hydrocarbon

Bugs ate 200,000 tonnes of oil spill: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 tonnes of oil and natural gas that had spewed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Government inks production sharing contract for 5th oil block


September 10th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The government Monday signed a production sharing contract (PSC) for the fifth oil block it had awarded on Aug 28, 2012."PSC for the block (MB-DWN-2010/1) ... Read more...

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Russia to increase energy exports to Asia-Pacific


September 4th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow , Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia would increase exports of oil and natural gas to the Asia-Pacific to counterbalance instability in supplies from the Middle East, according to an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Colombian firm makes oil find


August 17th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's Ecopetrol and two US joint venture partners have discovered oil and gas at a deep-water well in the US Gulf of Mexico, the Bogota-based firm ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cairn India and PetroSA deal on oil exploration in South Africa


August 16th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Oil and gas producer Cairn India Thursday signed a farm-in agreement with PetroSA, South Africa's national oil company, for crude oil and natural gas exploration ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Putin calls for auction sales of strategic deposits


July 10th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's strategic deposits - including reserves of 70 million tonnes of oil and 50 billion cubic meters of natural gas - should be auctioned and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India asks Saudi Arabia to hike crude oil supply


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In a move seen to fill a possible cut in supplies from sanctions-hit Iran, India Thursday asked Saudi Arabia to raise supply of crude oil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran: EU seeks India’s leverage, Manmohan backs diplomacy


February 10th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The European Union, which has imposed fresh sanctions against Iran, Friday asked India to use its leverage to broker talks with Tehran over its ... Read more...

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Gilani to talk Afghan peace in Qatar (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will brief the Qatar leadership about Pakistan's talks with Afghanistan during a three-day official visit to Qatar, a country where ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Pakistan say strategy soon for gas import from Turkmenistan


January 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India and Pakistan are closer to agreeing on a transit fee and a joint strategy to develop gas fields and import the hydrocarbon via pipeline ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New technique sweeps smokestacks clean of CO2


January 9th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) A new process sweeps smokestacks clean of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.Alain Goeppert, G.K Surya Prakash and George A. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese vehicles emitted 52 mn tonnes of pollutants


December 20th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Motor vehicles in China emitted over 52 million tonnes of pollutants in 2010, a report released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection has revealed.According to the report ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Benin invites Indian firms for oil and gas exploration


December 10th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The West African country of Benin Saturday invited Indian companies to help develop its oil and gas sector."There is a lot of unexplored mineral reserves ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Another global slowdown a possibility: Mukherjee


December 9th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said another global slowdown was now a possibility as international economies suffer from rising inflation and fuel cost."Another global ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Geologists name new mineral after Kazakh president


December 1st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakh scientists have discovered a new mineral and named it in honour of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the government said Thursday.The new mineral was named ... Read more...

Posted in World |

GAIL’s second quarter net up 18.50 percent


October 24th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) State-run gas utility company GAIL Monday reported an increase of 18.50 percent in net profit for the second quarter of the current fiscal at Rs. 1,094.41 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian company drills second oil well in Sri Lanka


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 22 (IANS) An Indian company, engaged in exploring oil in the seas of northern Sri Lanka, has begun drilling a second well, the Sri Lankan government said Saturday.Cairn ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Varun questions BJP ’silence’ on CAG’s Reliance report


September 10th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi Friday questioned his party's "silence" on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report "indicting" Reliance Industries Ltd ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

RIL denies wrong-doing in production sharing contract (Lead)


September 8th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) Thursday denied any wrong-doing in the production sharing contract with the government related to the Krishna Godavari basin and said it ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Reliance Industries violated gas contract: Auditor


September 8th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries violated the agreement to share gas produced in the Krishna-Godavari basin and failed to part with the government's due share ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ONGC Videsh targets 20 mn tonnes output by 2020


August 18th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 18 (IANS) ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) aims to exceed an annual crude oil production level of 20 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India seeks more oil, gas from Nigeria


August 15th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India has asked hydrocarbon-rich Nigeria to allocate more oil and gas to India and help it in its energy security efforts."India has expressed its interest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

L&T; quarterly net profit rises 12 percent


August 8th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro Monday reported 12 percent increase in net profit at Rs.746.15 crore for the quarter ended June 30, against Rs.666.17 ... Read more...

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PM returns home after five-day foreign trip


April 17th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and wife Gursharan Kaur returned home after a five-day trip to China and Kazakhstan, during which he met with foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Colombian police seize seven tonnes explosives


April 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Bogota (Colombia), April 7 (IANS) Colombian police have seized at least seven tonnes of explosives in the Arauca department near the border with Venezuela."Through the development of an intelligence operation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mucus may play active role in penetration of toxins into our cells


March 31st, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A study has found that mucus may play an active role in the penetration of hydrophobic substances, including toxins and carcinogens, into our cells.The finding was revealed by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India seeks more oil, enhanced economic ties with Nigeria


March 16th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India has sought more crude oil from Nigeria, as also higher stake for its state-run oil firms in the hydrocarbon assets of the African nation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ONGC strikes new gas field in Tripura


March 15th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 15 (IANS) State-owned exploration major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has established a significant gas discovery in the northeastern state of Tripura, officials said here Tuesday."The fresh ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

The most FAQs about microbes and oil spills


February 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): The American Academy of Microbiology has created a dataset of the most frequently asked questions concerning microbes and oil spills."Long before the Gulf oil spill microbes evolved the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Petrol stations near homes carry cancer risk


February 6th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Petrol stations seem to increase cancer risk, especially those situated within 100 metres of residential areas, says a study. Marta Doval, a researcher at the University of Murcia ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Petrol stations contaminate their immediate surroundings


February 5th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have examined the effects of contamination at petrol stations that is potentially harmful to health, which can be noted in buildings less than 100 metres from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India hopes to resolve oil payments issue with Iran soon (Roundup)


December 31st, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) India's central bank Friday said it was in talks with Iran to resolve the row over oil payments, which accounts for 12 percent of its hydrocarbon imports, even ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, Russia to increase hydrocarbon cooperation


December 21st, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday signed a deal in hydrocarbon cooperation, which will encourage the formation of joint ventures to tap opportunities in this sector, including in third ... Read more...

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One dead, 15 hurt in Russian chopper crash


December 19th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian helicopter crashed Sunday on the Arctic island of Yamal, killing the crew commander and injuring 15 passengers, an official said.There were 15 passengers and three ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BPCL’s second quarter net profit at Rs.2142.22 crore


November 10th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) State-owned hydrocarbon company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) Wednesday reported a net profit of Rs.2,142.22 crore for the second quarter of the current fiscal year."Company has posted a ... Read more...

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