Gas

  • Decision on gas pricing will be taken after consulting stakeholders: Government 6 days ago

    Oil and Gas Minister Dharmender Pradhan, in an interview to ETV, has said that a decision will be taken on gas pricing at the right time after consulting all stakeholders. He said that the government will soon take a decision keeping in mind what's good for the country and it...
  • ONGC begins cement plugging operation at Bombay high rig July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The process of "cement plugging" the leak of high pressure inflammable gas began on Sunday, a day after it was reported at an oil rig of state-owned ONGC at Bombay High off the Mumbai coast, even as inclement weather was hampering the operation. "Situation is totally under control and the...
  • No hike in LPG, kerosene prices, says Petroleum Minister July 20, 2014

    Cooking gas and kerosene prices will not be hiked keeping in view the impact of such a step on the people, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday. "Our government has decided not to increase LPG and kerosene prices in the country. This will benefit the middle class people and those...
  • Mumbai Gas leak: ONGC halts drilling operations, all workers evacuated July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: 48 personnel have been evacuated after a high pressure, highly inflammable gas leak took place at a well that the state-owned ONGC was drilling at its prime Mumbai High oil and gas fields, off Mumbai coast on Saturday evening. Drilling operations have been temporarily stopped at the refinery and efforts...
  • Gas leak at Bombay High Oil Rig, no casualty July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Massive evacuations began at the Bombay High Oil Rig in Mumbai on Saturday evening following reports of oil leak in the compound. Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) immediately activated safety procedures, shut down drilling operations and evacuated all non-essential staff. "This is a minor leak. The leak was spotted...
  • Mumbai: Gas leak in Mahanagar Gas Limited's underground pipeline at Worli July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Gas leakage has been reported from Mahanagar Gas Limited's underground pipeline at Worli junction in Mumbai. People have been evacuated from the immediate vicinity of the spot as a precautionary measure. The leakage was reported when some drainage work was underway at the Worli junction. Fire brigade officials have...
  • Gas blast traps 17 in China coal mine July 6, 2014

    Beijing: At least 17 miners remain trapped in a coal mine in China after a gas blast, media reported on Sunday. The blast occurred at 8.43 p.m. on Saturday when 20 people were working inside the mine in Xinjiang province. Three of them have been rescued. Rescuers have started pouring nitrogen...
  • GAIL hands over Rs 3.89 crore relief for blast victims June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run gas utility GAIL on Sunday handed over a cheque of Rs.3.89 crore to the East Godavari district collector for paying compensation to families of the victims of its gas pipeline blast two days ago in Andhra Pradesh. "The disbursement of compensation to the individual eligible beneficiaries will begin...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast mounts to 19 June 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in the disaster in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh rose to 19 with two people succumbing to their injuries since Saturday night, officials said. A 20-year-old youth on Sunday breathed his last at a hospital in Kakinada. Another person succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night. The...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast rises to 17, probe begins June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in Friday's explosion in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Saturday rose to 17 while a high-level committee began its probe. Two injured, including a five-year-old girl, succumbed at a hospital in Kakinada on Saturday, taking the toll to 17. The explosion and fire...
  • Five killed, 20 others in blaze following gas leakage June 28, 2014

    Five persons were killed and 20 others injured, nine of them seriously, when a fire broke out following leakage in a gas cylinder in Chamanganj area in Kanpur, police said on Saturday. The incident happened on Friday when Anil, a resident of Chamanganj, allegedly kept a leaking gas cylinder inside a...
  • Gas leak, blast at ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar, 5 dead, 10 injured June 28, 2014

    Bhavnagar: Five persons were killed and ten others injured after an explosion occurred at the Alang ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat. The blast was triggered by a gas leak at plot no 140, where ship breaking working was in progress. The injured labourers have been shifted to...
  • GAIL pipeline blast: Complaints of gas leaks went unheeded, locals tell AP police June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police on Friday said it has started a probe into allegations of some residents of Nagaram, where a massive blaze claimed 15 lives, that GAIL failed to act on their complaints of gas leaks from its pipeline in the past few days. Police, who have lodged a...
  • Government to pay Rs 25 lakh to relatives of pipeline fire victims June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Friday announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the relatives of those who lost their lives in the gas pipeline fire at a village in Andhra Pradesh. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who visited the accident site at Tatipaka on Friday afternoon along with state...
  • Lighting of stove might have sparked GAIL pipeline fire: Police June 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police said the lighting of a stove by a tea vendor might have sparked fire in the GAIL pipeline in East Godavari district after leaked gas from the line enveloped the area. As per initial information, there was a major gas leakage from the pipeline around 4.30 AM...
  • Government will do its best to keep power, fertiliser prices low: Piyush Goyal June 27, 2014

