Drone attack on Saudi Oil facilities to hit India’s fuel import bill: DBS; Saudi Aramco promises to restore oil output fully by end of September

The strikes on key Saudi oil facilities will hit India’s oil import bill and the Indian Rupee will be the immediate casualty, Singapore’s DBS Banking Group said. The coordinated strikes on Saturday, targeting Abqaiq, the site of the largest oil processing plant run by the Saudi state oil company, Aramco, and the Khurais oilfield led […]

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Chhattisgarh announces not to build new coal power plants in the state

The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, home to the country’s third-largest coal reserves, will not build any new coal power plants, Shailendra Kumar Shukla, chairman of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company, a state-owned utility, told Quartz India. This comes only days after the government in the western state of Gujarat announced it will not give […]

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Indian economic growth ‘much weaker’ than expected: IMF; Industrial production growth slows to 4.3% in July 2019

India’s economic growth is “much weaker” than expected, the IMF said, attributing the reasons to corporate and environmental regulatory uncertainty and lingering weaknesses in some non-bank financial companies. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected a slower growth rate for India in 2019 and 2020, a downward revision of 0.3 per cent for both the years, […]

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India’s new FDI policy may not be enough for private coal mining to take off, say experts

Investment in coal has been declining as both global mining corporations and international banks try to address the climate crisis. Rio Tinto has exited the thermal coal business—that is, coal used in power plants. Both Anglo American and BHP are said to have begun the process of divesting their thermal coal assets. Earlier this year, […]

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Eight core sectors growth slows to 2.1% in July; Manufacturing growth falls to 15-month low in August 2019

Growth of eight core industries dropped to 2.1 per cent in July mainly due to a contraction in coal, crude oil, natural gas and refinery products, according to official data. The eight crore sector industries – coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity – had expanded by 7.3 per cent […]

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OPEC increases its revenues by 32%: EIA

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $711 billion in net oil export revenues in 2018, increased by 32 per cent from the $538 billion earned in 2017, mainly as a result of the increase in average annual crude oil prices during […]

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