24 Oct, 2014

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Istiaque Ahmad new Petrobangla chairman


Istiaque Ahmad new Petrobangla chairman
Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Istiaque Ahmad has been  appointed  as chairman of Petrobangla. Istiaq Ahmed, additional secretary of  [ ... ]

Low Oil Prices Hurting U.S. Shale Operations


Low Oil Prices Hurting U.S. Shale Operations
By Nick Cunningham The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil servic  [ ... ]

Russia designs improved Core Catcher for nuke plant


Russia designs improved Core Catcher for nuke plant
Atomenergoproekt, a subsidiary of Russia’s state nuclear corporation- ROSATOM has designed a new core catcher for nuclear power plants, which wa  [ ... ]

Rosatom opens Regional Center in France


Rosatom opens Regional Center in France
Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation - Rosatom with a view to hunt new business has opened a regional center for Western Europe headquarter  [ ... ]

The 10 Biggest Energy Company Bankruptcies


The 10 Biggest Energy Company Bankruptcies
By Andrew Topf: Running a multi-billion dollar energy company isn't easy. Just ask the executives in the corner suites of some of the energy companie  [ ... ]

PDB proposes 18.12% bulk power tariff hike


PDB proposes 18.12% bulk power tariff hike
The Power Development Board (PDB) has proposed to Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to raise electricity tariff at bulk level by 18.12% o  [ ... ]

Singapore willing to set up 2 power plants in BD


Singapore willing to set up 2 power plants in BD
Singapore is willing to join hands with Bangladesh in setting up two power plants -- each of having 700 megawatt capacity-- through joint venture in B  [ ... ]

Gas prices proposal likely in this month


Gas prices proposal likely in this month
Petrobangla is set to submit a fresh proposal to the energy regulator for hiking natural gas tariff for all types of consumers within a month.Petroban  [ ... ]

Bakhrabad-5 well starts supplying gas


Bakhrabad-5 well starts supplying gas
Bakhrabad-5, a well at Bakhrabad gas field, started supplying around 5.0 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of natural gas to national grid from Sunda  [ ... ]

Fourth deal for Rooppur plant likely this month


Fourth deal for Rooppur plant likely this month
The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) is likely to sign a fourth deal this month with the Russian joint-stock company Atomstroyexport for pit  [ ... ]

Bangladesh to get 600MW more from India by 2017


Bangladesh to get 600MW more from India by 2017
Bangladesh is expected to get at least 600 megawatt of additional power from India between December 2015 and June 2017 under stepped-up power sector c  [ ... ]
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Open-pit mining at Barapukuria, water manag possible

Open-pit mining at Barapukuria, water manag possible

The final report of water modelling and hydro-geological survey on Barapukuria coal mine says open-pit mining is possible there. The government has planned open-pit coal mining at the northern part of Barapukuria coal field in Dinajpur to use the extracted coal in power plants.
The Institute of Water Modelling, which conducted the survey, has suggested carrying out a mandatory geo-technical feasibility study before making the decision of open-pit mining.The survey report was disclosed at a workshop in the capital monday.
Water modelling and hydro-  [ ... ]

 
Power Sector
Bangladesh-China Power Company start functioning
Bangladesh-China Power Company start functioning

Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BCPCL) is set to start functioning from this Wednesday through its first board meeting for developing the 1,320MW Payra coal-fired power plant. The project site will be on the bank of the Rabnabad River near Payra maritime port, while the project has an estimated cost of $2bn. The meeting of the BCPCL, a joint venture of Chinese  [...]
BD-India meeting on power begins Thursday
ABB wins $ 30 million order to strengthen Bangladesh power grid
Russia and South Africa sign nuclear energy deal
MoU signed with Malaysia to set up power plant at Maheshkhali
Bangladeshs second Nuclear power plant in Khulna
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Gas Sector
Bangladesh to invite exploration in 7 ocean blocks
Bangladesh to invite exploration in 7 ocean blocks

