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Potash market power

Have Indian fertiliser companies been able to break a stranglehold that major producers have on the global potash market? Indian papers are full of reports on how Indian companies have succeeded in doing this by securing a contract price of $460/tonne for supplies in 2009-10, about $165/tonne lower than the previous contract. The drop comes […]

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Empty promises

The 100-day fever is fast spreading and the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers is the latest casualty. A very bland press release outlining what the ministry plans to achieve over the next three months has come my way. I started reading the release with a great deal of scepticism and was convinced at the end […]

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More changes at Jubilant?

Jubilant Organosys appears to be taking one more step in transforming itself into a pharmaceutical company. The company is looking at selling its industrial and performance products division and expects to realise Rs3.0-3.5bn from the sale, says this report in today’s Economic Times. There was no official confirmation on this from the company. The division, […]

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Naphtha is back in fashion

A steep drop in petrochemicals demand had dragged down naphtha prices in the last two months. But low prices have stinulated demand, not only from crackers but also from fertiliser and power plants. With naphtha below $300/tonne, some Indian fertiliser and power plants are moving away from liquefied natural gas (LNG), says this report. Imports […]

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Gas policy to favour fertilisers

India’s draft natural gas utilisation policy is expected to prioritise the requirements of the fertiliser sector over petrochemicals. The enormous volumes of gas generated from the fields of the east coast and west coast India would be first given to the fertiliser sector as some units are running below capacity because of shortage of feedstock. […]

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Gas, gas everywhere

Gas dominates Indian headlines these days be it new finds or the price at which it will be made available to end-users. If you are short of time and would like to get to the heart of the matter fast, here is the Indian gas situation for dummies. The finds, by private companies such as […]

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