has been noticed on this front
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8Project Name: PY-3 Offshore Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 2000 crore
8Project Description: The bid submission deadline for the charter hiring of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit has been extended but this is going to be last such extension. The tender date has already past the 2 months deadline that was decided previously. In the meanwhile, those expected to bid will be limited in numbers, despite the response being received in huge numbers. Furthermore, RFQs for the hiring of the EPC contractor for the integration of PY-1 and PY-3 facilities though a 6 Km offshore pipeline are expected to be delayed, and will be released only by Q2 2020.
8Project Event: RFQ for the hiring of EPC contractor for Integration of PY-1 and PY-3 facilities is expected by Q2 2020.
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Energy demand in India is forecast to double between now and 2040.
8Natural gas emits negligible local pollution and only half as much CO2 as coal. It also has lower capital costs and better operational flexibility.
8The status quo in India clearly favors coal over gas. Even if the dysfunctions in gas and power markets are mitigated, gas is likely to remain more expensive than coal.
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Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 4933 crore
8Project Event: The project has elicited the cabinet approval. Still, the discussion is ongoing for JV finalization, and DOF will have to give more details on plant size and equity share. The process is  likely to be finalized in March 2020. RFQ for the PMC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020 instead of February as anticipated earlier.
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SSP-Sulphuric Acid & NPK Fertilizer Expansion Project 
8Cost - Rs 75 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
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Refinery Crude Distillation Unit Revamp Project
8
Project Cost: 30 crores
8 Work is getting held up as there is a delay in capital approval. EPCM contracting mode will be followed
8Project Event: Immeidately, RFQ for EIA consultant is expected by April-2020.
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New city gas distribution companies are pushing the envelope for larger usage of gas
Here are two instances
Project Name: Latur and Osmanabad District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Currently, the project is in its first stage. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Dabhol-Bangalore Natural Gas Pipeline through a spurline to Latur.
8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of steel pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
RFQs for laying and constriction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
RFQs for CNG compressors and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q4 2020.
RFQs for CNG Dispensers and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q4 2020.

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Project Name: Fatehgarh Sahib District City Gas DIstribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Gas is being drawn from GSPL India Gasnet Limited's Mehsana - Bhatinda Natural Gas Pipeline through a Fatehgarh Sahib spurline. The operator has already installed 2 CNG stations and 3 Daughter Booster Stations in the district. Currently gas is being supplied through a virtual pipeline through LNG tanker.
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A new DSF Round-1 developer seems to have run into trouble with a serious gas leak accident when it wanted to kick start production in its field
8The situation was so bad that an ONGC team had to be rushed in to quell the leak
8It took 40 hours to bring it under control
8Clearly, the DGH needs to do more in ensuring best practices are followed or else similar incidents will recur in such fields, handled by first-time entrepreneurs
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Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited is planning the implementation of Carbon Capture in one of its facilities
8The point to note is that it is an economically feasible exercise
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8Project Name: Ningru Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 1432 crore
8It is an Oil India Limited field an there are militancy problems there, though Quippo has been working there
8Project Event: RFQ for hiring an EPC contractor for production installation and pipeline network is expeted to be delayed by a month
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of vertically suspended Centrifugal Pump and motor for northern region Details
8Supply and Commissioning of District Regulating Skids for City Gas Distribution Project Details
8Procurement of Bio-diesel produced from used Cooking Oil Details
8Supply of MTE make Capacitor as per specifications Details
8Supply of Strainers as per specification Details
8Hiring of Crude Oil tankers on firm basis/ call out Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Inventory gains helped HPCL Q3 profit zoom three times y-o-y: M K Surana Details
8PSUs owe Rs 2.65-lakh cr AGR dues to DoT: MoS Details
