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NE Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 discussed

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Jan 11 - As per directive of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), in association with CII, organised an interactive session on the �North East Hydrocarbon Vision 2030� on January 8 at NEDFi House, Guwahati, a press release issued here said.

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 Govt of India.

The seminar 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 inaugural session was presided over by Swapnanil Baruah, Commissioner and Secretary, Industries, Govt of Assam, in the presence of SR Medhi, Director (Tech), NRL; SK Barua, Chairman, CII Assam State Council & Director (Finance), NRL; B Deuri, ED, Assam Asset, ONGC; SC Soni, ED, Tripura Asset, ONGC; Rahul Chaudhury, Group General Manager (PLS), OIL; representatives from private players in the field of oil and gas, like Jubilant Energy, Jaybee Group, Assam Petroleum Limited, Topcem Cements, Assam Air Products, etc.

The inaugural session commenced with opening remarks by Director (Finance), NRL, SK Barua, in which he explained the objective of the seminar. This was followed by a baseline presentation by Anupam Dubey of CRISIL on various aspects of the Draft Hydrocarbon Vision Document and the opportunities it had to offer. Swapnanil Baruah, in his speech, dwelt on the need for addendums to the document with regard to implementation and financing. 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 governments, as also among related ministries and organisations.

He also spoke on the need to extend the under-abeyance NEIIPP to the hydrocarbon sector with an extended timeframe of 20 years.

The inaugural session ended with a vote of thanks by GM (Tech) of NRL, N Borthakur.

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