Good morning from Goa
Impressive infrastructure push #Goa
Sep 21, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Participating in an online energy conference. The Norwegian speaker is going on about how rice farming is contributing to 10% greenhouse gases with a slide showing Indian rice farmers. Nothing on industrial meat farming though #hypocrisy
Oil production in 2022 is expected to see a 1.2 million bpd increase driven by Iran, Canada, Brazil & ahem, ahem *Norway*…..
Collusion, machinations and alleged links with UPA minister: The dark world of ex-IL&FS chairman unmasked! newsroompost.com/business/collu… | I know things were bad under UPA but each time I read an article like this I am reminded just how very horrible it was
“Sources told this reporter how Parthasarathy took instructions from Chidambaram before striking deals, they two apparently talked for hours.
Those in the know say Parthsarathy had an unique way of operating.”
Mar 29, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
I received this animated illustration from a friend who lives in Singapore. He is an accountant & has a few maritime clients
Shared the video with my brother, who was a mariner, & asked him to provide his analysis of what happened with the #EverGiven in the #SuezCanal 1/n
“Many a times transiting the Suez Canal, it is the Master's and all involved wish that the ordeal is swift and safe for the 100km journey.” 2/n
May 11, 2020 • 18 tweets • 3 min read
Finding Oil Is Really Hard, Making Money Even Harder pubs.spe.org/en/jpt/jpt-art… | “In retrospect it wasn’t obvious, and that was why it took so long,”
......“initiated oil and gas exploration activities in Guyana in 2008,” the story ExxonMobil presented at the recent AAPG SuperBasins 2020 conference covered exploration starts and stops going back to 1928 by the company’s predecessor, Standard Oil Co."
Apr 24, 2020 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Hidden threat: Japan has only 2-week stockpile of LNG asia.nikkei.com/Business/Energ… | Scenarios that were once unimaginable are about to play out. Greater Tokyo with no power! Wow! Just goes to show nuclear is the most secure energy source
“Because LNG is poorly suited for long-term storage, Japan only has a two-week stockpile. Yet, the country depends on the fuel for 40% of its electric power generation needs, and all of the LNG it uses is imported from the Middle East and Southeast Asia.”
Two Indian refiners win Abu Dhabi’s Onshore Block 1 oglinks.news/adnoc/news/two… | Twist it any way you want but the supposedly Islamophobic Modi has done more for India's energy geopolitical interests in the Gulf states in 5 years then decades of secular-minority-friendly INC rule
To understand what drives PM Modi's energy security policies, just observe what he did as Gujarat CM. He pushed for a diversification of Gujarat's energy portfolio & particular increased the usage of natural gas in the state. Gujarat is now no. 1 in India for gas based power
Mar 6, 2019 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Beware of such data. It's only meant to brainwash Indians into believing that renewables are the only the answer for our energy needs. While India is best placed to gain from improved RE technology it can ONLY be a complement to existing hydrocarbon, nuclear & hydroelectric power
Coal India to take up clean coal technologies in a big way (2017) ecoti.in/0wZLsZ | “Coal based power generation capacity of 125 GW in 2012 is likely to touch 330-441 GW by 2040."
Oct 17, 2018 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
(1) Sabarimala was burnt down in the 50s (2) The cross planting at Nilakkal happened in the 80s (3) The planned airport at Aranmula in the 200s (4) Now women entry. It’s apparent ‘they’ want the land that belongs to Sabarimala at any cost, however long it takes #SaveSabarimala
Sabarimala Temple Arson Case (1950) firstministry.kerala.gov.in/pdf/bills/Repo… | Don’t bother the report has been removed from the link. However I have a copy of the report
Aug 21, 2018 • 22 tweets • 7 min read
Implement Gadgil panel report: BJP (2013) thehindu.com/todays-paper/t… | BJP State unit president V. Muraleedharan has said that his party wanted the Madhav Gadgil committee report on Western Ghats conservation to be implemented instead of the K. Kasturirangan report
‘The protests over the Centre’s move to implement the Kasturirangan report are politically motivated. They are being orchestrated to disrupt the Sabrimala pilgrimage.’
May 29, 2018 • 20 tweets • 4 min read
Tuticorin Sterlite Copper plant accounts for 40 per cent of country’s copper: Will hit 800 units and jobs indianexpress.com/article/india/… | Any private run ports in south TN? I’m guessing they’d be next. Once all that is gone they’ll target PSUs. These folks are in it for the long run
Have to admit I wasn't too bothered about this case in the beginning. I'm of the believe mineral processing units should be located close to the mines or to ports close to the mines. In this case I believe Sterlite should've built this plant somewhere in Odisha