【ロールケラ】中央政府は、西ベンガル州政府が必要とされる２万５０００ｈａの用地を準備した後に、初めて同州Haldiaを石油／化学／石油化学投資地区(PCPIR:petroleum, chemicals and petrochemicals investment region)に指定する。（...続きを読む）
◆Bengal to arrange 25,000 hectares first for PCPIR in Haldia
【Rourkela】The Centre may consider Haldia, West Bengal for the petroleum, chemicals and petrochemicals investment region (PCPIR) only after the state government arranges the required 25,000 hectares for it.
◆RIL, HPCL and two others to run sugar mills in Bihar
【Patna】The Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), state-run oil firm Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and two other companies, who had submitted financial bids for reviving 6 of the 13 state-owned sick sugar mills in Bihar, were awarded financial contracts.
【ニューデリー】新規発電プロジェクトに低い優先順位をつけた新天然ガス供給政策(NGUP:natural gas utilisation policy)が、政府により承認されるなら、Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group(R-ADAG)の発電事業２件が影響を受けそうだ。（...続きを読む）
◆New natural gas utilisation policy may hit Ambanis
【New Delhi】The natural gas utilisation policy, which has accorded low priority to new power units in the country, could prove a setback to the two new gas-fired power projects of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group if accepted by the government.
【ニューデリー】インド政府は先月２８日、『１９６６年サトウキビ統制令(Sugarcane Control Order, 1966)』に修正を加え、「製糖工場にのみサトウキビからエタノールを製造することを認める」と通達した。最近ビハール州政府が経営する製糖工場を買収し、エタノールの製造に乗り出したReliance Industries Ltd(RIL)やHindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd(HPCL)は、同通達により計画の見直しを強いられそうだ。（...続きを読む）
◆Govt puts a spanner in RIL, HPCL's ethanol-making plans
【New Delhi】The government issued a notification on 28 December 2007 amending the Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966 that, in effect, allows only sugar mills to produce ethanol from sugarcane. This notification put a spanner in the plans of oil companies like Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to make ethanol directly from sugarcane, without producing sugar.
◆Reliance strikes gas in Krishna block for third time
【MUMBAI】Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on January 14 announced another gas discovery in exploratory block KG-OSN-2001/1 (KG-III-5) located in the Krishna Godavari offshore basin in the east coast of India.
【コルカタ】Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)はオリッサ州沖合Mahanadi海盆MN-DWN-98/3深水鉱区で２番目のガス田を発見した。Mahanadi海盆におけるものとしては２００６年１２月以来３番目。（...続きを読む）
◆ONGC strikes the third gas discovery in Mahanadi
【Kolkata】The Indian energy major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has struck gas for the second time in MN-DWN-98/3 deepwater block in Mahanadi basin in the coasts of Orissa. And this is the third time ONGC struck gas in Mahanadi offshore since December 2006.
◆Salim Group to spend six times more to set up the chemical hub
【Kolkata】The Salim Group, the Indonesian conglomerate along with its two partners, Unitech and Universal Success, will have to spend Rs 12,000 crore, six times more than original estimate Rs 2,000 crore, to set up the chemical hub at Nayachara island in West Bengal.
【Kakinada】The total investments in Kakinada, on the Coromandel Coast in Andhra Pradesh could go well above Rs 50,000 crore(US$ 12.71 billion). These industrial projects include a special economic zone (SEZ) anchored by a 15-million-tonne refinery and petrochemical plant, a fertiliser plant, captive ports, shipbuilding and rig-servicing yards.
◆Petrochem sector to receive US$38.1 billion investment
【Mumbai】The Indian petrochemical industry is set to receive a whopping upstream investment of Rs 80,000-1,00,000 crore(US$20.3b-25.4b) in the next three to four years, while the downstream segment would get another Rs 50,000 crore(US$12.7b).
【ニューデリー】石油天然ガス監督委員会(PNGRB:Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board)は、ガス供給源の確保をガス流通ビジネス進出の必須条件にしない可能性を検討している。（...続きを読む）
◆Gov mulls diluting the pre-eligibility criteria for gas T&D business
【New Delhi】Confirmed source of gas supply may not be a prerequisite for companies seeking to enter the gas transmission and distribution business. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board is considering diluting the pre-eligibility criteria.
