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Munikoti Rochan

Based in India, M Rochan has doggedly chased the news and the movers and shakers behind it for over nine years. He has tracked the goings-on within India Inc. against a backdrop of a policy paralysis and a regime change. He is a fan of the ancient Indian sport Kabaddi and hopes his countrymen and women will take the Kabaddi gold at the 2024 Olympics.

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A dry water area near the Poyang Lake Bridge in Jiujiang city, in eastern China's Jiangxi province, this week.
China burns more Russian coal in heatwave, historic drought

With the economy and comfort in mind, China’s purchases of discounted Russian coal hit a five-year high in July 2022

Munikoti Rochan18:12, 25 August 2022
Saudi Arabia's sphere of influence
Could Saudi's call for lower crude production lead to higher oil prices?: Analyst

OPEC+ member Saudi Arabia clamours for lower crude oil production going forward Are higher crude oil prices in the pipeline?

Munikoti Rochan15:03, 23 August 2022
An oil and gas refinery in Thailand.
Oil trading drifts as analysts see a ceiling forming over oil prices

Oil trading was weak and directionless on Friday amid signs of a ceiling forming over oil prices as analysts saw reasons to reduce their oil price forecasts. 

Munikoti Rochan14:12, 19 August 2022
The South Pars gas refinery in the port of Asaluyeh, some 250kms south of Shiraz, Iran.
EU gas prices unlikely to see relief from Iran-Russia natural gas venture: Rystad

EU gas prices will not get relief from a major Iran-Russia natural gas project because sanctions against the two countries will block vital equipment, a report says.

Munikoti Rochan19:00, 18 August 2022
Photo of oil pumpjacks in China.
Oil trading turns bearish as crude futures are dragged down by recession signals

Oil trading turned negative this week on dismal economic data from the UK, the US and China, threatening a recession that would drag down demand for oil. Read more…

Munikoti Rochan17:00, 17 August 2022
An oil and gas exploration rig in the Gulf of Thailand.
Oil trading: Asian punters book crude profits amid uncertainty

Conflicting demand forecasts by IEA, OPEC shows uncertainty’s destabilising the market

Munikoti Rochan15:37, 12 August 2022
A Valero fuel truck on a highway in the UK.
Global diesel fuel crunch to worsen

Russia and the US shipped more diesel to Europe in July, but that is unsustainable XXXX

Munikoti Rochan19:19, 10 August 2022
A businessman at a wind farm with a gasoline pump in his hand.
Crude exit: Do pension funds stake returns when divesting gas, oil stocks?

Australian pension fund NGS Super latest to to make the move, with sell-offs of oil and gas stocks to build a cleaner portfolio

Munikoti Rochan13:23, 8 August 2022
The Gardens by the Bay nature park in Singapore.
Saudi oil prices to Asia raised to record high following OPEC quota hike

Light crude from the kingdom will cost 50 cents more per barrel for September cargoes

Munikoti Rochan17:24, 4 August 2022
An aerial view of Osaka Bay at sunset.
Japan’s Osaka Gas cuts profit outlook on Freeport LNG outage

Japanese supplier Osaka Gas cuts profit outlook by 62% to JPY31.5bn on Freeport woes

Munikoti Rochan17:53, 2 August 2022
School children travelling in an auto rickshaw gesture as they are driven past a waterlogged street during a monsoon rainfall in Hyderabad, India.
India’s crude oil demand down in monsoon season

Rains have hit mobility and construction activity, and the demand for transport fuels

Munikoti Rochan20:36, 1 August 2022
Protesters put up banners near the Garzweiler open-cast coal mine the day after a regional court ruled that a local farmer must move out to accommodate the mine's expansion, on 29 March, 2022 in Luetzerath, Germany.
Could soaring gas price drive the world towards coal?

Global coal use in 2022 set to match the record level it reached nearly a decade ago

Munikoti Rochan18:18, 29 July 2022
A man stands on a ladder to clean solar panes, in New Jersey, US.
Renewable power installation slumps across the US

Green energy development in the US dropped by 55% during the quarter through June

Munikoti Rochan19:12, 27 July 2022
An aerial view of the Tangshan LNG terminal operated by PetroChina Company.
China gas demand to drop due to commodity prices, Ukraine war, US dollar growth

Analysts also predict a dependence on coal to hit China’s natural gas usage in 2022

Munikoti Rochan18:03, 26 July 2022
A crude oil carrier docked at a tank farm on Jurong Island, Singapore.
Crude outlook: Oil price awaits a clearer picture of global economic growth

The price of oil has been drifting lower for more than a month now, crude oil futures bounce back in early trading.

Munikoti Rochan14:35, 22 July 2022

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