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Essar Energy - India (ESSR)     

HARRYCAT - 23 Jul 2010 14:56


July 2010 - Market Cap of £6bn ; Founded in 1969.
Floated on the LSE in May 2010
Indian parent Company Essar Group comprising Essar Oil & Gas, Essar Power.
Specialising in power generation & oil & gas operations in India

HARRYCAT - 29 Mar 2012 12:23 - 57 of 101
Essar Energy has announced that Essar Oil has completed the $1.81bn expansion of its Vadinar refinery in India with the successful commissioning of the Delayed Coker Unit (DCU), the final unit to be completed.

Vadinar, in Gujarat state, is now India's second largest single-location refinery, with an annual capacity of 18 million metric tonnes per year (MMTPA), or 375,000 barrels per day (bpd), up from 14.7MMTPA/300,000 bpd previously. The refinery also now has a complexity of 11.8, up from 6.1 previously, which makes it among the world's most complex refineries.

The capacity expansion and complexity enhancement gives the Vadinar refinery the capability to process a much greater proportion of lower cost heavy and ultra heavy crude oils. The proportion of ultra heavy crude, previously around 20% of the total, will go up to 60% and the combined share of heavy and ultra heavy crude will go up to 80%.

The company has already entered into long-term crude sourcing contracts with global crude suppliers, including several national oil companies from Latin America.

Essar Oil is targeting export markets such as Australia, New Zealand and north-west Europe, in addition to other countries in the Indian subcontinent. However Essar Oil will continue to market a majority of its products in the domestic market.

Prashant Ruia, interim chairman of Essar Energy, said: "We are delighted to announce the completion of the refinery expansion programme. This expansion will greatly improve our product offering, margins and competitiveness. Our capital expenditure programme is now nearing an end. We have invested close to $5bn to date in the refinery complex and our cost per complexity barrel is one of the lowest in the industry."

HARRYCAT - 04 Apr 2012 08:08 - 58 of 101

April 4, 2012: Essar Energy plc [LSE: ESSR], the India-focused integrated energy company, today announced that commercial operations have now begun at the 600 megawatt (MW) unit 1 of its 1,200MW Salaya I power project.

Unit 2 at Salaya I, also of 600MW, has been synchronised with the transmission grid and is expected to begin commercial operations in the coming weeks.

The coal fired Salaya I project is located in Gujarat state and is being built at a total investment cost of $1.1 billion. Most of the power produced will be sold to the Gujarat state electricity utility, GUVNL, under a long term contract.

Salaya I is one of three power projects due to be commissioned by Essar Energy in 2012, the others being the 1,200MW Mahan I project and the 510MW Vadinar P2 project. Together these three projects will add 2,910MW to the existing capacity of 1,600MW and will take Essar Energy's total installed capacity to 4,510MW.

Naresh Nayyar, the chief executive officer of Essar Energy, said: "The commissioning of the first unit at Salaya is another major milestone for Essar Energy and we are also making good progress at our Mahan I and Vadinar phase 2 projects. These projects combined will add 2,910 megawatts to our generating capacity and will improve our revenues and profitability."

aldwickk - 11 Apr 2012 08:42 - 59 of 101

Sold some of my CEY and bought more ESSR , can't find any new's why ESSR has moved up this morning when Asian market's are down.

HARRYCAT - 26 Apr 2012 14:40 - 60 of 101
Essar Energy subsidiary Essar Oil Ltd has renewed a major product sale and purchase agreement with Bharat Petroleum Corporation.

The renewed four-year agreement, running up to 2016, is for the supply of diesel, petrol, kerosene and aviation turbine fuel to BPCL from Essar Oil's Vadinar refinery.

It also entitles Essar Oil to purchase products from BPCL and gives the two companies the option of sharing each other's distribution infrastructure. Essar Oil chief executive, marketing, S Thangapandian, said: "We are delighted to further cement our long-term relationship with BPCL.

"Essar Oil has emerged as the biggest supplier for fuels for BPCL. With our expanded capacity coming on stream, we are fully geared to serve the growing demands of high quality fuel for the nation."

dreamcatcher - 26 Apr 2012 18:33 - 61 of 101

Theres one for you Harry, get reading now and you might be finished by opening bell tomorrow. Long one. lol

aldwickk - 26 Apr 2012 18:42 - 62 of 101

Very nice

dreamcatcher - 26 Apr 2012 18:43 - 63 of 101

You can tell Harry all about it then aldwickk .lol

jimmy b - 30 Apr 2012 11:35 - 64 of 101

Bouncing back nicely on not a great day ..

