Iran seizes British oil tanker for violating International maritime law

The Iranian National Guard Corps (IRGC) is claiming that is has seized a British oil tanker for violating International maritime law. The vessel, named the Stena Impera, according to the IRGC, was captured while traversing the Strait of Hormuz at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization “for failing to respect international maritime rules.” […]

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India’s WPI inflation declined to near 2-year low at 2.02 per cent in June 2019

India’s wholesale price-based inflation declined for the second consecutive month to its 23-month low of 2.02 per cent in June 2019, helped by decline in prices of vegetables as well as fuel and power items, according to official data. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation was at 2.45 per cent in May 2019. It was […]

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India’s trade deficit narrows by 7.98% to $15.28 billion in June, exports falls by 9.71%

India’s merchandise exports contracted for the first time in nine months in June while imports shrank first time in four months. India’s trade deficit for June 2019 narrowed by 7.98 per cent to USD 15.28 billion as against the deficit of USD 16.60 billion in June 2018, government data showed. Data released by the commerce […]

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Petroleum sector contributes Rs.595,438 crore to India’s exchequer in 2018-19

The government at the centre and states have earned Rs 595,438 crore from petroleum products such as petrol and diesel in 2018-19, a government statement said. This was possible as the prices of petrol and diesel were deregulated. Petrol price was made market-determined by the government with effect from June 26, 2010, and the diesel […]

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Coal block auction to start shortly; mines auctioned 4 years ago still behind production target

Union minister Pralhad Joshi Wednesday said the auction of coal blocks would commence “very shortly”. The coal minister also said that major policy changes would also be notified very shortly and expressed hope that the auction would be successful. However, coal mines, which were awarded through flagship e-auction during the BJP’s first term, are still […]

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Chinese construction giant planning to sign up oil pipeline projects in Iraq

China State Construction Engineering Corporation is looking for opportunities in Iraq’s oil industry and believes it could sign at least one contract per year for oil infrastructure in Iraq, Yu Tao, the head of the Middle Eastern division of the Chinese construction giant, told Reuters on Thursday. “We are paying more attention to the oilfields because that […]

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