Amit Bhandari

Amit Bhandari

Fellow, Energy & Environment Studies Programme

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: December 8, 2017

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ONGC with Rosneft Courtesy: RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service
16 January 2015 Gateway House

Should ONGC buy Rosneft?

A fall in oil prices has pushed down the values of oil companies globally, giving India a rare chance to acquire assets cheap and hedge its economy against future increases in energy prices. There are plenty of plum assets to pick from—such as Rosneft, the state-owned Russian oil major
Coal India Courtesy: wikimedia.org
6 January 2015 Gateway House

Hostage taking by unions

The five-day strike threatened by Coal India’s unions has driven home the risks India faces due to excessive dependence on a single company. The Indian economy needs to be secured against such blackmail by diversifying—using more gas and hydropower, and by getting other public sector firms such as NTPC into coal mining

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Modi with Putin Courtesy: MEA/Government of India
17 December 2014 Gateway House

A new energy mix for India

The India-Russia nuclear agreement envisages 12 nuclear reactors to be built in India. These will help India shift its energy mix towards nuclear power, which is cheaper than coal and less polluting
Space station_Nasa Courtesy: nasa.gov
8 December 2014 Gateway House

A divided space again

Space exploration may take a hit as terrestrial politics plays spoilsport with the U.S. government spearheading a sanctions programme against Russia. With China pursuing an independent space programme of its own, Russia’s departure from the effort may mark the beginning of a divided space once again after the Cold War
Petrol Pump_delhi Courtesy: http://photodivision.gov.in/
4 December 2014 Gateway House

Why oil won’t worry India in 2015

Last week, petroleum prices reached a five-year low, and the fall is likely to last as new production and alternative sources enter the market. India, which has a huge petroleum products bill, now has a chance to shock-proof its economy, diversify dependence away from West Asia, and become energy-efficient
U.S.-China Climate Deal: Impact on India
13 November 2014

U.S.-China Climate Deal: Impact on India

On 12 November the U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a climate a deal to reduce green house gases by 2030. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, Gateway House, comments on the impact of the deal on India's position on climate change negotiations going forward.

Briefing: U.S.-China Climate Deal
13 November 2014

Briefing: U.S.-China Climate Deal

On 12 November the U.S. and China announced a Climate deal along the sidelines of the APEC Summit. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, Gateway House, comments on the significance of the deal.

lng Courtesy: wikimedia
24 October 2014

Can cheap oil give peace a chance?

The fall in oil prices is creating new complexities for the energy exporting economies of West Asia. With smaller profits, these countries may not be able to buy off political dissent at home and fund client governments and rebels abroad. Lower energy prices could also mean a renewed chance for peace

Impact: Deregulation of Diesel Prices
22 October 2014

Impact: Deregulation of Diesel Prices

On 18 October the Indian government announced it would deregulate the price of diesel and allow it to move to market conditions. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, Gateway House, explains the impact of this change.

Impact: Deregulation of Gas Prices in India
22 October 2014

Impact: Deregulation of Gas Prices in India

On 18 October the Indian government announced it would deregulate the diesel and formalising the price formula for natural gas. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, explains the impact of this change.