17 Jan 2014

Petroleum Minister Calls for highest priority to conservation of Petroleum Products by all Consuming Sectors Dr Moily inaugurates OGCF 2014 BEE Presents Star Labels for LPG hot stoves & Diesel Mono Set pumps

Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dr M Veerappa Moily has called for according the highest priority to conservation of petroleum products by all consuming sectors in the country. 

He has also said that there was an urgent need for conservation of petroleum products in view of the fast depleting fossil fuels. Inaugurating Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight (OGCF) here today, Dr Moily  emphasized the role of children as a prime mover in the concerted effort towards conservation & environmental sustenance. 

He further lauded the efforts of Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA), in spreading the message of Oil & Gas conservation to every corner of the country & extolled the recently concluded mega media campaign by PCRA in association with oil PSU’s. 

Inaugural event of OGCF was also attended by the  Minister of State for Petroleum  and Natural Gas Smt Panabaka Laxmi , Petroleum Secretary Shri Vivek Rae, and other senior officials from Govt. and Oil Companies. This year the OGCF theme is “SAVE FUEL, SAVE MONEY, SAVE ENVIRONMENT”. 

The OGCF-2014 inaugural Function was held on 16.01.2014 at Manekshaw Center, Parade Road, Delhi Cantt.  The event was also attended by approximately 800 young students from different schools of Delhi
The function also witnessed presentation of Star Labels by Director General (DG), Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to Additional Secretary, MoP&NG for newly approved benchmarking initiatives  for LPG hot stoves & Diesel Mono Set pumps. During the function, PCRA book titled “Handbook on Energy Efficiency in Pharma Sector” was also released.

          The Minister gave away awards for exemplary work in Oil & Gas conservation by oil industry & also to the winners of National Level essay & Painting competition for school children..The function culminated with flagging-off of publicity vans by dignitaries carrying PCRA conservation messages to various towns and villages of Northern India.

Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA), a National Body which was setup under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG), Govt. of India, has been engaged in formulating & implementing strategies for effective utilization of petroleum products .

The key mandate of PCRA is to create awareness amongst the masses as regards the importance and methods of conserving them.

           OGCF is a significant annual event of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, which is organized by PCRA in association with Public Sector Oil & Gas Companies every year from 16th to 31st January.


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