Pradhan's Petrotech 'personal touch'

Vol 20, PW 5 (17 Nov 16) News in Brief

Dharmendra Pradhan is taking a huge personal interest in ensuring this year's landmark biennial Petrotech conference in Delhi from December 5 till December 7 and organised by IndianOil is a resounding success.

"Pradhan is involved in every minute detail of the event," reports a source. "He shared his vision for Petrotech at a recent meeting and it was an eye opener." On November 3, Pradhan chaired a meeting of the core Petrotech committee to review preparations.

"During the meeting," we hear, "Pradhan said the ministries of power, new and renewable energy and others should come together to present investment opportunities. Even the ministry of new and renewable energy might put up a stall at Petrotech." Oil ministry officials have instructed the Petrotech secretariat to advertise the event widely.

"Hoardings are up at major traffic intersections in the city," we learn. Opposite the oil ministry office at Shastri Bhawan people can see a hoarding that boasts the Indian energy sector has more than $100bn investment opportunities by 2025.