This writer spent a week from 3rd till 11 th May 2013 at YatimTaq Gas Field Drilling Camp of Turkish Petroleum Corporation [TPAO] now rehabilitating 8 Gas Wells of Sheberghan Gas Fields in the North Afghanistan. This is an ADB assisted Project of Ministry of Mines & Petroleum. TPAO has already accomplished rehabilitation of two gas Wells- Yatimtaq #38 and Yatim Taq # 47. The works on other 6 wells is expected to be completed within the next 3 months. Minister Wahedullah Shahroni [ ... ]
Haripur power plant goes to operation in September
Haripur power plant will add 412- megawatt (MW) electricity to the national grid in September as the experimental operation of this combined cycle plant has been going on successfully.
Mostafa Kamal, Managing Director of Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited, told the newsmen recently.
The 412MW Haripur combined-cycle power plant, the largest in [...]
The government, after a three-year suspension, on Tuesday decided to allow the gas distribution companies to provide new gas connections to the households, energy division secretary Md Mozammel Haque Khan said on Tuesday afternoon.
‘The gas distribution companies will be asked to give priority to the applicants who had paid charges for the connections before the governme [...]
EU raids oil majors in probe over possible price fixing
BRUSSELS : The European Commission has carried out surprise inspections at several major oil companies over possible price fixing in breach of EU anti- trust rules.
The Commission did not name any of the companies involved in Tuesday’s raids but British energy giant BP, Shell and Norway ’s Statoil said that their offices had been visited.
The Commissi [...]
Access to medicines is key to reducing suffering from asthma
Asthma causes disabling symptoms in millions of people who struggle to breathe, making ordinary activities extraordinarily difficulty – things like going to school, working at a job, looking after children or aging parents, running or even walking. About 235 million people in the world suffer from asthma and the number is increasing – a [...]
2 Million Solar & 1 Million Improved Cook Stoves Throuth IDCOL
(May 11, 2013) Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), a non-bank financial institution owned by the
Government of Bangladesh, is a market leader in financing infrastructure projects and renewable energy technologies
in Bangladesh. So far, more than 2 million SHSs have been installed under its SHS program. The Company has a target to
finance 4 million SHSs by 201 [...]
Dinajpur: regional awakening for the Mine and development
People are waking up for the mine and development. They don\'t want to waste the huge potential any more staying with missconception. They want employment, business and development of their fate, want overall regional development. The seeds of development of the people and the area as a whole lie in extraction of the coal that deposited in the subsurface, power generation and [...]
Who to Run Day to Day Operations of Gas Distribution Companies?
A very disturbing report came to our notice about scrutinizing new gas connections to domestic gas consumers under Petrobangla owned Gas Distribution and Marketing Companies. Energy Division of MOEMR has set up a committee to scrutinize gas connections. Earlier decisions for resuming new connection to domestic consumers were to be given by Prime Minister, who i [...]
Loss and Degradation of Natural Habitats Threaten Migratory Birds
Bonn/Nairobi 10 May 2013 – The annual migration of an estimated 50 billion birds— around 19 per cent of the world’s 10,000 bird species—is one of the world’s great natural wonders, yet the critical staging areas migratory birds need to complete these journeys are being degraded or are disappearing completely.
These increasingly vulnerable [...]