During the daylong event, various addresses and technical discussions on following topics took place.

  • India’s Growth Marathon: Role for Energy Sector by Chief Economist, CRISIL and Ms. Gauri Jauhar,  Executive Director, Energy Transitions and Cleantech Consulting, S&P Global 
  • Methanol Economy & its importance in the future fuels for the Country, by Dr V K Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog
  • Emerging Trends in Bouquet of Energy for 2047, a panel discussion with senior leaders of Oil and Gas sector
  • Way Forward for Oil & Gas Analysis Organisation by Shri Kirit Parekh
  • Pathway to develop Energy Markets in India, a panel discussion with senior leaders of energy market organisations
  • Managing Feedstock for Biofuel 2047 & Flexfuel Technologies, a panel discussion with senior leaders and scientists of organisations involved in development and research on biofuels and technologies around them.
  • In the year 2002, Oil Coordination Committee got disbanded. OCC was organisation responsible for everything in oil sector from managing administered pricing, crude and product imports, refinery operations, supply and distribution including crisis management and even investment in oil and gas sector. It managed huge pool accounts for these activities and thus ensuring a minimum profit for oil companies. OCC also maintained a management information system for the oil sector.
  • A panel headed by noble prize linked Mr R K Pachauri thought this system of assured cost plus discourages innovation and efficiency and leads to inefficient decisions and thus recommended disbanding of OCC and suggested giving its duties to a new regulatory panel, the Commission on Oil Regulation. Though COR didn’t materialise but PPAC was born to look after residual activities of OCC including management information system.
  • PPAC was born to look after residual activities of OCC including management information system. That PPAC came into being in April 2002 and completes 22 years of its glorious existence this year. These two decades have been most turbulent years not only for Oil & Gas sector but for entire energy sector.
  • PPAC has seen most rapid expansion of oildemand in country alongwith private sector including multi nationals joining oil and gas exploration, refining and retailing. It has then seen call to transitioning away from fossil fuels to greenenergies to build a netzero scenerio.
  • PPAC has seen data from being only growth number to becoming a pillar for evidence based policymaking. In these 22 years, PPAC has made a place for itself with probably being only organisation in the world which so democratically and swiftly shares data with all.
  • PPAC collates data from large number of entities and analyses it for use by sector. It data is extensively used by domestic and international entities.
  • PPAC publishes large number of reports and analysis. It also makes short term and long term projections. It is noted that these projections are becoming more and more accurate year after year.
  • In last couple of years, PPAC has taken initiatives like MoUs with national and international organisations, publishing a journal and conducting studies on various subjects impacting the sector.

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