HARRYCAT - 14 May 2012 09:21 - 65 of 101
Essar Oil's revenues rose by 19% to Rs63,340crore in the year to the end of March.

But earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation fell 24% to Rs2,106crore.

This was mainly due to the sales tax incentive not being available in the fourth quarter and lower throughput due to planned shutdown.

aldwickk - 14 May 2012 10:21 - 66 of 101

Am very bullish that this share will recover. ps What does amortisation mean ?

HARRYCAT - 14 May 2012 10:57 - 67 of 101

" reduce a debt by paying small regular amounts"
(e.g. The value of the machinery is amortized over its estimated useful life.)

jimmy b - 30 May 2012 15:14 - 68 of 101

This just went crazy on a bad day ,anyone know why the sudden bounce ?

jimmy b - 30 May 2012 16:26 - 69 of 101

HERE WE GO ........

Essar Energy notes media reports following Indian ministerial coal block meeting

May 30, 2012: Essar Energy plc [LSE: ESSR], the India-focused integrated energy company, today announced that it has noted media reports published following a meeting of the Government of India's Group of Ministers on coal.

The reports indicate that Essar Energy's coal block at Mahan in Madhya Pradesh state is among those to have been provisionally approved by the Group of Ministers for Stage 1 Forest Clearance. This would be an in principle approval, subject to the satisfaction of conditions, to enter and clear the coal block areas.

However, our understanding is that the final decision will be taken by the Indian Cabinet.

Essar Energy is yet to receive any official notification from the Government of India following the meeting of the Group of Ministers. Essar Energy will update investors in due course if and when official notification is received.

The Mahan coal block will supply fuel to the nearby 1,200 megawatt Mahan I power project, which is due to be commissioned over the next few months.

jimmy b - 31 May 2012 15:35 - 70 of 101

MARKET REPORT: Essar sparkles amid the gloom

By Geoff Foster

PUBLISHED: 22:30, 30 May 2012 | UPDATED: 22:30, 30 May 2012

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Essar Energy shone like a beacon amidst the eurozone doom and gloom.

Shares of the India-focused refiner and power generator were chased up to 151.3p before closing 25.5p or 22 per cent higher at 141.8p on revived gossip that billionaire 76 per cent shareholders the Ruia brothers have finally lost patience with the City’s low valuation of the group and are now drawing up plans to take it back private.

JP Morgan Cazenove and Deutsche Bank helped float Essar at 420p in 2010 and after flirting with the £6 level, the stock has been persistently sold on concerns about repeated delays to its development plans.
Gossip: The Ruia brothers could be drawing up plans to take Essar back private

It was the worst performing Footsie stock of 2011 with a dramatic decline of 70pc and in March this year lost its position in the elite Footsie index.

Earlier this month Essar refinanced a $450million bridging loan that was due for repayment in December 2012. That helped calm nerves in some quarters but dealers remain of the opinion that either a Ruia brothers buy-back proposal or a possible bid from Royal Dutch Shell or ExxonMobil is the only way the shares could trade back near the flotation price.


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aldwickk - 31 May 2012 17:40 - 71 of 101

What would that mean for share holders a cash offer ?

HARRYCAT - 01 Jun 2012 08:34 - 72 of 101

Yes, as the company would no longer trade on the LSE, or be transferring to any other exchange. The problem is that they would be unlikley, imo, to offer shareholders the float price of 420p, so it would be a loss making deal for many.

cynic - 01 Jun 2012 08:58 - 73 of 101

and buying on t/o rumour a bad idea too

HARRYCAT - 06 Jun 2012 09:41 - 74 of 101
Essar Energy subsidiary Essar Oil has completed its optimisation project, which has taken the capacity of its Vadinar refinery in Gujarat to 405,000 barrels per day.

The project has been completed four months ahead of schedule.

The company now accounts for about 10 per cent of India's total refining capacity.

Essar Oil says it has completed the refinery at a low capital cost of US$12,746 per barrel, which is around half the global average.

Operating costs of US$3 per barrel are also amongst the lowest globally.

cynic - 06 Jun 2012 09:46 - 75 of 101

though INR seems to have recovered its poise a bit, i really cannot get excited about this stock, not least because the market has clearly lost confidence in the company ..... from a chart point of view, note that sp is trading in a very narrow range between 25 an 50 dma, and struggles badly to break north

HARRYCAT - 06 Jun 2012 10:00 - 76 of 101

I agree. Very disappointing from the floatation. Have so far resisted any temptation to invest.
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