Fuel

  • Japan creating fuel-cell powered underwater vehicle August 8, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's defence ministry on Friday said it was developing a fuel-cell powered "unmanned underwater vehicle" but disputed a report that it was working with Washington on a submarine using the environmentally-friendly technology. The report in the top-selling Yomiuri Shimbun, citing unnamed ministry officials, said the unmanned, 10-metre long sub could...
  • 'Coal issues need to be addressed for affordable power' August 1, 2014

    Panaji: Flagging off concerns about fuel shortages hurting power generation, senior executives on Friday said transportation and quality issues related to coal need to be immediately addressed for ensuring affordable electricity. "Affordable power is linked to many risk mitigation factors," Essar Energy Plc's Chief Executive Officer Sushil Maroo said on Friday....
  • Centre calls meeting with states on diesel price July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With state specific levies adding up to Rs 7 a litre in price of diesel, the Centre has called a meeting with 12 states with the highest incidence of taxes like octroi and entry tax, to impress upon them to cut these duties and bring down prices. A litre of...
  • Spinach may help convert sunlight into clean alternative fuel July 27, 2014

    Washington: Popeye's favourite snack spinach, which gave the cartoon character super strength, also has the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun's...
  • Cabinet to soon decide on 10 pc ethanol blending: Dharmendra Pradhan July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Cabinet will soon take a decision on mandatory blending of 10 per cent ethanol with petroleum, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. "The government has kept the interests of farmers in mind. It has started the process and the Cabinet will soon take a...
  • Government to change laws to permit cars to run on different fuels: Nitin Gadkari July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Government will make necessary changes in law and bring it on par with international standards to enable cars, especially those running on bio-fuels, to ply on Indian roads, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said. He said that the government will try to introduce the changes in the...
  • Vladimir Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina July 13, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed agreements on nuclear energy generation with Argentina as part of a Latin American tour aimed at building Russia's influence in the region. Argentina has been building nuclear-powered electricity plants to revive its nuclear programme and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels amid...
  • Branded petrol price cut by over Rs 5 per litre July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of branded or premium petrol on Thursday was cut by over Rs 5 per litre after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slashed excise duty on the fuel. Central Excise duty on Branded Petrol was cut from Rs 7.50 per litre to Rs 2.35 per litre. Branded petrol, which contains...
  • Linking rail fare with fuel price to hit common man: Naveen Patnaik July 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Linking the railway fare with fuel price was likely to hit the common man, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Tuesday. "As regards the proposal for linking the railway fare with fuel price, I apprehend that this will affect the common man and expose them to vagaries of...
  • Egypt PM rejects public outrage against fuel price hike July 6, 2014

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has rejected public outrage against the recent hike in fuel prices and asked them to accept the decision. Mahlab said this on Saturday during a phone interview with "90 Minutes program" on el-Mehwar TV channel. "This raise in prices is a hard way but...
  • JMM slams Modi government for raising fuel prices July 1, 2014

    The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha activists on Tuesday burnt an effigy of the Narendra Modi government protesting the hike in prices of petrol, diesel, LPG cylinders and rail fare. Led by Ranchi city president Antu Tirkey, JMM activists marched to Albert Ekka Square and burnt the effigy. "The hike in prices of petrol,...
  • Iraq crisis responsible for fuel price hike: Dharmendra Pradhan July 1, 2014

    Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan blamed the Iraq crisis for the hike in fuel prices, saying that the government has been forced to raise the prices of fuels because they are indeterminately linked to market forces. ...
  • Non-subsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder; ATF by 0.6 pc July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was on Tuesday hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder and that of jet fuel by over half-a-per cent after international oil prices surged due to the ongoing Iraq crisis. The increase in rates of non-subsidised LPG and ATF accompanies the Rs 1.69...
  • PM Modi takes stock of food inflation, faces flak over fuel price hike July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The first big challenge for the Narendra Modi government has coming close on the heels of the delayed monsoon with the prices of food commodities having risen sharply. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken stock of the rise in prices of essential commodities and asked states to urgently...
  • Fuel price hike: Jayalalithaa demands rollback June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday opposed the latest revision in fuel prices, saying it has come as a 'disappointment' to people who voted for BJP expecting a change from the 'wrong' economic policies of the previous Congress-led UPA. She urged the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • WPI inflation at five-month high of 6.01 per cent in May June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Wholesale prices-based inflation in May accelerated to a five-month high of 6.01 per cent, driven up by higher food and fuel costs, government data showed on Monday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI) compared with a 5.4 per cent year-on-year jump forecast by economists in a Reuters...
  • Iran refused to fuel Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's aircraft over PIA dues June 4, 2014

