IOC may OK arm Chennai Petro s new 9-mtpa refinery plan in 3-4 months

NEW DELHI – Chennai Petroleum Corp Ltd’s proposed mega project to replace its 1-mtpa Cauvery Basin refinery at Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu with a new 9-mtpa refinery is likely to receive the official nod from the boards of the company and its parent–state-owned Indian Oil Corp Ltd–within three to four months, sources in the know…

Govt extends Bharat Petroleum privatisation bid deadline to July 31

The government has for the second time extended the deadline for bidding for privatisation of India’s second-biggest oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) by over a month to July 31. While the Cabinet had in November last year approved the sale of government’s entire 52.98 per cent stake in BPCL, offers seeking expression of…

Qatar- Convergence and divergence between oil and natural gas prices

At the present time, monitoring oil prices-reference oils, for example, Brent oil, West Texas Light oil, Dubai and Oman oil, to determine other oil prices, in terms of quality and spatial quality, is no longer difficult for specialists or analysts. Specialised bulletins publish this periodically and in a similar manner. Daily, weekly and monthly rates…

Barkindo Warns Against Flouting OPEC Crude Oil Production Cuts

Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mr Mohammed Barkindo, has urged member countries not to flout last April’™s deal to cut their crude oil production quotas, despite recent noticeable improvement in the international market. Barkindo, who spoke with Energy Intelligence, according to the international oil cartel Tuesday, also advised OPEC+ members to…

Judge Strikes Down US Energy Leasing Rules In Bird Habitat

A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued energy leases on hundreds of square miles. Judge Brian Morris said the Interior Department did not do enough to…