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Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  Pooled price for gas in May pegged at Rs Rs. 438.35/MMBTU on GCV basis.  Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  Rs 75 crore investment to enhance the capacity of SSP fertilizer: RFQs in four months for now.  Rs 190 crore NPK capacity expansion: Selection of contractor and services will take place 'soon'.  Briefs.  Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  DOF says pilot plan in select districts will determine future of direct transfer scheme.  New Briefs.  Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  Matix Fertilizers: No clarity on when project will go on stream yet.  PAC wants dispute between RIL and government to end-II: Reasons why the dispute must end.  PAC wants dispute between RIL and government to end-I: A robust dispute settlement mechanism to be set up.   Rs 225 crore NPK plant: Contractor selection to be underway soon.  Import data.  Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  The gas market in India still remains very shallow-I: Where are new marketers looking for demand?.  The gas market in India still remains very shallow-II: Find out why fertilizer units are happier with long term gas from RasGas even if it is expensive.  The gas market in India still remains very shallow-III: Find out more on the price differential between RasGas and spot cargoes today.  
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May 06: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Opening and boxing up of surface condenser turbine of Cooling Tower of Ammonia-III plant [BVFCL]  Details

8Opening and boxing up of end covers, connecting line flanges and removal of shells of Gas Compressor in Ammonia-III plant [BVFCL]  Details
8Procurement of Exchanger Tubes, Chennai [MFL]  Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8World Bank Commodities Price Data [The Pink Sheet]  Details
8Attitudes and behaviour towards waste management: A Report  Details 
8Annual Report of OCI Nitrogen [2015]  Details 

8Agrium’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders [2016]  Details 
8Importance of slow-release stabilized nitrogen fertilizers: A Paper  Details
8CF Industries reports 2016 First Quarter Results  Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips: 
8Digital farming could spell shake-up for crop chemicals sector  Details 
8Waive off loans of drought-hit farmers, give free seeds: Opposition  Details 
8China fertilizer maker's bonds slump to record ahead of deadline  Details
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Pooled price for gas in May pegged at Rs Rs. 438.35/MMBTU on GCV basis
May 05:  In accordance with Para 7(vii) of Notification dated 20.05.2015 regarding “Guidelines for Pooling of Gas in Fertilizer (Urea) Sector” issued by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG), Govt. of India, pool operator is required to declare uniform delivered pool price.
 8Accordingly, based on the data furnished by respective Fertilizer units, the uniform delivered pool price (provisional) for the month of May, 2016 works out to be Rs. 438.35/MMBTU on Gross Calorific Value (GCV) basis.
 8The above price is provisional and is subject to adjustment based on actual gas prices and supplies from various sources to fertilizer units during May, 2016.
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May 05: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Procurement of Di-Ammonium Phosphate [NFL]  Details

8Registration of parties for various Mechanical jobs, Panipat [NFL]  Details
8Reconditioning of valves Globe and Gate Valves of Urea-III Plant, Namrup [BVFCL]  Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Audited Financial results for the year ended 31st March, 2016 [GNFC]  Details
8Mosaic Company reports 2016 First Quarter Results  Details 
816th Fertiliser Industry Orientation Programme [FAI]  Details 

