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Subsidy delay forces closure of Zuari Agro fertilizer plants.  FACT: Looking at a brighter future?.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  Shipment Update.  Innovation: .  DBT still a problem, says industry.  "Safe fertilizers": Two large producers agree to cooperate to make them.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  RCF designated as STE, import of technical urea freed.  Share market update: Fertilizer stocks slump; GNFC slips over 3%.  LNG business can be under threat-I: Can it be unaffordable before it is unburnable?.  LNG business can be under threat-II: 10-year data shows India cannot afford LNG at more than $6/mmbtu.  LNG business can be under threat-III: Gas exploration and production in India likely to be hit.  An agricultural nanotechnology project wins million dollar research grant .  POLY4: New marketing deals signed.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  The Adani-Total deal: Explained.  PNGRB reminds IGL of end of contract carrier exclusivity period.  Big boost to gas demand expected soon.  KG basin gas: Viability under question?.  

Subsidy delay forces closure of Zuari Agro fertilizer plants

Oct 17: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Miscellaneous steel structural jobs in Ammonia Plant Details
8Dismantling and installation of individual drives for bucket elevator and Scraping boom chain for Scrapers in ANP Silo of Bagging plant Details
8Supply of Electrical Items Details
8Engineering and Project Management Services for De-commissioning, Inspection, Repair and Re-commissioning of 20,000 MT Liquid Ammonia storage tank Details
8Corrigendum: Lining Up Contract for Re-certification of Integrated Management System Details
8Supply of Control Valves for Urea Plants Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Green Synthesis, a pathway to Nanotechnology Sustainability: An Overview Details
8Nutrient monitoring and nutrient management using field NIR spectroscopy: A Review Details
8International Experience with Decoupled Agricultural Policies: A Review Details
8Conservation Agriculture saves Irrigation Water: A Paper Details
8Effects of maize residue and mineral nitrogen applications on maize yield in conservation-agriculture-based cropping systems: A Paper Details
8Genetic Studies of Grain Yield and other Agronomic Traits of low-N Maize under Nitrogen Fertilizer Levels: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks down; Nagarjuna Fertilizers falls 5% Details
8Subsidy delay forces closure of Zuari Agro fertilizer plants Details
8Why farmers don’t like direct cash transfers Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

FACT: Looking at a brighter future?

Oct 17: FACT is upbeat about the future
8It plans to use its Rs 1000 crore bonanza from sale of surplus land to investment in new plant capacity
 Click on Details for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Oct 17: Coal based Ammonia-Urea & Captive Power Plant Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6500 crore
8Project Event: The project activities are still on hold due to an internal issues. Project studies were meant to be begin this month but are now now likely to start in December 2019. The proposal for the environmental clearance is likely be submitted in January 2020 instead of Decembe, 2019.
Click here for more details
Single/Triple Super Phosphate Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 30 crore
8Project Event: Construction work at ground will start in November instead of October
Click here for more details
Access available through www.indianfertilizer.com Details

Shipment Update

Oct 17: 8Two ammonia shipment is coming up on 17 & 18 October 2019.
8One NPK shipment has arrived on 16 October 2019.
8One urea shipment is coming up on 18 October 2019.
Click on Details for more
Details

Innovation:

Oct 17: The website has decided to regularly carry smart and innovative thinking in fertilizer production and distribution
8Nano particle use is now on the ascendency but its manufacture involves the use of harmful chemical reagents
8What is now gaining currency is "green synthesis", otherwise referred to as "Particle farming", involves the use of biological materials -living plants or their extracts- for production of nanoparticles (known as bio-nanoparticles).
Click on Reports for more Details

