Press Release


Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight (OGCF) -2015

New Delhi, 25th February 2015

Energy is a vital input for the over-all development & prosperity for a country. Fossil fuels like Oil & Gas continue to be the most preferred energy sources. Due to ever growing economy of our country, the demand for petroleum products has been ever increasing. India’s domestic production of crude oil accounts for only 22.4% of our total crude oil requirement. Import of the balance requirement leads to a huge burden on the national exchequer.

The need for judicious utilization of our petroleum resources therefore is of utmost importance for us. To increase the awareness about petroleum products conservation, all the Oil & Gas companies along with PCRA under the aegis of MoPNG organize Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight (OGCF) every year in the month of January.

This year the OGCF was inaugurated by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of State - Independent Charge, Ministry Of Petroleum and Natural Gas, on 16th Jan 2015 at New Delhi where he stressed upon the importance of this activity.

HPCL, being a Navratna Oil PSU, is also fully committed towards Oil & Gas conservation. Their C&MD Ms. Nishi Vasudeva launched this year’s OGCF campaign at an inaugural ceremony held at Auto Care Centre, Niti Marg, Delhi. Director-Marketingof HPCL -Shri YK Gawli, ED-Retailof HPCL- Shri S Jeyakrishnan, ED-DS of HPCL Shri H C Mehta, GM-Coordination of HPCL Shri S K Suri, DGM–Retail NZ of HPCL Shri K Srinivas and other senior colleagues graced the occasion. A number of dealers were also present. The OGCF oath was administered by the C&MD. A Training Module for Drivers on conservation of HSD/CNG for commercial vehicles was also unveiled by her. In her address C&MD stressed upon the need to carry out this training program at all HPCL Retail Outlets with utmost sincerity & dedication.

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