Dinesh Kumar Sarraf

Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB)


Mr. Sarraf has experience of more than 35 years in various facets of oil and gas industry. He is currently Chairperson of India’s Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board.

He has been the Chairman of ONGC Group of Companies, which includes Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited - the largest Indian E&P company; ONGC Videsh Limited India’s largest MNC engaged in E&P business outside India; MRPL which owns one of India’s most modern refineries with capacity of 300,000 b/d; ONGC Petro-additions Limited - India’s biggest duel-fuel cracker with downstream units; ONGC Tripura Power Company Limited; etc.  Previously he has been the Group CFO of ONGC and MD & CEO of ONGC Videsh Limited. 

He has been a member of the Governing Body of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research which runs 37 research institutions across India. He has been President of Global Compact Network India, which is Indian Local Network of the UN Global Compact, New York. 

PNGRB’s current focus is to increase the share of natural gas in India’s energy basket, create infrastructure to support higher consumption of natural gas in India, establish a transparent natural gas market in India, balance the interests of consumers, transporters &  producers of natural gas.

SESSIONS WITH Dinesh Kumar Sarraf

Tuesday, October 15

  • 02:00pm - 02:45pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Power Sector Reliability: Role of gas & renewables in India

    India is preparing for a lower-carbon energy future underpinned by the government’s aim to set up 500GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. As renewable energy sources grow in the mix, it will be important for India to consider back-up generation sources such as natural gas in its national electricity plan. Will expansion of renewable power drive the growth of gas-based power in India? What policies and business models will serve to grow the share of gas in India’s highly price-sensitive market? What lessons can be learned from countries where gas-renewable integration was successfully achieved?