DBT still a problem, says industry

Oct 16: The DBT scheme is still a big problem with sales taking place outside the system on account of limited enforceability of provisions for compulsory usage of POS machines.
8The fertilizer industry thinks that there are still a large number of restrictions in marketing of fertilizers inhibits innovation in transportation, storage and sale of fertilizers
8In fact, the advocacy is for the government to do away with the monthly supply plan and rail: road ratio of movement to ease the pressure on logistics.
8Speedy settlement of freight bills and recognition of increase in working capital requirement for urea units would help to reduce financial loss of the fertilizer companies, it is suggested.
8Is free movement of fertilizer a doable concept, assuming the government strictly monitoring availability?
Click on Reports for more Details

"Safe fertilizers": Two large producers agree to cooperate to make them

Oct 16: Two of the world's largest producers of phosphatic fertilizers have joined hands to produce "safe" fertilizers
8How will they go about doing it?
Click on Reports for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Oct 16: Ammonia and Captive Power Unit Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 1920 crore
8Project Event: Project activities are now likely to be start in November 2019. The proposal for the environmental clearance is likely to be submitted in November 2019 now, after they will plans will be drawn up for RFQs for services and equipment
Click here for more details
Sulphuric Acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: The project is in the initial phase of commissioning. Around 95 % of installation work has been completed. The commissioning has been delayed by 3 month but commissioning is slated for November 2019.
Click here for more details
Details

RCF designated as STE, import of technical urea freed

Oct 16: 8RCF has been designated as a state trading enterprise along with MMTC and STC for import of urea
8Not just that, the actual user condition has not been taken away for import of technical grade urea for non-agricultural use or for LPK manufacturing
Click on Report for more
Details

Share market update: Fertilizer stocks slump; GNFC slips over 3%

Oct 16: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Corrigendum: Biennial Rate Contract for replacement of Wire Mesh of Basket Filter Elements of Ultra-Filtration Unit in Sewage Treatment Plant Details
8Value Based Biennial rate contract for hiring mobile articulated boom lift Details
8Corrigendum: Hiring of 50 Ton Telescopic Mobile Crane Details
8Supply of Motors Details
8Supply of Electrical items Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Innovative waste solutions towards Sustainable Waste Management: An Analysis Details
8Khaitan Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited: An Analysis Details
8Sustainable Agriculture by increased Nitrogen Fertilizer Efficiency: A Paper Details
8PhosAgro, Ma’aden and RDIF agree to work together to ensure Global Food Security: A Report Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Telangana] Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks slump; GNFC slips over 3% Details
8‘India has the potential to be the Food Factory of the world’ Details
8Farmers threaten to block essential supplies across India over RCEP Details
8India to chart is own course of energy transition: Dharmendra Pradhan Details
8‘From the farm smallholder’s point of view role models for the world are going to be developed from India’ Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

LNG business can be under threat-I: Can it be unaffordable before it is unburnable?

Oct 16: Rapid decarbonization goals in some countries and the need for full accountability of methane emissions may curb the offtake of LNG sooner than later, according to new research.
8This may make some of the new LNG projects undergoing Final Investment Decision vulnerable to fresh regulations and demand offtake changes which may make them uneconomic.
8The major challenge to the future of gas will be to ensure that it does not become unaffordable (as is the case with many low income countries) and/or uncompetitive, long before its emissions make it unburnable.
8The true test for LNG as a viable fuel will come when methane emission, from oilfield to delivery point, is transparently calculated. It will then have to seen whether emissions are lower or higher than competing fuels, such as solar and even coal.
8The website also carries here new data on breakeven cost of gas delivered from new LNG plants coming on stream in 2023-24 to India
Click on Details for more Details

LNG business can be under threat-II: 10-year data shows India cannot afford LNG at more than $6/mmbtu

