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Increased gas price and power tariff have come into effect as of Tuesday. “We’ve recalibrated our metre-reading with new gas price and made it effective from zero hours on Tuesday,” Zakir Hossain Nayon, the former president of Bangladesh CNG filling station and conversion workshop association informed. He informed that all the CNG refueling stations started […]

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BPC, Titas making huge profit; power generation cost dips Average power and gas prices have been raised with effect from September 1. The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) has increased power and gas price at a time when the public gas companies are making large profits and per unit power generation cost has gone down […]

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Starting September 1, home users will have to pay Tk200 more for using single and double gas burners and Tk0.18 more for using every unit of electricity. The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) yesterday announced that the monthly bill for single gas burners will be Tk600 – instead of the current Tk400 – and that […]

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The last time the price of gas was increased in November 2008. After coming to power in 2009, the Awami League-led government only increased the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) several times The energy regulator may announce increased prices of electricity and gas today, or next week, but the decision to adjust fuel oil […]

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The electricity production costs are falling in the country along with the decrease in international oil prices. However, the electricity prices are not being reduced. On the contrary, Bangladesh energy regulatory commission (BERC) has continued to increase the electricity price. The power development board (PDB) receives electricity at a much lower price from the government-approved […]

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Bangladesh along with Ivory Coast is the world’s third highest oil priced countryjust after Congo and Senegal among eighteen emerging countries, says a latest study. Among Asian countries, Sri-Lanka ranks 9th while Pakistan 13th in oil prices among the emerging countries, according to an analysis of Carmudi, a leading online marketplace. The lowest oil priced […]

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Three French banks say they will not invest in Rampal power plant in Bangladesh. As the plant struggles for funding, a report says it is non-compliant with minimum environmental and social standards BNP Paribas is one of the three French banks to decline funding to Rampal power plant.  Three French banks have said they will […]

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Teachers from different public and private universities on Sunday urged the government to refrain from allowing international oil companies to explore hydrocarbon on the land. Under the banner of Conscious Teachers of Universities, they placed the demand at a meeting in protest at the government’s recent decision reneging on its earlier decision to keep onshore […]

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The country’s first modular combined cycle power plant commissioned by United Ashugonj Energy Ltd (UAEL) with the generation capacity of 200 MW+ 10 per cent started operation from May 7 ahead of the scheduled time by 12 days. The company- a subsidiary of United Energy Company Ltd (UECL) belongs to United Group of industries. The […]

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Overall progress of power projects slows down While the implementation of dozens of power projects has slowed down in the last one year, the authorities are expecting to add as much as 1,500 megawatt power to the national grid within three months beginning from late April. This will come from six power plants — Meghnaghat […]

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Energy Adviser to the Prime Minister Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said the country would witness reliable power supplies in different sectors by 2021. He said: “The government will ensure reliable power supplies within 2021 in order to support growth and improve living standards. “The country will generate 24,000MW of electricity by the year of 2021 and […]

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Swiss solar powered plane which is in India now, on its first-ever round the world flight, will fly over Bangladesh on Thursday, on way to Myanmar. Named ‘Solar Impulse’, this aircraft is designed to remain airborne day and night without using a drop of fuel in a campaign for more sustainable use of resources. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are the […]

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