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Natural gas has no smell

Natural gas originally has no smell, but if you smell rotten eggs, it could be a gas leak, the smell is artificially added to it for your safety.

Natural gas has no smell

Natural gas has no smell

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India becomes 5th largest wind energy producer

Congratulations to all of us! We have become world’s fifth largest wind energy producer.

This news is just an indication that we are on the right track. Although, we need to dedicate more of our energy towards harnessing these unlimited source of energy to fuel our country’s growth.

Current production of wind energy annually is approximately 3,000 MW, which is marginally behind Denmark, which has a total installed capacity of 3,117 MW, according to a recent World Wind Energy Association report).  India had a growth rate of more than 40% over last year.

Although, it may sound fantastic, but the fact is, we still have tapped only 7% of the total potential capacity, i.e., 45,000 MW.

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Solar Refrigerators

Can solar refrigerators and air conditioners cool down electricity bill

Dear Readers,

According to a report by CEEW and WWF-India, we can significantly reduce peak-load demand on the electric grid, especially during the day time, by using ‘Solar air conditioning and refrigeration system.’

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As per another report, it has been stated that the electricity generation cost by solar has gone down upto 60%, and by 2017 it will obtain what is called as “Grid Parity,” i.e., it will be equivalent to the cost of electricity produced via coal and other thermal power plants.

We will bring you more news that assures you that “Tomorrow is yours.”

If you have some ideas, feedback, or just a simple hi to say, please leave your voice in the comments section below.

Regards,

Team Social

GAIL India Limited

Hybrid Camry

Thoughtful is a “Greener Tomorrow”

Hi, GAIL voice subscribers,

From time to time, we keep highlighting innovations, that help us tap the hidden energy around us, one such  innovation is the Toyota Camry Hybrid, that we are sharing with you today.

The hybrid technology combines petrol engine and an electric motor, where an intelligent system automatically decides what to use when for maximized efficiency.

The system also utilizes what’s popularly known as “Regenerative Braking technology” which utilizes the waste heat energy during braking for charging the on-board Lithium Ion Battery, thus one never needs to charge his car.

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What is your opinion, how much these little changes towards increasing efficiency of our limited resources could contribute to our environment? Please leave your voice in the comment section below.

 

 

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Fastest Growing Company

It is a proud moment for all of us, and we would love to share it with you.

GAIL India Limited has been ranked No. 2, as “Fastest Growing Company” in Business World – under “The Super Heavyweights” category.

Clocking an average 4-year sales growth at 23.1%, we would say is just a beautiful start of a “tomorrow that is yours.”

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China declares war on pollution

China, in a major UN climate talks summit in Copenhagen, for the first time decided their carbon targets in 2009. But the new cap will be the first time that the country, which has been choked by smog and other pollution problems due to burning of carbon-intensive coal, has promised to limit absolute emissions.  Although, the Chinese officials have not yet put a figure on what level the cap will be.

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Introducing rocket science in your kitchen

Dear GAIL Voice subscribers,

You must be wondering, why are we bringing in rocket science into your kitchen, and the answer to your question is, to help you save lots of gas (read money) and time (read peace) while you are cooking in your kitchen.

This happened, when a renowned rocket scientist, Thomas Povey, from Oxford University, was trying to boil water on mountains. The wait for the water to boil was so long and boring, that he thought of utilizing this time to think of an innovative idea, he introduced rocket like fins to the sauce pan, to rectify the aerodynamic and heat transfer problem that the traditional sauce pans have.

The result was astonishing, saving more than 40% of energy, as compared to the traditional pans, while at the same time, it boiled water fairly quickly.

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Natural gas saving pan

I hope you enjoyed this interesting story, of our #EnergyHeroes, if you have a similar story to share, or you have any feedback for us, feel free to drop in a few lines, under the comment sections below.

Regards,

Team Social,

GAIL India Limited

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GAIL signs MOU with Sumitomo Corporation of Japan

New Delhi, July 25, 2014: GAIL (India) Limited today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sumitomo Corporation, Japan (Sumitomo). Under the MOU, GAIL and Sumitomo will pursue business opportunities in natural gas and LNG value chain business globally, specifically covering cooperation inpetrochemicals, natural gas procurement, pipelines and LNG. GAIL and Sumitomo hold half of the capacity in the Cove Point LNG Liquefaction Terminal in the US respectively, and have also agreed to coordinate for ensuring smooth operation of the terminal. Both parties view US market as a growth area for their line of businesses and would cooperate on businesses ranging from upstream to downstream.

Mr. B.C. Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL (India) Limited, stated “This is an important occasion for GAIL and we are happy to enter into this strategic relationship with Sumitomo with whom we are long term partners in Cove Point project. There are significant opportunities in the North American gas markets and we are pleased to be partnering with Sumitomo in jointly developing this business.”

GAIL is India’s leading natural gas company with a presence along the entire hydrocarbon value chain spanning E&P, LNG, pipelines, LPG, petrochemicals, city gas distribution, etc. In USA, GAIL has a wholly owned subsidiary, GAIL Global (USA) Inc, which has acquired stake in Eagle Ford shale acreage. Further GAIL has long term LNG contracts with Sabine Pass and Cove Point terminal for import of 5.8 MMTPA of LNG .

Sumitomo is one of the world’s leading fully integrated trading and investing enterprisesheadquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Besides its role as an international trader, Sumitomo is an active investor in a diverse range of businesses such as metal, mineral resources, energy, chemical, etc. Sumitomo’s subsidiary, Pacific Summit Energy LLC, is a significant player in natural gas trading and marketing (physical and financial) in USA. Sumitomo has also invested in shale gas/tight oil assets in USA.

For further information, please contact:

GAIL (India) Limited
Vandana Chanana, Executive Director (Corporate Communications)
Tel: +91 11 2616 6346
Email : 
vchanana@gail.co.in

Jyoti Kumar, Chief Manager (Corporate Communications)

Tel : +91 11 26183009, +91 9818805711

Email: jyotik@gail.co.in

Smart Shoes

Shoes that make you walk in right direction

An Indian startup Ducere Technologies Pvt. has developed a bluetooth enabled smart shoes called “Le-Chal” and is planning to sell it for approx $100 a pair.

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Smart Shoes by India

This shoe (in soles) syncs up with your android/iphone app that uses Google maps APIs to find turn-by-turn navigation coordinates, and vibrates to tell users where and when to turn to reach their destination.

The company was founded by two Indian Engineers, which has now grown to 50 employees in the city of Secunderabad in the newly formed Telangana state.

Its really an exciting reason to get back on our foot and start walking, what do you feel, please leave your comments below.