【New Delhi】The Government on January 30 allowed greater foreign direct investment (FDI) in areas such as civil aviation, petroleum and natural gas, commodity exchanges, mining, and credit information companies.
【Madurai】The Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) intends to take up revamping of its refinery at Chennai. It plans to invest Rs 5,000 crore to increase its capacity from 10.5 million tonne to 11.5 million tonne per annum.
【Pune】Dow Chemicals, which is based in Midland, Michigan in the US and manufactures Chemicals and polymers, plans to develop its Pune unit into a global research and development centre that will focus on a wide spectrum of products which give it an edge in the Indian and international market.
【Mumbai】Indorama Holdings Limited is planning to set up a 200,000 tonnes greenfield purified terephthalic acid (PTA) polymers manufacturing facility in northern or western India with an investment of $30 million.
【ニューデリー】全国気体包接化合物探査プログラム(NGHP:National Gas Hydrate Programme)の下、東海岸沖合で実施された初の高度な気体包接化合物探査プログラムの結果、インドには２０００兆立方フィートのガスハイドレートが存在することが明らかになった。（...続きを読む）
◆India has 2,000 trillion cubic ft gas hydrate reserves
【New Delhi】India has around 2,000 trillion cubic ft (tcf) of prognostic resources of gas hydrates. This is the results of the first advanced gas hydrate exploration programme conducted in the eastern offshore under the Indian National Gas Hydrate Programme (NGHP).
◆Yushiro Chemical to set up new subsidiary in India
【New Delhi】Japan-based Yushiro Chemical Industry, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids, is planning to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in India to meet the anticipated increase in demand from its clients.
【ムンバイ】ノルウェイを拠点にする年商１４０億米ドルの肥料・特殊化学品メーカー、Yara International ASA (YIA)は、マハラシュトラ州Pune拠点のDeepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd(DFPCL)と、インド国内で硝酸アンモニウムや化学肥料を製造・マーケッティングする合弁契約を結んだ。（...続きを読む）
◆Norway company, Deepak Fertilisers ink JV pact
【Mumbai】Norway-based $14 billion fertiliser and specialty chemicals company Yara International ASA has entered a joint venture (JV) agreement with Pune-based Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation (DFPCL) to produce and market ammonium nitrate and specialty fertilisers in India.
【New Delhi】Reliance Industries Ltd has discovered natural gas reserves at an exploration block KG-DWN-2003/1 in the Krishna Godavari basin lying about 50 km from the country's east coast Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
【ニューデリー】国営ガス供給会社GAIL India Ltdは２月１４日、ロシアの石油／ガス会社Iteraと、ロシアにおける石油化学プラントの建設及び都市ガス・プロジェクトを手がける協力覚書を結んだ。（...続きを読む）
◆GAIL inks MoU with Russian firm Itera
【New Delhi】State-run gas utility GAIL India Ltd on February 14 signed an memorandum of understanding with Russian oil and gas firm Itera for setting up petrochemical plants and city gas projects in that country.
【New Delhi】The 10 closed state-owned sugar mills, which did not fetch good response to an earlier tender issued in November, are set to be auctioned againe.The Bihar Government has decided to invite fresh bids for them.
◆Reliance strikes a new gas discovery in Mahanadi basin
【Mumbai】Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on February 26 announced yet another gas discovery in exploratory block NEC-OSN 97/2 (NEC-25) located in the Mahanadi offshore basin, off the Orissa coast in the east coast of India.
【ニューデリー】石油省は、PMT(Panna/Mukta and Tapti)鉱区からReliance Industries Ltd(RIL)の石油化学プラントに対するガス供給を再開することを認めたが、RIL以外の消費者には同様の優遇措置は認められない見通しだ。（...続きを読む）
◆Reliance to receive 3.6 mmscmd gas from PMT fields
【New Delhi】The Petroleum Ministry has decided to restore gas supplies to Reliance Industries' petrochemical plants from Panna/Mukta and Tapti fields, but other consumers may not get such preferential treatment.
