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Dhaka Friday,  Aug 17, 2018

Gas Sector

Indian firm ONGC Videsh Limited, the contractor for the country’s two shallow sea blocks, plans to drill first exploratory well ‘Kanchan-1’ in shallow sea (SS) block-04 at Moheskhali in coming dry season, an official confirmed. The ONGC Videsh was scheduled to start drilling of its first exploratory well ‘Kanchan-1’ in March last which was later deferred. Now, they sat new timeframe in October-November next. The company signed a deal in... »
Thousands of households in Dhaka have been facing severe shortage of gas supply for the past one week although the supplies to other major consumers like power stations, CNG filling stations and fertiliser factories are being staggered. Allegations of gas supply shortage have been raised from almost all major areas of the capital, particularly residential buildings located a bit far from the main roads or the gas transmission and distribution... »
Swiss-based commodity traders Trafigura, Vitol and Gunvor were all pursuing LNG import projects in Bangladesh Bangladesh has terminated talks with Swiss-based commodity trader Trafigura to install a small floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal due to delays in agreeing terms, while rival trader Gunvor advances with a separate project. Once considered an energy backwater, Bangladesh’s LNG demand is set to hit 17.5 million tons annually by 2025 after importing... »
As per the government’s move to ensure energy security in the country, the state owned Petrobangla yesterday signed an agreement with Oman Trading International (OTI) for importing one million tonnes of Natural Liquefied Gas (LNG) from Oman. Secretary of Petrobangla Syed Ashfaquzzaman and Attorney of OTI, a state-owned organization of Oman signed the contract on behalf of their respective sides at Petrobangla Bhaban here. State Minister for Power Energy and... »
India asked Japan on Tuesday to help build infrastructure needed to boost the usage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in India and elsewhere in Asia, India’s oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said after a meeting with Japan’s trade minister Hiroshige Seko. India wants to increase the share of gas, which is a cleaner fuel than oil, to 15 percent of its energy usage by 2030 from 6.2 percent currently. “Explored opportunities... »
Entrepreneurs will get gas connections on demand. Industry owners and entrepreneurs won’t have to wait for long times any more after applying for new connections, especially in the Chittagong areas, claimed the related sources. The government has become such generous in giving gas connections while they have just started importing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the country for the first time. Earlier in the first week of March in this... »
State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid has said the retail price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will be fixed shortly in consultation with all its stakeholders. “We’re trying to fix the LPG price at an affordable level… We’ll continue our effort to do so,” he said while addressing the launching ceremony of Petromax LPG at Bangabandhu International Convention Center in the city. The state minister’s remarks came against... »
The supply of liquefied natural gas or LNG through pipeline is delayed for a month although a specialised vessel of Excelerate Energy reached Bangladesh with the first shipment of LNG from Qatar two days back. LNG supply through the national grid will start on May 25 or 26, the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources said in a statement citing State Minister Nasrul Hamid on Thursday. The specialised vessel... »
The long waited Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has arrived in the country on today. A ship named “Excellence” carrying the first shipment of LNG has reached Maheshkhali of Cox’sbazaar. The ship has carried 1 lac and 36 thousand cubic meters of LNG from Qatar. The specialized gigantic ship is now anchored at a distance of 3 km from the coastline. The liquefied gas will be regasified at the re-gasification unit... »
Finally, the much waited Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is likely to hit the country. The very first shipment of LNG is likely to arrive on tomorrow. The ship carrying LNG will reach the Maheshkhali floating terminal of Cox’sbazaar on Tuesday. According to the related sources, the imported LNG will be re-gasified and will be supplied to the existing pipeline from 10th or 12th May. Bangladesh has been waiting for a... »