Not aware of Vodafone Idea shutting down, says Govt

Ministry of Communications, Government of India today said that it was not aware of any speculations or reports about telecom operator Vodafone Idea shutting down its operations. This was stated by junior telecom minister Sanjay Dhotre when Member of Parliament Pratima Mondal sought government of India’s reaction to reports about the company being forced to […]

AGR DUES: Why Vodafone Idea shutdown is unlikely

Vodafone Idea, one of the top telecom operators in India, is likely to deposit Rs 2,500 cr towards the demands raised by the Department of Telecom related to revenue share under India’s telecom license rules, according to industry sources. The company has been served with a total demand of over Rs 53,000 cr. Meanwhile, Bharti […]

Sheikhpura, Jamui, Deoghar included in tomorrow’s city gas bidding

GAIL India, the country’s largest pipeline operator, said the government has decided to include two additional districts of Bihar — Sheikhpura and Jamui — and one more district in Jharkhand — Deoghar — in the 10th round of bidding for setting up of city gas distribution networks. The ninth round of bidding, for 86 ‘geographical […]

GAIL orders supplies for gas line to North East, JHBD I to be complete in 2 months

GAIL India, the country’s largest pipeline operator, said it has placed an order worth Rs 1,100 cr to buy pipeline required to connect the North Eastern states to the ambitious  Jagadishpur— Haldia—Bokaro-Dhamra project. The Jagadishpur—Haldia—Bokaro-Dhamra project runs through three states — Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, and is meant to connect these eastern states to the […]

Nagarjuna Fertilizers faces working capital issues

Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals said it is facing working capital issues that are preventing it from operating its plant. “..the company had taken plant maintenance activities on July 4, 2018,” it said in a statement today. “The shutdown had to be extended due to inadequate working capital on account of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and accumulated […]

GAIL awards Rs 125-cr pipeline order to Ratnamani

GAIL India Ltd said it awarded the first contract for purchase of the 108 km, 24-inch diameter pipes under the Barauni—Guwahati segment of the Jagdishpur—Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project to M/s Ratnamani for Rs 125 crore. “Line pipe procurement activities for the rest of the 600 km trunkline upto Guwahati is at […]

India hedges energy bets: Starts LNG supply from Russia

Within weeks of starting the first ever long-term LNG supply from the US, India opened up yet another source of natural gas with the arrival of the first LNG shipment from Russia. Russia is currently, world’s largest crude oil & second largest gas producer in the world. While, lndia is world’s 3rd largest energy consumer […]

US starts shipping LNG to India, first GAIL ship sets sail from Louisiana

More than six years after an agreement was signed, US-based Cheniere Energy has started supplying liquefied natural gas or LNG to India. The first ship, Meridian Spirit, set sail from Louisiana and will reach Dabhol in Maharashtra by around 28 March, said GAIL, which is India’s largest gas supplier. Under the terms of the supply […]

GAIL awards Rs 216 cr pipeline project to IL&FS Engineering and Construction

IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company said it got a Rs 216 cr order from Gas Authority of India Limited to lay a 158 km long pipeline. The 30-inch diameter pipeline is part of Part B of the Dobhi-Durgapur-Haldia project in West Bengal. It also has to create a 13.28 km long 12-inch spurline under Jagdishpur […]

GAIL starts operations at polyethylene plant in Uttar Pradesh

GAIL India Limited, a government natural gas transmission and marketing company, said it has started operation of its first UNIPOL polyethylene process line with a capacity to produce 4,00,000 tons of polyethylene per year in its Pata plant in Uttar Pradesh. GAIL’s flexible high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant provides access to […]

IL&FS Engineering Services wins Rs 173.13 cr pipeline laying contract

IL&FS Engineering and Construction Co.Ltd., a multi-national infrastructure development company, said it received a Rs 173.13 cr contract from Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) for the laying and construction of pipeline at Kuttanad. The total length of the 30-inch pipeline is 91 Km and has be completed in 24 months from date of acceptance and with additional […]