ONGC served second closure notice

A major accident that hit a platform of Bombay High (bh), India's largest offshore oil facility, on July 26, 2005, has put a question mark on the safety measures taken by the country in

The Indian government has permitted the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ongc) and the Indian Oil Corporation (ioc) to buy assets of Russian oil giant Yukos. Yukos is currently reeling under

By the beginning of the next financial year, consumers in India would have over 10 companies to choose from while buying petrol and diesel. The new entrants in this segment include private players like

Reliance, Essar and Shell, and three psus, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd (mrpl), ongc and Numaligarh Refinery.

Though touted as a statutory body with teeth, the National Wildlife Board was tamed by Union minister for environment and forests T R Baalu at its very first meeting in New Delhi on October 15. Baalu allegedly thrust upon the board a decision to drastical

THE Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGc)-Videsh Ltd, currently operating in Vietnam, has discovered gas in the offshore area with reserves estimated at three trillion cubic metres which would help

Mumbai is prone to earthquakes, says V Subramanyam, retired IIT professor of earth sciences. It is quite evident from the recent earthquake that hit the Thane-Khargar belt in Maharashtra. According

in a grim reminder of the Pasarlapudi blow-out on January 8, 1995 (Down To Earth, Vol 3, No 18), a massive blow-out occurred on February 19, at the Mandapet exploratory oil rig of the Oil and

The oil industry could have gone crackers

Advocate Kamini Jaiswal has filed a public interest petition in the Supreme Court beseaching it to order the closure of underground gas pipelines till safety measures against leakages are ensured.

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