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Dhaka Monday,  May 25, 2015
The government is going to introduce a new technology styled “Coal Bed Methane” (CBM) to explore gas from coal mine. In this connection Mining Associates Private Ltd (MAPL), an Indian consultancy firm will tie up with Petrobangla, country’s state-owned oil and gas exploration company next month. ,”Initially we will use the technology in Jamalganj Coal Mine and an agreement is likely to be signed next month with Indian MAPL”, Petrobangla... »

Power Sector

Indian company invest on BD power sector

india Bangladesh is likely to increase the power import to about 1,100 MW from Indian grid by 2017, power division secretary Monwar Islam told reporters on Thursday. He, accompanied by Indian power secretary PK Sinha, came up with the forecast after the 9th meeting of the joint-steering committee for power sector.... »

Gas Sector

Contract prices raised for well drilling by Gazprom

bapex1-337x205 The government has increased contract prices for the drilling of four wells by Russian energy giant Gazprom under the Energy Division’s fast-track measures. The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase monday gave its consent on an Energy Division proposal on increasing the price. The meeting was presided by Industries Minister Amir... »


Fuel price won’t be lowered anytime soon: Muhith

oilprice Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said the government is not going to lower the fuel price anytime soon despite its fall in the international market. He said this while talking to reporters after a pre-budget discussion with the secretaries of different ministries. Muhith said the government is planning to... »

EB Reports

Bangladesh’s per capita income rises to $1,314

bay.1 The per capita income in Bangladesh has risen from $1,190 to $1,314, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) says. The figure emerged from an analysis of data pertaining to the first nine months (July-March) of the 2014-15 financial year. The data also revealed that the Bangladesh GDP grew at 6.51 percent... »

Green Pages

Nuke power plant cost up three times

nuclear plant The 2400-megawatt Rooppur nuclear power project is likely to cost around $10 billion, more than three times the initial estimate of the government. The project’s Russian developer Rosatom has been dropping hints since last year that the cost may go up to $10 billion. A couple of years ago the... »

Coal Sector

Indian firm to conduct study at Jamalganj coal field to find gas

coal-337x205 Mining Associates Pvt Ltd, an Indian company, will conduct a feasibility study on extracting coal-bed methane gas at Jamalganj coal field in Sunamganj. The cabinet committee on purchase sunday approved a proposal from the Energy Division, awarding the West Bengal-based firm to conduct the study. The company will get Tk... »

Something to Say

Managing earthquake risks in oil and gas production: Kemp

oilfield Underground disposal of waste water produced from oil and natural gas wells has been blamed for triggering thousands of small earthquakes in Oklahoma and a number of other U.S. states since 2009. Heightened seismic activity corresponds closely with the timeframe and location of increased drilling and hydraulic fracturing across the... »


Fresh quake in Nepal, tremors felt in Bengal, Sikkim

earthquake Another earthquake was felt in Nepal on Saturday measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale. The tremors from the quake were felt across north Bengal and Sikkim this evening at 5.05 pm. The Indian Meterological Department in-charge in Sikkim, Gopinath Raha, said the tremor lasted for 10.5 seconds. The quake originated... »