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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   [ ... ]

$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 irrigati  [ ... ]

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 fra  [ ... ]

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 sa  [ ... ]

Mexico signs energy reform into law ending 76yr monopoly


Mexico signs energy reform into law ending 76yr monopoly
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law Mexico’s historic energy reform bill that will allow foreign companies access to oil and ga  [ ... ]

Ecnec approved Matarbari coal-fired power project


Ecnec approved Matarbari coal-fired power project
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) today approved the 1,200-megawatt Matarbari coal-fired power project worth Tk 35,984   [ ... ]

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 ex  [ ... ]
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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 no commercial gas/oil discovery. During 1923-31, Burmah Oil Company (BOC) drilled two shallow wells in Patharia with no discovery. Thereafter, oil and gas explorati  [ ... ]

 
Power Sector
BD, Nepal agree to set up jointy power sector
BD, Nepal agree to set up jointy power sector

Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to build joint power transmission line. The decision was taken after a ministerial meeting on Wednesday. After the meeting, a press briefing held at city hotel. Bangladesh state minister for power, energy and mineral resources minister Nasrul Hamid and Nepal energy minister Radha Kumari Gyawali spoke at the briefing. Regarding the meeting, th  [...]
Modi offers Nepal $1b loan for build power plants and roads
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
China invest in Argentina for power, shipbuilding and railways
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Gas Sector
PM urges Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for gas
PM urges Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for gas

DHAKA, July 10, 2014: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the Russian state-run oil and gas exploration company Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for exploration of more gas. The Prime Minister made the request when a delegation of Gazprom International, led by its CEO Valeriy Gulev, called on the PM at her official Ganobhaban residence here this morni  [...]
National Energy Security Day today
Niko Can not sell or transfer any property from Bangladesh
Fourteen killed in India gas pipeline blast and fire
Agreement for FSRU LNG Terminal
LNG: The Long, Strategic Play for Europe: Interview with Robert Bensh
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Petroleum Sector
5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil
5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil

By Chris Dalby: The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing nearer, educated estimates now range between 2020 and 2030. But more important than the timeframe of peak oil are its consequences. Some seek to spell the end of life as we know it, so reliant is the world upon black gold. Others  [...]
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
Tullow says to abandon Gardim-1 exploration well in Ethiopia
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EB Reports
Speedy Supply of Power and Energy Act, 4 years extension
Speedy Supply of Power and Energy Act, 4 years extension

The power and energy ministry on Wednesday, in a second phase, decided to ask the government to extend the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) Act, 2010 by four years, officials said. In September 2012, the law, which is much known as ‘indemnity act’ for safeguard the actors in power and energy sector involved in awarding contracts without tenders  [...]
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
BD gets 19,467 square-kilometres in the Bay of Bengal
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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  [...]
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
Navy wants to set up coal-fired power plant at Moheshkhali
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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
Take effective steps to make Buriganga pollution-free: PM
Take effective steps to make Buriganga pollution-free: PM

DHAKA, July 27, 2014 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned to take effective measures for reclamation of the Buriganga river and making it free from pollution. The Prime Minister gave the directives while presiding over a meeting on reclamation of all flowing rivers including Buriganga around Dhaka city and introduction of circular road  [...]
Launch sinks in Padma with over 200 passengers
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
ADB Provide loan for Bangladesh Climate Resilience
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