8Reliance says purchases of Venezuelan oil have been approved by the US Details
8IGL Q3 net rises 43% Details
8Fuel prices should reflect BSVI investment beginning April: HPCL Chairman M K Surana Details
8Bosch may gain projects worth Rs 24,000 crore from BS-IV to BS-VI transition Details
8Coronavirus likely to impact oil demand in next two months: Total CEO Details
8Siemens hit by industrial slow down and energy problems Details
8Mitsui says Italy's Tempa Rossa started oil production in December Details
8Prices of fuel plummet by almost Rs 3 per litre in less than a month Details
8Extended coronavirus outbreak to lower oil demand, prices: Moody's Details
8Energy firm Total beats quarterly forecasts, lifts dividends despite low oil price Details
8OPEC+ may agree on need to deepen oil output cuts -sources Details
8UK GAS: Prices plunge as weak LNG prices add pressure to oversupplied market Details
8OMV not averse to increasing stake in Romanian offshore gas project Details
8Oil and gas giant Shell restricts travel to Hubei Province on virus Details
8Fuel prices fall again even as Brent rises marginally Details
8Oil climbs after Russia backs possible output cuts to counter coronavirus impact on demand Details
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Spot LNG prices on Thursday -- propelled by the coronavirus and a massive supply overhang -- has hit a historic low of $3/mmbtu (JKM price)
8And what is pertinent from the Indian view point is that spot prices may not have seen the bottom yet
8The website considers this as a historic moment for a gas buyer such as India, and indeed a point of inflection that the country should take advantage of in every manner possible
8Such low prices will come as bad news for ONGC, whose breakeven price for its KG-DWN-98/2 field (which will hit first gas with an output of 0.6-0.7 mmscmd next month) is at or more than $6/mmbtu.
8Both RIL (which has a lower breakeven point than ONGC) and ONGC will have their volumes hitting Indian shores at a time when spot LNG prices are expected to be very low, making marketing domestic gas at a price higher than the break even level very difficult.
8At such prices, this website is now expecting defaults on offtake of long term cargoes, which may force a recalcitrant Qatar to come back to the negotiating table with PLL. Details
LNG more than domestic gas is pushing India's drive towards transiting towards a less polluting environment
8As domestic gas production falters, LNG imports are now higher than domestic gas offtake. In industries such as fertilizers, refineries and petrochemicals, it is LNG that rules the roost. Going ahead, the CGD sector may see higher consumption of LNG than domestic gas
8There may be a correction, when a large tranche of KG Basin gas hits Indian shores but eventually, India will have to fall back on LNG as low gas prices may disallow any further domestic investment in gas production.
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There are new examples of how state governments and pollution authorities are coaxing industrial units to switch from using polluting fuels to gas.
8So far, this trend was noticed in Gujarat and in the National Capital Region but it seems to be spreading to other states as well as gas supply infrastructure expands.
8The best part is that to encourage the switch, one particular state government has slashed VAT from 13.4% to 3%.
8As LNG prices plunge, the switch to gas will accelerate, and state taxes are expected to be moderated across the country to curb high levels of pollution in industrial citiies, making it easier to transit to a GST regime.
8Eventually, the transition to GST should be an organic bottom up movement rather than a top-down imposition
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The move to privatize or monetize IOC's non-core assets has taken a curious turn
8Find out what the petroleum ministry and IOC views are on the subject in writing
8Also, what is expected next?
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DAP/NPK- Phosphoric Acid & Sulphuric Acid Greenfield Project|
8Cost - Rs 2000 crore
8Project Event: Studies are ongoing, and proposal for environmental clearance will be submitted in April 2020, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in May 2020.
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Phosphoric Acid Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 300 crore
8Project Event: The company is looking for an alternate location for this project in the state following opposition at the mandatory public hearing meeting for environment clearance, held in February 2019. The RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
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8Project Name: D18 Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 500 crore
8This is an ambitious project bagged by a not-so-well-know steel and gemstone group based out of Gujarat, driven by a couple of intrepid entrepreneurs.
8The company plans to release RFQs for oil field services and equipment have been delayed by a month for this offshore field. Plans also involve building a 30 km pipeline to an ONGC operated FPSO
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8Meanwhile, the group has bagged an onland block, where a Rs 100 crore plan has been drawn up. RFQs are expected going ahead.
