Petrobras to open tender for Brazil’s biggest ever platform

RIO DE JANEIRO, Petrobras is preparing to launch a tender to build Brazil’s largest-ever oil platform, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, as the state-controlled oil firm pushes ahead with ambitious plans to boost deepwater production. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the Rio de Janeiro-based producer is formally known, plans to launch the…

Dharmendra Pradhan reviews progress of capping activities at gas producing well in Baghjan

Guwahati: Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the progress of capping activities of inferno at gas producing well of Oil India Limited (OIL) in Baghjan in Tinsukia district. OIL stated that air quality monitoring was conducted in Baghjan and Guijan side and noise monitoring was conducted in Guijan Side. Sample of…

Ujjwala beneficiaries can get free domestic cooking gas cylinder till September

NEW DELHI : The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved an extension till end September for availing free cooking gas cylinders under the marque Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). The earlier announced Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) package included providing women of 83 million below poverty line (BPL) families with free cooking gas cylinders for…

Why city gas distribution stocks are feeling low on energy

City gas distribution stocks are feeling the heat this week. Shares of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL), Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) and Gujarat Gas Ltd have declined in the range of 6-8% since Friday. Concerns over competition and the resultant adverse impact on profitability have weighed on investor sentiment. In a conference call with investors and…

Oil steady as virus infections rise but hopes for vaccine lends support

NEW YORK – Oil prices were little changed on Monday as coronavirus cases increased in many countries, though cautious investor optimism about a potential COVID-19 vaccine and ongoing talks over a European Union fund to revive economies hit by the pandemic curbed losses. Brent crude was down 6 cents, or 0.1%, at $43.08 per barrel…

China’s record crude oil storage flies under the radar

LAUNCESTON: China’s refineries imported and processed record amounts of crude oil in June, and while these are undoubtedly bullish economic signals, it’s worth noting that flows into storage tanks were also likely at an all-time high. The massive amount of crude being stored in China may end up weighing on oil imports from August onwards,…

Israel approves pipeline deal to sell gas to Europe

JERUSALEM: The Israeli government on Sunday approved an agreement with European countries for the construction of a subsea pipeline that would supply Europe with natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean. The Eastmed pipeline, which has been in planning for several years, is meant to transport gas from offshore Israel and Cyprus to Greece and on…