【New Delhi】Growth in infrastructure industries slowed to 2.2 per cent in November 2008 compared with 5.1 per cent in the year-ago and 3.4 per cent in October 2008 as petroleum refinery products, electricity production and finished steel showed poor performance.
【Kolkata】The inter-ministerial group (IMG) has short-listed companies that will be allotted three blocks for undertaking coal-to-liquid (CTL) projects and has submitted recommendations to the government recently.
【Kochi】Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL) and Gorgan Projects, an Australian consortium comprised of Chevron(50%), Exxon Mobil(25%) and Shell(25%), will sign a gas supply contract in February. Under this contract the latter will supply LNG to the former's 2.5-million-tonne-a-year terminal in Kochi to be commissioned by March 2012.
【New Delhi】For the second time in less than two months, the government cut the prices of petrol by Rs 5 a litre, diesel by Rs 2 per litre and the domestic LPG rate by as much as Rs 25 per cylinder from January 28 midnight.
◆Bharat Stage-IV norms to come into force by April 2010
【Pune】Auto industry gears up to meet Bharat Stage-IV norms, which will come into force by April 2010, as regulations for emission levels are going to be the same for CNG and diesel under the BS-IV norms.
◆Clinical research business likely to face a slowdown
【New Delhi】Despite India is one of the most favoured destinations for conducting global clinical trials because of lower costs and easy availability of volunteers for human experiments, the growth in this business, which has growing at a robust pace over the past few years, is expected to decelerate to about 20% in 2009-10 from 35% in the current fiscal.
【Hyderabad】The eighth round of bidding for oil and gas blocks under the new exploration licensing policy (NELP) is set to be launched by mid-March 2009.
【ムンバイ】ボンベイ高裁は１月３０日、係争中の訴訟に判決が下るまでの暫定措置として、Mukesh Ambani氏旗下のReliance Industries Ltd(RIL)がKrishna-Godavari(KG)海盆で採取した天然ガスを政府との間で決めた１mmbtu(million metric British thermal unit)当たり４．２０米ドルの価格で第３者に販売することを認めた。（...続きを読む）
◆Court lifts sale ban on RIL 3rd-party gas sale
【Mumbai】The Bombay High Court on January 30 allowed the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries to sell gas from the Krishna-Godavari basin to third-party consumers at the government-approved price of $4.20 per MMBtu, till the final judgment on the on-going case is pronounced.
【ニューデリー】Gail India Ltd(旧称Gas Authority of India Ltd)と肥料協同組合Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO)は、ガス・ベースの発電所や化学肥料工場を共同で設ける可能性を検討することで合意、関係覚書を交換した。（...続きを読む）
◆GAIL, IFFCO sign MoU to set up power, fertiliser units
【New Delhi】Gail India Ltd(formerly known as Gas Authority of India Ltd) and Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) have signed a memorandum of understanding for looking at the possibilities of setting up a gas-based power plant and a fertiliser unit in India.
【ハイデラバード】アンドラプラデシュ州Hyderabadを拠点にするインド初の生物医薬品メーカー、Biological E Ltd(BEL)は、ハイデラバード郊外ShameerpetのSP Biotech Park(Phase 2)に７５エーカーの生物医薬品およびワクチンの製造キャンパスを設けた。（...続きを読む）
◆Biological E inaugurates new facility in AP
【Hyderabad】Hyderabad-based Biological E Ltd, India's first private sector Biological Products Company, has set up a new 75-acre biopharmaceutical and vaccines manufacturing campus at SP Biotech Park (Phase 2) in Shameerpet, on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
【ニューデリー】ロシアの原子力事業会社Atomenergoprom傘下の核燃料製造会社JSC TVEL Corporationは１１日、インド原子力局(DAE:Department of Atomic Energy)と総額７億８０００万米ドルの核燃料供給契約に調印した。これにより、ロシアは原子力供給国グループ(NSG:Nuclear Suppliers Group)がインドに対する３０年に及んだ核禁輸を解除した後、最初にインドに核燃料を供給する国になる。（...続きを読む）
◆Russian signs nuclear fuel deal with India
【New Delhi】Russia will become the first supplier of nuclear fuel to India since a club of uranium producers lifted a three-decade ban on sales to the south Asian country. Russian nuclear fuel producer JSC TVEL Corporation, a subsidiary of Russia's Atomenergoprom (Nuclear Energy Power Corporation) on February 11 signed a $780 million contract for fuel supplies to Indian nuclear power plants with the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
【ムンバイ】国営肥料会社Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers(RCF)は、Reliance Industries Ltd(RIL)がアンドラプラデシュ州沖合Krishna Godavari(KG)海盆で採取した天然ガスの供給を開始するのに伴い、４０００クロー(US$8.2億)を投じ、マハラシュトラ州Trombayプロジェクトを再開するとともに、同州Thal工場の拡張に乗り出す。（...続きを読む）
◆RCF lines up $820 m plans riding on KG gas supply
【Mumbai】State-owned Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) is getting cracking on a Rs 4,000-crore ($820m) plan to re-start its Trombay plant and expand the Thal unit riding on starting the gas supply from Reliance Industries' Krishna Godavari (KG) basin.
