OIL and NRL jointly organize press meet for regional media on Indian oil industry
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OIL and NRL jointly organize press meet for regional media on Indian oil industry

The objective of the program was to sensitize the regional media about the oil industry in India

  • By ICN Bureau | May 06, 2023

Oil India Ltd. (OIL) and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) has recently organized a half day media outreach program under the aegis of Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

The objective of the program was to sensitize the regional media about the oil industry in India and its different facets so that they are well equipped to report about the fast-paced developments in the sector and can appreciate the nuances while reporting on oil and gas sector in general and OIL/NRL in particular who continue to be major players in Assam's growth story.

The program began with an overview of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas presented by Additional Director General, PIB, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) & Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Rajeev Jain. He outlined the initiatives taken by the MoPNG to ensure energy security of India and the country's transition roadmap towards alternative energy.

Thereafter, an overview of OIL & NRL was presented by CGM (PR), OIL Ranjan Goswami and GM (CC), NRL Madhuchanda Adhikari.

In the interactive session that followed, Dr. Ranjit Rath, CMD OIL and Chairman NRL, addressed the house and spoke about the roadmap carved out for OIL to enhance exploration activities in new places in Assam. He also took a slew of queries from the media personalities on different aspects of OIL.

Bhaskar Jyoti Phukan, MD, NRL also apprised the media about its current projects and the future roadmap of NRL aligned to the country's focus of attaining net zero goals by the year 2070, with NRL and OIL's road map of achieving net zero by the year 2040.

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