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Mr Siddharth Singh

In its continuing effort to cut pollution in Delhi, the local government has introduced the second round of the Odd-Even scheme, where odd numbered cars (non-CNG, non-taxi) run on odd numbered days, and even numbered cars on even numbered days....

Mr Siddharth Singh

If there is one issue more bothersome than incrementalism and slow decision-making, it is the lack of transparency in objectives and outcomes in the oil and gas sector. The Union Budget 2016-17 has highlighted this facet yet again.

The...

Mr Siddharth Singh

For over a century now, the coal and oil industries have held strategic importance to states. Global economic growth over this period has been made possible by the seemingly innocuous lumps of carbon and fossilised remains of organic matter. So...

Mr Siddharth Singh

No issues have divided and united humankind more than injustice and justice have. Our differences and unities over them have led to the construction of identities, the creation of art, the birth of nations, social reform, Socratic debates, wars,...

Mr Siddharth Singh

There's an important conversation we are not having right now. There are screaming headlines we have not had to read over the past few years. Iran, Mexico, Norway and Venezuela, four of the ten largest producers of oil until a decade ago, have...

Mr Siddharth Singh

The end, said a reincarnated Cassandra, is nigh. Abundant supplies of fossil fuels will end, bringing down the economic order with it. After all, she argued, at current rates of production, oil will run out in 53 years, natural gas in 54, and...

Mr Siddharth Singh

Under the Public Trust Doctrine, natural resources in India are held in the trusteeship of the government for the use and benefit of the general public. The benefits don't just accrue due to the consumption of natural resources, but also from the...

Mr Siddharth Singh

Politicians in resource deficit nations are often fascinated by autarky. So fascinated, their rhetoric and discourse blur the lines between independence, security and self-sufficiency. This tendency, of course, is not entirely misplaced:...

Mr Siddharth Singh

Even as the world attempts to move away from fossil fuels in an effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions, at least one fossil fuel is being pursued by policy makers: natural gas. Electricity generated using natural gas (which is not the same as...

Mr Siddharth Singh

While wishing everyone a happy Dussehra, Dharmendra Pradhan, India's minister of petroleum and natural gas tweeted: "We are blessed with a record low international crude price of recent times at $91.77/barrel (sic)".

Indeed, the Modi-led...

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