Oct 16: In order to remain affordable, gas must be delivered to high income countries at below $8/mmbtu and low income countries at below $6/mmbtu.This conclusion was based on a ten
year data set from the International Gas Union on natural gas prices in more than 100 countries.
8China, India and a significant number of south and southeast Asian markets have substantial growth potential compared with their 2018 LNG import levels. Projections in Table 2 show Chinese LNG imports increasing from just under 70 bcm in 2018 to 132-163 bcm in 2030, and India from 30 bcm to 42-52 bcm over the same period. In eight south and south east Asian countries LNG imports are likely to increase from 24 bcm in 2018 to 108-140 bcm in 2030.
8But five of the latter are in the less than $6/mmbtu price category and therefore may find it challenging to increase their imports on this scale but results will depend on a combination of the capacity of their governments to subsidise, and the elasticity of demand as prices increase.
Click on Reports for more Details

LNG business can be under threat-III: Gas exploration and production in India likely to be hit

Oct 16: Rapidly changing developments on the international gas demand, supply and pricing fronts will limit India's capacity to develop its offshore gas assets from here onwards.
8The cost of gas needed for Indian offshore gas assets to get capital approval will have to be pegged significantly lower.
8The benchmark may not even be the DES price for spot LNG in the West Coast of India but the competitive price at which a liquefaction facility can deliver LNG to India while still breaking even or earning a viable return on investment, once demand for LNG begins to fall as a result of decarbonization.
Click on Details for more Details

An agricultural nanotechnology project wins million dollar research grant

Oct 15: 8It claims to be conducting ground breaking research on controlled release of fertilizers into the soil
Click on Details for more Details

POLY4: New marketing deals signed

Oct 15: Even though Sirius Minerals is finding it difficult to get funding for the second stage for extraction of its new generation crop nutrient POLY4, it has been signing offtake agreements across the world.
8An exclusive deal was signed with a Qatari company recently which gives access to a number of new markets for POLY4 and further underpins the large scale, international market appetite for POLY4, and lifting aggregate peak sales volumes to 13.8 million TPY
8Iffco also has a deal for offtake of POLY4
 Click on Details for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Oct 15: Energy Saving-cum- Ammonia-Urea Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 540 crore
8Project Event: Critical equipment purchase is ongoing, and construction is likely to be started in January 2020 in place of October 2019, due to delay in the procurement work. The project is likely to be commissioned in December 2020.
Click here for more details
Phosphoric Acid Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 300 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC Contractor in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Details

The Adani-Total deal: Explained

Oct 15: The Adanis seem to have more than recouped their investment cost in the gas sector through a $600 million deal with Total.
8And not just that, they may have got enough cash to fund future expansion of Adani gas and the Dhamra LNG terminal with the money given by Total.
8The point here is that big money can still be made in the oil & gas sector, once the regulatory hurdles are cleared and asset creation is promised. With financial muscle power and connections, extraordinary returns are possible in India in the oil & gas sector, the Adani deal seems to signify.
8With IOC and GAIL stepping away from the Dhamra LNG terminal, Adani was able to capitalize 50% of the stake to Total.
8Then again, the city gas distribution asset stands capitalized at a significant value as well.
8The next move is likely to be on the Mundra LNG terminal: Will the Adani-Total JV, a formidable combine, be able to wrestle the commissioned but non-functional LNG terminal out of the grip of GSPC?
8And what about Total: Did it pay the right price for a stakes in Adani's gas ventures?
Click on Details for more Details

PNGRB reminds IGL of end of contract carrier exclusivity period

Oct 15: Indraprastha Gas was reminded last week by the PNGRB that its exclusivity period for applicability of common carrier principle is just 5 years from the date of authorization
8But its infrastructure exclusivity will stay on till the year 2032
Click on Reports for more Details

Big boost to gas demand expected soon

Oct 15: The biggest boost to gas demand in India is expected to come not from the traditional sources of demand, such as power, fertilizers, petrochemicals or refineries but from a so far untapped segment.
8The upsurge in demand is expected to come sooner than expected, perhaps within the next six months.
8Find out how
Click on Details for more Details

KG basin gas: Viability under question?

