Sanjeev Choudhary

  • Public sector officers’ association against privatisation of BPCL

    Public sector officers’ association against privatisation of BPCL

    Representatives of officers’ associations from several state-run companies such as BPCL, Indian Oil, ONGC, GAIL, NTPC, SAIL and BHEL said at a press conference on Monday that BPCL’s proposed privatisation was like killing the golden goose and would hurt the economy, government’s social welfare programme and energy security.

    DGH launches single window clearance system

    DGH launches single window clearance system

    The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has launched a single window clearance system that connects upstream companies to different arms of the government, allows electronic filing of most applications.

    ExxonMobil wants global arbitration option, compensation assurance

    ExxonMobil wants global arbitration option, compensation assurance

    ExxonMobil appears to be warming up to India lately. It recently signed a preliminary agreement with ONGC to undertake joint technical studies, cooperate in difficult fields and jointly bid for exploration acreages. It accessed the government’s National Data Repository to study large amount of geological data to evaluate the possibility of an exploration bet.

    Fake websites offering petrol pump licences under scanner

    Fake websites offering petrol pump licences under scanner

    While the licensing process by a joint website petrolpumpdealerchayan.in, of three state-run oil companies, Indian Oil, HPCL and BPCL is underway, some people have put up fake websites that closely imitates the content, design and the domain name of the original, and promise new pump licenses.

    BPCL workers to go on strike on November 28

    BPCL workers to go on strike on November 28

    The move to sell the government’s entire majority stake in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has stoked fears that a change of ownership could lead to job losses and a sharply different working climate unsuitable for many current employees, prompting protests from company workers and executives.

    BPCL chief hails privatisation move

    BPCL chief hails privatisation move

    In a letter to BPCL employees, Chairman D Rajkumar has tried to address their anxiety on privatisation and sought their support in ensuring that daily business goes ‘without any disruption’ during transition.

    GAIL, regulator at odds over Rs 1.5K crore pipeline

    GAIL, regulator at odds over Rs 1.5K crore pipeline

    PNGRB said on November 6 that it had cancelled the bid process for Langtala-Jodhpur-Bhilwara pipeline “as the tariff quoted by GAIL (India) Ltd was found to be excessively high, impacting the viability of the gas itself.” That very day, the board also invited bids for laying a new gas pipeline on altered route from Langtala to Pali via Jodhpur.

    Essar, GSPC bag most of RIL-auctioned natural gas

    Essar, GSPC bag most of RIL-auctioned natural gas

    Essar Steel and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation have won two-thirds of the natural gas Reliance Industries offered in an auction. Essar Steel, which has been in news lately for its bankruptcy, is learnt to have won 2.25 mmscmd, while GSPC got 1.2 mmscmd. RIL-BP sold all the gas offered.

  • Sanjeev Choudhary

    The Great Indian EV Confusion

    A plan that gave automakers sleepless nights for weeks does not exist. On Tuesday, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the government had no plan to ban fossil fuel vehicles. Same day in Parliament, Transport Minister...

    Sanjeev Choudhary

    Oil firms should return traffic jam gains to society

    Oil firms love traffic jam. More congestion means more fuel burnt. More fuel burnt means increased profit for oil companies. More fuel burnt also means increased pollution and more sick people. Traffic jams generate profit...

    Sanjeev Choudhary

    2014 killed poll punditry. Will 2019 resurrect it?

    Very little electoral wisdom managed to go back home alive from the battlefield of 2014. Narendra Modi’s colossal rise in 2014 destroyed the way electoral politics had come to be analyzed for decades in India....

    Sanjeev Choudhary

    French lesson for Modi: Don’t raise fuel tax

    RIOTERS IN PARIS Last weekend, demonstrators turned Paris’s wealthiest neighbourhoods into a battle zone to make themselves heard. Until Saturday, demonstrations that erupted a fortnight ago against rising fuel taxes had largely been peaceful, with...

    Sanjeev Choudhary

    Walmart dollars will not destroy Indian startup ecosystem

    Walmart’s decision to pour billions of dollars into Indian e-commerce has thrown up a big scare among some patriotic Indians worried about the future of Indian startup ecosystem. Some, already shaking with fears that google...

    Sanjeev Choudhary

    How Fair Is Ujjwala Refill Criticism?

    The Story After enjoying unmixed praise for long, the Modi government’s showpiece Ujjwala scheme is facing some scratchy moments. Some have begun doubting the official narrative that free cooking gas connections under Ujjwala has changed...

    Sanjeev Choudhary

    Dalits need Arnab & TV, not just Mayawati & monuments

    Sanjeev Choudhary When Mayawati built the sprawling stone structure in Noida during her last term as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, she was probably seeking glory the way medieval rulers did. She knew, like many...

    Sanjeev Choudhary

    Not the last queue, Mr Modi!

    In early December, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared at a political rally in Uttar Pradesh that the queue outside banks, following the note ban, was going to be the last queue for Indians, he...

    Sanjeev Choudhary

    Election of judges

    Yes. Its Harold Laski I am talking about. That high priest of socialism, the most influential professor and the Chairman of the Labour Party. The judiciary having a decisive and determinative say in appointing judges...

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