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Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani reap windfall from surging oil, coal prices

Shares of both RIL and Adani Enterprises had soared 19% and 42% respectively between Feb 24, when the Ukraine invasion began, and end of April, before a global stock rout wiped out some of those gain

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Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani are profiting from a surge in global commodity prices triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, burnishing their fossil-fuel credentials even as Asia’s richest men publicly push their pivots toward greener energy.

With coal prices skyrocketing to a record, Adani’s conglomerate is expanding a controversial mine in Australia to meet demand. Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. is snapping up distressed crude-oil cargoes at discounts to feed its refining complex, the biggest in the world. Reliance even deferred a scheduled maintenance of the facility to help churn out more diesel and gasoline, whose margins have shot up to touch

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First Published: May 18 2022 | 5:55 PM IST

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