The Government on Wednesday gave out the 6-croreth free cooking gas (LPG) connection as the scheme to make available cleaner fuel in every household kitchens runs ahead of schedule. Government of India introduced ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ (PMUY) for which budgetary provision of Rs 12,800 crore has been provided for releasing 5 Crores LPG connections to women member of BPL households by March’19 and additional 3 Crore LPG connections by March 2020.
Mumbai: Artificial intelligence (AI) startup Tranzmeo, which is part of NASSCOM 10,000 Startups accelerator programme, has secured an undisclosed pre-seed funding from Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd (HPCL) for its AI-powered product, T-connect OneView, the industry body said in a statement on Wednesday.
After the government last week announced reduced excise duty on fuel by Rs 1.50 a litre and asked oil companies to absorb a Re 1 slash, global firm Morgan Stanley see heightened pressure for oil and gas majors HPCL and BPCL. Notably, Morgan Stanley says that the development will have a material earnings impact, if the slash continues even after 2019 elections. The lack of policy clarity also adds to the challenges, notes Morgan Stanley.
Shares of state-owned oil & gas companies, including oil marketing companies (OMCs), are reeling under pressure falling by up to 29% on the BSE in intra-day deals, extending their Thursday’s fall after the government, on Thursday, asked the them to absorb a Re 1 a litre cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel. The government also cut the excise duty on petroleum products by Rs 1.50 a litre with immediate effect. This is the first time in over four years that prices of either petrol or diesel are being controlled.
Private power producer Tata Power and state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) on Thursday announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up the electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at HPCL retail outlets and other locations across India. The two companies will also explore other opportunities for collaboration in renewable energy.
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) on Friday entered into a long-term agreement with HMEL (HPCL-Mittal Energy) for operations and maintenance of its newly-commissioned bitumen terminal at Bathinda.
HMEL recently set up a bitumen blowing unit with a capacity of 550 million tonne per annum different grades of bitumen plant at Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, Bathinda. The agreement is for storing, handling and dispatching the product.
Oil regulator PNGRB Monday declared the final list of winners of city gas retailing licences that had billionaire Gautam Adani’s group, state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Torrent Gas as the big winner. Adani Gas won rights to retail CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households and industries in 13 cities on its own and another nine, including Allahabad, in a joint venture with IOC,
Public sector oil companies — HPCL, BPCL and IOC — are planning to share the investments for upcoming product and gas pipelines across the country that will help them reduce the capital expenditure on pipelines and enter newer markets at less than 50% of the original project cost.
The companies have already identified around 5-6 major pipeline projects where they plan to share the infrastructure, senior company officials said.
Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) is planning to raise $500 million in medium-term bonds for its expansion projects in the January-March quarter of 2019, a senior company official said.
J Ramaswamy, director, finance, HPCL, told FE, “The company will start the prepartory work by November-December and will hit the market in the January-March quarter. The tenure of the bond will depend on the inflows from the expansion projects, which will start from July onwards.”
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