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid Bipu has said the government will soon invite bidders for exploration in seven ocean blocks after updating the PSC. The junior minister said oil and gas exploration would be carried out at 1,200-2,000 metres depth in the ocean, according to a news agency. "We still have around seven blocks. After we modernise the PSC,  [...]
24-hr CNG fill-in service between Oct 1-11
Experimental gas extraction starts in Bhola
Europe to depend on Russian gas for at least a decade
Drilling at Mubarakpur gas-field begins
No extra blocks to exploration companies in the Bay: Hasina
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Petroleum Sector
Same price for CNG, Octane recommended
Same price for CNG, Octane recommended

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources recommended the same price for Octane and compressed natural gas (CNG) by increasing CNG price. The committee also proposed for more subsidies on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to increase the use of LPG at households. The committee came up with recommendations after a meeting held recently  [...]
Islamic State s Ultimate Goal: Saudi Arabia s Oil Wells
No plans to hike fuel price now: Muhith
Oil prices head lower on oversupply worries
Big Oil Discovery at Western Australia
The Bigger Oil Story Behind the Headlines: Interview with Michael Levi
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EB Reports
Chevron Announces $10 Million Economic Development Initiative
Chevron Announces $10 Million Economic Development Initiative

Chevron Bangladesh [Chevron Bangladesh Block Twelve, Ltd, and Chevron Bangladesh Blocks Thirteen and Fourteen, Ltd] announced a $10 MM commitment to create the Bangladesh Partnership Initiative (BPI), a five-year program to support economic development for communities in the Greater Sylhet region. Chevron’s BPI commitment represents one of the largest corporate social i  [...]
10 Bangladeshi students start education at Russia s Nuclear University
Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Azha
Govt. taking strategic plan for tapping sea resources: PM
PM for using huge potential of sea resources through proper management
Rescuers free trapped Nicaraguan miners
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Green Pages
Renewable energy now makes up 22% of the worlds power
Renewable energy now makes up 22% of the worlds power

Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world\'s electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report. More than $250bn (£150bn) was invested in "green" generating systems in 2013, although the speed of growth is expected to slacken, partly because politician  [...]
Japanese professor taps into flower power
IDCOL to Finance Solar Mini-grid Project at Narayanpur Union
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
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Coal Sector
Phulbari an unnecessary tragedy
Phulbari an unnecessary tragedy

Forrest Cookson: On August 26, 2006 in the Phulbari are of Dinajpur a clash between the security forces and rioters resulted in people being injured and the death of three persons shot by the security forces.  This was an unnecessary tragedy. The riots took place at a time when the “Oil and Gas Protection Committee” (OGPC) was organizing demonstration aga  [...]
India Supreme Court declares coal licences illegal
Implementation of Phulbari deal demanded
Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners
Ecnec approved Matarbari coal-fired power project
Open-pit mining at Barapukuria depends on water management
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Something to Say
New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety
New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

By. James Stafford: Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not just Saudi Arabia that has been left in North America’s dust -- Russia has, too. The surge in N  [...]
Villager s spawned electricity could contribute to national grids in BD
The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry
Phulbari Day: Celebrating the Uprising Against Open Pit Mining in Bangla
Employee Recruitment Process in Organization
Ukraine s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster
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Environment
UN Climate Talks Open
UN Climate Talks Open

Bonn, Germany - TODAY - UN Climate Talks resumed with a focus on plans for the immediate future clouding optimism on a longer term agreement. "It\'s the pre-2020 action that has to be scaled up to protect food security and stop the worst climate impacts causing wide-spread hunger. It\'s the pre-2020 action that was promised to even get this round of talks on a longer-  [...]
Hudhud kills 8 in India
Cyclone Hudhud may hit north Andhra, Odisha by Oct 12
36 orgs stage March for River procession in Dhaka
Dhaka-Delhi commited to finalised agreement for Teesta
PM urges international efforts for protecting tigers
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