Analysis: India’s Solar Energy Progress

Prelude Solar energy is a clean, virtually inexhaustible source of energy. Over the past decade, increasing awareness of climate change, its consequences, and energy security considerations have forced the global community to focus on renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, resulting in unprecedented growth in solar energy applications. The …

Article: India’s Run Towards Renewables: Key Takeaways

Prelude A clean and sustainable energy future is on top of every developing as well as developed country’s priority list, which can be seen by the large-scale expansion of unconventional power projects worldwide. For India, it is the most important thing, as it ranks third in oil consumption with 212.7 …

Accident: Bhopal Gas Tragedy- One of The Darkest Nights in Indians’ Life

Introduction: Bhopal Gas Tragedy or Bhopal Gas Disaster, as it is commonly known, occurred due to gas leakage in Bhopal, a city in Madhya Pradesh on 2nd December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant. Over 500,000 people were exposed to highly toxic Methyl Isocyanate Gas (MIC). …

Analysis: ONGC-HPCL Merger- Birth of an Oil Behemoth?

Introduction Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in his budget speech in February to create an oil behemoth by combining operator ONGC and refiner HPCL. Just a few months after this announcement, the Union Cabinet approved the plan to sell government’s 51.1 percent stakes in HPCL to explorer ONGC. The ONGC-HPCL …

Accident: Chennai Oil Spill – A Disaster Due To Miscommunication

The morning of January 28 brought bad news for Chennai residents. Two ships, The BW Maple carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Ran Laffan in Qatar, and The Dawn Kanchipuram loaded with petroleum lubricating oil collided near Kamaraj port in Ennore. Kamaraj is a busy port near Chennai which handles …

Article: Battle Of Superpowers- Invisible War For Controlling Black Gold

Russia is a major player in oil and gas production worldwide. It is the second-largest producer of natural gas and the second largest (in 2016) producer of oil. Russia’s oil output touched an all-time high of 11.75 million barrels per day (bpd) in September 2016. In 2016, Saudi Arabia and …