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Dhaka Monday,  Feb 27, 2017
Seventy percent of the existing household gas connections will be replaced with LPG over the next two years, said state minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid on Sunday. “Our original plan was three years. But, one year has already elapsed. Now two years are left for the job to be done. Hopefully, we’ll be able to introduce LPG in 70 percent areas,” he said. Nasrul Hamid was talking to... »

Power Sector

Power To Get Pricier Too, Says Minister

Nasrul Hamid The government has plans to raise power price, Nasrul Hamid Bipu has said while defending the move to increase gas prices up to 50 percent. “The gas price for power sector has increased. So we want to adjust the price of electricity,” said the state minister for power, energy and... »

Gas Sector

China Deal To Buy Chevron’s Bangladesh Gas Fields

chevron-logo-337x205 China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil has signed a preliminary deal with Chevron to buy the U.S. oil major’s natural gas fields in Bangladesh that are worth about $2 billion, two Beijing-based Chinese oil executives said. Zhenhua is a subsidiary of China’s defence industry conglomerate NORINCO. A completed deal would mark China’s... »

Petroleum

We Cannot Bring Down Price Of Oil Now : Nasrul Hamid

ERL-signing-energybangla-337x205 State Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said, we asked the government for permission to reduce prices, but the global price of oil started rising suddenly. According to the World Bank’s calculations, the price of oil may rise further. As a result we cannot bring down the... »

EB Reports

Power division Couldn’t Spend A Single Tk In 33 Projects!

adp The power division couldn’t utilize a single Taka at a number of 33 several projects of the Annual Development Program (ADP). As of today, PDB’s 8 projects, REB’s 5 projects, PGCB’s 6 projects, DPDC’s 2 projects, Desco’s 3 projects, WZPDCL’s 1 project, EGCB’s 3 projects, Ashuganj power station’s 1 project,... »

Green Pages

Govt To Set Up 6 Solar Charging Stations For Easy-Bikes

solar-easy-bike-charging-station To ease the pressure on grid-power, the government has taken an initiative to use solar power to charge the battery-run three wheelers namely easy-bikes. The government has already installed a Solar Charging Station (SCS) at Keraniganj and 3 others are running at a trial basis in other places. The government... »

Coal Sector

Barapukuria Coal Mine Workers Suspend Strike

boropukuria coal workers Production was halted at Bangladesh’s lone coalfield after workers went on strike on Sunday demanding job regularisation Dinajpur’s agitating coal mine workers, demanding job regularisation, have suspended their strike after the district administration promised them a meeting with power ministry officials. At the proposed meeting, the workers’ demand will be... »

Nuclear

Russian Isotopes for Indian Space Program

Russian Isotopes for Indian Space-energybangla Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation – ROSATOM’s sister concern Isotope has recently supplied Radionuclide curium-244 (Cm-244) to the Indian Physical Research Laboratory for their space program. Cm-244 is a pure alpha-emitter that enables to determine chemical composition of any rocks and soils. The Isotope will be used in the Alpha... »

Something to Say

Trump Could Fuel A Nuclear Energy Boom In 2017

Nuclear  paln With Trump at the helm, sentiment gives way to practicality in the energy industry. For the vast untapped potential of the nuclear energy industry and the uranium that feeds it, this could contribute to a market-disrupting revival that no longer bows to fear and the politics of economy. While there... »

Environment

China vows 30 Percent Cut In Coal Use In 2017 To Fight Smog

air pollution-energybangla China’s smog-hit capital Beijing plans to slash coal consumption by a further 30 percent in 2017 as part of its efforts to combat air pollution, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Sunday, citing the city’s mayor. Beijing has promised to implement “extraordinary” measures this year in a bid... »