Oct 15: Is deepwater gas supply out of India's KG basin viable under current global gas supply conditions?
8At stake is a $10 billion investment made by RIL-BP and ONGC in the high pressure, high temperatures reservoirs in the deep waters of India's east coast.
8Know more about the key strategic mistake these E&P companies made while pumping money into the gas fields
Click on Details for more Details

Subsidy delay forces closure of Zuari Agro fertilizer plants

Oct 17: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Miscellaneous steel structural jobs in Ammonia Plant Details
8Dismantling and installation of individual drives for bucket elevator and Scraping boom chain for Scrapers in ANP Silo of Bagging plant Details
8Supply of Electrical Items Details
8Engineering and Project Management Services for De-commissioning, Inspection, Repair and Re-commissioning of 20,000 MT Liquid Ammonia storage tank Details
8Corrigendum: Lining Up Contract for Re-certification of Integrated Management System Details
8Supply of Control Valves for Urea Plants Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Green Synthesis, a pathway to Nanotechnology Sustainability: An Overview Details
8Nutrient monitoring and nutrient management using field NIR spectroscopy: A Review Details
8International Experience with Decoupled Agricultural Policies: A Review Details
8Conservation Agriculture saves Irrigation Water: A Paper Details
8Effects of maize residue and mineral nitrogen applications on maize yield in conservation-agriculture-based cropping systems: A Paper Details
8Genetic Studies of Grain Yield and other Agronomic Traits of low-N Maize under Nitrogen Fertilizer Levels: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks down; Nagarjuna Fertilizers falls 5% Details
8Subsidy delay forces closure of Zuari Agro fertilizer plants Details
8Why farmers don’t like direct cash transfers Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

FACT: Looking at a brighter future?

Oct 17: FACT is upbeat about the future
8It plans to use its Rs 1000 crore bonanza from sale of surplus land to investment in new plant capacity
 Click on Details for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Oct 17: Coal based Ammonia-Urea & Captive Power Plant Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6500 crore
8Project Event: The project activities are still on hold due to an internal issues. Project studies were meant to be begin this month but are now now likely to start in December 2019. The proposal for the environmental clearance is likely be submitted in January 2020 instead of Decembe, 2019.
Click here for more details
Single/Triple Super Phosphate Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 30 crore
8Project Event: Construction work at ground will start in November instead of October
Click here for more details
Access available through www.indianfertilizer.com Details

Shipment Update

Oct 17: 8Two ammonia shipment is coming up on 17 & 18 October 2019.
8One NPK shipment has arrived on 16 October 2019.
8One urea shipment is coming up on 18 October 2019.
Click on Details for more
Details

Innovation:

Oct 17: The website has decided to regularly carry smart and innovative thinking in fertilizer production and distribution
8Nano particle use is now on the ascendency but its manufacture involves the use of harmful chemical reagents
8What is now gaining currency is "green synthesis", otherwise referred to as "Particle farming", involves the use of biological materials -living plants or their extracts- for production of nanoparticles (known as bio-nanoparticles).
Click on Reports for more Details

DBT still a problem, says industry

Oct 16: The DBT scheme is still a big problem with sales taking place outside the system on account of limited enforceability of provisions for compulsory usage of POS machines.
8The fertilizer industry thinks that there are still a large number of restrictions in marketing of fertilizers inhibits innovation in transportation, storage and sale of fertilizers
8In fact, the advocacy is for the government to do away with the monthly supply plan and rail: road ratio of movement to ease the pressure on logistics.
8Speedy settlement of freight bills and recognition of increase in working capital requirement for urea units would help to reduce financial loss of the fertilizer companies, it is suggested.
8Is free movement of fertilizer a doable concept, assuming the government strictly monitoring availability?
Click on Reports for more Details