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 ONGC's tendering system is structured in such a manner that a contentious vendor can hold up the entire process for weeks
8Two extensions for bid submissions had to be given for a 10-vessel tender because one of the bidders went to the Independent External Monitor on grounds that the tender conditionalitie shave been unfarily drawn to disqualify it from bidding.
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ONGV Videsh Ltd's future strategy is no longer under the control of ONGC, it seems
8Find out why that is so
8A major rejig may well be in the offing.
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Project Name: Greenfield Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project
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Project Cost: 4588 crore
8RFQ for the pre-commissioning and commissioning work is expected by March-2020
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8PPU Nitrogen plant refrigeration unit jobs Details
8Hydrogen Unit I/II Naptha Vaporiser inside Scaffolding / Tube Cleaning during Shutdown Details
8Overhauling/ Servicing of Centrifugal pumps Details
8Supply of CPVC Pipe and Fittings Details
8Measurement of Earth Resistance of Tankages, Earth pits and Equipments in Refinery plant Details
8Appointment of C&F operator cum secondary transporter at BPCL lubes depot at loni UP for five years Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Stake in Gujarat Gas good for valuation Details
8Russia's Rosneft keen to bid for BPCL Details
8Rosneft, IOC sign pact for crude supply; Pradhan discusses BPCL sale with Sechina Details
8Essar appoints Arun Kumar Jain as Operating Partner of Essar Projects Details
8HPCL third quarter net profit zooms to Rs 1,027 crore Details
8LPG coverage 96.9 per cent as on Jan 1, 2020: Dharmendra Pradhan Details
8Adani Gas aims to close deal with French energy major Total by March Details
8IOC signs pact to buy Russian crude oil Details
8Oil gains a second day as coronavirus optimism may mean demand rebound Details
8Govt wants IndianOil to consider buying back 3 per cent of its shares Details
8HPCL net trebles on inventory gains Details
8US warns energy companies like Reliance, Chevron over ties to Venezuela's Maduro Details
8Common man suffers high fuel prices even as world oil market slides Details
8Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow Details
8Qatar Petroleum cut prices of its marine and land crudes by more than 1 percent in Jan Details
8Iraq says OPEC weighing output cut over virus outbreak Details
8Valero Energy CEO Gorder calls coronavirus a 'black swan' event Details
8U.S. jet fuel prices hit by demand fears on coronavirus Details
8Russia's Rosneft says India firms agree deal to join Vostok Oil project Details
8Uzbekistan to hold talks over oil and gas production deal with BP, SOCAR this month Details
8Swiss group Pictet to eliminate fossil fuel portfolio Details
8Coronavirus paralyses short-term oil and gas sales into China Details
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8Project Name: Asjol Oil Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 104 crore
This is a private sector promoter that vendors trust. Selective RFPs for drillign services and equipment have got a good response
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The Coronavirus has forced a near 50 per cent fall in VLCC rates, and there is now fear that rates can fall further
8Global demand growth for crude oil may halve as well, warned analysts
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The government seems determined to move ahead with its methanol induction plans
8Find out more on how methanol rather than ethanol may eventually the blending fuel of choice in India
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ONGC finalized orders worth a massive Rs 2500 crore for a three year contract for hiring of wireline logging, perforation, TCP-DST, compact well suite services along with equipment for both onshore & offshore wels for a period of three years
8The orders are to be split up between five global multinationals
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Doubts are increasingly surfacing over the technology that is getting supplied by the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai
8It had backed off from 2G biorefinery project promoted by HPCL in Bhatinda.
8The technology is now facing critical scrutiny in yet another project
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Cairn India has worked out a Rs 318 crore plan for CB-ONHP-2017/6 block located across the Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and Mahesana districts of Gujarat
8The company plans to carry out the drilling of 20 exploratory and appraisal wells as well as well testing, and early production of oil and gas in the block.
