Delegates from across the globe come together in New Delhi, India to take part in the second edition of the Asia LPG Summit on February 5-6, 2019. Indian Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate the ‘WLPGA Asia LPG Summit’. The summit is being organised by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) in association with major Indian public-sector oil companies (OMCs) Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum, and Bharat Petroleum at the Taj Palace Hotel. More than 1000 delegates from over 20 countries are expected to attend the event.
Based out of Paris, the World LPG Association (WLPGA) is the voice of the global LPG industry representing the full LPG value chain. The WLPGA brings together over 200 private and public companies operating in more than 125 countries involved in one, several or all activities of the industry; develop long-term partnerships with international organizations, and implements projects on local and global scales.
Sessions on the first day of the summit will discuss the role of women who have acted as true catalysts of change by adopting the use of LPG for cooking in rural areas where biomass was traditionally preferred as a cooking fuel. Other sessions during the two-day summit will include a round table discussion on global trends and demand drivers for LPG in the next decade, opportunities for autogas in Asia, taking LPG beyond the domestic use, and opportunities to increase access to LPG in the subcontinent.
“LPG will continue to play increasingly important role in the energy mix of Asia. Indian Oil is proud to co-host with BPCL and HPCL, the World LPG Association 2019 Asia LPG Summit in New Delhi. The knowledge contribution by the esteemed national and global delegates will contribute to sustainable growth of LPG sector in Asia region,” said Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited.
“Government of India has been one of the pioneers in increasing LPG penetration in the country through policy interventions. I hope that the upcoming WLPGA 2019 Asia LPG Summit in New Delhi shall significantly contribute in demonstrating benefits of LPG and influencing stakeholders on innovative business models and safety practices for development of LPG markets in Asia,” said James Rockall, CEO, WLPGA.
India has set itself the goal of providing LPG connection to 8 crore households by 2020, and this is expected to give a fillip to the LPG market in India. India’s LPG consumption has rapidly risen to 23 million tonnes annually, making India the world’s