New insights into gas demand-supply: Affordability becomes the key issue now

New studies are increasingly showing a gloomy picture for gas demand globally and in India. These studies are focused on the question of affordability of gas as a fuel and feedstock rather than as a substituting fuel for other kinds of dirtier fossil fuels. Fresh insights seem to indicate that there are limited numbers of …

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New oil & gas narrative: Global warming cannot be stopped with current tools

The oil & gas narrative continues to change very rapidly in the midst of high volatility, rapid climate change and the advent of disruptive technology. For the oil & gas planner, it is imperative to stay focused on the latest developments. The new narrative now seems to suggest that the world will need to go …

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Microcell Carbon Foam Batteries: Best solution for off-grid locations

An Indian origin promoter is pushing a new form of what are called Microcell Carbon Foam Batteries for Grid Scale Renewable Energy Storage Systems Installations have been put up in Japan and their performance has been far superior to conventional batteries. These system can be a great way of handling power needs in non-grid oil …

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LPG vs. Naphtha How will the dynamics work in India

GAIL and RIL are now propounding the LPG route to produce petrochemicals. And this has sparked a naphtha vs. LPG debate, and the demand-supply and pricing dynamics surrounding the two. In this context, it is important for Indian players to find out more on the evolution of the light distillates market size in the short …

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Buyer wants to forge a network out of ONGC’s stranded gas assets: Will it succeed?

Find out more on why a small but highly ambitious indigenous E&P company is trying to buy up all the gas offered from marginal and isolated fields by ONGC across the country. What is the rationale behind such purchases? Why is the company willing to pay a premium over the reserve price for such gas …

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Drilling fluids: Cairn taps one of world’s largest producers

Cairn India has recently given an order for drilling fluids to one of the world's largest drilling fuels company in the world The company is trying to diversify away from its North Amercian base and is likely to bid aggressively in the Indian drilling fluids market in the future The producer is likely to take …

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