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Dhaka Thursday,  Sep 29, 2016
The Maddhapara Granite mining facility was closed for nearly a year and is now about to start the extraction again in the next month. Installation of new equipment, which the mining facility had been lacking since the last year is almost finished, claimed the authority. The Managing Director of the Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) Engr. Md. Nowshad Islam told Energybangla that, the extraction would start from the last... »

Power Sector

Sri Lanka Scraps NTPC’s Plan To Build Coal Plant

srilanka-coal-power-plant-360x198 A plan by NTPC to build a power plant in Trincomalee in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province, has been scrapped following the country’s decision to switch from coal to renewable energy sources. Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Power and Energy on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it would drop its plan... »

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

Independent Monitoring Panel For Rampal pp

rampal prothom alo A number of experts saterday called for forming an independent commission to monitor the implementation of the coal-based power plant in Rampal to make sure all safety controls being promised by the government are put in place. “Exactly what is happening should be monitored by a neutral commission,” said Ainun... »

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

Rampal Power Project

Coal India Exploring Export Opportunity To Bangladesh

rampal-1-337x205 As the domestic demand for coal has started dwindling with surplus stock at power plants, Coal India has started exploring export opportunities, hoping to enter Bangladesh with the upcoming Maitree super-critical thermal project there. A team recently visited Bangladesh and is likely to table its report soon. State-owned power generator... »

Something to Say

Surprise Natural Gas Drawdown Signals Higher Prices Ahead

oil price The U.S. electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected. The EIA reported a surprise drawdown in natural gas... »

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... »