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Dhaka Thursday,  Jul 27, 2017
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the overall power situation will further improve in the next one year as the government is working continuously in the transmission and gridlines in rural areas keeping in view the country’s coveted economic progress. “Within the next one year, we expect the power situation in rural areas to further improve,” he told BSS here today after addressing the... »

Power Sector

UNESCO Convinced By Mitigation Plans For Rampal Power Plant: Tawfiq-E​-Elahi

rampal brifieng The UNESCO backed away from opposing the government’s plan to set up a coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans because of arguments made about mitigating measures, the prime minister’s energy adviser has said Tawfiq-e​-Elahi Chowdhury briefed the media at Dhaka’s Biddut Bhaban on Sunday, over decisions adopted by the World... »

Gas Sector

IFC Signs Deal For Bangladesh’s LNG Project

toufiq-e-elahi-330x205 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Excelerate Energy Bangladesh Limited (Excelerate) are co-developing the Moheshkhali Floating LNG project – Bangladesh’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. The project will be located offshore Moheshkhali island in the Bay of Bengal with a project cost of $179.5 million.... »

Petroleum

Is There Still Hope For Higher Oil Prices?

oil pic Oil prices have cratered in recent weeks, dipping to their lowest levels in more than seven months and any sense of optimism has almost entirely disappeared. All signs point to a period of “lower for longer” for oil prices, a refrain that is all too familiar to those in the... »

EB Reports

Bangladesh Is A Dumping Ground For Abandoned Projects; Anu Muhammad

anu muhammad-energybangla India and China have already shut down many coal-fired plants because they are bad for the environment and shifted their energy dependency to renewable sources, but these countries are interested to set up such power plants in Bangladesh, economist Prof Anu Muhammad said today. “Is Bangladesh a dumping ground where... »

Green Pages

PDB Signs Deal With China’s ZTE Corp For Solar Plant

solar sign-energybangla Bangladesh has signed deal with a Chinese firm to set up a solar power plant in Rangamati. The 7.4MW plant is expected to go to production in August next year, said the Bangladesh Power Development Board or BPDB. ZTE Corporation will implement the Tk 770 million project, partially funded by... »

Coal Sector

At Least Eleven Die In Colombia Coal Mine Explosion

coal china At least eleven miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and two remain missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the government said on Saturday. The explosion took place on Friday in the Cucunuba municipality in Cundinamarca province, an area where illegal underground coal mining is... »

Nuclear

IAEA DG Assures Giving ll Support To Rooppur Power Plant

pmmm-337x205 Visiting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has assured all out support and cooperation to Bangladesh in the construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. IAEA DG gave the assurance during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here today. Press Secretary... »

Something to Say

No Indications On Relief From Primary Fuel Crisis: Ijaz Hossain

ijaj-hossain-226x205 Allocating more money on the country’s power sector in proposed budget for the FY of 2017-18 is a good sign for the betterment of that sector but negligence is seen while allocating money for the country’s energy and mineral resources sector, said Prof. Ijaz Hossain as an instant reaction to... »

Environment

Study: Sundarbans Under Mercury Threat Due To Rampal

sultana-kamal-energybangla-307x205 The coal-fired power plant of Rampal, which is currently under construction will produce enough ashes that will be required to be stored in a pond at the plant site. This kind of ash reservoir in the plant site is prone to spread and pollute the adjacent Sundarbans with Mercury, which... »