"Safe fertilizers": Two large producers agree to cooperate to make them

Oct 16: Two of the world's largest producers of phosphatic fertilizers have joined hands to produce "safe" fertilizers
8How will they go about doing it?
Click on Reports for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Oct 16: Ammonia and Captive Power Unit Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 1920 crore
8Project Event: Project activities are now likely to be start in November 2019. The proposal for the environmental clearance is likely to be submitted in November 2019 now, after they will plans will be drawn up for RFQs for services and equipment
Click here for more details
Sulphuric Acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: The project is in the initial phase of commissioning. Around 95 % of installation work has been completed. The commissioning has been delayed by 3 month but commissioning is slated for November 2019.
Click here for more details
Details

RCF designated as STE, import of technical urea freed

Oct 16: 8RCF has been designated as a state trading enterprise along with MMTC and STC for import of urea
8Not just that, the actual user condition has not been taken away for import of technical grade urea for non-agricultural use or for LPK manufacturing
Click on Report for more
Details

Share market update: Fertilizer stocks slump; GNFC slips over 3%

Oct 16: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Corrigendum: Biennial Rate Contract for replacement of Wire Mesh of Basket Filter Elements of Ultra-Filtration Unit in Sewage Treatment Plant Details
8Value Based Biennial rate contract for hiring mobile articulated boom lift Details
8Corrigendum: Hiring of 50 Ton Telescopic Mobile Crane Details
8Supply of Motors Details
8Supply of Electrical items Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Innovative waste solutions towards Sustainable Waste Management: An Analysis Details
8Khaitan Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited: An Analysis Details
8Sustainable Agriculture by increased Nitrogen Fertilizer Efficiency: A Paper Details
8PhosAgro, Ma’aden and RDIF agree to work together to ensure Global Food Security: A Report Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Telangana] Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks slump; GNFC slips over 3% Details
8‘India has the potential to be the Food Factory of the world’ Details
8Farmers threaten to block essential supplies across India over RCEP Details
8India to chart is own course of energy transition: Dharmendra Pradhan Details
8‘From the farm smallholder’s point of view role models for the world are going to be developed from India’ Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

LNG business can be under threat-I: Can it be unaffordable before it is unburnable?

Oct 16: Rapid decarbonization goals in some countries and the need for full accountability of methane emissions may curb the offtake of LNG sooner than later, according to new research.
8This may make some of the new LNG projects undergoing Final Investment Decision vulnerable to fresh regulations and demand offtake changes which may make them uneconomic.
8The major challenge to the future of gas will be to ensure that it does not become unaffordable (as is the case with many low income countries) and/or uncompetitive, long before its emissions make it unburnable.
8The true test for LNG as a viable fuel will come when methane emission, from oilfield to delivery point, is transparently calculated. It will then have to seen whether emissions are lower or higher than competing fuels, such as solar and even coal.
8The website also carries here new data on breakeven cost of gas delivered from new LNG plants coming on stream in 2023-24 to India
Click on Details for more Details

LNG business can be under threat-II: 10-year data shows India cannot afford LNG at more than $6/mmbtu

Oct 16: In order to remain affordable, gas must be delivered to high income countries at below $8/mmbtu and low income countries at below $6/mmbtu.This conclusion was based on a ten
year data set from the International Gas Union on natural gas prices in more than 100 countries.
8China, India and a significant number of south and southeast Asian markets have substantial growth potential compared with their 2018 LNG import levels. Projections in Table 2 show Chinese LNG imports increasing from just under 70 bcm in 2018 to 132-163 bcm in 2030, and India from 30 bcm to 42-52 bcm over the same period. In eight south and south east Asian countries LNG imports are likely to increase from 24 bcm in 2018 to 108-140 bcm in 2030.
8But five of the latter are in the less than $6/mmbtu price category and therefore may find it challenging to increase their imports on this scale but results will depend on a combination of the capacity of their governments to subsidise, and the elasticity of demand as prices increase.
Click on Reports for more Details

LNG business can be under threat-III: Gas exploration and production in India likely to be hit

