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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 22, 2018

Gas Sector

The first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is scheduled to arrive at Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal on April 23. The liquid will then be gasified and pumped into the national gas grid at a rate of 500 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) from May 9. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also the Minister for Energy and Power will inaugurate the pumping job on April 25, the... »
Gas Distribution and Transmission companies have once again have sought for a price hike of gas and already have sent their proposals to the Bangladesh Regulatory Commission (BERC). Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd, Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Ltd and Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Ltd have jointly proposed for a price hike of gas to the BERC. According to the sources, the distribution and transmission companies have demanded a... »
The number of consumers of household gas connections is increasing by a significant margin every year while initiating new gas connections to households is stopped for years. Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd have formed a committee to investigate the matter and the committee is destined to submit their report within 25 working days. The 7 member investigation committee is led by Titas General Manager (South) Md. Aminul Islam.... »
Summit Power International Pte. Ltd. (“SPI” or the “Group”), the largest independent power producer in Bangladesh, today announced that Summit Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Summit Power International along with Summit Holdings Limited, Mitsubishi Corporation (“Mitsubishi”) and its subsidiary Diamond Gas International Pte. Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to develop a LNG-to-Power project at Matarbari, Moheskhali area in Bangladesh, which is expected to cost up to US$3... »
Daily life becomes a misery in many parts of the capital for severe fall in pressure of the piped gas supply to households, city-dwellers lament, as they count an extra cost of living. Officials in the marketing agencies show different causes, but an energy expert also smells a ploy to jack up natural-gas price and then introduce costly LNG in the captive fuel market. According to them, disruption to supply... »
A government high-level committee yesterday decided to give 2,000 new gas connections to industrial units on a priority basis. The new gas connections would be given after a thorough background check of the industries by the security agencies. The decision was made during a meeting at the Advisory Committee held at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) with Dr Tawfique-E-Elahi Chowdhury, energy advisor to the prime minister, in the chair. State... »
Energy experts at a seminar on “Prospects of Bhola Gas Field and Energy Security” opined that the government should move steadily for exploration of oil and gas, specially in the southern coastal belt of the country. “We should not say we are flouting on gas or we are running out of gas. Rather, we should say we have huge potentials in our new turf of Bhola and its adjoining areas... »
The much-talked-about gas discovery at Bhola will turn out to be rather expensive for the nation, as Russia’s Gazprom has been given the drilling assignment at almost double the cost of the proposal submitted by the state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (Bapex), sources said. Again, while the Russian energy giant has taken more than Tk 115 crore for the job, it is not doing anything itself, sources... »
A letter of intent was signed on Sunday between two state-owned oil and gas corporations: Petrobangla and Pertamina. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is now in Bangladesh for a two-day official visit. He met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday for the official talks, when a joint statement was signed to launch negotiations for preferential trade agreements. The countries signed two MoUs on ‘Development of Integrated Gas Infrastructure and Independent... »
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company on Saturday confirmed its second biggest discovery of a gas field at Bheduria in Bhola with an estimated reserve of at least 600 billion cubic feet. Bapex managing director Nowshad Islam confirmed the company’s sixth and the country’s 27th gas field discovery as gas started flowing on Monday afternoon during the drill stem test or DST, a mandatory test before making a discovery announcement,... »