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Dhaka Saturday,  Dec 16, 2017
Dependence on expensive fuel oil-fired power plants is set to shot up during coming Boro season as the government plans to generate up to 5,900MW power from fuel oil-fired plants which was 3,400MW during the previous season. The state-run Power Development Board would be able to generate up to 10,500MW power during Boro irrigation season spanning from January to May, said officials, adding that some 56 per cent of the... »

Power Sector

Fire At Sylhet Power Substation

sylhet-fenchugonj A fire has been reported from a power substation in the northeastern Sylhet district. Flames erupted at the 230kV substation in Fenchuganj Upazila around 11am on Monday, said Sylhet Fire Service Deputy Director ABM Ferdous. It took five fire-fighting units around one and a half hours to put out the... »

Gas Sector

Acute Gas Crisis In Chittagong

stove-gas The household customers along with the industries of Chittagong are reeling under an acute gas crisis. The gas crisis has become acute since the last November. The officials of the Karnaphuli Gas Company claimed that, the total gas supply from the national grid to Chittagong area has dropped by 5/6... »

Petroleum

The One Indicator OPEC Must Watch

oil-energy bangla “We will not let go of our current approach until we reach a balanced market,” Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih said Monday at a news conference in Riyadh. OPEC ended months of speculation last week when it decided to extend its production cuts through the end of 2018, easing concerns... »

EB Reports

Saudi Wants More Investments To Bangladesh

saudi arab - energy bangla Abul Maal Abdul MuhithFinance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday sought more Saudi Arabian investments in infrastructure, power and other sectors in Bangladesh, saying the government is providing all sorts of supports to the investors. “Since 2015, there is an investment friendly environment in the country. Earlier, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)... »

Green Pages

IDCOL Secured USD 526 Million Credit Line From ADB 

IDcol - energy bangla Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), a government owned development financial institution involved in private sector energy and infrastructure financing in Bangladesh, has recentlyavailedits third credit line from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). A signing ceremony in this regard took place on 19 November 2017 among the Economic Relations Division (ERD)... »

Coal Sector

Trump Coal Alliance To Include Bangladesh

coal terminal As coal output and sales continue to rise in the United State, a senior energy adviser to the White House has signaled a global “clean coal alliance” that would include Bangladesh. David Banks, who represented Washington at a United Nations climate change conference in Germany last week, said the US... »

Nuclear

Experts Call For More Nuclear Research Facilities In Bangladesh

Rooppur - energy bangla As Bangladesh is celebrating the pouring of First Concrete for nuclear power plant at Rooppur, energy experts in the country call for setting up laboratories and facilities for nuclear research and expanding its scope. Former Chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission M Ali Zulquarnain advised that nuclear power plants are... »

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Environment

Earth-Sized Planet That Could Host Alien Life Found

planet Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which is expected to be temperate and could be a “comfortable abode for possible life”. This Earth-sized world, named Ross 128 b, is likely to have a surface temperature that may also be close to that of the Earth, according... »