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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jun 19, 2018

Gas Sector

Radiant Shipyard of Narayanganj has constructed Bangladesh’s first indigenous ship capable of carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The ‘Omera Princess’ was handed over to the Omera Petroleum Limited and Mobil Jamuna Limited on Friday afternoon. “The ship worth Tk 300 million was designed by naval architects of the Radiant Marine Design and Services,” said Managing Director Alauddin, in the handing-over ceremony at the shipyard at Rupganj’s Daudpur. The ship would... »
Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Istiaque Ahmad has been appointed as chairman of Petrobangla. Istiaq Ahmed, additional secretary of the cabinet division, was made the new chairman of Petrobangla on Wednesday. Public Administration Ministry issued a notification in this regard. The post of state-owned organisation fell vacant when previous chairman Hussain Monsur’s tenure ended on October18.  
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) has started to extract gas at Shahbazpur Gas Field 3 in Bhola on an experimental basis. The extraction of gas started at the field on Sunday morning. Bapex Planning Director Abdul Halim said: “Bapex has completed the drilling works with its own initiative and technology. The extraction work started in the morning.” He said: “Gas will be extracted from the field formally... »
Europe will remain heavily reliant on Russian gas for at least until the 2020s and potentially much longer due to the lack of an alternative, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. The substitution of Russian gas is not expected, given the weak prospects for shale gas production, the lack of available imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the absence of significant pipeline projects in Europe which are independent from... »
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (Bapex) Friday started drilling at Mubarakpur gas-field in Sathia upazila of the district. Petrobangla chairman Prof Hossain Monsur inaugurated the drilling work around 11am at the gas-field, the first of its kind in the country’s northern region, according to a news agency. Bapex explorers noted that the ‘Mubarakpur Oil-Gas Exploration Well Project’ is a new geological structure for them to deal with. Talking to... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has firmly stated that no company will get more than one block in the Bay of Bengal to explore oil and gas. During Wednesday’s meeting at her office, Hasina also directed the floating of fresh tenders for this. The ministers of finance, shipping, industries, water resources, environment, land, planning, civil aviation, and foreign affairs, and the navy chief, among others, were present at the meeting. “The... »
Petrobangla Chairman Dr Hossain Mansur categorically said the illegal gas connections would not be legalized if there have pressure to do that. He made the declaration while addressing a training workshop titled “Fire Extinguish and First Aid” organized by GTDCL and Fire Service and Civil Defense in city’s Titas Gas building on Monday. Dr Mansur said through mismanagement, the low-standard pipes have been installed in gas supply line around the... »
Prof. Dr. Md. Hussain Monsur: Bangladesh territory, being one of the largest deltas of the world, kicked off its indigenous oil and gas exploration efforts a century years back to cover its onshore and offshore areas. In 1908, the Indian Petroleum Prospecting Company first attempted exploration activities in Sitakund and conducted first exploration drilling there in 1910 with no commercial gas/oil discovery. During 1923-31, Burmah Oil Company (BOC) drilled two... »
The National Energy Security Day-2014 is being observed Saturday commemorating the historic decision taken by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on this day in 1975. President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on the eve of the day. In his message, President Abdul Hamid said: “Following the footprint of Bangabandhu, Awami League government always gives priority to energy security of the country.... »
DHAKA, July 10, 2014: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the Russian state-run oil and gas exploration company Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for exploration of more gas. The Prime Minister made the request when a delegation of Gazprom International, led by its CEO Valeriy Gulev, called on the PM at her official Ganobhaban residence here this morning. Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary AKM... »