Gas

  • Government has narrow window for gas price as deadline looms large 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The government has a narrow window of one day to approve a new gas pricing mechanism to meet its own deadline of announcing a new rate. The government had promised to come up with a new gas price by September end but it only has on Wednesday to...
  • Gujarat: 90 labourers hospitalised after gas leakage September 18, 2014

    Rajkot: A gas leak took place in a private factory in Chorwad village of Junagadh district on Thursday following which around ninety labourers were rushed to hospitals, police said. "Ninety labourers, working in Gadre Marine Private Ltd in Chorwad village of Junagadh district, were affected after a gas leak in the...
  • Government to set up urea plants along Rs 10 Kcrore gas pipeline September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviving a Rs 10,000 crore gas pipeline to take gas to the east, Fertiliser Ministry is planning to set up two urea plants along the pipeline route. The 2,050km pipeline from Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal will pass through Varanasi,...
  • US wants to cut economic ties between EU and Russia: Lavrov September 13, 2014

    Moscow: The United States is using the Ukraine crisis to cut economic ties between the EU and Russia and force Europe to pay more for its gas, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday. "The US is trying to use the crisis in Ukraine to break economic ties between the...
  • Ukraine warns of painful winter due to Russian gas cut September 13, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine warned that it will have to adopt deeply unpopular energy savings measures this winter should Russia fail to lift its suspension of natural gas sales to the Westleaning exSoviet neighbour. Russia in June halted gas exports to Ukraine after Kiev balked at paying higher prices that Moscow demanded...
  • Allocate domestic natural gas to make fertiliser: FAI September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Fertilisers Association of India (FAI) on Tuesday demanded allocation of domestic natural gas to make fertilisers without any distinction of products. "There is a need for allocation of domestic gas for production of fertilisers without any distinction of products, because there is no distinction between urea and complex fertilisers...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi orders probe into gas pipeline blast September 2, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday instituted an inquiry into the blast in the pipeline of Assam Gas Company Limited in Sivasagar that killed four persons and injured several others. The chief minister in a statement said that the inquiry would help ascertain reasons for the explosion and find...
  • Gas pipeline blast in Upper Assam's Moran; 3 killed, 20 injured September 1, 2014

    Dibrugarh: Three persons, including two women, were killed and seven others injured, when a high pressure LPG pipeline exploded in upper Assam's Sibsagar district on Monday, a senior police officer said. Six houses and several livestock were also burnt in the explosion that occurred in the underground pipeline of the public...
  • WB: Gas leak in abandoned godown in Asansol leaves 2 dead, 40 ill August 27, 2014

    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 fourmember 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 13 Trillion cubic feet of gas reserves August 18, 2014

    After oil, Cairn India's prolific Rajasthan block holds significant natural gas reserves, estimated at 13 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 nongovernmental 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. Nongovernmental 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 secondlargest 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 stateowned 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 stateowned 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 nonessential 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: Staterun 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 20yearold 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 highlevel committee began its probe. Two injured, including a fiveyearold 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...