Mangaluru has become very important for the energy sector in the country as it houses oil refining major, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., (MRPL), and the crude storage facility, Indian

It aims to supply BS VI quality fuel by 2020; gets environmental clearance for upgrading facility

Six companies pledge Rs 62 crore to save seven waterbodies

The Commerce and Industries department in an order, has directed the MRPL to acquire necessary land between the MRPL and the affected Jokatte village for the development of a green belt and buffer

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has decided to form a committee comprising an expert, representatives of Mangalore Refinary and Petrochemicals Ltd.

Rs 8,000-crore capacity expansion plan by Chennai Petroleum Corporation may get affected

Amid insurance woes, the US sanctions on Iran may well cast a shadow on expansion plans by Indian refiners. According to an official source, the Rs 8,000-crore capacity expansion plan by Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) may get hit as European companies are reluctant to give technology licensing for the upcoming six-million tonne units.

In the backdrop of receiving complaints by the general public over the dumping of waste at Modapadavu, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (Mangalore) has issued a show cause notice to Mangalore Refineries and Petro-chemicals Ltd on December 6.

The show cause notice has been served for non-compliance of consent conditions and violation of the Water and Air Acts of the Environment Protection Act 1986.

NEW DELHI, 22 APRIL: India's oil refining capacity will rise by more than 43 per cent to 310 million tons a year by March 2017 from the current capacity of 216 million tons, oil secretary Mr GC Cha

Also woos Saudi Arabia with new petroleum diplomacy, while trying to soothe a vexed US, in an interesting coordination effort between external and other ministries

India is finally plunging into the oil politics of the Gulf and West Asia. It sent a team of senior officials from the commerce ministry to Iran around a fortnight earlier, to clinch an oil-for-food deal. And, is beginning to woo the Sunni oil kingdoms in the region, led by none other than Saudi Arabia.

Obama administration officials say they are concerned India may run afoul of a new US law restricting payments for Iranian oil, forcing the White House to impose sanctions on one of its most important allies in Asia.

So far this year, India is failing to cut back its purchases of Iranian oil, which may force President Barack Obama to impose penalties as early as June 28, according to several US officials.