884th Annual Conference of IFA, Moscow [2016]  Details 
8Agrium reports 2016 First Quarter Results  Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips: 
8India set to import first tranche of urea at $227 per tonne; may save $300 million in FY17  Details 
8Fertilizer company Mosaic's sales beat estimates  Details 
8GNFC hits 52-week high; surges over 25% post Q4 results  Details
8Fertilizer producer CF Industries' profit tumbles 89 pct  Details
8New Delhi Keen to set up LNG Terminal in Iran  Details
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Rs 75 crore investment to enhance the capacity of SSP fertilizer: RFQs in four months for now
May 05: An existing company is planning to enhance the capacity of its SSP from 1,40,000 TPA to 4,40,000 TPA, Granulated NPK fertilizer from 45,000 TPA to 4,40,000 TPA , Sulphuric acid from 40,000 TPA to 1,40,000 TPA respectively in India.
8The power requirement for expansion project is about 3.2 MW, which will be sourced from the State Electricity Board
8The company also proposes to set up two DG sets with capacity 1070 KVA each, one TG Set (Condensing Type) of 2500 KVA, one 33KV Electrical Sub Station of  4000 KVA capacity.
8The projected cost is Rs.75 crores.
Following are the current highlights:
8Additional land required for expansion is about 12 Acres.
8The pre feasibility Report is completed.
8Term of Reference (TOR) have already been approved by the Ministry of Environment (MOEF) in June 2015.
8Capital approval activities are underway.
8Final EIA report is submitted
8Environment clearance activities are underway.
8RFQs for equipments and services are to be released in four months from now
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Rs 190 crore NPK capacity expansion: Selection of contractor and services will take place 'soon'
May 05: An existing company is planning to enhance the capacity of its NPK from 9.25 LMTPA to 11.25 LMTPA at its fertilizer complex in India.
 
8The power requirement is about 800 KWH, which is to be sourced from the state electricity board.
 
8The total investment cost is around Rs 190 crore.
 
8The requirement of natural gas will be increased by 5000 SCMD.
 Following are the highlights
 
8Prefeasibility report is completed
 
8Terms of reference submitted to the Environment Ministry in May, 2016.
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Briefs
May 04: The government has recorded no sale of sub-standard fertilizers in the market on a large scale. However, DOF does not pay any subsidy on sub-standard P&K fertilizers and if paid, full amount of subsidy with penal interest is recovered. Click here for more information.
 
8Research carried out by Indian Agricultural Research Institute shows an increase in the rice grain yield by 6.3% to 11.9% with the application of neem coated urea (NCU) over normal urea. Usually, NCU can reduce consumption of urea by 10-15%. As far as the impact on environment is concerned, use-efficiency of normal prilled urea is 30% (Paddy crop) to 50% ( Wheat crop). This means that  50-70% urea is lost by volatilization/ leaching, resulting into air/ groundwater pollution . In case of NCU, this loss is significantly reduced by about 10-15%. Click here for more information.
 
8The website carries here full details of the government's assessment of how the demand for fertilizers is determined in India. Also carried here are details of how supply is calibrated with demand.
 The last status report on fertilizer imports is also carried here.
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May 04: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Checking, testing and repairing of earth pit in Ammonia-III Plant, Namrup [BVFCL]  Details

8Dismantling and boxing up of safety valve of Horton sphere in Ammonia-II Plant, Namrup [BVFCL]  Details
8Cleaning of suction strainer of 1st and 2nd barrel of PAC in Ammonia-II Plant, Namrup [BVFCL]  Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Concession Rates of Decontrolled Fertilizers [April 2016]  Details 
8Full report of Decontrolled Fertilizer sales [April 2016]  Details 

8Outlook mixed for summer fertilizer market [American Fertilizer Weekly] Details 
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips: 
8India turns to Lurgi and JSPL to revive Talcher fertiliser plant  Details 
8Optimistic about posting operating profit in FY17: FACT   Details 
8Farmers must refrain to use hybrid seeds: Minister  Details
8FACT wins award  Details  
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DOF says pilot plan in select districts will determine future of direct transfer scheme
May 03: Please click on Details for the formal government announcement on a pilot project for direct transfer of subsidies in few select districts.
 
8The DOF however is cagey about when the scheme will be expanded.
 
