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Interactive session on 'North East Hydrocarbon Vision 2030' organized

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Jan 10: As per directive of the Ministry of Petroleum and tural Gas (MoPNG), Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in association with CII organized an Interactive Session on North East Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 recently at NEDFi House. The objective of the session was to develop a common understanding in the region on how to achieve the desired development envisaged within the overall North East Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 framework of the Government of India.

The semir was attended by officials and representatives from the Government of Assam, Oil Sector PSUs, Entrepreneurs, Service providers and other important stakeholders related to the hydrocarbon industry in the region.

The iugural session was presided over by Swapnil Baruah, Commissioner and Secretary, Industries- Government of Assam in presence of S. R. Medhi, Director ( Tech) NRL, S. K. Barua, Chairman, CII Assam State Council &Director (Fin) NRL, B. Deuri, ED, Assam Asset ONGC and representatives from private players in the field of oil and gas viz. Jubilant Energy, Jaybee Group, Assam Petroleum Limited, Topcem Cements, Assam Air Products etc.

The iugural session commenced with welcome and opening remarks by Director ( Fince) NRL and Chairman CII Assam State Council, S. K. Barua where he elaborated upon the objective of the semir. This was followed by a base line presentation by Anupam Dubey of CRISIL on various aspects of the Draft Hydrocarbon Vision Document and the opportunities it had to offer. Swapnil Baruah in his speech dwelt on the need for addendums to the document with regard to implementation and fincing. He also opined that for the document to translate to action, there should be clarity on roles and responsibilities with respect to the state and central Government as also among related ministries and organizations. He also spoke on the need to extend the now under abeyance NEIIPP to the hydrocarbon sector with an extended timeframe of 20 years.

The Technical session was presided by Director (Technical) NRL, S. R. Medhi who in his opening remarks harped on the need for connectivity as a cornerstone of development. While implementation of the vision document is a challenge, he cited some ambitious projects taken up by NRL which have been included in the draft vision document viz. refinery expansion from 3 MMTPA to 9 MMTPA, Bio-refinery which the company proposes to implement despite despite logistic bottlenecks. This was stated in a press release.

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