Gas

  • WB: Gas leak in abandoned godown in Asansol leaves 2 dead, 40 ill 3 days ago

    Asansol: In late hours of Tuesday a gas leak was reported in an abandoned godown of Asansol district of West Bengal. The police is poribing the case. "Though the godown was abandoned but few thieves were using it. The residents brought iron from other places and cut there," said though godown...
  • Secretaries panel to review gas price formula August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly two months after it put off a steep gas price revision, the government has constituted a four-member committee of secretaries to hold consultations with stakeholders before deciding on the quantum of hike. "The committee will comprise secretaries of power, fertilizer and expenditure while additional secretary in the oil...
  • Cairn says Rajasthan block holds 1-3 Trillion cubic feet of gas reserves August 18, 2014

    After oil, Cairn India's prolific Rajasthan block holds significant natural gas reserves, estimated at 1-3 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf), over half of which can be produced. Cairn has so far made 36 discoveries in the Rajasthan block, including the biggest onland oil field of Mangala. It made a significant gas discovery...
  • Government to announce new gas price formula by September end August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Government will by September end announce a new gas price formula keeping the interest of investors as well as consumers in mind, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. Pradhan, however, said no committee has been constituted to suggest an alternative to the Rangarajan formula approved by the previous...
  • Taiwan city evacuates residents from fatal gas blast site August 8, 2014

    Taipei: Authorities in Taiwan's second largest city on Friday temporarily sealed off two streets and evacuated residents over reports of a fresh leak at the site of last week's fatal gas explosions. The massive blasts in the southern city of Kaohsiung last Thursday left 30 dead and more than 300 injured...
  • 85 children hospitalised after gas leak at a Kerala factory, plant shut down till further notice August 8, 2014

    Kollam: Two days after gas leak at a Kerala factory, 85 children have been admitted to different hospitals. Many of them have complained of nausea and dizziness. Their school was within 500 metre of the industrial plant, which has now been shut down till further notice. Gas leak was reported...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 7, 2014

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  • Gas leakage; 85 students admitted to hospital in Kerala August 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthpuram: 85 students from one college and two schools near Chavara in Kollam district in Kerala were admitted to a hospital after an alleged incident of gas leakage from the Kerala Minerals and Metals Plant LTD, Chavara. The students complained of nausea, dizziness and some even puked and were rushed to...
  • Court issues summons to Dow Chemicals in Bhopal gas tragedy case August 5, 2014

    A local court issued summons to Dow Chemicals here on Monday in connection with the 1984 Union Carbide gas tragedy case on after a petition filed by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) fighting for the rights of poison gas affected victims. The summons was issued by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Pankaj...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: UCC can't be sued for plant contamination, says US court August 1, 2014

    In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. Non-governmental organisation EarthRights International had filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf...
  • Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan August 1, 2014

    Kaohsiung: At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a district...
  • Decision on gas pricing will be taken after consulting stakeholders: Government July 25, 2014

    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...