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The PNGRB has refiused relief on Gujarat Gas' plea against infringements by Adani Gas in the CGD geographical area of the Ahmedabad district
8Find why the regulator refused to intervene
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Engaging contractor for drive turbine rotor refurbishment jobs Details
8Supply of Mechanical Seal Spares Details
8Transportation of Pipes for Re-routing work Details
8Hiring of 20 KVA DG Set on firm basis Details
8Electrical execution works for MS Circulation and EBMS jobs at refinery Details
8Supply of Reciprocating Compressors Details
8Supply/ Services requirement of Proposal (RFP) For Patients Management Software for Community Health Project Details
8Supply/ Services requirement of Proposal (RFP) for Contract Lifecycle Management Tool Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Oil PSUs plan to spend Rs 1 lakh crore in the next fiscal Details
8India's Essar Steel seeks 36 LNG cargoes for 2021-2023 delivery Details
8Hindustan Petroleum to release its Q3 results on February 05, 2020 Details
8Assam: Joint team to probe damage to environment due to spillage of crude oil at CTF Details
8Oil minister moves Cabinet note for splitting GAIL Details
8IndianOil buys stake in Phinergy of Israel for manufacturing of aluminium-air batteries Details
8Budget 2020: Oil companies to be negatively impacted by high dividend payout Details
8ONGC Plugs Massive Gas Leak in Andhra Details
8Dividend tax removal to boost EPS, says CLSA Details
8Common man suffers high fuel prices even as world oil market slides Details
8UK: BP boosts dividend as profit tops forecast and CEO bows out Details
8Coronavirus to hit oil demand by around 0.5% in 2020: BP CFO Details
8Goldman downgrades Exxon to 'sell', slashes returns outlook Details
8Oil prices climb as OPEC, allies weigh output cuts to cushion coronavirus impact Details
8Coronavirus to slow down demand growth, says ConocoPhillips Details
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8Project Name: Sundargarh and Jharsuguda District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: GAIL Gas Limited has been granted permission on September 6, 2018, to set up a CGD network in Sundargarh and Jharsuguda districts of Odhisa. The entity won the project under the 9th CGD bidding round. The CGD network will have a coverage area of 12130.70 sq. km.
Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline through a spurline to Sundargarh.

8Project Event: RFQs for laying and construction of 8, 6 and 4 inch underground steel pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
RFQs for laying and constriction of MDPE pipeline network and associated works is expected later in Q3, 2020.
RFQs for CNG compressors and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q3 2020.
RFQs for CNG dispensers and associated auxiliaries are expected by Q3 2020.

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A consultancy firm has been given a mandate by GAIL to study the implementation of LNG corridors in India
8The study will lay the basis for dozens of LNG fuelling stations along India's national highways to provide seamless services to heavy vehicles plying in select routes
8GAIL seems to be taking its lessons from China where LNG stations are being set up rapidly across the length and breath of the country. The China experiment has been a tremendous success and the Indian gas major is keen in following up on its footsteps
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Ammonia Storage Tank Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: Tender for engineering and PMC for de-Commissioning, inspection, repair, and re-commissioning of 20,000 MT liquid ammonia storage tank is out and LSTK contractor is likely to be released in March 2020.
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Urea Revamp Project
8Cost - Rs 700 crore
8Project Event: The Pre-Qualification for the LSTK contractor is out and discussion is ongoing for the finalization. LSTK contractor is likely to be finalized in April 2020.
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Cross-country pipelines are difficult to build, particularly when demand growth is uncertain
8Or if viability gap funding is unavailable or uncertain
8This is what the PNGRB is finding out to its chagrin about one such pipeline
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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 awarded the contract for the geotechnical and geophysical survey services for KG-OSN2004/1 and GS-49-2 fields to Mumbai.
8Find out to whom, and when will the survey be completed.
8Also know more on how soon will RFQs for the hiring an EPC contractor for offshore platforms and subsea pipelines for the integrated development of KG-OSN2004/1 and GS-49-2 fields are planned to be released?
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For reference purposes, the website carries here the field architecture configuration for the  deepwater GS-29 and the KG-DWN-98/2 Cluster-1 field. 
