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IndiGo awarded the recognition of Top Airline by Absolute Passenger Growth (South Asia) by Changi Airport Group.

National, April 25, 2019: IndiGo – India’s largest airline, was named “Top Airline by Absolute Passenger Growth – South Asia” by Singapore-based Changi Airport Group today. In 2018, IndiGo’s traffic in Changi grew by more than 1,44,000 passengers, representing a rise of 57% as compared to 2017. With the stellar increase in traffic, IndiGo registered the strongest growth amongst all South Asian carriers operating in Changi in 2018.

Mr. William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “We are delighted to receive this award, and it is a testament of our commitment towards international expansion in Asia. On behalf of 6E family, I want to thank the Changi Airport Group for recognizing IndiGo’s efforts to build a robust network with global service standards.”

Mr. Boulter further added, “IndiGo will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers. It is our constant endeavour to provide more flexibility of choice to our customers as IndiGo continues to offer them on-time, affordable, courteous and hassle-free flying experience always.”

IndiGo currently operates 37 weekly flights out of Singapore to Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Vijayawada, and Kolkata.

The Changi Airline Awards ceremony is held each year in Singapore to celebrate partnerships between airlines and airports, and to award recognition to the airline partners for their contribution towards the growth of Changi Airport as an important global hub. A total of 25 awards were presented to the airlines who contributed most significantly to Changi’s air traffic in 2018. They comprise the following categories – Top Airlines & Airline Groups by Passenger Carriage and Cargo Carriage, Top Airlines by Absolute Passenger Growth and Absolute Cargo Growth, Best Airline Marketing, and Partner of the Year.

Monthly Production Report for March, 2019

Monthly Production Report for March, 2019

  1. Crude Oil

Crude oil production[1] during March, 2019 was 2854.32TMT which is12.99 % lower than target and6.16% lower when compared with March, 2018.Cumulative crude oil production during April-March, 2018-19 was 34203.27 TMT which is 7.59% and 4.15% lower than the cumulative target and production respectively during the corresponding period of last year.Unit-wise and State-wise crude oil production is given at Annexure-I. Unit-wise crude oil production for the month of March, 2019 and cumulatively for the period April-March, 2018-19 vis-à-vis same period of last year has been shown in Table-1 and month-wise in Figure-1.

Table-1: Crude Oil Production (in TMT)

Oil Company Target March(Month) April-March (Cumulative)
2018-19 (Apr-Mar) 2018-19 2017-18 % over last year 2018-19 2017-18 % over last year
Target Prod.* Prod. Target Prod.* Prod.
ONGC 23040.00 2066.46 1768.17 1879.17 94.09 23040.00 21042.11 22249.12 94.58
OIL 3738.00 340.94 278.10 281.52 98.78 3738.00 3293.13 3376.28 97.54
PSC Fields 10233.60 872.91 808.04 880.96 91.72 10233.60 9868.02 10058.94 98.10
Total 37011.60 3280.32 2854.32 3041.65 93.84 37011.60 34203.27 35684.33 95.85

Note: Totals may not tally due to rounding off.                                       *: Provisional

 

Figure-1: Monthly Crude Oil Production

 

 

 

Unit-wise production details with reasons for shortfall are as under:

 

1.1        Crude oil production by ONGC during March, 2019 was 1768.17 TMT which is 14.43%lower than the monthly target and5.91%lower when compared with March, 2018. Cumulative crude oil production by ONGC during April-March, 2018-19 was 21042.11TMT which is 8.67% and 5.42% lower than the cumulative target and production respectively during the corresponding period oflast year.Reasons for shortfall are as under:

 

Ø Electric submersible pump (ESP) problem in some wells of NBP field.

Ø Loss from WO-16 fields in the absence of MOPU Sagar Samrat.

Ø Sub-sea leakage in some well fluid lines of Mumbai High & Neelam Heera Asset, leading to flow restriction.

Ø Less than envisaged production due to reduced EOR effect in Santhal and Balol fields in Mehsana. Air injection rates under optimization.

Ø Less than planned realisation from development wells in Geleki & Demualgaon fields in Assam Asset.

 

1.2        Crude oil production by OIL during March, 2019 was278.10 TMT which is 18.43%lower than monthly target and 1.22% lower when compared with March, 2018. Cumulative crude oil production by OIL during April-March, 2018-19 was 3293.13 TMT which is 11.90% and 2.46% lower than the cumulative target and production respectively during the corresponding period of last year.Reasons for shortfall are as under:

 

Ø Loss from bandh and miscreant activities in operational areas.

Ø Less than planned contribution from work over well and drilling wells.

 

1.3        Crude oil production byPvt/JVsin PSC regime during March, 2019 was 808.04 TMT which is 7.43% lower than the monthly target and8.28%lowerthanMarch, 2018.Cumulative crude oil production by Pvt/JVs during April-March, 2018-19 was 9868.02 TMT which is 3.57 % and 1.90% lower than the cumulative target and production respectively during the corresponding period of last year.Major reasonsin for lower production are;

 

Ø Loss from Mangala due to delay in upgrade of Mangala Processing Terminal (MPT) and delay in drilling, completion and hooking up online 45 infill wells(CEIL).

