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CNG shortage felt at filling stations

The gas crisis has hit CNG filling stations in Dhaka, where vehicles must now wait in long queues for hours because of low gas pressure. “Azad’, an auto-rickshaw driver, was waiting at a station at Mohakhali on Tuesday morning after failing to purchase gas at several other stations. He said he might be unable to fill […]

Inadequate supply and low pressure of gas lead CNG-three-wheelers to wait in a long queue to take gas at a filling station at Tejgaon in the capital on Monday. — Sourav Lasker In view of acute gas shortage, the state-run gas distribution utility for Dhaka and its adjacent districts Titas would shut down all gas-run […]

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Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company on Tuesday came up with a proposal for raising natural gas price by 40 per cent on an average following a verbal order from the government to set an asset value of Tk 25 for one thousand cubic feet of gas. Titas managing director, Nowshad Islam, at a hearing […]

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THE settlement of maritime boundary dispute between Myanmar and Bangladesh by the international court in 2012 was a landmark event for both the countries that were engaged in disputes on oil gas exploration issues near their mutual maritime boundaries. Since the settlement, Myanmar has moved forward with active programmes by engaging competent oil and gas […]

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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.“We still have around seven blocks. After we modernise the […]

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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 meeting discussed ways to harness the mineral resources in the Bay and using […]

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State-owned Petrobangla has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Santos-Kris Energy, an Australia-Singapore joint venture, for hydrocarbon exploration in the shallow sea Block-11 in the Bay of Bengal. Petrobangla’s subsidiary, Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (BAPEX), will have 10 per cent carried interest in the gas block. The cost recovery will be […]

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Despite withdrawal of embargo, decision on new gas connections to industries and commercial consumers has been put on the backburner by the gas distribution companies due to reconstitution of a high level committee after departure of its head.   As a result, thousands of potential bulk gas users, who already set up their establishments through […]

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The power generation company had 622 megawatt production capacity from the two plants The shortfall in gas supply has led Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh to shut its Siddhirganj and Haripur power plants since mid-November. The power generation company had 622 megawatt production capacity from the two plants. Of the two, one was gas-fired power […]

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A new timeline is likely to be announced by state-owned Petrobangla by the end of the current month for the bidding process centring Bangladesh’s offshore blocks.   “We have received necessary approval from the government’s highest levels to announce a new schedule for the submission of bids by international oil companies (IOCs) for deep sea […]

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Local MP Tofail Ahmed, also ruling Awami League advisory council member, attends an inaugural function of gas supply for households in Bhola on Wednesday. At long last, the dream comes true for the people of Bhola, who had been waiting for almost two decades, with gas supply provided for household use from Wednesday. Petrobangla chairman […]

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Energy Ministry to form scrutiny committee  After nearly three years of suspension, the government has finally decided to provide new gas connections to household consumers soon. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given her nod to a proposal of the Energy Division to provide new gas connections immediately. So, we’ll shortly start providing new gas connections […]

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