Chandigarh, January 15
The inaugural function of the Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight (OGCF)-2010 with the theme, “Save oil-save money” was organised at the Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here today.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) as the state coordinator on behalf of the oil ministry convened the programme. Municipal Corporation Mayor Anu Chatrath was the chief guest.

In his welcome address, HPCL senior regional manager Amit Mehra to enhance awareness about the oil and gas conservation stressed on the need to conserve oil and natural gas not only in one’s own interest but also in the interest of the nation. These activities are of paramount importance considering its potential for reducing India’s oil import bill, increasing energy security of the nation and keeping pollution under check, he said.

He also gave tips on the oil and gas conservation in various sectors.

Anu Chatrath also stressed upon the practical application of various oil and gas conservation techniques in day-to-day life, which will save foreign exchange and contribute to the national cause as the natural resources of petroleum products are scarce as well as non-renewable.

“It is imperative that these limited resources are put to judicious use in order to preserve them for the future generation,” she added.

Students from various schools attended the function. An oath to conserve petroleum products was also taken.

Later, the chief guest flagged off two vans displaying banners to spread the message of oil and gas conservation in the city.

Source: Tribune News Service