Why Tata Power may cease to have the lowest power tariff in Mumbai

By Somali K Chakrabarti     Tata Power claims to charge lowest tariff in Mumbai . The above article appeared in The Economic Times, on 27th Jan, 2014. Here is an excerpt: As the demand to reduce power tariff is gaining momentum in Maharashtra, private utility Tata Power today claimed that its tariff is the lowest in the metropolis.… Read More Why Tata Power may cease to have the lowest power tariff in Mumbai

Bottlenecks plaguing the coal sector in India

The import of coal has been one of the significant factors contributing to the Current Account Deficit (CAD) in India that touched 4.8 per cent (approx USD 88 billion) of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2012-13 period. Rising imports, coupled with fall in value of rupee, resulted in a drain of foreign exchange from… Read More Bottlenecks plaguing the coal sector in India

Changing Global Energy Landscape with US Shale Gas – Part II

In mid- 2012, Kinder Morgan’s acquisition of El Paso for $38 billion,  resulted in a combined company called Kinder Morgan, Inc which is the largest operator of natural gas pipelines in the U.S. with 22% of the U.S. natural gas pipeline network,  connecting almost every gas field and consuming market in the U.S. The expanded… Read More Changing Global Energy Landscape with US Shale Gas – Part II

Changing Global Energy Landscape with US Shale Gas – Part I

In the year 2009, United States surpassed Russia to become the world’s leader in natural gas production, with production continuing to increase to 80 billion cubic feet/day in 2012. U.S. natural gas reserves are at their highest point since 1971, and year-on-year reserve additions doubled from 2010 to 2011, as a result of shale production.… Read More Changing Global Energy Landscape with US Shale Gas – Part I