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ADB Supports Public-Private Hydropower Project in Lao PDR


ADB Supports Public-Private Hydropower Project in Lao PDR
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting a 290-megawatt hydropower project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) under a publi  [ ... ]

Indian Minister to Visit Bangladesh


Indian Minister to Visit Bangladesh
General (Retd.) V. K. Singh, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), External Affairs and Overseas India  [ ... ]

Ukraine s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster


Ukraine s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster
By Robert Bensh: Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and bri  [ ... ]

Climate change to eat up 9% of GDP growth : ADB


Climate change to eat up 9% of GDP growth : ADB
ADB study projects 9pc GDP loss by end of century, 23pc crop loss in Bangladesh by 2080 Bangladesh could lose more than 9 percent of its gross domest  [ ... ]

Dhaka second worst city


Dhaka second worst city
Dhaka has been ranked as the second least liveable city among the world's 140 cities in this year's Global Liveability Index released by the Economist  [ ... ]

Illegal gas connection won t be legalized


Illegal gas connection won t be legalized
Petrobangla Chairman Dr Hossain Mansur categorically said the illegal gas connections would not be legalized if there have pressure to do that. He   [ ... ]

Long march to Sundarbans on Sept 5


Long march to Sundarbans on Sept 5
The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Monday announced its ‘March to Sundarbans’ programme for  [ ... ]

Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners


Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners
A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the bla  [ ... ]

Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax


Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax
By. James Stafford: Ukraine doesn't need Russia to take it down-Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles   [ ... ]
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No extra blocks to exploration companies in the Bay: Hasina

No extra blocks to exploration companies in the Bay: Hasina

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 meeting discussed ways to harness the mineral resources in the Bay and using them for the peop  [ ... ]

 
Power Sector
Time has come to replace inefficient captive power plants: Tawfiq
Time has come to replace inefficient captive power plants: Tawfiq

Prime Minister\'s Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chow-dhury Saturday said the government is considering to enact a law to legally compel the consumers to save energy by ensuring its efficient use to cope with the yawning demand-supply gap. He said under the plan, industrial and domestic users will be given a certain period of time to replace their old and inefficient energy equ  [...]
Modi offers Nepal $1b loan for build power plants and roads
BD, Nepal agree to set up jointy power sector
Indian pvt companies want to invest in BD power sector: Pankaj
SARI: Assess Regional Cross-Border Electricity Trade
Rampal Power Plant Likly to be ready by Dec 2018
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Gas Sector
Gas Sector Achievements of Petrobangla in Last 5 Years
Gas Sector Achievements of Petrobangla in Last 5 Years

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  [...]
National Energy Security Day today
PM urges Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for gas
Niko Can not sell or transfer any property from Bangladesh
Fourteen killed in India gas pipeline blast and fire
Agreement for FSRU LNG Terminal
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Petroleum Sector
The Bigger Oil Story Behind the Headlines: Interview with Michael Levi
The Bigger Oil Story Behind the Headlines: Interview with Michael Levi

While we fixate on sexy headlines about Chinese military threats in the South China Sea, for instance, or Washington \'lifting the ban\' on crude oil exports, we miss the bigger stories—and we miss the reality. China\'s relentless resource quest has the greatest impact on trading prices, which may not make for headline news, but is a very important reality, while th  [...]
5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil
As Russia s Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle
Tullow wins appeal on Uganda oil claims
Tullow Oil share price: Explorer to challenge Ugandan tax ruling
Follow the Technology to the Next Oil Boom
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EB Reports
Power, energy consumers to be brought under legal framework
Power, energy consumers to be brought under legal framework

Prime Minister’s Power and Energy Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury yesterday said power and energy consumers would be brought under legal framework in order to save energy. “Now, it’s the time to set timeframe for power and energy consumers to ensure efficient use of electricity and gas, If they fail, then legal measures would be taken,” Elahi said  [...]
Mexico signs energy reform into law ending 76yr monopoly
Govt should make a policy to use marine resources
Abu Bakar Siddique News Energy secretary
World Cup : Shakira set the stage on fire during closing ceremony
Germany wins World Cup after 1-0 victory over Argentina
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Green Pages
IDCOL to Finance Solar Mini-grid Project at Narayanpur Union
IDCOL to Finance Solar Mini-grid Project at Narayanpur Union

Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) signed Financing Agreement with GRAM er Alo Limited (GEA) for setting up a 158.3 kW solar mini-grid Project at Narayanpur Union, Nageshwari, Kurigram. Under the Project, GEA will provide electricity to adjacent 609 households and 145 commercial entities. Total cost of the project is BDT 6.27 crore. IDCOL will provide 30% of the  [...]
ADB Loan to Help Unlock Indonesia s Clean Energy Potential
ADB Aids Sri Lanka s Push to Cut Fuel Oil Use, Boost Renewables
Rooftop solar power provision to be revised
WB to provide $78.4m for solar home
South-South Renewables Trade Grows Faster than Global Trade
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Coal Sector
Open-pit mining at Barapukuria depends on water management
Open-pit mining at Barapukuria depends on water management

Shamim Jahangir:   The proposed open-pit mining at Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur depends on lifting of 344 million cubic metres of water and its successful management. This was disclosed at a workshop on water modeling at Barapukuria coal mine held in Dhaka on Thursday. Petrobangla Chairman Prof Hossain Monsur, former Petrobangla chairman Mosharaf Hossain, Petro  [...]
Ecnec approved Matarbari coal-fired power project
Phulbari People Organized rally demanding coalmine
Procession in Phulbari Demand for Coalmine
Chinese plans pose huge risk to coal investors
Turkey coal mine disaster: Desperate search at Soma pit
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Something to Say
Beating Bangladeshi children doesn t make them better citizens
Beating Bangladeshi children doesn t make them better citizens

SIR FRANK PETERS: There is an horrific misconception in some societies that beating children help them become better people. All logic and a massive hill of evidence to the contrary is totally ignored. Some people even have the audacity to equate corporal punishment with discipline, which is totally ludicrous. Schools and madrasahs play an enormous role in the shaping of so  [...]
Could Gang Violence End Mexico s Shale Dream?
World Cup hosts Brazil bans corporal punishment
How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?
Peak Pollution: China Aims For The Top So It Can Go Down
Mahbubul Alam: a giant among giants, a gentleman among gentlemen
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Environment
$111m ADB loan for Bangladesh
$111m ADB loan for Bangladesh

Bangladesh has signed two separate loan agreements with the Asian Development Bank for tackling river bank erosion and improving farmland and irrigation systems for agriculture. The Manila-based lender says Bangladesh will use $46 million loan for a project on sustaining high growth and productivity in agriculture. The other agreement for $65 million loan will support state-of-  [...]
Launch sinks in Padma with over 200 passengers
Take effective steps to make Buriganga pollution-free: PM
New Book Urges Land Solutions to Solve Climate Change Displacement
Air Quality in Asia Pacific
First ever retrofit technology from Japan for earthquake resistant fire
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