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Dhaka Sunday,  Sep 23, 2018

Gas Sector

Engr. Khondkar Abdus Saleque: Following resumption of gas supply to CUFL after 10 months of suspension has further aggravated gas famine of Industrial City Chittagong. Gas supply to all power plants in the Chittagong region remains suspended. All consumers including domestic commercial, Industrial, CNG are suffering from serious gas draught. Gas supply crisis in Chittagong has adversely affected industrial production .Export Oriented Industries are major sufferers. Now the recent situation... »
State-owned Petrobangla is likely to award three shallow water blocks to US-based ConocoPhillips and India’s ONGC for oil and gas exploration by December. In the international bidding invited early this year, Conoophillips submitted a bid for Block SS-7 while ONGC submitted bids for Blocks SS-4 and SS-9. According to official sources, the bid proposals of the two IOCs have already received the approval of the government’s top level. ‘The Cabinet... »
The energy division on 18 November approved a proposal of a US firm for setting up an LNG terminal at Moheshkhali in the Bay of Bengal waiving a condition of paying the bid bond and allowing it to pay 41.5 per cent less performance guarantee, officials said.The decisions came from a meeting headed by the energy division secretary Md Mozammel Haque Khan. According to the bid document, the US firm... »
The country is likely to get 300 million cubic feet of new gas per day (mmcfd) from Chevron’s ongoing expansion project at Bibiyana field.   Sources at the energy sector said the US-based international oil company’s $500-million expansion work is nearing its target and expected to be completed by the end of 2014, raising the prospect of getting new gas.   According to the sources, over 60 percent of the... »
DHAKA, Oct 29, 2013: Putting emphasis on strengthening Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (Bapex), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the state-owned company should have a share in the agreement with foreign companies on exploring oil and gas. “I would like to tell the authorities concerned to strengthen the Bapex further and train up its manpower so that we could ourselves explore gas and oil,” she said. Besides,... »
State-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (Bapex) on 20 November started drilling at highly prospective gas structure in Titas gas field, which is expected to add 30 million cubic feet of gas (mmcfd) per day to the national grid. Petrobangla Chairman Dr. Hossain Monsur inaugurated the well drilling work, which has been taken up at a cost of nearly TK 110 crore. Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Limited (BGFCL) Managing... »
Chevron Bangladesh Block Twelve Ltd. plans to perform it’s scheduled maintaennance and upkeep of the Bibiyana gas plant during the upcoming Eid and Durga Puja Holiday’s from 15th October to 19th October 2013. as a part of the maintenense, there will be a temporary halt in production from the Bibiyana gas plant. The operation has been timed to coincide with the Holiday closure as national consumption will be at lowest... »
Saleque Sufi: Only a few days back Petrobangla Chairman and Advisor of Ruling party Bangladesh Awami League talked about milestone achievements in Gas Sector over the last 5 years. He gave an extensive list of achievements .But despite of his fairy tale success (?),the persistent gas deficit in national gas grid despite of adding over 600MMCFD new gas to national gas grid have started panicking Bangladesh energy sector .The reality... »
Speakers at a discussion here on CNG’s impact on the environment and economy on Saturday said the government’s move to discourage the use of CNG in motor vehicles may bring the pollution hazard back to the city again. “While CNG (compressed natural gas) use in New Delhi is mandatory, Dhaka is discouraging its use,” said Buet Professor Dr Md Ehsan while making his keynote presentation at the seminar at Cirdap... »
Rejaul Karim Byron: The cabinet committee on economic affairs is set to approve a proposal to award three shallow-sea blocks to an American and an Indian company to boost gas production to meet its rising demand. US-based oil company ConocoPhillips will be awarded block 7, while India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) will get blocks 4 and 9 under the Bangladesh Offshore Bidding Round 2012. The energy and... »