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India

Renewables/Energy Transition

India likely to fall short of 2030 renewable target, says GlobalData

India announced new renewable energy goals last year to increase non-fossil power capacity to 500 GW and meet 50% of the country’s electricity needs through renewables by 2030. However, after including large hydro under the definition of renewables, the country is likely to achieve its 2022 target but may miss out on the solar specific target, and subsequently fall short of the 2030 target, says GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

Oil & Gas

Asia imports more seaborne Russian oil than Europe, India takes lion’s share

Almost four months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian crude oil, Urals, has seen a switch in flow from its traditional market of Europe to Asia. Since the start of the war, based on the average of March to May 2022, Indian imports of Urals crude have picked up by 658% compared to 2021 levels, while for China the increase is 205% and for Asia as a whole 347%, Rystad Energy research shows.

Oil & Gas

India’s ONGC pledges to boost exploration investment by 150% to $4bn

India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) said it targets to boost exploration investments by 1.5 times in the next three years to $4 billion. Significantly, ONGC is heading the South Asian nation’s oil and gas hunt in unexplored areas and is seeking international partners to bring challenging fields to production to make up for the falling output from its ageing fields.

Oil & Gas

India’s ONGC eyes more Russian oil and gas assets

India’s state-backed Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) (NSE:ONGC) is considering placing more offers for Russian energy assets that western majors, such as Shell (LSE:RDSA), BP (LON:BP), and ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), are seeking to divest following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Economic Times reported yesterday.

Asia

BW Offshore FPSO recycling strategy criticised after death at Indian yard

BW Offshore’s strategy for recycling its end-of-life floating production storage and offloading (FPSOs) units has been criticised following a fatality at a ship breaking yard in India. BW is one of the largest operators of FPSOs for the oil and gas sector, but its decommissioned units are being dismantled in yards with questionable health, safety, and environmental credentials.

Asia

India’s ONGC and Equinor team up for clean energy, E&P

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and Norway’s Equinor will collaborate in the areas of upstream exploration and production (E&P), midstream, downstream, and clean energy options, including carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) in India, after the pair signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).