8A central processing platform will play an important role here in connecting the the two, providing common facilities.
8There will be well fluid, gas injection and umblicals running across the fields
8Currently ONGC is conducting a a metocean, geophysical, geotechnical surveys for these deepwater prospects
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8Project Name: GS-15-1 and GS-15-4 Platform Repairs
8Two contractors are on the job
8Know more about it
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Ammonia Storage Tank Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: Toyo Engineering, Thyssenkrupp, and Vijay Tanks are in the race to become the LSTK contractor, but there is a delay in finalization due to deviations sought by bidders in technical as well as commercial terms. Thyssenkrupp is reportedly more responsive than the others, it is learned
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Ammonia -Urea Maintenance Project
8Cost - Rs 20 crore
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Item Rate Contract for Plant Electrical Maintenance Works Details
8Procurement of Gas Chromotographs for measuring CO2 and Hydrocarbon Component required for C2C3 Recovery Plant Details
8Retrofit of Electronic Intelligent Actuator of CDU 2 Heater Soot Blower System Details
8Hiring of Services for Insitu Repair/ Reconditioning of Valves Details
8Hiring of Services for Obtaining Statutory Permissions of Consent to Establish & Operate from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for all pipelines Details
8Hiring of support services for Operational and Maintenance and associated services for Lakwa NG transmission Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8BPCL forays into swappable lithium ion battery supply for electric vehicles Details
8Petronet LNG to sign $2.5 bln U.S. gas deal during Trump's India visit Details
8D1/D3 gas field in Reliance's KG-D6 block shuts down Details
8Prices in India's Torrent Power LNG tender average $3.50-$3.70/per million British thermal units Details
8Buyers of Air India, BPCL not to get free hand to shed excess staff: DIPAM secretary Details
8Budget focus on strategic oil reserve, extends ISPRL tax break Details
8Budget stepped on the gas for GAIL, IGL; but no fuel for RIL, ONGC & OIL Details
8Brent crude below $57 a barrel, Sensex up 140 points Details
8China's independent refiners slash operations as virus hits fuel sales Details
8U.S. willing to help Brazil improve oil auctions, official says Details
8OPINION: India's mega-IPO sounds like Aramco mess in making Details
8UAE to develop new gas field with reserves of 80 tcf Details
8Fuel prices fall further as coronavirus cripples demand Details
8UAE discovers trillions of cubic feet of shallow natural gas reserves Details
8Indonesia biodiesel group says more capacity in 2020 could help exports Details
8Kazakhstan to resume oil exports to China within days Details
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8Project Name:  NTP-1 Maintenance Dredging & Soil Disposal Project
8Project Cost: Rs 150 crore
8Project Event: RFQs for hiring contractor for repair and dredging works is expected by April 2020 now.
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8Project Name: Alapuzzha, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram Districts City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: AG&P has been granted permission on March 26, 2019, to set up a CGD network in Alapuzzha, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram Districts of Kerala. The entity won the project under the 10th CGD bidding round. The CGD network will have a coverage area of 6087 sq. km.
Gas is expected be drawn from Petronet LNG Kochi Terminal through a virtual pipeline to the Alapuzzha Satellite Terminal. Currently, the project is in its first stage.
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Project Name: Ramanathapuram District City Gas Distribution
8Project Description: Gas is expected to be drawn from IOCL's Ennore-Thiruvallur-Bengluru-Puducherry-Nagapatinam-Madurai-Tuticorin gas pipeline. For the time being AG&P plans to haul LNG via tankers from import terminals to planned satellite terminals to launch its CNG services without waiting for pipelines to be built.
8Know more on when RFQs are coming up
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8Project Name:  CB-ONN-2010/8 Block Onshore Oilfield Development
8Project Cost: Rs 150 crore
8Project Description: Bharat PetroResources Limited is expected to float the RFQs for the hiring of an EPC contractor for the Quick Production Facility (QPF) and an attendant pipeline network by the end of February 2020. As per the sources, currently the tender documents for the project are under preparation and will be completed within next 10 to 15 days, after which the bidding process will be started. The owner has already completed the procurement for the other oilfield sevices and equipment. 
