Amit Bhandari

Amit Bhandari

Fellow, Energy & Environment Studies

Amit has worked in the business media and financial markets for over a decade. He started his career with Economic  Times,  where he tracked the energy sector. He was a part of the start up team of ET Now, the business news channel. Amit  was  responsible for setting up India Reality Research, a new research outfit within CLSA India, a stock broking firm. He  has  also worked with Deccan Chronicle Group as the business editor for their general dailies. He holds an Masters in Business Administration from IIM- Ahmedabad and a Bachelors degree in Technology from IT-BHU.  Download high-res bio image
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Geopolitics of energy sources and supplies, energy technology and global energy markets

Last modified: March 16, 2017

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Blogs
Westinghouse_Electric_and_Manufacturing_Comp._1910 Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
16 March 2017 Gateway House

Nuclear energy hurting balance sheets

Japanese technology giant Toshiba is sinking into a financial morass due to its near bankrupt nuclear power business, Westinghouse. India must recognise the new reality that nuclear energy is no longer financially viable
Blogs
tillerson2 Courtesy: Flickr/William Munoz
15 December 2016 Gateway House

Can Tillerson reset U.S.-Russia ties?

Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil and Donald Trump’s pick as U.S. Secretary of State, has had a long and fruitful working relationship with Russia. His experience could lubricate US-Russia relations, a development that can only benefit energy buyers like India
Features
India+Reliance+petrochemical+plant Courtesy: bdnews24
14 December 2016 Gateway House

Three tiers of energy security for India

India imports 80% of its oil and 80% of the imports are from vulnerable regions. This high-cost, high-risk approach is not sustainable, and the current low price of oil offers India an opportunity to secure its long-term energy needs by taking three concurrent steps: diversifying supply sources, investing in oil fields, and using financial instruments
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Small Oil fields Wikipedia Courtesy: Wikipedia
24 November 2016 Gateway House

Independent oil firms: a fresh spurt?

The Indian oil industry is changing. The recent bidding for Discovered Small Fields saw the emergence of small, independent oil explorers in a country that has been dominated by state-owned companies and only a few private sector firms
Blogs
oil-barrels1 Courtesy: The Iran Project
6 October 2016 Gateway House

Saudi Arabia feels Iran’s pinch

OPEC’s announcement of a cut in oil production shows that Saudi Arabia is being affected by low oil prices even as Iran gains ground

Features
china oil Courtesy: Yahoo
1 September 2016 Gateway House

China’s oil paralysis, our gain

The sheen is coming off China’s state-owned oil companies, which have been hit by the country’s political churning and by their own excesses of buying assets at the peak of the cycle. Now with oil prices low, India has the chance to make well-priced acquisitions without Chinese competition.

Blogs
ONGC-kqh--621x414@LiveMint Courtesy: Livemint
4 August 2016 Gateway House

Securing oil: buy now, hold exploration

The fall in oil prices means it is now cheaper for ONGC to acquire discovered oil fields than to explore on its own. To profit from the changed dynamic, India needs to go big on a ‘buy’ strategy.

Blogs
The_Kudankulam_Nuclear_Power_Plant_(KKNPP) Courtesy: Wikipedia
14 July 2016 Gateway House

Renewable 1, Nuclear 0

India’s newest reactor shows what’s wrong with nuclear power, and why India must go slow on expensive western designed nuclear power projects.