India commissions three key petroleum projects in Bihar

first_img The 200km Durgapur-Banka section forms part of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project. (Credit: Ioannis Ioannidis from Pixabay) India has commissioned three projects related to the petroleum sector in Bihar state, boosting its production capacity.Launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the three projects include the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur pipeline augmentation project as well as two liquified petroleum gas (LPG) bottling plants in Banka and Champaran.Built by state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the 200km Durgapur-Banka section forms part of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project, for which the foundation stone was laid in 2019.Modi said: “Bhagiratha effort to connect eastern India with Paradip on the eastern seaboard and Kandla on the western seaboard began under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Yojana and seven states will be connected through this pipeline, which is about 3000 km long, of which Bihar also has an prominent role.“The line from Paradip – Haldia will now be further extended to Patna, Muzaffarpur and the pipeline coming from Kandla which has reached Gorakhpur will also be connected to it. He said when the entire project is ready, it will become one of the longest pipeline projects in the world.”Two bottling plants have annual filling capacity of more than 125 million cylindersThe two bottling plants, with a combined filling capacity of more than 125 million cylinders every year, are expected to meet the LPG requirements of Godda, Deoghar, Dumka, Sahibganj, Pakur districts and some areas of Uttar Pradesh in Jharkhand.The Banka bottling plant, worth around INR1.317bn ($17.9m), will serve the districts of Bhagalpur, Banka, Jamui, Araria, Kishanganj and Katihar in Bihar, according to the Press Trust of India (PTI).Additionally, the Hindustan Petroleum’s (HPCL) LPG bottling plant at Harsidhi in East Champaran district has a processing capacity of 1,20,000 tonnes per annum. It is built with an investment of INR1.364bn ($18.5m), as per the news agency.The government had earlier announced a special package worth INR210bn ($2.8bn) to support the development of 10 petroleum and gas projects in Bihar.In June, ONGC Videsh announced a new investment of $121.27m for the further development of the Shwe gas project offshore Myanmar. The three projects include the 200km-long Durgapur-Banka pipeline and two LPG bottling plants in Banka and Champaran last_img read more

