Energy Outlook




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New oil contracts from Iran soon

October is expected to be a busy month in Iran as the country prepares to invite international oil companies to submit bids under the long-awaited new contract model for energy investors. As one of the…


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Is New Zealand’s oil exploration losing out?

The New Zealand Government is trying hard in its PR to defend its oil exploration programme to foreign operators. This exercise was necessitated after a US-based prospecting company ION Geophysical relinquished its oil surveying permits…



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Private firms keen to tap LPG market

Private oil companies like Essar Oil and Reliance Industries are vying for the LPG market in India as the dynamics are changing following the gradual phasing out of subsidized accounts. The government has already begun restricting liquefied petroleum…


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ONGC, RIL gas dispute report this month

Now that the Shah Committee examining the dispute over natural gas migrating from blocks of the Oil and Natural Gas Corp in KG basin to neighbouring fields of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has submitted its…



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India adds 3.6 GW to solar capacity

India’s total installed solar capacity has grown by over 80% in the last 12 months to reach 8.1 GW. Out of the 3.6 GW capacity added in this period, 2.7 GW has come from four…