Ø Lower yield from NE development drilling campaign due to geological uncertainties (CEIL).

Ø Closure of around 100 oil wells due to various reasons like liquid handling constraint at MPT plant, pump failure, surface facility limitation, etc(CEIL).

 

2.Natural Gas

Natural gas production during March, 2019 was 2815.96 MMSCM which is 1.20% higher when compared with March, 2018 although 8.99% lower than the target for the month. Cumulative natural gas production during April-March, 2018-19 was 32873.37MMSCM which is marginally higher by0.69% when compared with the production during corresponding period of last year, however is lowerby 7.66% than target for the period.Unit-wise and state-wise natural gas production is given at Annexure-II. Unit-wise natural gas production for the month of March, 2019 and cumulatively for the period April-March, 2018-19vis-à-vis same period of last year has been shown in Table-2 and month-wise in Figure-2.

Table-2: Natural Gas Production (MMSCM)

Oil Company Target March (Month) April-March (Cumulative)
2018-19 (Apr-Mar) 2018-19 2017-18 % over last year 2018-19 2017-18 % over last year
Target Prod.* Prod. Target Prod.* Prod.
ONGC 25981.00 2236.50 2134.89 2013.61 106.02 25981.00 24674.65 23429.47 105.31
OIL 3120.06 260.62 235.12 236.73 99.32 3120.06 2721.90 2881.50 94.46
PSC Fields 6498.11 596.91 445.95 532.28 83.78 6498.11 5476.82 6338.34 86.41
Total 35599.17 3094.03 2815.96 2782.61 101.20 35599.17 32873.37 32649.31 100.69

Note:  Totals may not tally due to rounding off.                                      *: Provisional

 

Figure-2: Monthly Natural Gas Production

 

 

 

2.1    Natural gas production by ONGC during March, 2019 was 2134.89 MMSCM which is 6.02% higher when compared with March, 2018 although 4.54% lower than the target for the month.

Cumulative natural gas production by ONGC during April-March, 2018-19 was 24674.65 MMSCM which is 5.31% higher than the production during the corresponding period of the last year but 5.03% lower than the cumulative target. Some of the reasons for lower production viz monthly target is decline in pressure/potential in GS-4 Gas cap reservoir in Gandhar field.

 

2.2  Natural gas production by OIL during March, 2019 was 235.12MMSCM which is 9.79% lower than the monthly targetand0.68% lower than March, 2018. Cumulative natural gas production by OIL during April-March, 2018-19 was 2721.90 MMSCM which is 12.76% and 5.54% lower than the cumulative target and production respectively during the corresponding period of last year. Reasons for shortfall are as under:

 

Ø  Loss of potential in Deohal area due to presence of CO2 in production stream.

Ø  Loss from bandh and miscreant activities in operational areas.

 

2.3        Natural gas production by Pvt/JVs during March, 2019 was 445.95 MMSCM which is 25.29% lower than the monthly target and 16.22 %lower when compared with March, 2018. Cumulative natural gas production by Pvt/JVs during April-March, 2018-19 was 5476.82MMSCM which is 15.72% lower than the cumulative target and13.59%lower than the production during the corresponding period of last year. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:

 

Ø  Sohagpur West CBM Block:  Increase in number of wells requiring workover due to sanding, scaling and resultant pump replacement requirement etc. 36 development wells which are still under dewatering phase and gas breakout is yet to be seen. (RIL)

Ø  Closure of 2 wells in D1D3 field.

Ø  Loss from Mangala due to delay in upgrade of Mangala Processing Terminal (MPT) and delay in drilling, completion and hooking up online 45 infill wells and lower inputs from NE development drilling campaign (CEIL).

 

  1. Refinery Production (in terms of crude oil processed)

 

Refinery production during March, 2019 was 22495.43TMT which is  higher 6.51%when compared with March, 2018 and8.18%higherthan the target for the month. Cumulative production during April-March, 2018-19 was 257204.86 TMT which is 1.30% and 2.09% higher than the cumulative target and production respectively during the corresponding period of last year. Unit-wise production is given at Annexure-III. Company-wise production for the month of March, 2019 and cumulatively for the period April-March, 2018-19 vis-à-vis same period of last year has been shown in Table-3 and month-wise in Figure-3.

 

Figure 3: Monthly Refinery Production

 

 

Table 3: Refinery Production (TMT)

