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Dhaka Sunday,  Jun 24, 2018
Consumers’ right groups on Thursday severely criticized the gas distribution companies for sanctioning loan for gas and oil exploration without approval from the regulatory authority Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC). According to sources, various gas distribution companies have already provided Tk 230 crore loan to state-owned Bapex to help facilitate exploration of oil and gas in a shallow sea block in the Bay. In return the Bapex will pay back... »

Power Sector

Power substation in Dhaka’s Paribagh catches fire

A substation of Dhaka Power Distribution Company or DPDC in Dhaka’s Paribagh has caught fire. Shahbagh Police Station OC Abul Hasan said an explosion of a transformer triggered the fire around 8:45pm on Wednesday. Several units of firefighters brought the fire under control after more than an hour’s efforts. No... »

Gas Sector

Titas Gas Demands Higher Tariff For Industry

Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd (TGTDCL) on Tuesday urged the government to raise its average tariff rate for per cubic meter gas to Tk 0.4987 considering the cost of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) import. TGTDCL managing director Mir Mashiur Rahman made the plea at a public hearing on... »

Petroleum

Canada oil sector faces ‘significant challenges’ to reduce emissions

Canada’s oil industry faces “significant challenges” in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which account for 26 percent of local emissions, but cuts are “essential” for meeting climate agreement targets, the Senate said late Friday. The conclusion of the Senate report echoed others published by it and the auditor general, which have... »

EB Reports

Chevron Provides Support for Quality Education

In its efforts to boost quality education in its areas of operation under its social investment programs, Chevron has continued its support of four schools near its Bibiyana Gas Field. A simple ceremony was held with representatives of the four selected schoolsat the gas field. The funds will enable school... »

Green Pages

Govt maps out Wind modeling to attract investment in power sector

The government has prepared Wind Modeling by conducting wind research in different beach and river areas of the country aimed at attracting more investment in the power sector. The power division organised a workshop on Wind Resource Mapping at Bidyut Bhaban with power division secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus in the... »

Coal Sector

Stone Production Crossed 4,000 Metric Tons At Maddhapara

The production from Maddhapara hard rock mine of Dinajpur has reached to a new per day production record. The stone production from Maddhapara under the mining contractor  Germania-Trest Consortium (GTC) has crossed the mark of 4,200 metric tons on this 11th February. GTC has managed to raise the production of... »

Nuclear

License for 2nd unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant by June end

The license for the construction of the second unit of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) is likely to come through by the end of June. Presently, the verification process for the related documents and other routine standard checking is going on. Once these processes are over, the Bangladesh Atomic... »

Something to Say

In Quest of an Energy Justice Framework for Bangladesh

Energy Justice is a new concept that is being used in the academia around the globe over the last decade. Although there is no universal single definition, but energy justice evolved with an object to ensure universal access to a safe, affordable and sustainable energy for all individuals, across all... »

Environment

Poisonous/toxic effects from plastic food packages

Sustainable green packaging is now-a-days a most talked term which is used for materials that have low or negligible impact on the environment and also on public health. Packaging has become an indispensable part of our daily life as proper packaging allows food protection from physical, chemical or microbiological contamination.... »