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India becomes most favoured destination for energy investments

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, India is among the top 10 FDI destinations in the world while addressing the investors in Abu Dhabi on 12 Nov at the roadshow organized by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) to promote India as a favorable investment destination in the oil and gas sector . India presently being ..

India’s Strategic Oil Reserves in focus after drone attacks on Saudi Aramco Facility

The policymakers are now deliberating on India’s strategic oil reserves at Mangaluru, Paddur (near Udupi) and Visakhapatnam after the drone strikes on Saudi Arabian Oil Co or Saudi Aramco’s facility over the weekend sent shock waves across global oil markets, hitting supplies. India’s Strategic Oil Reserves State-owned Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Ltd (ISPRL) which is ..

Current Strategic Oil Reserve facilities in India

The strategic fuel or oil reserve facilities are used for emergency reasons. The Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve has a total fuel store of total 5 MMT (million metric tonnes) which is enough to fuel 10 days of consumption.  Currently the strategic crude oil storages are at 3 underground locations in Mangalore, Vishakhapatnam and Padur. They ..

Oil prices hike by 5 percent

Oil prices have increased more than 5 percent after the OPEC and non-OPEC producers came together to put curbs on oil production and ease global saturation. The step is being seen as the first joint action between oil producing nations after 2001 after two years of low prices of oil which had put the budgets ..

Oil prices rise as OPEC agrees on output cuts

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut 1.2 million barrels of oil a day from its output to 32.5 million barrels beginning from January. This has lead to a surge in the global oil prices. This is the first such cut made by OPEC in the last eight years. OPEC plays ..

Iran becomes top oil supplier to India

According to the shipping data, Iran overtook Saudi Arabia to become India’s top oil supplier in October. Generally, Iran used to be the second biggest oil supplier of India. But with Western sanctions over its nuclear development, its position was occupied by Iraq. Now, with the lifting of sanctions in January, India’s imports from Iran ..

Issues around Kochi-Kootanad-Bengaluru-Mangalore Pipeline Project

In the first week of February, 2016, India’s Chief Justice TS Thakur while passing orders on Kochi-Kootanad-Bengaluru- Mangalore project rebuked the state government of Tamil Nadu and said that: “Such interference in projects of national importance for ‘votes’ is tantamount to a breakdown of constitutional machinery”. The three judge bench ruled that the project must ..

Fall in Global Oil Prices: Reasons and Implications

In last one and half year, the Global oil prices have fallen sharply. From 2010 till mid of 2014, the oil prices were fairly stable above $100 per barrel, however, currently the prices are below $50 per barrel. Reasons There are several reasons for this decline. Firstly, the demand is low because of weak economic ..