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MRPL’s curtails refinery production due to water shortage

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals, a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, has shut down two of its refinery units, as water supply to its plant has been cut off by the local authorities. The Nethravathi river supplies water to its refinery, and the river’s levels have dropped to very low levels, apparently due to hot weather conditions, according to this report in the Daily News and AnalysisContinue Reading →

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ONGC claims first right to Cairn India stake

Vedanta Resources was in the news for being denied permission by the government to mine bauxite in Niyamgiri hills in Orissa. Just when the dust was settling on that episode, its proposed acquisition of a majority stake in Cairn India has come under a cloud. Government-owned oil company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has claimed pre-emptive rights over Cairn India and asked for documentation before giving a go-ahead to the transaction. Continue Reading →

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