8"The details regarding payment of subsidy and the resultant savings can be provided only after the receipt of field level challenges from the pilot districts," the DOF said
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New Briefs
May 03: India has recorded highest ever production of urea during 2015-16. The details of requirement, production and import of fertilizers during last three years are given. Click on Details below
 
8The import during the year 2015-16 was 84.74 Lakh MT as against the import of 87.49 Lakh MT in the year 2014-15. Thus there is a decline of 2.75 Lakh MT in import of urea during 2015-16 over previous year. Based on the weighted average price of urea imports during the current year i.e. US$ 279.02 PMT CFR, the saving work out to US$ 76.73 million. Click on Details below
 
8For latest developments on progress of fertilizer projects in Ramgundam, Talcher, Sindri, Barauni and Gorakhpur, click on Details below
 
8For the Talcher project, technology finalization for coal gasification is under progress and the viability of the project can be established only after finalization of technology and preparation of Detailed Feasibility Report, the DOF now reveals. Click on Details for more
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May 03: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Opening and boxing up of end covers, connecting line flanges and removal of tube bundles in Ammonia-III plant [BVFCL]  Details

8Fabrication and Installation of HDPE pipes & fittings and FRP lining during 2016-17 [MFL]  Details
8Opening and boxing up of Processes Air Compressor in Ammonia-III plant, Namrup [BVFCL]  Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8MRP and subsidy rates of urea [DOF]   Details
8Increasing agricultural productivity for sustainable development: A Report  Details 
8Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited: An Analysis  Details 

8Full report of urea sales [April 2016] Details 
8Winds of change in the Agro-Chem Industry: A Report  Details 
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips: 
8Core sector expands 6.4% in March to 16-month high  Details 
8Process to enhance urea with sulfur successful  Details
8Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals wants to exit Iran urea project  Details 
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May 02: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Supply of Lignite Powder for Bio fertilizer Production, Namrup [BVFCL]  Details

8Overhauling job of Benfield solution pump drive Turbine in Ammonia-III plant, Namrup [BVFCL]  Details
8Preventive checking and necessary rectification of governing system of Ammonia -III plant, Namrup [BVFCL]  Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8PotashCorp reports 2016 First Quarter Results   Details
8CVR Partners reports 2016 First Quarter Results  Details 
8Full report of company-wise urea sales [April 2016]  Details 

8Aditya Birla Money Limited: An Analysis Details 
8Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Company Limited: An Analysis  Details 
8Concession Rates of Decontrolled Fertilizers [April 2016]  Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips: 
8Crop protection players bank on rains  Details 
8Govt owes over Rs 43,000 cr subsidy to fertiliser industry  Details 
8Organic farming boosts productivity  Details
8Small steps to reform  Details
8Italian company Saipem awarded fertiliser technology contract after change in parameters
  Details 
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Matix Fertilizers: No clarity on when project will go on stream yet
May 02: There is no clarity yet on when Matix Fertilizer and Chemical Ltd (MFCL) is going to start production from its Panagarh ammonia-urea complex in West Bengal.
 
8The plant has been ready for the past several months but Essar has not been abe to supply the requisite amount of CBM gas as yet.
 
8A certain minimum quantum of gas is needed to start the unit.
 
8The ammonia plant has a capacity of 3850 MTPD and it will make 2200 MTPD of urea. The cost of the plant is over Rs 5000 crore.
 
8Sources said that there a compensatory agreement has been worked out between Essar and Matix and this will get reflected in the annual results of Matix
 
8No details are however available.
PAC wants dispute between RIL and government to end-II: Reasons why the dispute must end
May 02: For the Modi regime, the sound and fury of the first two years of governance will have to slowly give way to a more pragmatic and sober view on how to resolve some the key disputes in the oil and gas sector.
 
8When it came to power, the new mindset was that expensive London based arbitration procedures were delaying the government's attempt to garner fines and penalties from the likes of RIL and BP. The law was amended to set time-bound limits for all arbitrations.
 
8But even as the stalemate over the KG Basin block continued, it took the government a few months to figure out what ailed the industry. Soon thereafter, it went about relaxing some of the stricter provisions of the PSC that lead to the KG D-6 dispute in the first place. A new revenue sharing model has now eliminated the need to monitor the cost-plus regime that was the hallmark of the NELP. Relaxation of the PSC allowed for more flexible timelines for E&P work. Exploration activity was allowed in a discovered area.
 
