Dangote oil refinery construction on final stages

Dangote oil refinery in Nigeria is on its final stages after heavy lifting company Mammoet completed the lifting and transport work on site. Mammoet is demobilizing equipment it has deployed on the Dangote oil refinery construction site over the past two years. Mammoet was contracted to assist in the construction of the refinery in 2018.…

China Only Fulfils 5% Of Sino-US Energy Trade Deal In First Half Of 2020

China bought only 5% of the targeted $25.3 billion in energy products from the United States in the first half of 2020, falling well short of its trade deal commitments at a time when relations between the two top economies are already sour. China’s imports of crude oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), metallurgical coal and…

Lessons from Baghjan, Dehing-Patkai – Assam fears bigger ecological damage from draft EIA

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre is pushing for a new set of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) norms for development projects amid the nationwide lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The draft EIA Notification 2020 has been widely criticised by independent experts and activists terming it ‘pro-industry’ and ‘anti-people’. In Assam, activists, civil…

India to allow foreign firms to retail petrol and diesel

India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Tuesday notified liberalised guidelines for bulk and retail marketing of petrol and diesel, offering new opportunities for foreign oil companies, including those in the Gulf, to enter this lucrative energy business. India is one of the biggest markets in the world for petrol and diesel with retail…

Minimum Rs 500 cr net worth must for licence to sell petrol, diesel to retail, bulk users

The government on Tuesday said any entity with a net worth of at least Rs 500 crore is eligible for obtaining the liberalised licence to sell petrol and diesel to retail and bulk consumers. Clarifying on the November 2019 liberalised fuel licensing regime, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said any entity with a…