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More than 2.2 billion people `poor or near-poor`: UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:10

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

`Natural cooling fluctuation` masked greenhouse effect during last decade: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:38

A new study has revealed that a natural cooling fluctuation between 1998 and 2013 largely masked the warming effects of a continued increase in man-made emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

ONGC to speed up development of KG gas finds

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 16:18

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will fast-track development of natural gas discoveries in its Krishna Godavari basin block with first gas planned no later than April 1, 2018.

Oil regulator to complete study on gas market margin by Dec: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:43

Oil regulator PNGRB will decide on the margin that natural gas sellers like GAIL and Reliance Industries can charge from urea manufacturers and LPG plants by year end, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Monday.

ONGC begins cement plugging operation at Bombay high rig

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 21:01

The process of "cement plugging" the leak of high pressure inflammable gas began Sunday, a day after it was reported at an oil rig of state-owned ONGC at Bombay High off the Mumbai coast, even as inclement weather was hampering the operation.

ONGC restores 'near normalcy' at Mumbai High

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 16:26

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has restored "near normalcy" at its prime Mumbai High oil and gas fields after a minor gas leak from a well being drilled.

ONGC restores `near normalcy` at Mumbai High

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 16:01

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has restored "near normalcy" at its prime Mumbai High oil and gas fields after a minor gas leak from a well being drilled.

Gas leak at ONGC well off Mumbai coast; no casualty

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:41

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) immediately activated safety procedures, shut down drilling operations and evacuated all non-essential staff.

Gas price: Govt joins arbitration initiated by RIL, partners

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:26

The government Thursday decided to join the arbitration initiated by Reliance Industries and its partners over delay in revision of natural gas prices, and named former Supreme Court judge G S Singhvi as its arbitrator.

ONGC opposes govt stake sale before issues are resolved

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 13:45

The government plans to sell 42.77 crore shares, or five per cent of its stake in ONGC worth Rs 17,400 crore at current prices, this fiscal.

Oil Ministry to move Cabinet to allow RIL to retain gas finds

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:03

RIL has not been able to submit a development plan for D-29, 30 and 31 gas discoveries, which hold an estimated 345 billion cubic feet of reserves.

Price of Natural gas should not be increased: Trade Body

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 17:25

A city based trade body, representing the chemical industries, Saturday said the recommendations of the Rangarajan Committee set up during the UPA regime for fixing the price of natural gas had "several flaws" and that the price should not be increased.