Bond Nips Ballard for the Win In $6,000 CSI3* to Open WEF 6

first_img Email* On the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village, Ashlee Bond (ISR) and Imagine, owned by Aurora Farms and Little Valley Farms, captured the Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Jumpers CSI3* to open FEI competition during Week 6 of WEF. A total of 40 entries contested the two-phase track set by Catsy Cruz (MEX), which featured nine jumping efforts in the first phase, moving over to an additional six efforts in the second phase. With 15 passing the initial test, it was the best for last on the day as Bond and the eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Emerald x Heartbreaker jumped double clear and posted the fastest time of 26.24 seconds.“ We got her when she was five,” said Bond. “It was a partnership horse for a while, but we bought them out at the beginning of last year because we really felt like she was something special and really suited me. I know her really well, and she’s just one of those horses that is so naturally careful. She doesn’t really know what she can or can’t do.“I love jumping on this field,” Bond continued. “The footing feels wonderful, the horses were really bouncing off of it, and the course was really smooth and flowed very nicely. I thought Catsy’s course was beautifully done.”Bond credits the extra time at home due to the pandemic for helping her further the development of her talented mare, noting her flatwork and rideability have significantly improved. The extra down time also allowed the horse to mature, continuing to learn the ropes, and Bond thinks she now has a better mind in the ring.“I didn’t know if I was going to do the 1.50m this week because she’s only eight but she’s so unfazed by the height,” Bond continued. “I felt like the jumps could be three holes bigger, and she still would jump it like it’s no big deal. I jump big in the warmup ring because when I jump small, she feels ‘blah.’ If I put the jumps up and get her head up, she’s a little better because she thinks, ‘Oh, I have to pay attention and try.’ She had a few shows under her belt but to develop her and then win a 1.45m CSI3* her first time out is just so rewarding. I have such a young string of horses that every one of these is just so fulfilling. It feels so good. I’m just so excited.”Canada’s Erynn Ballard was second last to go, posting a double clear effort aboard Classic Penny, a nine-year-old Norwegian Warmblood mare by Clapton x Brokers Plastic City, owned by Ilan Ferder, finishing in 27.38 seconds. Rounding out the top three was Alex Matz (USA) with Davidson, a 13-year-old gelding by Harley VDL x Chin Chin owned by 5 Star Partners, crossing the finish line fault-free in 28.45 seconds.Bond will continue to jump on the Derby Field throughout the week with plans for Imagine and Contefina LVF to jump in Saturday’s $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic while Lazy, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, owned by Stephex Stables and Aurora Farms, LLC, will be stepping up to jump the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 6 CSI3* on Friday.“Lazy has never been the number one horse before,” she said. “She was so good during the CSI4* here and jumped effortlessly, so I’m really excited for this week. Hopefully we’ll qualify to jump on Sunday.”Later in the day, Ireland’s Michael Duffy and RMF Chacco Top, owned by Rushy Marsh Farm, LLC, captured the $1,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers CSI3*. Duffy and the Hanoverian stallion by Chacco Blue x Graf Top put forth a double clear effort in 27.11 seconds for the victory.Final Results: $6,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Jumpers CSI3*1. IMAGINE: 2013 KWPN mare by Emerald x HeartbreakerASHLEE BOND (ISR), Aurora Farms and Little Valley Farms: 0/0/26.242. CLASSIC PENNY: 2012 NWB mare by Clapton x Brokers Plastic CityERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 0/0/27.383. DAVIDSON: 2008 KWPN gelding by Harley Vdl x Chin ChinALEX MATZ (USA), 5 Star Partners: 0/0/28.454. MILLIONINMIND: 2007 ISH gelding by ARD VDL DouglasEMILY WARD (GBR), Steven Barnes: 0/0/29.945. LINCOURT GINO: 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Gino III x Graf MagnaALEJANDRO KAROLYI (VEN), Monica Carrera: 0/0/29.946. OPIUM DU SOUFFLET: 2009 gelding by Ogano Sitte x Landjuweel St.hubertNICHOLAS DELLO JOIO (USA), Rocking D Ranch: 0/0/31.917. VARGAS ROUGE: 2009 Selle Français gelding by Manillon Rouge x Double EspoirKIMBERLY PRINCE (USA), Kimberly Prince: 0/0/33.348. CHIC HIN D HYRENCOURT: 2008 SBS gelding by Taran de la Pomme x ElanvilleBEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 0/1/36.249. ARPEGE DU RU: 2010 Selle Français mare by Apache D’Adriers x Quat’sousABDEL SAID (EGY), Abdel Said: 0/4/27.0310. CASANOVA 499: 2011 Holsteiner male by Clarimo x ContenderJESSICA MENDOZA (GBR), Carly Day: 0/4/28.57 Tags: Erynn Ballard, WEF, show jumping, Classic Penny, Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Jumpers CSI3*, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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District police chief in Central Java arrested after two die in car crash

first_imgThe Central Java Police have arrested a district police chief after he was reported to have crashed his car into a house, killing a 3-year-old girl and her 50-year-old grandmother in the process.The police chief, identified only as SY, is suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol when he drove his Isuzu Panther into a house in Bangunrejo village in Pamotan district, Rembang regency, on Monday night.“We have been investigating it further to look for evidence,” Central Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Ahmad Luthfi said on Saturday as quoted by Kompas. He added that SY had been removed from his post as district chief.  Central Java Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Iskandar Fitriana Sutisna said the police were still waiting on laboratory results to determine SY’s blood alcohol levels.“Regardless, he has caused the death of two persons. Whatever the reason, it was a form of negligence,” he said.In his statement to the police, SY claimed that he was trying to avoid a pedestrian who crossed the street right in front his car. The toddler’s father, Mahfudz, said that he could smell alcohol on SY’s breath. “At first, he did not admit that he was the driver and said that the driver had run away,” Mahfudz said.Before the incident occurred, the car was reportedly seen speeding at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday before it swerved left into the house. Witnesses said that SY was still wearing his police uniform when the incident took place. (trn)Topics :last_img read more