【ムンバイ】目下、腫瘍／糖尿病／炎症性疾患／抗感染薬領域の研究を進めているPiramal Life Sciences Ltd(PLSL)は、２０１１年までに最初の新化学物質(NCE:New Chemical Entity)を市場に投入することを目指している。（...続きを読む）
◆Piramal Life aims to unveil its first new chemical entity by 2011
【Mumbai】Piramal Life Sciences is currently developing drugs in oncology, diabetes, inflammation disorders and anti-infectives and hoping to hit the market with its first New Chemical Entity (NCE) by 2011.
【ムンバイ】Essar Oil Ltd(EOL)は、探査生産活動の資金調達を目指し、Oil India Ltd(OIL)を含む公共部門石油会社に、ベトナムとオーストラリアの３つの石油探査ブロックの部分権益をオファーした。（...続きを読む）
◆Essar plans to divest its stake in three overseas oil blocks
【Mumbai】Essar Oil made the offer to public sector oil firms including Oil India (OIL) to sell the part of stakes in its three oil blocks in Vietnam and Australia to raise funds for exploration and production (E&P).
【チャンディガル】パンジャブ州Ludhianaを拠点に有機化学品や原末(bulk drug)の製造を手がけるIOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals (IOLCP)は２１６クロー(US$4431万)を投じ、各種製品の生産ラインを拡張する。これには最も広く用いられる医薬品イブプロフェン(ibuprofen)の生産ラインが含まれる。（...続きを読む）
◆IOL Chemicals to invest $44m in expansion
【Chandigarh】IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals (IOLCP), the Ludhiana-based producers of organic chemicals and bulk drugs, will pump close to Rs 216 crore ($44.31m) in capacity expansion for its various product lines, including its most popular pharma product Ibuprofen.
【ニューデリー】統一進歩連合(UPA:United Progressive Alliance)政府は２月２３日、大型投資を加速する一連の措置を承認した。①政府はこの日の閣議で３件の石油化学ハブ事業を承認、②商工省傘下の特別経済区認証局(BOA:Board of Approvals for SEZs)は、新たに１０件のSEZプロジェクトを認可、③中央銀行のDuvvuri Subbarao総裁はこの日Pranab Mukherjee蔵相と会談し、適当な政策措置(即ち利下げ)を実行する方針を伝えた。（...続きを読む）
◆Centre clears three petrochem hubs, ten SEZs
【New Delhi】The UPA government on February 23 cleared a slew of proposals to boost big-ticket investments. The Cabinet paved the way for three massive petrochemical hubs, while the board of approvals for special economic zones (SEZs) cleared ten more zones. Meanwhile, RBI governor Duvvuri Subbarao has said he would take appropriate policy action at a meeting with finance minister Pranab Mukherjee.
【New Delhi】The government is planning to mobilise an investment of more than one billion dollars in the next five years for promoting innovation here through co-investing up to Rs 2,500 crore($484m) with a similar amount from private players for each innovating project.
【ハイデラバード】DuPont Crop Protection(DPCP)は、受託研究機関(CRO:contract research organisation)GVK Biosciences Private Ltdを、創薬化学研究サービス(Discovery Chemistry:化学と情報科学の両面からの新薬候補化合物の探索開発とリード探索およびリードの最適化サービス)のインドにおける戦略パートナーに指名、またBiocon Ltd傘下のSyngene International Private Limited(SIPL)をアライアンス・パートナーに指名した。（...続きを読む）
◆DuPont expands alliance with GVK and Biocon
【Hyderabad】DuPont Crop Protection has appointed GVK Biosciences, a contract research organisation, as a strategic partner for discovery Chemistry services in India and has signed up with Syngene International, a subsidiary of Biocon Ltd, as its alliance partner.
【ニューデリー】国営Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd(ONGC)は目下、伊藤忠商事を含む世界の主要化学企業および化学品商社と、グジャラート州Dahejに１万２４４０クロー(US$24.11億)を投じて石油化学プラントを建設する計画の戦略提携交渉を進めている。（...続きを読む）
◆ONGC in talks with Itochu and other cos for Dahej project
【New Delhi】State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd(ONGC) is talking to world's leading chemical firms and chemical marketers including Itochu Corp of Japan for a strategic partnership in the Rs 12,440-crore petrochemical plant, which one of its units is building at Dahej in Gujarat.
