This study develops a plant-level, technical-specific, and time-series global refinery CO2 emission inventory, covering 1,056 refineries from 2000 to 2018.

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A report of the expert committee on the road map for ethanol blending in India 2020 to 2025 was released by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The report has been prepared by the NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

This study had two objectives: to develop a framework which will guide the design and implementation of a petroleum sector local content policy approach in Ethiopia and to conduct a high-level capacity survey of Ethiopia’s petroleum and allied sectors to identify those industries that can produce inputs as well as skills needed for the sectors.

Report filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in the matter of V. B. R. Menon Vs Trichy City Police Office regarding the establishment of new petroleum retail outlet adjacent to several residential buildings and commercial buildings in violation of the siting criteria prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Roshan Joshi Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 17/08/2020. Grievance in this application was against setting up of a petrol pump in Dehradun in violation of siting guidelines - so as to maintain safe distance from residential area in view of health and safety concerns. It was submitted that ignoring the said guidelines, the District Magistrate had issued the no objection certificate.

A Bill further to amend the Andhra Pradesh Value Added Tax Act, 2005. The proposed Andhra Pradesh Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 seeks to revise the tax rates on petrol and diesel. The revision will result in a revenue gain of Rs 566 cr per annum approximately.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/06/2020 regarding steps to control vehicular pollution. A bunch of cases on similar matters were clubbed together and heard by Justices Arun Mishra and S. Abdul Nazeer. The cases ranged from registration of diesel vehicles/machines/equipments of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for public purpose to registration of BS-IV vehicles.

With a view to give boost to agriculture sector, achieve import substitution, promote effective waste management and reduce environmental pollution Government has been blending ethanol in petrol.

Two of Britain’s biggest energy suppliers are accelerating the drive towards greener vehicles by pledging to replace their existing fleet of vans with all-electric models by 2030.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ethanol in Petrol, 08/07/2019. Government is implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). At present, Public Sector OMCs are selling upto 10% ethanol blended petrol.

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