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Dhaka Saturday,  Sep 22, 2018
Bangladesh Energy regulatory Commission (BERC) is likely to announce a fresh gas price chart for all except domestic and commercial consumers. “The fresh price chart will be announced within a day or two, as the BERC has obligation to take a decision by this week as per set rules of BERC that said the commission shall give its verdict within 90 working days,” a senior official of BERC told on... »

Power Sector

ADB to provide $357m to develop power lines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $350 million in loan and $7.5 million in grant for a project to develop two power lines in support of Bangladesh’s national target of electricity for all by 2021. The government and the ADB signed agreements in this regard on Monday at a... »

Gas Sector

Chevron largest natural gas producer in Bangladesh

Chevron Bangladesh has been recognized by the Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources as the largest natural gas producer of the country in the private sector. Chevron Bangladesh President Neil Menzies received a certificate and award in this regard from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the inauguration ceremony of... »

Petroleum

2 burnt to death as Meghna Oil Depot catches fire in Khulna

At least two persons were burnt to death and nine others suffered burn injuries as a fire broke out at Meghna Oil Depot in city’s Khalishpur area on Monday (August 20). The fire broke out around 10:45 am. Five units of Fire Service, after 1 hour of frantic effort, were... »

EB Reports

ADP implementation 3.49pc in July-August of FY19

The implementation rate of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) during the July-August period of the current fiscal year (FY19) reached 3.49 percent with an overall expenditure of Taka 6,318 crore. The ADP implementation rate during the July-August period of the last fiscal year (FY18) was 5.19 percent with an overall... »

Green Pages

Govt to import solar power from India, says PM’s adviser

Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said the government has initiated a move to import solar power from India taking the advantage of time zoning, reports UNB. “Some areas in India have the advantage of solar power generation with their different time zoning with which Bangladesh local timing... »

Coal Sector

Coal mining resumes at Barapukuria

Coal mining is reinitiated from the Barapukuria coal mine. The mine is now producing around 2 thousand metric tons of coal daily on an average. Barapukuria coal mining authorities informed that, the mine resumes it production on 8th September after a three-month halt. Initially, the miners started experimental mining and... »

Nuclear

Power and Energy Week - 2018

Rooppur NPP pavilion at ICCB creates huge interest among the visitors

To create awareness about the modern nuclear power technology, safety and eco-friendliness of nuclear energy, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) set up a pavilion at a fair organized at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in connection with the Power and Energy Week 2018. Over 2000 people visited the pavilion... »

Something to Say

Primary Energy Crisis: Power Generation Target May Not Achieve

The success of the power sector is clouded by primary energy crisis. The government failed to generate power having adequate capacity as demand due to fuel crisis, resulted it unable to harvest the great success. “Without farther extraction of gas or coal, primary energy crisis will go on, but we... »

Environment

Quake shakes Bangladesh

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the capital and other parts of the country on Wednesday. The epicentre of the quake to Saptagram, Assam, India, 293 kilometres north of BMD Seismic Centre at Agargaon, said Mominul Islam, a meteorologist of Dhaka met office. The tremor was felt at 10:50 am, he... »