8Project Event: RFQ for an EPC contractor for QPF and pipeline is expected later in February 2020.
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8Project Name: Nandasan Integrated Facilities Complex
8Project Cost: Rs 350 crore.
8Project Description: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited hasn't yet issued the LOI for the Nandasan Surface facility LSTK contractor though the L-1 bidder has been selected. Meanwhile, the RFQ for EPC contractor for pipeline package are expected by April 2020.
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Project Name: Haldia Barauni Product Pipeline
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Project Cost: 3712 crores
8There is a slight delay in the issuance of RFQs for mainline pipes and pumps are expected by February-2020.
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It is learned that the current GAIL chairman is being recommended for another job
8Meanwhile, find out more on the status of Manoj Jain's clearance, when is it likely?
8Also, more on the status of the selection process for director projects and director marketing in the company.
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Design and Commissioning of Vapour Recovery System Details
8Spares for Atlas Copco Air Compressor Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC Biometric) Details
8Replacement Jobs for Recycle Gas Scrubber & Knockout Drum Details
8All India Lubes Meet 2019 – Event Management/ Branding Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Core sector growth recovers to 1.3 per cent in December Details
8Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd to provide CNG for 200 city buses by March-end Details
8Asian LNG prices fall as coronavirus concerns rise Details
8Dipam to soon issue EoI for BPCL divestment Details
8Blue economy comprises 4.1% of GDP, says Secretary of Earth Sciences Details
8Budget 2020: Modi government’s last four union budgets a mixed bag for oil and gas industry Details
8Oil and Gas Budget 2020: Pricing of domestically produced natural gas to be made more transparent Details
8Budget 2020: Gas stocks jump as FM proposes to extend gas grid by 11,000 km Details
8Oil and Gas Budget 2020: Oil PSUs capex increases 4 per cent to Rs 98,522 crore Details
8Budget: ONGC, IOC, other oil PSUs to invest Rs 98,521 cr in 2020-21 Details
8Budget 2020 exempts income of ISPRL from tax Details
8Panic grips after gas leak in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district Details
8Oil companies cut petrol and diesel prices further post Budget Details
8BPCL stake sale: Govt to invite bids in next few days Details
8Analysis: ONGC is trading at low valuations Details
8OPEC members, Russia to discuss oil price fall after virus epidemic Details
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Sulphate of Potash-Bromine and Captive Power Unit Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 500 crore
8Project Event: Internal discussions are still ongoing, the project team has been created, RFQ for the LSTK contractor is likely to be released at the end of March 2020 instead of February as said earlier.
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NPK Fertilizer Expansion Project 
8Cost - Rs 190 crore
8Project Event: The project has elicited environment clearance in September 2019, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020 instead of February as said earlier.
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There was no talk of a gas hub in the finance minister's budget speech yesterday
8But work is on to get the gas hub functioning
8There is now a good idea of where the physical hub is going to be located
8A map of the hub is now circulating around
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The oil & gas sector will continue to see a rise in investments in 2020-21 in comparison to 2019-20.
8So, while recession may have gripped the economy as a whole, that is not the case with this sector
8Public sector companies will spend close to Rs 100,000 crore in the coming year, up around 5% from the previous year
8What is also of interest is growing private sector investment, in new E&P block as well as in the downstream and midstream segments
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Are you looking for an exhaustive training programme for use of valves in the petroleum sector
8Here is a platform for customers to upgrade knowledge, acquire skills and share best practices. The programme would equip the participants to address all flow-control issues with clarity and confidence. 
The programme will let you know how to:
8Select the right valves for applications
8 Operate and maintain valves safely and efficiently
8Enhance reliability of flow-control systems
8Upgrade flow-control systems to be future-ready
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New technology is becoming available for small bioethane manufacturers using a combination of vacuum pressure swing adsorption (VPSA) technology and unique sorbents.
