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Petrol and Diesel Should Come Under GST, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Date : Sep 18, 2018

Expressing concern over the continuous rise in fuel prices, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that petrol and diesel should come under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

 

"I want petrol and diesel to come under the ambit of GST. The GST Council should take a decision on this. State governments are more powerful than the Centre in the GST Council meeting," Pradhan said.

 

He further urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to "reduce VAT on petrol and diesel like other state governments."

 

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Baba Ramdev Offers to Sell Petrol, Diesel at Rs 35-40, Won’t Campaign for BJP

Date : Sep 18, 2018

When petrol prices near the Rs 90 mark, Baba Ramdev, yoga guru and founder of Patanjali Ayurved, has claimed he could sell petrol and diesel at Rs 35-40 a litre if the government allows. "If the government lets me, and gives some relief in tax, I...

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Azure Power to Develop a 6 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Date : Sep 18, 2018

Renewable energy project developer Azure Power has emerged as the winner in the recent auction held by Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) for the development of 6 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Koraput,...

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Dewa Partners with Berkeley Lab for AI development

Date : Sep 18, 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has formed a strategic partnership with Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (Bair) Lab. It is the first public utility in the world to do so.

 

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KAPP to Soon Complete 5-year Investment Plan Worth KD 40 bn

Date : Sep 18, 2018

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has made final touches to its developmental projects for the next five years with investments estimated to be worth about KD 40 billion, said sources.

 

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Abu Dhabi to host 3rd Annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in January

Date : Sep 18, 2018

International and regional thought leaders will gather in Abu Dhabi next January for the third annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, which will kick off the Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week.

 

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QP Signs 3-year Naphtha Sale Deal with Haldia Petrochemicals

Date : Sep 17, 2018

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has concluded a 3-year sale agreement to supply India’s Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL) in West Bengal, with a total of 600,000 tonnes of Light Naphtha starting in 2018.

 

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OOC Partners with Thailand Firm in Duqm Power and Water Plant

Date : Sep 17, 2018

State investment firm Oman Oil Company has signed a partnership deal with Thailand’s Gulf Energy Development to build a power and water plant project in Duqm.

 

Duqm independent power and water project...

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Adnoc Distribution, Etisalat in Cloud-Based Digital Signage Deal

Date : Sep 17, 2018

Adnoc Distribution, the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has signed an agreement with Etisalat Digital for a cloud-based digital signage advertising network, a report said.

 

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State, Centre at Loggerheads over Proposed NTPC Power Station

Date : Sep 17, 2018

The proposal for setting up of an additional power station at NTPC in Talcher has now snowballed into a controversy between the State government and Centre.

 

While the Centre wants the foundation laying...

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Adani Group, IOC, BPCL, Torrent Emerge as Big Winners of City Gas Licences

Date : Sep 18, 2018

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) on Monday declared the final list of winners of city gas retailing licences that had billionaire Gautam Adani's group, state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Torrent Gas as the big winners. Adani Gas won rights to retail compressed natural gas (CNG) to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households and industries in 13 cities on its own and another nine, including Allahabad, in a joint venture with IOC, according to results of 84 cities that were bid out in the country's biggest city gas distribution (CGD) bid round.   According to the list of winners put ...

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Adnoc Refining Commissions Specialized Coker Unit

Date : Sep 07, 2018

Adnoc Refining, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), has announced that it has successfully completed the commissioning of a specialized coker unit, as part of its Carbon Black and Coker...

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UAE Opens 120 MW Power Station in Aden

Date : Sep 06, 2018

The United Arab Emirates has established a 120-megawatt power station in Aden at a total cost of US$ 100 million to meet locals' energy needs.

 

The station, powered by one of the world's largest...

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NISOC Signs Gas Deals with Iran's PGPIC, MPC

Date : Sep 05, 2018

The National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) signed two contracts, totally valued at $1.2 billion, with the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) and Maroon Petrochemical Company (MPC) for gathering associated gases in East...

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NTPC Launches First E-Vehicle Charging Station in Vishakhapatnam

Date : Sep 05, 2018

NTPC Limited is India's power generating company, has launched its first electric vehicle charging station in Simhadri, Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

 

The charging station has been designed by the...

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Solar Power Panels Installed in NLCIL Buildings

Date : Sep 05, 2018

As part of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited’s (NLCIL) commitment to produce 4,251 megawatt through solar and wind energy, the company has installed solar panels on the terraces of its seven office buildings, at a...

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Oman’s First Wind Farm Project to Feature Cutting-Edge Technologies

Date : Sep 04, 2018

Oman’s maiden wind farm project, currently in the early stages of implementation in Dhofar Governorate, will feature desert-resistant turbines and other cutting-edge technologies to ensure they deliver peak...

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MAHAGENCO Issues EoI to Set Up Solar Manufacturing Unit in Maharashtra

Date : Sep 04, 2018

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to set up solar component (modules and cells) manufacturing unit in the state.

 

The deadline to submit...

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Talks Ongoing on Development of Greater Barik Onshore Field

Date : Sep 03, 2018

Negotiations centering on the development and monetization of potentially prolific gas resources discovered in the Greater Barik area onshore Block 6 are ongoing, according to a high-level official of Oman’s Ministry of Oil...

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Iraq: Gazprom Neft Launches the Second Process Line at its GTP at the Badra Field

Date : Sep 03, 2018

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Badra has commissioned Line B at its 800 million cubic metre gas treatment plant (GTP) at the Badra field, Iraq.

 

The launch of this new process train marks the final...

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Dewa Increases Al Yalayis 5 Pump Station Capacity

Date : Aug 31, 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has increased the capacity of the Al Yalayis 5 water pumping station to 36 million gallons per day with the completion of a key expansion project worth Dh45.6 million ($12.4...

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