November 23, 2014 15:09 (IST)
State-run Coal India's labour unions have called off a strike planned for Monday in protest against a stake sale and opening up of the industry, setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press ahead with energy reforms.
November 23, 2014 11:53 (IST)
The government is taking steps to ensure hassle-free transportation of coal from remote mines, apart from increasing its production capacity, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup has said.
November 11, 2014 22:53 (IST)
An inter-ministerial panel on Tuesday decided the methodology for fixing reserve price for an upcoming coal auction and will seek approval of the Cabinet for the same.
November 11, 2014 15:29 (IST)
Aiming to make India self-sufficient in coal, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday that the target of doubling domestic production from the current 490 million tonnes level was "possible".
November 10, 2014 18:28 (IST)
The committee, comprising secretaries of ministries of finance, power, steel, law, mines, petroleum, industrial policy and promotion and coal, is to decide on the auction start price or the reserve price for allotting coal blocks whose allocation was cancelled by the Supreme Court recently, sources said.
November 09, 2014 18:39 (IST)
With the government expected to put 74 coal blocks on e-auction soon, most of them operational, Rattan India Power has decided to participate in the bidding so as to revive its nearly 2,700-MW worth of projects it had earlier shelved for want of fuel.
November 03, 2014 14:41 (IST)
Coal India Ltd's production beat its target in October, the first time in seven months, as the state-owned miner opened a major mine and there were no rain-related disruptions.
November 02, 2014 15:45 (IST)
The Electricity Appellate Tribunal has rejected Adani Power's application seeking to condone the "481 days" delay in filing a plea against the April 2013 ruling by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with regard to tariff issues at Mundra project.
November 02, 2014 13:20 (IST)
The government has notified a 33 per cent hike in natural gas prices, which have led to a steep increase in CNG rates in states like Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Singapore | October 30, 2014 10:26 (IST)
BPCL aims to raise the capacity of the Kochi refinery to 310,000 bpd from the current 190,000 bpd by May 2016. Besides boosting margins with the upgrade and expansion, the refinery will also be able to produce fully Euro IV compatible gasoline and diesel, Shukla said.
October 29, 2014 23:26 (IST)
State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has edged past Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) to become the highest ranked Indian energy firm on this year's Platts Global 250 Rankings.
October 27, 2014 20:54 (IST)
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered Coal India Ltd (CIL) to change the way it supplies the dry fuel through certain online auctions, ruling that the current methods were abusing the company's dominant position.
October 24, 2014 23:15 (IST)
Cautioning against any attempt to de-nationalise coal mines, the five operating trade unions of Coal India Ltd (CIL) have said they will meet shortly to decide the future course of action.
October 22, 2014 18:45 (IST)
All firms which had their coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court, barring those convicted for offences related to mines allotment, can bid in the e-auction after paying additional levy, says the Ordinance on coal mines.
Reported By: Heena Gambhir | October 21, 2014 16:32 (IST)
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in an interview to NDTV that the move to deregulate diesel prices is a "well thought decision" and the markets are appreciating it. He also said that as the world is seeing some stability in oil prices, it is the best time to make the most of this opportunity.
October 20, 2014 21:16 (IST)
The government moved on Monday to open up its coal industry to commercial mining, signalling the most serious shift in 42 years toward allowing private players full participation in the sector.
October 20, 2014 20:21 (IST)
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday signalled that the government may allow commercial use of mines in the future, but did not indicate when. The government is also using an executive order or Ordinance to acquire the land of nearly 214 coal blocks that were cancelled in September by the Supreme Court.
October 20, 2014 18:22 (IST)
The Narendra Modi government may discuss much-needed reforms in the coal sector in a Cabinet meeting today, sources told NDTV. A decision on reforms in the coal sector may come after the government announced linking diesel prices to market rates and hiked prices of domestic gas over the weekend. The government needs to address the deficit in coal supply urgently to reduce import dependence and provide uninterrupted power to fuel a growing economy.
October 19, 2014 18:59 (IST)
Coal India Ltd (CIL) has so far signed 162 fuel supply agreements (FSAs) with power plants.
October 13, 2014 17:03 (IST)
India's electricity problems can be solved within a short time by reviving power plants of thermal power capacity of 1 lakh MW that are lying idle, Chairman of the Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Suresh Prabhu has said.