8The payback periods can be quite attractive, and are calculated project to project.
8Also, a web-based biomethane platform is available which allows local biomethane producers (such as small and medium farms, waste management and water treatment companies) and end-users (such local taxi companies, municipal biogas bus fleets, municipal waste collection cars and trucks and private CNG car owners) to interact with each other.
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The Ujjwala LPG scheme while covering a majority of rural households has not been able to stop the use of dual fuels
8A survey across North India has found two thirds of the LPG owning households still using solid fuels
8Why is that so?
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The Ratna R Series field price bid opening may get delayed
8There are two reasons for it: Clarity is sought on the Sapura-Afcons deal
8But there is yet another reason for the delay Details
8A two-rig 750-hp workover contract was handed out by OIL India
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Our database coverage has been extended to two more CGD entities
8Project Name: Gomati District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Tripura Natural Gas Company Ltd, a JV of GAIL and the state governments of Assam and Tripura has been granted permission on September 28, 2018, to set up a CGD network in Gomati district of Tripura. The entity won the project under the 9th CGD bidding round. The CGD network will have a coverage area of 2966 sq. km.
for an overall timeframe of 8 years, TNGCL is expected to install 6 CNG stations and provide 11514 piped natural gas connections and lay 170 inch-km of steel pipeline. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Agartala Regional Network Natural Gas Pipeline through the Dukli- Maharjganj spurline to Khilpara Mother Station which will act as hub for the city gas distribution network in the district.
8Currently, the project is in its first phase. MECON Limited is the Project Management Consultant
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Project Name: West Tripura District City Gas Distribution
8Project Cost: Rs 200 crore
8Project Description: Tripura Natural Gas Company Ltd, JV of GAIL and the state governments of Assam and Tripura has been granted permission on September 28, 2018, to set up a CGD network in West Tripura (except area already authorized) district of Tripura. The entity won the project under the 9th CGD bidding round. The CGD network will have a coverage area of 976.81 sq. km.
8For an overall timeframe of 8 years, TNGCL is expected to install 6 CNG stations and provide 15800 piped natural gas connections and lay 60 inch-km of steel pipeline. Gas is expected to be drawn from GAIL's Agartala Regional Network Natural Gas Pipeline through a 5.2 km Dukli- Maharjganj connection.
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8Project Name: Koravaka Drilling Field Development
8Project Cost: Rs 110 crore
8Project Description: KEI-RSOS Petroleum & Energy Pvt Ltd's RFP's for the hiring of various equipment and services for its 9-well development drilling programme in Koravaka oilfield are out.
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8Project Name: Deen Dayal Block Well Consultancy Services
8Project Cost: Rs 50 crore
8Project Description: Oil and natural gas Corporation Limited is expected to issue the LOI for the Well Consultancy Services for the Deen Dayal block by the end of next month.
8Who is the front runner?
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Spot LNG prices were meant to go down to their lowest levels sometime in Q-3, 2020 but it looks like they may tank precipitously sooner than that timeline.
8Find out why that can be so
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When is the Swan LNG project going to be commissioned?
8Mitsui has indicated a firm delivery date for the FSU and FSRU
8But then Swan still has to do a lot of work around the jetty
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Project Name: Srikakulam-Angul natural gas pipeline
8Project Cost: Rs 1000 crore
8Find out what kind of RFQs are expected ahead, get key contacts here
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Get a full mapping here of the gas pipeline grid in India
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8GAIL's proposed new pipelines
8Pipeline Infrastructure Ltd's (former RGTIL) proposed new pipelines
8GSPL's new pipeline network
8PNGRB's proposed new networks
8Essar Group's proposed new pipelines
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The Economic Survey has made out a clear case for privatization, citing the example of BPCL, claiming that the company's valuation has gone up after talks of privatization started circulating
8While that may be true, the BPCL brand value has suffered a downgrade in a recent assessment
8HPCL and IOC on the other hand saw an upgrade
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