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Dhaka Saturday,  Aug 29, 2015
Government has increased the electricity tariff by 2.97 percent and gas price by 26.29 percent for retail customers. It will be effective from September 1. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission ( BERC)  announced the price hike on Thursday afternoon . According to the announcement , customers will pay Tk 600 and Tk 650 for single and double burners respectively. During 2013 and 2014, the government hiked power prices six times –... »

Power Sector

400 MW Sirajganj Power Plant

Cabinet body to consider unsolicited offer

power plant 2 The Cabinet Purchase Committee is set to consider a Singaporean company’s unsolicited proposal to set up a 400 MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant as an independent power producer (IPP) project, under a joint venture with the North-West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL). The project would be implemented on the... »

Gas Sector

BAPEX Wins Int’l Tender to Drill Gas Wells

Bapex-logo State-run petroleum exploration company BAPEX on Wednesday won an international tender to drill two gas production wells at Bangora field operated by Singapore-based KrisEnergy under a Production Sharing Contract. Only three months ago, the government, however, engaged Russina Gazprom to drill a gas well at BAPEX owned Srikail field, apparently... »

Petroleum

BPC OIL IMPORTS: Fin min issues counter guarantee for foreign loan

bpc-import The finance ministry has issued a counter guarantee of $200 million in favour of Bangladesh Bank as the central bank facilitates the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation in sourcing foreign fund for importing fuel oil. The fund will be sourced from International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, which requires a guarantee from the... »

EB Reports

Children’s musical Nuclear Kids was sold out in Hungary’s Paks

rosatom The musical show “Ask Rutherford” was successfully performed in the Hungarian town Paks as part of the 7th international children’s art project “Nuclear Kids 2015″. 70 children from Belarus, Hungary, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the Czech Republic participated in the show. Remembering 70th anniversary of the tragic event of... »

Green Pages

Experts praise Russian nuclear power technologies

rosatom-4 The permanent representatives of foreign countries to international organizations in Vienna visited Russia’s Rostov region in the framework of cooperation in the area of use of atomic energy in peaceful purposes and for acquaintance with modern Russian technologies for NPP construction and operation. The event was arranged by invitation of... »

Coal Sector

independent consultant on coal issues : Seminar suggests

coal-337x205 Experts and scientists of MONASH University and RMIT of Melbourne have suggested  Bangladeshi policy makers should appoint an independent consultant to examine  coal issues for ensuring safe transformation from gas-fired power generation to coal-fired power. “As Bangladesh is planning to generate huge power from coal and set to run the... »

Something to Say

The Saudi Oil Price War Is Backfiring

fuel graf Saudi Arabia has long enjoyed the status of being the top crude oil exporter in the world. With record production of 10.564 million barrels per day in June 2015, Saudi Arabia has been one of the major driving forces behind the current oil price slump. The Saudis have kept their... »

Environment

Human-elephant conflict increasing

elephent At least 226 people died and 62 elephants were killed in last 12years and a half in growing incidents of human-elephant conflicts, said forest officials. They as well as wildlife conservationists blamed destruction of elephant habitats as the main cause for the incidents. They said that elephants were being squeezed... »