Deep-sea dive – The Hindu (Jun 17, 2017)

Deep-sea dive – The Hindu (Jun 17, 2017)

Reliance Industries’ and BP’s joint investment of ₹40,000 crore in the KG-D6 gas block has important implications for the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors in terms of technological development, supply line infrastructure and pricing policy. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. implication (noun) –  consequence, result, ramification.
  2. renewable energy (noun) – energy generated from the natural resources (such as water, wind, solar energy)
  3. arbitration (noun) – adjudication, mediation, conciliation/peacemaking.
  4. optimism (noun) – hopefulness, confidence, positiveness.
  5. outlook (noun) – prospects, expectations, future.
  6. regime (noun) – system, arrangement, scheme.
  7. diminish (verb) – decrease, lessen, reduce.
  8. conventional energy (noun) – non-renewable energy; sources such as oil, gas, coal & etc.
  9. exploit (verb) – utilize, make use of, use.
  10. know-how (noun) – knowledge, expertise, skill.
  11. offshore (wind) (adjective) – (wind) blowing towards the sea from the land.
  12. non-existent (adjective) – not present, not existing, imaginary/unreal.
  13. untapped (adjective) – not exploited/used; dormant/inactive, unused.
  14. couple (with) (verb) – combine, integrate, connect/incorporate.
  15. draw (verb) – invite, attract, engage.
  16. upstream (petroleum industry) (noun) – the industry which finds and produces crude oil and natural gas.
  17. downstream (petroleum industry) (noun) –  the industry which does refining of petroleum crude oil and the processing and purifying of raw natural gas, as well as the marketing and distribution of products derived from crude oil and natural gas.



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