8While these were steps in the right direction, the troubling dispute with RIL over the D-6 block continued to fester. Adding fuel to fire was the finding that RIL's D-6 wells have sucked out a large quantity of gas from the neighboring ONGC block.
 The following are the reasons why the government should be looking at readjusting its position with respect to the RIL-BP combine in the KG Basin:
 
8The geology of KG the Basin is highly complicated and discoveries in deepwater areas are in HPHT and tight oil formats. The best in class technology is required to tap these resources. A collaborative model involving the major players in the Basin -- ONGC, GSPC, RIL-BP and OIL -- is best suited to develop these resources in an environment where the ex-ship (Dahej) price of LNG is likely to hover around $4/mmbtu up to 2030.
 
8ONGC may attract strictures from statutory authorities such as the CAG if it were to ignore savings that could total up to Rs 10,000 crore if it were to use the existing spare infrastructure available with RIL.  If the current ex-ship price of LNG were to prevail, ONGC's Rs 34,000 crore investment in the KG-DWN-98/2 block would elicit a negative return. Sharing of infrastructure would allow for better economics. The claim that legacy disputes -- such as the supposedly illegal tapping of gas by D-6 wells from the KG-DWN-98/2 block -- came in the way of sharing of infrastructure would not be taken as a tenable argument.
 
8Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under attack from the opposition parties for GSPC's debacle in the Deendayal field in the KG Basin. The only way the investment will be viable is through a  shoring up of GSPC's resources using the collaborative model.
 
8Studies by international research organizations project that up to 50% of KG Basin's gas reserves will stay untapped because of low gas prices and global emission reduction programmes. The only way these reserves can be tapped is when the cost economics turn favourable. This is possible through a collaborative model.
 
8The finest tenets of the Make in India programme can be showcased in the the KG Basin using the collaborative model if new rules are framed to usher in an innovative techno-economic paradigm. It can well be a once-in-era opportunity for India to bring about transformative change in the oil and gas industry with global implications. The benefits to the domestic industry can be huge.
 
8The PAC has laid the ground for easing of the government's position on the KG-D-6 dispute, paving the way for a reconciliation. A dispute resolution mechanism has been suggested that will pave the way for a settlement of arbitration cases.
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PAC wants dispute between RIL and government to end-I: A robust dispute settlement mechanism to be set up
May 02: RIL and the government are moving towards a settlement of the long standing dispute between the two over the KG D-6 block.
 
8And it is none other than the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament which is acting as a catalyst to resolve the dispute.
 
8A settlement will eventually require a withdrawal of the series of arbitration notices filed by RIL and its partners in the block against the government.
 
8The PAC has paved the way for resolution of the dispute by setting aside several rulings of the CAG on which the ministry too seems to be in agreement but was afraid to take a clear position earlier.
 
8It will now become easier for the government to tone down its earlier stridency and pave the way for a settlement.
 
8In some disputes in which the stand is not clear, the PAC has called for a review of the government's position by seeking fresh views from the law ministry.
 
8The PAC's main argument is that some of the original provisions of the PSC on which a majority of the disputes have arisen have been subsequently relaxed by the government through the announcement of a new revenue sharing model and by allowing exploration activity during the development phase of a block.
 
8The PAC claims that a time has come to put in place a strong dispute resolution mechanism to address the concerns of both parties.
 
