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 [ ... ]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Open-pit mining at Barapukuria depends on water management
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]