Cover Story: Oil & Gas

The Modi and market synergy at play

2018-12-05T10:20:14+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Cover Story: Oil & Gas, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

India’s minister for petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, is a man on a mission. He recently concluded his global roadshow series to attract investments into the country’s small oil fields discovered by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH). In this exclusive interview, He talks ‘India Investment Journal’ through the paradigm shift in the Indian energy market under the Narendra Modi led government and how he hopes to achieve energy justice in India. What can the Indian energy market offer [...]

Why it’s time to dig into the investment scope in India’s oil & gas sector

2018-12-05T11:07:03+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Cover Story: Oil & Gas, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

In the view of many in the business community, India has never been a more attractive investment destination. There are few better examples of this than the oil and gas sector, where operators are expected to invest around $25 billion over the next five years on some of the world’s most exciting projects. An industry expert writes exclusively for ‘India Investment Journal’ on why the investment spotlight is shining on India. As a global leader of economic growth, a domestic [...]

Well Oiled: Wheels begin to turn in India

2018-12-05T10:35:29+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Cover Story: Oil & Gas, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Bold policy initiatives and a move towards tapping India’s natural gas potential are set to transform the oil and gas industry in the country. Sometimes an under serviced high potential industry or sector needs a commensurate high profile billion-dollar global deal to get things moving. For India’s domestic oil and gas industry, last month’s $13 billion-deal between Ruias of Essar Group and a Russian consortium led by petroleum giant Rosneft PJSC seems like that Eureka moment. The deal sees Rosneft [...]

A diligent energy diplomacy at work

2020-03-12T08:13:01+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Cover Story: Oil & Gas, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Dharmendra Pradhan has learnt quickly on the job and proved Prime Minister Modi's bet on this new minister in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was a good one. Dharmendra Pradhan was only in his mid-40s when he was appointed petroleum and natural gas minister in the Narendra Modi government in May 2014. It was a big leap of faith on the part of the Indian prime minister, and the placing of a large responsibility on the shoulders of [...]

Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Logistics: Opportunities and pitfalls in India

2018-12-05T11:25:08+00:00November 17th, 2016|2016, Cover Story: Oil & Gas, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Moving petroleum, gas and bulk liquid chemicals safely and cost effectively is not an easy task given the hazardous nature of the products. Given that India is emerging as one of the largest consumers of refined petroleum products and liquified petroleum gas, it is not surprising that the logistics effort to support this growth is receiving some attention. The extent of vertical integration in the oil sector has varied over time and over countries, but of late the trend globally [...]

Shifting the energy needle in the right direction

2018-12-05T11:25:35+00:00November 17th, 2016|2016, Cover Story: Oil & Gas, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

A senior public policy expert recaps the progress made in India’s petroleum sector and what more needs to be done for ‘India Investment Journal’. In the over two years that the Narendra Modi led government has been in power in India, they have shifted the needle of policy on petroleum in the right direction. More needs to be done but the first few steps have been taken to reinvigorate domestic exploration and production; correct pricing distortions upgrade and strengthen logistics [...]