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Gas from TAPI likely to flow in five years: Official


August 18th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Gas from the ambitious Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is expected to start flowing into energy-starved India in another five years, official sources said.India in May ... Read more...

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Bengal may set up gas-based power plant


August 8th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government is exploring the possibility of setting up a gas-based power plant in Durgapur, an official said Wednesday."We have not yet decided about ... Read more...

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Essar sets high target of methane extraction in Bengal


August 8th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Integrated energy firm Essar Energy has set a target of extracting 1 trillion standard cubic metres per day of coal bed methane (CBM) gas from 600 ... Read more...

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‘New thermal power plants to escalate Vidarbha farm crisis’


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Large clusters of coal-fired power plants proposed in Maharashtra's Vidarbha - known for farmers' suicides - may bring down the future availability of water in ... Read more...

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Russia’s Gazprom world’s most profitable firm in 2011


July 31st, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian energy giant Gazprom overtook US-based energy major ExxonMobil in 2011 to become the world's most profitable company, according to the latest edition of Forbes ... Read more...

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Huge Chinese dam experiences big flood


July 24th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project, witnessed its biggest flood this year Tuesday when water from the Yangtze river gushed at 69,000 cubic ... Read more...

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Industrial scientists turn to ‘greening’ of jeans


June 20th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 20 (IANS) Producing a single pair of jeans requires more than 2,500 gallons of water, nearly a pound of chemicals and vast amounts of energy, it is estimated. ... Read more...

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Himachal raises objections to Renuka dam project


June 16th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) A proposed hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district which also aims to provide drinking water to Delhi received a setback Saturday, with the hill state ... Read more...

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Beijing to face acute water shortage


April 24th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) The Chinese capital is expected to face an acute water shortage this year, said authorities.Beijing is expected to face a water shortage of 1.3 billion cubic ... Read more...

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China’s irrigation spews 30 mn tonnes CO2 every year


March 14th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) China's groundwater irrigation system is responsible for spewing more than 30 million tonnes of carbon dixoide (CO2) per year into the atmosphere, says a research. Groundwater ... Read more...

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New gas field found in Turkmenistan


March 10th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ashgabat, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A new natural gas field has been discovered in Turkmenistan, state TV reported.The gas field that can produce up to 1.5 million cubic metres of ... Read more...

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China’s oil reserves went up 20 percent in 2011


February 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources has said the country discovered 1.37 billion tonnes of oil reserves in 2011, up 20.6 percent from a year earlier.It ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower generation hit by extreme cold


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) Every winter, the cold climate almost freezes Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation. But this time unusually harsh Arctic conditions in the higher reaches, where most of ... Read more...

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Iran finds large gas deposit in Caspian Sea


December 11th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A large natural gas deposit with reserves of 50 trillion cubic feet , or over 1.40 trillion cubic metres was discovered in the Iranian part ... Read more...

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Global conference to focus on water crisis


November 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With water predicted to become an arena of conflict, experts from around the world, including China, Pakistan, Britain and Bangladesh, will gather here later this ... Read more...

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Chill freezes Himachal’s hydropower generation


October 14th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 14 (IANS) The setting in of chill and freezing of glaciers and water bodies in the higher reaches have dipped Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation, affecting electricity supplies ... Read more...

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BP expects Krishna Godavari gas output to rise


September 28th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Global energy major - and Reliance Industries (RIL) partner - BP Wednesday said it expects gas output from the Krishna Godavari basin to rise in ... Read more...

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40 percent rainwater lost in Goa: Study


August 12th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Goa loses nearly 40 percent of its rainwater due to natural discharge, a study of the state's groundwater resources has revealed.The study by the state's department ... Read more...

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Himachal dam meant for parched Delhi in troubled waters


August 4th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) The much-delayed construction of a multi-billion rupee hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh, which was supposed to provide drinking water to Delhi, has received another setback -- ... Read more...

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New water policy by March: Water Resources Minister


July 26th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India will have a new water policy by March that will spell out plans to increase the efficiency of water usage, mainly for irrigation ... Read more...

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Russia’s Gazprom to supply LNG to India


July 21st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's gas major Gazprom's subsidiary Marketing & Trading Singapore (GM&TS;) has signed a fourth memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. ... Read more...

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China to build four super dams on Jinsha river


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is building four hydroelectric dams with a generating capacity double that of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station in terms of installed ... Read more...

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L&T; bags Rs.1,450 crore contract from Gujarat


May 18th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Construction and engineering major Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) Wednesday said it had bagged a contract worth Rs.1,450 crore ($317.5 million) from Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) ... Read more...

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Villagers oppose Himachal hydro project


May 8th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 8 (IANS) Hundreds of people in three districts of Himachal Pradesh have been protesting for the past three days against an upcoming hydropower project of Satluj Jal Vidyut ... Read more...

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Ethiopia’s biggest dam to help neighbours solve power problem


April 17th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, April 17 (IANS) Ethiopia has begun constructing the country's biggest power project on the Nile that will be built totally by local engineers and technicians. It will benefit ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan wants India to build small n-reactors


April 15th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, April 15 (IANS) Kazakhstan has shown interest in India building small nuclear reactors in the energy-rich Central Asian country and a feasibility study would be done in this ... Read more...

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Egypt PM calls for reviewing all natural gas deals


April 14th, 2011 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 14 (IANS) Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has called for reviewing the natural gas deals with all countries, including Jordan and Israel, Xinhua cited the official MENA news ... Read more...

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Climate change hitting forests, says Dhumal


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Many trees are dying in Himachal Pradesh forests due to change in climatic conditions, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Friday.Due to climatic, edaphic and ... Read more...

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China wants citizens to value water


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Keen to spread public awareness about water conservation, the Chinese government is encouraging its citizens to adapt novel water preservation methods.A day ahead of World Water ... Read more...

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19 mines located near Goa’s biggest reservoir: Kamat


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) As many as 19 mines are located within half a kilometre of the Selaulim major reservoir, which accounts for water supply to nearly half of ... Read more...

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Wastage makes Pakistan one of most “water stressed” countries in world


March 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have termed Pakistan as one of the most "water stressed" countries in the world, which is likely to face an acute ... Read more...

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Russia ready to disengage liquefied gas for Japan: Putin


March 20th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is ready to increase its gas deliveries to Europe by six billion cubic metres for 100 ... Read more...

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Indonesian mud volcano ‘likely to continue erupting for another 26 yrs’


February 26th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have estimated that the world's largest mud volcano, which left 13,000 families homeless, is likely to continue erupting for another 26 years.The volcano, in East Java, Indonesia, ... Read more...

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Drought-hit China to spend $9 bn on reservoirs


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) China will spend nearly 63 billion yuan ($9.3 billion) on more than 45,000 small reservoirs across the country as part of its efforts to tackle drought and flooding.By ... Read more...

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Delhi to get new gas-based power plant


February 14th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A new 750 MW gas-based power project will come up in Bamnauli in west Delhi at a cost of around Rs.1,600 crore, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit ... Read more...

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