【Chennai】Essar Group has decided to postpone the expansion plan for the Vadinar refinery—from the current 12.5 million tonne per annum to 34 million tonne per annum in two phases—for at least for eight months due to various reasons.
【Mumbai】Even as the Indian government has recently initiated an anti-dumping investigation against polypropylene suppliers from Saudi Arabia, Oman and Singapore in response to an application filed by Reliance Industries Limited and Haldia Petrochemicals, the domestic plastic processors are resisting the move to impose anti-dumping duty saying that such a measure will harm the interest of processors.
◆Infrastructure industries show signs of revival in Feb
【New Delhi】The index of six core infrastructure industries showed signs of a slight revival by recording a 2.2% growth in February from an upwardly revised 1.5% in January on back of rising demand for petroleum products and finished steel.
◆RIL in pact for KG gas sale with 12 fertilizer cos
【New Delhi】Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) on March 27 signed gas sales and transportation contracts with 12 fertiliser firms that have been chosen to receive the first produce from the company's eastern offshore K-G D6 fields when they go on production in a few days from now.
【ニューデリー】Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (BRPL)との合併を計画する国営石油会社Indian Oil Corporation(IOC)は、４月２８日を株式交換の登録日にすると発表した。（...続きを読む）
◆IOC to merge with BRPL
【New Delhi】State-run refiner Indian Oil Corporation(IOC), which is set to merge Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (BRPL) with itself, has fixed April 28 as the record date for the transfer of shares for the merger.
【アーマダバード】州営Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation(GSPC)は、アンドラプラデシュ州沖合Krishna Godavari(KG)海盆Deendayal West鉱区西部のKG-21井で大型ガス田を掘り当てた。（...続きを読む）
◆GSPC strikes huge gas reserves in KG-21 well
【Ahmedabad】Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) has struck huge gas reserves in the KG-21 well located on the western side of Deendayal West block at Krishna Godavari Basin off Ahdhra Pradesh coast.
【New Delhi】The Indian government on April 9 launched the eighth round of New Exploration Licensing Policy (Nelp-VIII) and the fourth round of coal-bed methane (CBM-IV) exploration policy offering 70 blocks and 10 blocks respectively.
【New Delhi】The government on April 17 deferred road shows for eighth auction round of oil and gas exploration blocks (NELP VIII) and fourth round of CBM, due to uncertainty over the issue of tax holiday for commercial production of natural gas. The roadshows were to begin on April 20. The new dates would be worked out after the elections.
◆India to become a leading player in nuclear fuel space
【Mumbai】India, which has been using recycled fuel for its nuclear fuel requirements, will emerge as a leading player in the recycled nuclear fuel space, as by 2050 all leading countries and players in nuclear fuel will take to recycled fuel in some form or the other.
【デラドゥン】国営石油／ガス探査・開発会社Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd(ONGC)は、国営Uranium Corporation of India(UCI)と、地表下のウラニウム鉱を探査する覚書を交換した。（...続きを読む）
◆ONGC enters into sub surface exploration for Uranium
【Dehra Dun】Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd(ONGC), State-owned Oil exploration major, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Uranium Corporation of India for sub surface exploration of Uranium.
◆Global Vectra to invest $130 m for its fleet expansion
【Bangalore】Global Vectra Helicorp Limited, the largest air logistics service provider to the Indian offshore oil gas industry in terms of fleet size, plans to invest $130 million during the next two years to increase its fleet strength as well as consolidate its operations.
◆Core sector records highest growth in the last six months
【New Delhi】Showing early signs of revival, six core infrastructure industries grew 2.9 per cent in March, 2009, marginally higher than revised 1.3 per cent in the previous month(the provisional figure was 2.2 per cent). Growth of 2.9 per cent in March, 2009 is the highest increase in the last six months since September 2008. However it is flat compared to that in the same month in the previous year.
【ニューデリー】インドの国営石油ガス探査会社Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd(ONGC)の海外事業子会社ONGC Videsh Ltd(OVL)とそのパートナー、国営Indian Oil Corporation(IOC)および国営Oil India Ltd(OIL)は、４０億米ドルを投じ、今後３、４年内にイランで発見した大型天然ガス田の生産を開始するものと見られる。（...続きを読む）
◆OVL consortium to invest $4 bn in Iran gas field
【New Delhi】ONGC Videsh Ltd and its partners, Indian Oil Corporation(IOC) and Oil India Ltd, are likely to invest about USD 4 billion to start production from a massive gas field they discovered in offshore Iran, in the next 3-4 years.