    Two days after the gas pricing decision was deferred, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that there are anomalies in the Rangarajan formula. The minister, while speaking to CNBC-TV18, also claimed that the government will keep power and fertiliser prices low. Here's an excerpt from the interview: CNBC-TV18: Power producers...
  • Blast at a GAIL gas pipeline in Andhra Pradesh, 14 dead June 27, 2014

    East Godavari: Fourteen people have been reportedly killed and several injured in an explosion that occurred at an 18-inch pipeline of GAIL near an ONGC refinery complex in Nagaram in the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. 12-13 bodies have been recovered from the blast site. The death toll is...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 25, 2014

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  • Union Cabinet defers decision on gas pricing by three months June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of a hike in gas and kerosene prices, the Union Cabinet met on Wednesday and decided to defer the decision on gas pricing by three months. "Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has deferred the decision on gas pricing by three months," said Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at...
  • Cabinet note proposes changes in Rangarajan formula on gas pricing: Sources June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After due deliberations and discussions, the Oil Ministry is ready with a Cabinet note on gas pricing. The Ministry is awaiting a final call from the Cabinet on the uniform domestic gas price. According to sources, the Ministry in its note has proposed modifications in the that Rangarajan...
  • News 360: Suspense continuous over Delhi University VC's resignation June 24, 2014

    After days of standoff with the University Grants Commission over the four-year undergraduate programme, confusion now reigns over Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh's resignation. The Human Resource Development Ministry said that it has not received Singh's resignation yet. ...
  • Second high level meeting on gas prices today, decision likely soon June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high level meeting on Sunday to take a decision on gas prices, his Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra is chairing a second high level meeting over the issue on Tuesday. The Oil ministry is working on new Cabinet note for gas prices....
  • Mumbai: MCGM disconnects electronic meters, water, gas supply to Campa Cola flats June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: After a three-day standoff, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai officials have disconnected power and gas supply at some of the illegal flats in the Campa Cola society in Mumbai. The MCGM's Deputy Municipal Commissioner has said that 55 electronic meters in the compound have been disconnected. Water connection...
  • Modi meets Pradhan, Jaitley to discuss oil prices June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Oil Secretary on Sunday to take a decision on gas prices. The leaders are reported to have discussed the Rangarajan Formula on gas prices. The new government may consider tweaking it. However, it is too...
  • Three arrested for black-marketing of LPG cylinders June 14, 2014

    Police have arrested three persons and recovered 24 LPG cylinders here in a drive against black-marketing of the subsidised domestic gas in the city hotels, an official said on Saturday. "Three persons were arrested and a total of 24 LPG cylinders were confiscated in the raids conducted across 54 restaurants and...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant gas leak tragedy: Four out of 8 injured discharged from the hospital June 14, 2014

    All but four employees who took ill after the leakage of poisonous gas at the Bhilai Steel Plant have been discharged from hospital, the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) said on Saturday in a statement. The condition of the four employees, who had been taken to hospital with 26 others following...
  • High-level committee to probe Bhilai Plant leakage: Narendra Singh Tomar June 14, 2014

    Union Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday announced that a high-level committee will be constituted to probe into the leakage of toxic gas at SAIL's Bhilai Plant in Chhattisgarh in which six people were killed and about 30 others injured. The Minister also announced a compensation of Rs 25 lakh...
  • PM condoles deaths at Bhilai plant, assures Raman Singh of assistance June 13, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled deaths due to gas leakage at Bhilai Steel Plant and assured Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of all help for rescue and relief operations. "The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, spoke to Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh this morning, and assured him of...
  • PM Modi assures Raman Singh of assistance in Bhilai gas leak June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of all necessary assistance for rescue and relief operations in gas leak accident at the Bhilai Steel Plant, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said. The prime minister also assured assistance for the treatment of those...
  • Bhilai gas tragedy: Casualty unlikely to go up, says SAIL June 13, 2014

    The number of casualties due to the leakage of poisonous gas in SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant is unlikely to go beyond six as all the people who were injured are now safe and out of danger, the company said on Friday. "Out of the persons who were brought to the hospital,...