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The government recently imposed a windfall tax on all refiners, including SEZ refineries, on the export of diesel, petrol, and air turbine fuel. Besides, it also imposed a cess on domestic crude output. Analysts said the development is a setback for refiners as they cut FY23 estimates steeply. The tax could potentially be used to offset OMC losses on auto fuel, analysts said. The government has raised export duty on diesel by Rs 13 a litre and on petrol by Rs 6 a litre. It has also raised export duty on ATF by Re 1 per litre. The government said Indian exporters would have to sell 50 per cent of petrol in the domestic market on total shipping bill while they have to sell 30 per cent of diesel in domestic market on total shipping bill. In addition, a cess of Rs 23,250 per tonne was imposed on crude produced domestically.
The brokerage firm Emkay Global Financial Services Ltd has picked up stocks from the oil and gas space with ONGC, Oil India, GAIL, Indian Oil, BPCL, HPCL, Gujarat State Petronet, Petronet LNG, and Gulf Oil Lubricants as its top picks to buy.
Gop: A seismic survey campaign conducted by Oil India Ltd has yielded positive results with the discovery of oil and natural gas at two places of Gop block in Odisha’s Puri district
Gas prices may be hiked substantially soon. In yet another Zee Business EXCLUSIVE, Chetan Bhutani, while speaking to Managing Editor Anil Singhvi, broke this big news on gas prices on Thursday. The central government is likely to increase the gas prices by up to 70 percent from October 2021, Chetan said, adding that the news will be a game changer for oil and gas sector. He informed that the current APM gas price is USD 1.79 per mmBTU.
Baghjan’s high-pressured gas well was finally capped by successfully placing the BOP at the well head after a long struggle of 83 days. The well capping operation by the alert team was assisted by the crisis management teams of OIL, ONGC and Schlumberger. Placing the BOP successfully atop the well head was quite a challenging task for the team considering its sheer weight and the risky working environment.
The report of the expert panel constituted to look into the Baghjan oil well blowout has uncovered major lapses by Oil India Ltd including lack of planning, execution and supervision of critical operations. They did not even have the mandatory consent to operate and establish drilling operations. There were serious deficiencies of proper supervision of critical operation at the well site both from the contractor as well as from Oil India Ltd.
Crew members of OIL, ONGC, Alert, Schlumberger and other contractors are at the gas well site in Baghjan and the final preparations for placing capping stack is underway, The gas well site in Baghjan witnessed an inferno a month ago. The capping stack was ready and wrapped with a ceramic blanket and ceramic cloths. A team from IIT Guwahati completed data collection for thermal imaging and sound measurement at required areas under the guidance of district officials and the OIL team.
Two staffers of Oil India Ltd have been suspended for alleged negligence of duty in the gas well blowout at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district. Earlier, Oil India Ltd (OIL) Chairman and MD Sushil Chandra Mishra said a five-member inquiry committee was formed and actions would be initiated on employees of the company if there was any prima facie evidence of human error.
On May 27, oil and natural gas began to gush out uncontrollably from the Baghjan oil field in Assam’s Tinsukia district in an event known in industry parlance as a blowout. But even as OIL officials and engineers scrambled to contain the leak, a fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon, birthing a towering inferno at the site. Over 2,000 people have been moved to relief camps since the blowout occurred.
A three-member expert team from a Singapore-based emergency management firm on Monday reached Assam's Tinsukia district from where gas is "uncontrollably" flowing out from a well for the past 13 days. State-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) brought the foreign experts to control their gas well blowout at the Baghjan village in Tinsukia, around 550 km east of Guwahati, after natural gas started spewing since May 27.
Following the May 27th blowout at OIL's Baghjan well, the state-run oil major has called top experts from Singapore's Alert Disaster Control to tackle the uncontrolled gas leak from the site. A statement from the firm read, "All safety and security measures are continuously being monitored to protect surrounding villagers and their properties,". The Baghjan blowout is the second in 15 years at an OIL installation.
Oil India Limited (OIL) authorities in Assam’s Tinsukia district shifted 25 families to safety after a natural gas producing well reported a blowout on Wednesday morning. An OIL press statement said that blowout occurred at the Baghjan-5 well at 10.30 am. The well suddenly became very active while the operation was on, the statement added.
State-run major, Oil India Ltd (OIL) yesterday registered a 50% dip in the consolidated net profit at Rs 709 crore for 3Q2020, slipping over the downfall in crude oil production and realization. OIL produced 0.74 Million Tonne (MT) of crude oil during the third quarter, declining from 0.83 MT produced in the same quarter a year ago. The state-run major has associated the production fall to environmental issues.
State-owned OIL India alongwith Assam government is planning to acquire BPCL's 61% stakes in Numaligarh Refinery. This will retain the public sector character of the Assam-based entity. "OIL best fits the bill to take over NRL because of the synergy arising from their operations largely being located in the Northeast and its existing investment in NRL", said an official source.
Amidst extreme agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act in India’s North-Eastern states, the region is heading towards a fuel supply crisis. With refineries shutdown, petrochemical plant and oil-producing facilities non-operational, it’s only a matter of weeks before the fuel crisis hit the region. Sources have revealed that IOC has shut down its Digboi refinery, and is running the Guwahati unit at minimal throughput, while OIL had to shut down its LPG production.
Oil India Limited recorded an 11% dip in first quarter profits, slipping over lower international crude prices and slump in production. The oil major’s net profit totaled to ₹625 crore, declining from ₹703 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. In a statement, OIL informed that crude oil production for the quarter is 0.813 MMT which is 3.67% lower than Q1 FY 2018-19.