Oct 16: Rapidly changing developments on the international gas demand, supply and pricing fronts will limit India's capacity to develop its offshore gas assets from here onwards.
8The cost of gas needed for Indian offshore gas assets to get capital approval will have to be pegged significantly lower.
8The benchmark may not even be the DES price for spot LNG in the West Coast of India but the competitive price at which a liquefaction facility can deliver LNG to India while still breaking even or earning a viable return on investment, once demand for LNG begins to fall as a result of decarbonization.
Click on Details for more Details

An agricultural nanotechnology project wins million dollar research grant

Oct 15: 8It claims to be conducting ground breaking research on controlled release of fertilizers into the soil
Click on Details for more Details

POLY4: New marketing deals signed

Oct 15: Even though Sirius Minerals is finding it difficult to get funding for the second stage for extraction of its new generation crop nutrient POLY4, it has been signing offtake agreements across the world.
8An exclusive deal was signed with a Qatari company recently which gives access to a number of new markets for POLY4 and further underpins the large scale, international market appetite for POLY4, and lifting aggregate peak sales volumes to 13.8 million TPY
8Iffco also has a deal for offtake of POLY4
 Click on Details for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Oct 15: Energy Saving-cum- Ammonia-Urea Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 540 crore
8Project Event: Critical equipment purchase is ongoing, and construction is likely to be started in January 2020 in place of October 2019, due to delay in the procurement work. The project is likely to be commissioned in December 2020.
Click here for more details
Phosphoric Acid Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 300 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC Contractor in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Details

The Adani-Total deal: Explained

Oct 15: The Adanis seem to have more than recouped their investment cost in the gas sector through a $600 million deal with Total.
8And not just that, they may have got enough cash to fund future expansion of Adani gas and the Dhamra LNG terminal with the money given by Total.
8The point here is that big money can still be made in the oil & gas sector, once the regulatory hurdles are cleared and asset creation is promised. With financial muscle power and connections, extraordinary returns are possible in India in the oil & gas sector, the Adani deal seems to signify.
8With IOC and GAIL stepping away from the Dhamra LNG terminal, Adani was able to capitalize 50% of the stake to Total.
8Then again, the city gas distribution asset stands capitalized at a significant value as well.
8The next move is likely to be on the Mundra LNG terminal: Will the Adani-Total JV, a formidable combine, be able to wrestle the commissioned but non-functional LNG terminal out of the grip of GSPC?
8And what about Total: Did it pay the right price for a stakes in Adani's gas ventures?
Click on Details for more Details

PNGRB reminds IGL of end of contract carrier exclusivity period

Oct 15: Indraprastha Gas was reminded last week by the PNGRB that its exclusivity period for applicability of common carrier principle is just 5 years from the date of authorization
8But its infrastructure exclusivity will stay on till the year 2032
Click on Reports for more Details

Big boost to gas demand expected soon

Oct 15: The biggest boost to gas demand in India is expected to come not from the traditional sources of demand, such as power, fertilizers, petrochemicals or refineries but from a so far untapped segment.
8The upsurge in demand is expected to come sooner than expected, perhaps within the next six months.
8Find out how
Click on Details for more Details

KG basin gas: Viability under question?

Oct 15: Is deepwater gas supply out of India's KG basin viable under current global gas supply conditions?
8At stake is a $10 billion investment made by RIL-BP and ONGC in the high pressure, high temperatures reservoirs in the deep waters of India's east coast.
8Know more about the key strategic mistake these E&P companies made while pumping money into the gas fields
Click on Details for more Details
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  • Oct 15: PNGRB reminds IGL of end of contract carrier exclusivity period:Details
  • Oct 15: Big boost to gas demand expected soon:Details
  • Oct 15: KG basin gas: Viability under question?:Details
  • Oct 15: India gas demand by 2030: Fresh estimate:Details
  • Oct 15: Nanotechnology solutions explored in agricultural sector:Details