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India

Nidhi Verma

India LNG demand journey to be shaky, slow due to infrastructure limits

15 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI India's demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to rise by about 10 percent this year even as the country adds import capacity at a faster clip, because infrastructure constraints keep gas from getting to consumers and hinder growth rates.

India to buy 12 percent less Iran oil in April versus March: sources

14 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Indian state refiners will lift 8 million barrels of Iranian oil in April, a decline of about 12 percent from the previous month, industry sources said, as the nation is in talks with the United States to renew the waiver from U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

India's oil imports from Iran slump 60 percent in February: sources

14 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI India's oil imports from Iran in February plunged by over 60 percent from a year ago to about 260,000 barrels per day (bpd) as New Delhi cuts imports under a sanctions waiver deal with Washington, data compiled by Reuters showed.

Reliance halts diluents export to Venezuela, not raised oil buying

14 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI India's Reliance Industries Ltd, operator of the world's biggest refining complex, said on Wednesday it had halted supply of diluents to Venezuela's national oil company PDVSA and will not resume such sales until sanctions are lifted.

Reliance halts diluents export to Venezuela, not raised oil buying

13 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI India's Reliance Industries Ltd, operator of the world's biggest refining complex, said on Wednesday it had halted supply of diluents to Venezuela's national oil company PDVSA and will not resume such sales until sanctions are lifted.

UPDATE 1-Reliance halts diluents export to Venezuela, not raised oil buying

13 Mar 2019

* Reliance says has not raised oil purchases from PDVSA (Adds details)

Exclusive: Saudi's Falih says no OPEC+ output policy change until June

10 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday it would be too early to change OPEC+ output policy at the group's meeting in April and that China and the U.S. would lead healthy global demand for oil this year.

Exclusive: Amid rising trade tensions with U.S., India wants to extend Iran oil sanctions waiver - sources

08 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON India wants to keep buying Iranian oil at its current level of about 300,000 barrels per day (bpd), as it negotiates with Washington about extending a waiver of U.S. sanctions past early May, two sources in India with knowledge of the matter said.

Congress matriarch Sonia Gandhi to fight polls from family bastion

08 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Sonia Gandhi, former leader of India's main opposition Congress party, will contest the 2019 general election from the Rae Bareli seat, a family stronghold in Uttar Pradesh that has voted for her since 2004.

EXCLUSIVE-India wants to keep Iran oil purchases at 300,000 bpd in extended waiver -sources

07 Mar 2019

* GRAPHIC-Iran crude exports: https://tmsnrt.rs/2EQNY7F (Adds details on visit by U.S. official to Seoul on Iran sanctions)

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