Sanjeev Choudhary

  • Make free market for local natural gas: ONGC

    Make free market for local natural gas: ONGC

    “There is an urgent need to revisit the gas price formula and the price ceiling for gas from difficult fields. If we want to really raise domestic production and move towards a gas-based economy, we must permit a free market and do away with the gas price formula,” ONGC chairman Shashi Shanker told ET.

    State oil companies to contribute Rs 1000 crore to PM-CARES fund

    State oil companies to contribute Rs 1000 crore to PM-CARES fund

    “I am grateful, and delighted, to announce that the oil & gas establishment is ready with a contribution of ₹1031.29 crore by the PSUs and other oil JVs for the PM-Cares Fund. Additionally, ₹61 cr. has been contributed by colleagues of PSUs from their salaries for the #PMCARES,” Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on twitter on Monday.

    Now, India a key contributor to crude slump due to nationwide lockdown

    Now, India a key contributor to crude slump due to nationwide lockdown

    Storages at refineries are overflowing with refined products as motorists go off the roads, planes disappear from the skies and factories shut, forcing refiners to cut utilisation. Indian Oil has cut run rate by 30%. Other refiners too have sharply slowed, forcing some to look for new places to store their products.

    Indian Oil cuts capacity utilisation by 25-30% as fuel demand falls

    Indian Oil cuts capacity utilisation by 25-30% as fuel demand falls

    "Upliftment of finished products from them in the last one week has helped up country bulk storage locations of the Corporation build up their stocks for future-readiness once the countrywide lockdown is lifted and the demand picks up again. The Corporation is keeping a close watch on global cues and the changing market scenario and initiating actions accordingly," Indian Oil said.

    Domestic fuel demand drops 10% as coronavirus spreads

    Domestic fuel demand drops 10% as coronavirus spreads

    Sales are dropping at petrol pumps and compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations across several states in a sign that March would turn out to be the worst month in several years for fuel consumption despite fall in pump prices.

  • 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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