The 13th edition of the international oil and gas conference and exhibition, Petrotech 2019 was inaugurated in the august gathering of ministers and delegates from around 60 participating countries by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi. Present with him on the dais were Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Aditya Nath and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan.
Addressing the crowd of energy sector enthusiasts and the media, Mr. Narendra Modi affirmed, “Solar energy and other renewable energy sources have become more competitive today. They are emerging as sustainable substitutes for traditional energy forms.” He added, “We are entering an era of greater energy availability. But more than a billion people across the globe still do not have access to electricity. Many more do not have access to clean cooking fuel. India has taken a lead in addressing these issues of energy access. People must have access to clean, affordable, sustainable and equitable supply of energy.”
“India remains an attractive market for energy companies with energy demand expected to grow more than double by 2040.We have adopted an integrated approach towards energy planning. Energy justice can be done only when people believe in collective power. Government is only an enabler in converting that belief into a reality”, he further said.
Present at the event were the Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Afghanistan Her Excellency Ms. Nargis Nehan, Minister of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan H.E. Lyonpo Loknath Sharma, Minster of Energy and Public Utilities, Mauritius H.E. Ivan Leslie Collenda-velloo, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection H.E. Ashit Kumar Gun-gah, Ministry of Energy, Maxico H.E. Rocio Nahel Garcia, Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry, Mangolia H.E. D. Sumiyabazar, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Nepal H.E. Mr. Matrika Prasad Yadav, State Minister of Petroleum and minerals, Sudan H.E. Saadeldin El Bushra, Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan H.E. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Ministerof Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development, Sri Lanka H.E. Mr. Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Kabir, Minister of Natural Resources, Suriname H.E. Regilio Dodson, Minister of State of UAE, UAE Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Energy and Minerals Development, Uganda Her Excellency Ms. Irene Muloni, Minister of Oil and Mineral, Yemen H.E. Aws Abdullah Ahmed Alwad, Advisor to Prime Minister on Power, Energy, Natural Resources, Bangladesh H.E. Dr. Twafiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury and Secretary of States, Cambodia H.E. SOK Khavan.
The Petrotech 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award: International was conferred on the occasion to Minister of State, UAE and Group CEO, ADNOC H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber for his unique contribution towards shaping the world’s energy structure with his intellectual leadership, insight clear vision and practical guidance.