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McDonald's does a first in India, converts used cooking oil into biodiesel

Mumbai: Hardcastle Restaurants, operator of Mcdonald's franchise in west and south India, has been converting 450,000 litres of used cooking oil to biodiesel annually to power ...

July 24, 2018

Modi govt to achieve 50-million LPG connection target by August 15

New Delhi: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is set to provide 50 million free cooking gas connection by 15 August 2018, seven months ahead of the target date.


July 20, 2018

Cabinet approves establishment of additional 6.5MMT Strategic Petroleum Reserves at Chandikhol in Odisha and at Padur, Karnataka

New Delhi: The Government of India  has approved establishment of additional 6.5 million metric tonne Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facilities at Chandikhol in Odisha and ...

June 27, 2018

Centre eases oil exploration norms, allows access outside contract areas

New Delhi: The Government of India has eased norms related to oil exploration by enabling producers to go beyond their assigned areas.


June 27, 2018

Petrol, diesel to be under GST soon, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship discussed that soon petrol and diesel will be brought under...

June 08, 2018

India might hold world's second largest gas hydrate reserves

New Delhi: As per US Geological Survey (USGS), India is home to the second largest gas hydrate reserves, with Krishna-Godavari, Cauvery and Kerala basins contributing around 100-13...

June 06, 2018

"Methanol Economy": NITI Aayog working on road map for India On World Environment Day, 2018

New Delhi: NITI Aayog, Government of India, has prepared a comprehensive plan in order to substitute 20 per cent of crude imports with Methanol, leading to reduction in pollution a...

June 06, 2018

Modi says 10 cr LPG connections given in 4 yrs against 13 cr in 6 decades

New Delhi: The government has issued 100 million LPG connections in the last four years as compared to 130 million in the previous six decades.


May 29, 2018
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