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Posted On: 25 April 2010 04:18 pm
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RasGas plans projects to promote Year of Environment

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RasGas is promoting its Year of the Environment at the Qatar Petroleum Environment Fair which is being held at the Doha Exhibition Centre from April 24 to 26. The company’s initiative will run during this year and encompasses a range of events, activities and training as well as outreach projects. Its goal is to communicate the need for companies, their staff, and Qatari citizens to think and act in line with the principles laid out in the Qatar National Vision 2030, RasGas said in a news release yesterday. “RasGas’ Year of the Environment 2010 and our committed support for the QP Environment Fair show our determination to safeguard the environment and to act in accordance with the Qatar National Vision 2030,” said Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, RasGas Managing Director-CEO. “I encourage everyone to come to the fair, whether they are involved in education or the energy sector, or simply residents interested in one of the greatest challenges facing us all today. It is fun and it’s a great opportunity to learn how each of us can play our part in protecting the environment.” RasGas has been a strong supporter of the Environment Fair since its launch in 2008 in collaboration with the company’s Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) group. The Minister of State for Energy and Industry Affairs H E Dr Mohammed Al Sada opened this year’s event and toured the stands. The three-day programme showcases a range of environmental awareness, education and protection programmes with a particular focus on innovation and achievements in the Qatari energy sector. The RasGas stand reflects the ideas at the heart of its ‘Year of the Environment’. The conservation of water and electricity features prominently, as does the importance of recycling. There are interactive activities, too, including several for children, tomorrow’s citizens. As well as learning how to recycle and tread lightly on the earth, they can write an environmental pledge on a card to hang on a RasGas ‘commitment tree’. Several local schools are participating in the Environment Fair, giving cultural performances and factual presentations that will boost children’s environmental awareness. Other activities include a children’s drawing competition, traditional food stands, live entertainment, and showcases for Qatar’s desert habitat and traditional way of life. It’s also a chance for companies, government departments and non-profit organisations to meet, exchange ideas and plan a coordinated approach. Companies involved include Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas, RasGas, Qafac, Qafco, Qapco, Q-Chem, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, ConocoPhillips, Dolphin Energy, ORYX GTL, Maersk, Woqod, Occidental, Ras Laffan Industrial City, Mesaieed Industrial City, QP Offshore Operations, Dukhan Operations and Halul Island.