8Moving a step forward, the PAC has said that the government should keep it appraised of its next course of action on addressing the concerns of both parties.
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 Rs 225 crore NPK plant: Contractor selection to be underway soon
Apr 29: An existing company is planning to embark on a Rs 225 crore debotttlenecking and modification exercise to push its LP and NPK capacity from the existing 3000 MTPD to 3900 MTPD.
 The exercise involves:
 
8Enhancing phosphoric acid plant production capacity from 700 to 1000 MTPD P2O5 involving the evaporation section and flourine recovery unit
 
8De-bottlenecking the existing sulphuric acid plant from 1400 MTPD to 1700 MTPD
 
8De-bottlenecking the sulphuric acid plant from 300 MTPD to 400 MTPD
 
8Installation of a 40 MTPH coal fired boiler to meet additional steam requirement
 
8Installation of  a 5 MW back pressure turbine to maximize the efficiency of steam utilization
 
8Installation of a fresh P2O5 storage facility
 
8Installation of a 400 MTPD evaporation system for phosphoric acid including a florine recovery system.
Following are the highlights:
8Prefeasibility report is completed
8Contractor selection is to be soon underway
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Import data
Apr 29: For reference purposes, the website carries here the details of fertilizer imports for the last three years.
Import data is given for:
 8Urea
 8DAP
 8MOP
 8NPK
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Apr 29: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8Fabrication and Erection of Piping and Structural jobs in MFL, TTP and TAP during 2016-2017 [MFL]  Details
8Invitation of bids for purchase of Prilled Urea [MFL]  Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Statement of audited results for the year ended 31st March, 2016 [Coromandel International Limited]   Details
8
Annual Report of Sirius Minerals [2015]   Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Madhya Pradesh]  Details 
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Telangana]  Details 

8Agricultural Input & Chemicals: An Analysis  Details 
8Statement of audited results for the year ended 31st March, 2016 [GNFC]  Details 
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips: 
8Potash Corp cuts 2016 profit forecast on weak demand, prices  Details 
8Govt looks to divest stakes in two state-owned fertilizer companies   Details 
8Potash Corp. expects China to sign contracts for Fertilizer  Details
8Maharashtra govt plans to bring 70% farmers under crop insurance net  Details
8Inadequate availability of gas limiting urea sector growth  Details
8Fertilizer: Awasthi hails govt’s DBT target by 2018  Details
8Coromandel International Q4 net profit at Rs. 92.7 crore  Details
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The gas market in India still remains very shallow-I: Where are new marketers looking for demand?
Apr 28: A string of LNG liquefaction plants are slated to come up in India but do they have a market for the gas?
 
8The gas consumption data for 2015-16 shows that consumption has been flat at around  37,847 MMSCM and showed no increase at all.
 
8This then becomes a challenging environment for a new marketer.
 
8Advance market development teams of new LNG liquefaction units -- both in the public and private sector -- are scouting the market for offtake of their LNG but they seem to be up against heavy odds
 
8The website provides insights here on where to look for new sources of bulk demand for gas in India today and how to go about tapping these sources
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The gas market in India still remains very shallow-II: Find out why fertilizer units are happier with long term gas from RasGas even if it is expensive
Apr 28: The fertilizer industry seems to be happy working with GAIL and with long term contracts, like the one that India has with RasGas, rather than go through a tendering process for LNG at regular intervals.
 
8This is despite the fact that spot prices may turn out to be lower than long term rates.
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The gas market in India still remains very shallow-III: Find out more on the price differential between RasGas and spot cargoes today
Apr 28: Now that the price of spot gas has fallen on account of a massive oversupply in the market, a price differential has emerged between long term gas supplied by RasGas and spot prices.
 
8The buyers in the power and fertilizer sector are not complaining about the differential for the time being.
 
8However, other players are beginning to become more sensitive, particularly on account of lower prices from competing fuels such as naphtha and fuel oil.
 
8Find out here what is the price differential between spot and long term prices and what is to follow next
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Apr 28: The gas market in India still remains very shallow-IV: Can India fill the global demand deficit in the LNG market?  Details
Apr 28: The gas market in India still remains very shallow-V: Find out why GSPC cancelled 12 LNG cargoes this week  Details
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Apr 27: Rs 10,000 crore investment plan for ammonia-urea fertilizer complex: Environmental clearance application submitted  Details
Apr 27: GAIL's US LNG cargo lands in India-II: Find out the conditions under which US cargoes will be competitive in India  Details
 
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