    Lahore: Iranian authorities refused to fuel the aircraft of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his visit to Tehran last month to make the state-run PIA clear its dues amounting to just over $5000. "The Iranian airport authorities had refused to fuel the Pakistan PM's aircraft at the Tehran airport on...
  • Price of non-subsidised LPG cylinders cut by Rs 23.50 June 2, 2014

    The government has decided to cut price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 23.50 per cylinder after the Rupee's appreciation lowered import costs. The new rate will be effective from midnight. The rate of aviation turbine fuel has also been reduced by about Rs 1200 per kilo litre which...
  • Non-subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 23.50, jet fuel by 1.8 pc June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Jet fuel prices have been cut by 1.8 per cent and rates of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 23.50 per cylinder after the rupee's appreciation lowered import costs. The price of jet fuel, also known as aviation turbine fuel (ATF), at Delhi was cut by Rs 1,285.89 per...
  • Petrol price cut by 70 paise per litre April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a good news for the people, petrol price has been cut by 70 paise per litre. The price changes announced by oil companies are excluding local sales tax or VAT with effect from Tuesday midnight. Earlier, petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 75 paise and 50 paise a...
  • Maruti likely to undertake Dzire recall to replace faulty part April 8, 2014

    The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is likely to recall about one lakh units of its compact sedan Dzire to replace a faulty fuel tank part. While the company officials declined to comment, neither confirming nor denying the development, industry sources said the firm has already initiated replacement of the...
  • Honda, Toyota to launch fuel-cell cars in 2015: Report March 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Honda Motor Co Ltd and Toyota Motor Corp plan to launch fuel-cell vehicles in the consumer market in 2015, with each producing about 1,000 eco-friendly cars a year, the Nikkei newspaper reported. The automakers now offer fuel-cell cars on lease, with users centreing on municipalities and businesses, the daily said. Initial...
  • अरे वाह! 60 फीसदी ईंधन बचाएगा बाल्टी चूल्हा March 11, 2014

    छत्‍तीसगढ़ के कांकेर जिले के अंजनी गांव के दो ग्रामीणों ने 60 फीसदी कम ईंधन से चलने वाला चुल्‍हा बनाया है। विज्ञान की तकनीक पर आधारित यह बाल्टी चूल्हा लोगों के लिए आकर्षण का केंद्र बना है। ईंधन की लगातार बढ़ती कीमतों को देखते हुए यह देसी आविष्कार लोगों के...
  • January inflation seen easing on food, fuel prices but still elevated February 14, 2014

    India's high inflation probably eased to a seven-month low last month as food and fuel prices showed signs of moderating, providing some respite to the Reserve Bank of India which has been hiking interest rates to curb soaring prices, Reuters polls showed on Tuesday. Ominously, though, factory activity likely contracted 1.0...
  • Delhi: Autorickshaw drivers protest outside Moily's residence December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Autorickshaw drivers on Sunday held a protest outside the residence of Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, demanding immediate rollback of the hike in CNG prices. The demonstrators, some of whom were wearing Aam Aadmi caps, reached Moily's Tughlak Lane residence this afternoon, raising slogans and demanded roll back...
  • Diesel price hiked by 50 paise per litre from Saturday midnight November 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Diesel prices have been hiked by 50 paisa per litre, excluding VAT, with effect from Saturday midnight. The prices of petrol, however, remains unchanged. The price increase, the 11th since January, excludes local sales tax or VAT, oil companies announced. The price of diesel in Delhi will be hiked...
  • Mamata takes a dig at Moily's 'Bus Day' proposal November 10, 2013

    Taking a dig at the Petroleum Ministry's proposal of declaring 'Bus Day' once a week to promote fuel conservation and reduce the country's oil import bill, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it would be better to walk. "Petroleum Ministry, being unable to control repeated price hike of petrol and...
  • Over 8,000 Indians register for project Mars One November 3, 2013

    Chennai: Over 8,000 Indians have so far signed up for the one-way trip to Mars and settle down on the red planet. The one-way trip called Mars One, a project by The Netherlands, has been conceived with the aim of establishing a colony there in the next 10 years. An applicant...
  • Jet Airways report worst quarterly loss of Rs 891 crore October 23, 2013

    Jet Airways  reported its worst quarterly loss on record as carriers in Asia's third-biggest economy battle high fuel costs and taxes. Mumbai-based Jet, India's second-biggest carrier by domestic market share, reported a net loss of 8.91 billion rupees for the fiscal second quarter to September 30, compared with a net loss...
  • FTP: Oil minister Moily travels by metro: Should more VIPs use public transport? October 9, 2013

    Delhi Metro has a VIP commuter now as Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily has started his drive to save fuel by commuting through metro to work. Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily took the metro to the ministry on Wednesday. He plans to do so every Wednesday and he has also adviced his...