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Dhaka Sunday,  Jul 22, 2018
General Electric reported a drop in second-quarter earnings Friday amid continued headwinds in its power generation division, sending shares sharply lower. The slumping US industrial giant said profits fell to $615 million, down 29.7 percent from the year-ago levels. Revenues rose 3.5 percent to $30.1 billion. GE’s valuation has plummeted over the last two years due to weak market conditions in two of its largest divisions, power, and oil and... »

Power Sector

GE snaps up two major power deals from Bangladesh

General Electric has snapped up two major deals in Bangladesh—one with Summit Corporation and the other with the Power Development Board—bringing some good news to the troubled American industrial giant. BPDB has signed a deal with GE to build a 3,600MW LNG-based power plant on the southeastern island of Moheshkhali... »

Gas Sector

Bapex loan sans BERC approval raises questions

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... »

Petroleum

Can Saudi Arabia Prevent The Next Oil Shock? 

The ongoing speculation online about the future of cooperation between Russia and OPEC seems to be a little one-sided. The main point of discussion up until now has been the fact that, due to international pressure (such as Trump’s Twitter diplomacy, perceived Russian willingness to open up the taps and... »

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

Bangladesh to perform in “Nuclear Kids” Musical in Hungary

In a spectacular amalgamation of music and nuclear energy, the International Children’s Creativity Project – “Nuclear Kids” – is being organized in Hungary by Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation. Five students from India and Bangladesh are participating in the musical extravaganza. Suhaib Hussian and Kysan Faraj, school students from... »

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.... »