• India Energy Forum
  • 13 - 15 October 2019, New Delhi, India
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Concurrent Plenary

Role of Petrochemicals for "Make in India"

Tuesday, October 15

04:15 pm - 05:00 pm

India’s petrochemical demand is increasing at a rate higher than GDP growth. Current low per capita petrochemical consumption and rapid economic growth make India an attractive place for petrochemical investments. Global downstream companies are aiming to have a greater portfolio concentration in chemicals, especially along refinery-integrated pathways to mitigate the risk of slowdown in transportation fuel growth. What is the outlook for long-term petrochemicals demand? What are the risks and opportunities for India in this new business environment? How can India achieve “Make in India” by developing a large petrochemical manufacturing base for local demand and for exports? Will we see a backlash on plastics in India?

Session Speakers
  • Anthony Wood

    IHS Markit

    Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream & Downstream

  • B. Ashok

    Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd.

    Chief Executive Officer

  • P. Raghavendra Rao

    Government of India

    Secretary (Chemicals & Petrochemicals), Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers

  • Sanjay Sharma

    IHS Markit

    Vice President - Chemical Consulting

  • M.K. Surana

    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

    Chairman & Managing Director