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Singur saga spells trouble for India investments

I have yet to meet anyone who has not expressed disappointment at the drama unfolding outside Tata Motor’s Nano plant site in Singur at West Bengal. They also concur that the episode will have serious implications for large investments in India. Violent protests have forced Tata Motors to halt construction and withdraw its employees. It […]

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New TiO2 in Orissa

A new titanium dioxide (TiO2) project appears to have taken off at Ganjam in Orrisa. Titanium Products Pvt Ltd (TTPL), a joint venture between Saraf Agencies and a Russian company, plans to produce 40,000 tonnes/year of TiO2, 10,000 tonnes/year of titanium sponge and 108,000 tonnes/year of titanium slag. Completion of the first phase of the […]

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New hurdle for CTL projects

It is two steps forward and one back for Indian coal-to-liquid (CTL) projects. Just a few months back an interministerial group had cleared an $8bn project proposed by the Tatas and Sasol. And Reliance Industries was also in talks with Coal India for a project. But the coal ministry is now having second thoughts about […]

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Govt approves Tata’s CTL project

The Tatas are set to launch India’s first $8bn coal-to-liquid (CTL) project. The project, a joint venture with Sasol, is said to have received government clearance. The Tatas have sought access to 30m tonnes/year of coal to produce 3m bbls of oil. The project would be based on Fischer Tropsch technology that will convert syngas […]

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Farmers to Flamingos

First it was farmers and now it is flamingos. Yet another Tata project has run into rough weather, this time in Africa. Tata Chemicals’ soda ash project at Kenya is ruffling quite a few feathers. Conservation groups claim that it threatens the survival of the entire East African population of lesser flamingos. The project involves […]

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Eyes on Ennore

Ennore in Tamilnadu is likely to emerge as the next refining and petrochemicals destination in India, reports ICIS news. Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has identified Ennore for a new range of projects including an export-oriented refinery and/or petrochemicals complex and a liquiefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. IOC’s subsidiary Chennai Petroleum Corp Ltd (CPCL) has already […]

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