Oil Company Target March (Month) April-March (Cumulative)
2018-19 (Apr-Mar) 2018-19 2017-18 % over last year 2018-19 2017-18 % over last year
Target Prod.* Prod. Target Prod.* Prod.
CPSE 147759 12220.90 12753.95 12526.86 101.81 147759.38 150975.66 145233.78 103.95
IOCL 71150 5641.85 5659.69 5596.81 101.12 71149.92 71815.86 69001.16 104.08
BPCL 29000 2478.24 2793.05 2664.19 104.84 29000.00 30823.44 28148.65 109.50
HPCL 18000 1553.57 1627.30 1590.60 102.31 18000.46 18444.07 18276.18 100.92
CPCL 10500 850.00 1003.88 981.97 102.23 10500.00 10694.70 10789.01 99.13
NRL 2850 242.05 246.10 217.34 113.23 2850.00 2900.39 2809.43 103.24
MRPL 16200 1450.00 1416.01 1469.45 96.36 16200.00 16231.05 16129.77 100.63
ONGC 59 5.18 7.93 6.50 122.03 59.00 66.16 79.58 83.13
JVs 17240 1583.00 1797.56 1534.05 117.18 17240.00 18188.69 15538.10 117.06
BORL 6400 660.00 702.78 569.16 123.48 6400.00 5715.88 6707.90 85.21
HMEL 10840 923.00 1094.78 964.88 113.46 10840.00 12472.80 8830.20 141.25
Private 88896 6990.52 7943.93 7059.82 112.52 88896.05 88040.52 91162.93 96.57
RIL 70470 5274.52 6153.91 5274.52 116.67 70470.05 69145.00 70470.05 98.12
NEL 18426 1716.00 1790.01 1785.29 100.26 18426.00 18895.52 20692.88 91.31
TOTAL 253895 20794.42 22495.43 21120.72 106.51 253895.43 257204.86 251934.80 102.09

Note: Totals may not tally due to rounding off.                       *: Provisional

               

3.1         CPSE Refineries’ production during March, 2019 was 12753.95TMT which is 4.36%higher than the monthly targetand1.81%higher when compared with March, 2018.Cumulative production by CPSE refineries during April-March, 2018-19 was 150975.66 TMT which is 2.18% and 3.95% higher than the cumulative target and production respectively during the corresponding period of last year. Reasons for shortfall of refinery production in some CPSE refineries are as under:

 

Ø  IOCL-Guwahati:  Lower due to high RCO stocks due to Delayed coker Unit(DCU)& Indmax Unit shutdown.

Ø  IOCL-Gujarat: Lower due to M&I shut down.

Ø  MRPL: Limitation in CDU III unit ejector-condensor.

 

3.2    Production in JV refineries during March, 2019 was 1797.56TMT which is 13.55% higher than the target for the month and17.18% higherwhen compared with March, 2018.Cumulative production by JVs refineries during April-March, 2018-19 was 18188.69TMT which is 5.50% and 17.06% higher than the cumulative target and production respectively during the corresponding period of last year.

3.3    Production in private refineries during March, 2019 was 7943.93TMT which is higherby 13.64% than the target for the month and12.52% higherwhen compared with March, 2018. Cumulative production by private refineries during April-March, 2018-19 was 88040.52 TMT which is 0.96% and 3.43% lower than the cumulative target and production respectively during the corresponding period of last year.

3.4    Refinery-wise details of the capacity utilization and production of petroleum products during the month of March, 2019 and cumulatively for the period April-March, 2018-19vis-à-vis April-March, 2017-18 are given at Annexures -IV and V respectively.

Click here to see Annexure-I

Click here to see Annexure-II

Click here to see Annexure-III

Click here to see Annexure-IV

Click here to see Annexure-V

 

This Lok Sabha election will see the end of those who chant “Namo, Namo” says Mayawati

The former UP chief minister and the BSP supremo Mayawati has asserted that this Lok Sabha election will see the end of those who chant “Namo, Namo”.

She was addressing a joint rally with the chief Aklilesh Yadav.

This election will see the end of those chanting ‘Namo, Namo’,” she said at the rally

She also said the people that when Congress was in power, it did not give Bharat Ratna to BR Ambedkar. She alleged that the BJP government has gave poor service to the poor, the downtrodden, the youth and the farmers. “Chowkidari ki nataak baazi nahin chalegi,” she said in reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The BSP supremo made a fervent appeal to the voters to re-elect SP candidate Dimple Yadav by pressing the ‘Cycle’ button.

Source: Dailyhunt

Kanhaiya Kumar, CPI LS candidate from Begusarai: I have full confidence that the people of Begusarai will vote on their issues

Kanhaiya Kumar, CPI LS candidate from Begusarai: I have full confidence that the people of Begusarai will vote on their issues and their issues are to build a university, a hospital, good roads, adequate water supply and fair price to farmers for their crops.

Class X student commits suicide

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Apr 25  A Class X student is suspected to have committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district over a family dispute, police said Thursday.
The boy was found hanging from the ceiling of the house at Mimlana village in Muzaffarnagar area on Wednesday, an officer said.

In another incident, a 30-year-old woman apparently committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of the house over a family dispute. The incident happened at Sujru village in Kotwali area on Wednesday.

The bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem and investigations are on, the police added.

2 women raped, blackmailed with video in UP

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Apr 25 (PTI) Two women were allegedly raped here by a man, whose wife recorded the incident to blackmail the victims into trafficking, police said Thursday.
According to a complaint, the women, aged 22-23, were held hostage in New Mandi area, where the accused, Sanjiv Lohan, raped them. His wife, Rita Lohan, made a video of the incident and blackmailed them, an officer said.

The women alleged they were raped by other people after they were blackmailed with the video, the officer said.

Both the accused have been arrested, the officer added.

Source: PTI