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Dhaka Saturday,  Oct 1, 2016
The government may reduce the cost of fuel oil in the next month. The government’s announcement comes five months after it made oil cheaper in the wake of a call by businesses for a blanket cut. The prices of diesel and kerosene were brought down by Tk 3 a litre, and octane and petrol by Tk 10 in the month of April this year. The power, energy and mineral resources... »

Power Sector

NWZPDC To Set Off From 1st October

pdb-cba-agreement1-224x205 The newly formed North-West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd. (NWZPDC), a detached distribution wing of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB or PDB) is likely to start its operation from 1st October. Sources from PDB has further confirmed that, the operation of company’s asset valuation is going on currently. The... »

Gas Sector

Gas Supply Suspended In 4 Districts

Gas_Crisis-01 Gas supply to private residence in four districts – Tangail, Sherpur, Jamalpur and Kishoreganj – will remain suspended until Wednesday due to repair work on a gas pipeline. Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company (public relations) Manager Mohammad Shahjahan told bdnews24.com gas supply to these areas was stopped from 7am... »

Petroleum

Oil Edges Up, Returning Supply Caps Gains

oilprice Oil prices edged up on Thursday after two consecutive days of losses, with gains capped by returning supplies from Nigeria and Libya. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $46.23 per barrel at 1012 GMT, up 38 cents, from the last settlement. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures CLc1 were... »

EB Reports

MOU Signed Between EPRC And ESAB : To Connecting Young Talents

EPRC-ESAB SIGN Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signed between Bangladesh Energy & Power Research Council (EPRC) and Engineering Students’ Association of Bangladesh (ESAB). To develop the capacity of young engineers of Bangladesh and to engage them in research and innovation on power & energy EPRC has signed the MoU. To operate and execute... »

Green Pages

Renewable Push May Hit Thermal Power Plants: Experts

Thermal NEW DELHI: Various power sector experts, including those at Central Electricity Authority (CEA), have warned that the unprecedented surge in renewable energy capacity in the next few years will severely stress thermal power plants, but power secretary PK Pujari remains upbeat about the sector. Thermal power plants are operating at... »

Coal Sector

Govt backtracks on open-pit mining in Barapukuria

power-companies-using-high-ash-coal-may-face-legal-action The government has backtracked on its decision of open-pit mining in the country’s major coalfield — Barapukuria due to major land subsidence around the existing underground mining operations. Land subsidence can be caused by withdrawal of large amounts of fluid—water, oil, and even geothermal fluid—from beneath the earth’s surface. Subsidence... »

Something to Say

Frack Sand: The Unsung Hero Of The OPEC Oil War

grafffffff The late-2014, Saudi-initiated oil-price war may have taken the ‘boom’ out of the US shale industry as it seriously threatened OPEC market share, but Saudi victory has been elusive: US shale has proven amazingly resilient. The industry has adapted quickly to the new playing field, and the unsung hero of... »

Environment

Earthquake Hits Bangladesh

earthquake An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit different parts of the country and India, Myanmar and Thailand Wednesday afternoon. The earthquake was felt at 4:37pm in Dhaka. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The epicenter of the quake was 25 km west of Chauk in Myanmar, which... »