Vedanta gets green nod for Rs 12,000 crore oil and gas expansion project in Rajasthan

Mining moghul Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Ltd has received environment clearance for the expansion of its oil and gas operation in Rajasthan that would entail an investment of Rs 12,000 crore, according to an official circular. The proposal is to expand onshore oil and gas production from the existing 3,00,000 BOPD (barrels oil per day) to 4,00,000 BOPD and 165 mmscfd (million […]

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Global copper deficit estimated at 390,000 tonnes in 2018: ICSG

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) recently released its copper report covering 2018, which estimated a global refined copper deficit of 390,000 tons in 2018. According to the ICSG report, world mine production increased by an estimated 2.3% in 2018. “The increase in world mine production of about 460,000 t copper was principally due to […]

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India’s domestic aluminium MSME firms suffer decrease in margins on rising imports

With imports of finished aluminium products having risen over 50 per cent year-to-date, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) segment is witnessing sharp margin contraction and slim hope for change in situation for the next six months. “Margins of MSME players have dropped to 2-3 per cent, from 8-10 per cent, as the surge in finished […]

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Vedanta Zinc International pegs ambitious growth plan on South Africa projects

Gamsberg, part of Vedanta’s Zinc International SA operations, started first-phase production in 2018 and the project is expected to act as an anchor for the company’s ambitious growth plans, adding as much as 600,000 tons of zinc to the company’s annual production in its final phase. In the stark and arid Northern Cape, 60km from Pofadder, in […]

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Vedanta says its Anglo American stake buy meets India’s criteria

Vedanta, the natural resources company controlled by Anil Agarwal said  its foreign subsidiary Cairn India Holdings’ $200 million investment in Anglo American met all governance requirements. The company, India’s largest miner and No. 1 iron ore exporter, said the deal was made on an arms-length basis in December 2018, adding it provided “significantly higher” returns compared […]

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India’s non-ferrous metal firms raise concerns over New Delhi joining RCEP – report

India’s biggest non-ferrous metal companies have sounded a warning on the country joining the 10-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on fears of another blow to their business after their experience of the India-ASEAN free trade agreement, the Economic Times newspaper reported. These companies — Hindalco, Vedanta, Hindustan Zinc, Hindustan Copper and Nalco — with […]

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Court told ground water in Sterlite copper smelter in India contains heavy metals

Ground water in Vedanta Resources’Sterlite copper smelter in southern India contains heavy metals exceeding limits for drinking water, India’s junior minister for water resources, Arjun Ram Meghwal, revealed to the environmental court. The smelter was shut down in May under order of the Tamil Nadu state government after 13 people died after coming under police […]

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