【ニューデリー】Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)はグジャラート州におけるメガ石油化学プロジェクトの構成に見直しを加えた。この結果、プロジェクト・コストは１万２４４０クロー(US$31.62億)に１１００クロー(US$2.80億)縮小した。（...続きを読む）
◆ONGC reconfigures petrochem project at Dahej
【New Delhi】State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has reconfigured its proposed mega petrochemical plant at Dahej in Gujarat. As a result, the poroject cost is brought down by Rs 1,100 crore to Rs 12,440 crore.
◆Fertiliser industry dissatisfied over budget proposals
【Chennai】Though the fertiliser industry will benefit from the reduction in duty on sulphur, which has been cut from 5% to 2%, and the Rs 60,000-crore ($15 billion) farm loan waiver package, the fertiliser industry has remained unimpressed over budget proposals.
【ニューデリー】台湾企業中国合成橡膠有限公司(CSRC:China Synthetic Rubber Corporation)子会社のContinental Carbon India Ltd(CCIL)は５億米ドルを投じ、インド亜大陸東西両海岸の２カ所に黒色顔料(carbon black)製造工場を設ける。（...続きを読む）
◆China Synthetic to set up 2 carbon black factories
【New Delhi】Taiwanese major China Synthetic Rubber Corporation's subsidiary Continental Carbon India will set up two greenfield facilities to manufacture carbon black on the eastern and western coast of India at an investment of $500 million.
◆Nippon to invest another Rs 450 crore in India operations
【Chennai】Japan-based international paint major Nippon Paints, which has invested Rs 80 crore so far in its new green-field manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, is planning to invest another Rs 450 crore in India operations in phases over a period of three years from now.
【Mumbai】The $2-billion Norway-based international paints and surface coatings manufacturer Jotun Group has set up a greenfield manufacturing plant at Ranjangaon near Pune at an investment of $25 million.
【ニューデリー】地元の大手運輸会社Adani groupと公共／民間エネルギー会社２社Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC)及びEssar Oil Ltd(EOL)は１万クロー(US$25.42億)を投じ、グジャラート州Mundraに液化天然ガス(LNG)再ガス化ターミナルを建設する。（...続きを読む）
◆Adani, GSPC, Essar to jointly build LNG terminal
【New Delhi】Local transport major, Adani group and public and private energy majors - Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) and Essar Oil Ltd - plan to spend Rs 10,000 crore to jointly build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regassification terminal at Mundra in Gujarat.
◆Tata to sell stakes in TCS & TICL to fund acquisition of GIP
【Mumbai】Tata Chemicals Ltd has mobilised around Rs 450 crore by selling its investments in two group companies — Tata Consultancy Services Limited(TCS) and Tata Investment Corporation Limited (TICL) — to part-fund its acquisition of the soda ash business of the US-based General Industrial Products (GIP) for $1 billion.
【New Delhi】Finance minister P Chidambaram has in his Budget for 2008-09 proposed to end seven-year income tax holiday for refineries commissioning after April 2009. The proposal will affect all proposed new refineries except that of Reliance Petroleum Ltd, a subsidiary of RIL, which expects to commission a 580,000 barrels per day export-oriented unit at Jamnagar by third quarter of the new fiscal.
◆Meghmani Finechem to receive equity participation from IFC
【Ahmedabad】The private sector lending arm of the World Bank Group the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has picked up 25 per cent equity in Gujarat-based Meghmani Finechem Ltd (MFL) as a strategic investor. MFL is a subsidiary of the Singapore-listed Meghmani Organics Ltd (MOL).
【New Delhi】The $8-billion India's first coal-to-liquid (CTL) project, proposed by Tata group and its partner Sasol of South Africa, the world's largest producer of oil from coal, has been cleared by an inter-ministerial group (IMG).
【New Delhi】In what seems to be a confirmation of an industrial slowdown, the growth of six core infrastructure industries fell to 4.2 per cent in January from 8.3 per cent in the corresponding month last year.