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Vision, Mission and Objectives

Development of indigenous capabilities to attain technological competence and self-reliance in the Hydrocarbon Sector.

Centre for High Technology (CHT) will act as the dedicated technology cell of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for the Hydrocarbon Sector committed to:

1. Provide technical support and guidance for excellence in refining, fuel quality and environment protection.

2. Benchmark Refinery and Pipelines operations.
3. Promote continual improvement in performance, process & energy efficiency and value addition for sustainable refining operations.

4. Promote R&D and innovation in downstream hydrocarbon sector including bio-fuels.

5. Promote policy framework, methods, systems and process for updation of technology and competency development for the benefit of the industry.


The major objectives of CHT are as under:

1. Refinery Performance Evaluation and Improvement.

2. Energy Efficiency Improvement.

3. Centralised Technical Assistance to oil industry for accessing international standards and best practices, troubleshooting and process solutions.

4. Providing professional guidance and services to refineries/pipelines in the following critical areas :

  • Process Technology
  • Product Quality
  • Benchmarking and Performance Excellence
  • Environmental Management
5. Information and Knowledge Dissemination through Activity Committee Meetings, Refinery Technology Meets, Workshops etc.

6. Assisting MoP&NG in formulating Auto Fuel Policy and its implementation.

7. Co-ordinating activities of “Scientific Advisory Committee on Hydrocarbons” of MOP&NG and promoting indigenous technologies through sponsoring R&D projects and their commercialisation.

8. Technical Support to MoP&NG.

9. Assistance to MoP&NG with regard to Inter-Ministerial issues, Long Term Plans etc.

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