16 Sep, 2014

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PM urges international efforts for protecting tigers


PM urges international efforts for protecting tigers
Assuring her government will do everything necessary for conservation of the tigers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the tiger range co  [ ... ]

UK, France, Germany joint climate diplomacy in BD


UK, France, Germany joint climate diplomacy in BD
Consulates of UK, France and Germany have visited three climate adaptation projects in Dhamrai of Dhaka to emphasise on joint climate diplomacy in Ban  [ ... ]

Bangladesh to invite exploration in 7 ocean blocks


Bangladesh to invite exploration in 7 ocean blocks
State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid Bipu has said the government will soon invite bidders for exploration in seven ocean blocks after upd  [ ... ]

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety


New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety
By. James Stafford: Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natur  [ ... ]

GE s Diesel Engines Deliver Higher Fuel Efficiency


GE s Diesel Engines Deliver Higher Fuel Efficiency
LAGOS, NIGERIA—September 3, 2014—GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that U.K.-based distributed power provid  [ ... ]

24-hr CNG fill-in service between Oct 1-11


24-hr CNG fill-in service between Oct 1-11
The government has decided to keep CNH filling stations open round-the -clock between Oct 1 and Oct 11.   Road transport minister Obaidul Quade  [ ... ]

Algeria plans nuke plant with Russian assistance


Algeria plans nuke plant with Russian assistance
Algeria has signed an agreement with Russian Federation on peaceful use of nuclear energy on September 3, 2014. The agreement paves the way for settin  [ ... ]

Glitch in grid, power outages in Dhaka


Glitch in grid, power outages in Dhaka
Several parts of capital Dhaka are without electricity for several hours because of a glitch in the power grid. Segunbaghicha, Paltan, Kakrail, Kar  [ ... ]

Phulbari an unnecessary tragedy


Phulbari an unnecessary tragedy
Forrest Cookson: On August 26, 2006 in the Phulbari are of Dinajpur a clash between the security forces and rioters resulted in people being injure  [ ... ]
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Islamic State s Ultimate Goal: Saudi Arabia s Oil Wells

Islamic State s Ultimate Goal: Saudi Arabia s Oil Wells

By Claude Salhani:
For the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Syria and Iraq were a good place to start their campaign, but in order to survive and prosper it knew from the outset that it had no choice but to set its sights on the ultimate prize: the oil fields of Saudi Arabia.

It is in that direction that the battle for control of the world's largest oil fields is currently heading.

Islamic State -- which has its origins in al-Qaeda – knows fully well that in order to sustain itself as a viable and lasting re  [ ... ]

 
Power Sector
PDB signs deal with Indian company on Sikalbaha plant
PDB signs deal with Indian company on Sikalbaha plant

State-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) on Sunday signed a contract with an Indian company, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), for the construction of the 225 MW combined cycle (dual fuel) power plant at Shikalbaha in Chittagong. Larsen & Toubro will install the plant as EPC contractor at a cost of Tk 17.07 billion (equivalent to US$ 202.22 million). As p  [...]
Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts
Sandwip to be brought under natl power grid
ADB Supports Public-Private Hydropower Project in Lao PDR
Time has come to replace inefficient captive power plants: Tawfiq
Modi offers Nepal $1b loan for build power plants and roads
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Gas Sector
Experimental gas extraction starts in Bhola
Experimental gas extraction starts in Bhola

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) has started to extract gas at Shahbazpur Gas Field 3 in Bhola on an experimental basis. The extraction of gas started at the field on Sunday morning. Bapex Planning Director Abdul Halim said: “Bapex has completed the drilling works with its own initiative and technology. The extraction work started  [...]
Europe to depend on Russian gas for at least a decade
Drilling at Mubarakpur gas-field begins
No extra blocks to exploration companies in the Bay: Hasina
Illegal gas connection won t be legalized
Gas Sector Achievements of Petrobangla in Last 5 Years
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Petroleum Sector
No plans to hike fuel price now: Muhith
No plans to hike fuel price now: Muhith

The government does not plan to raise prices of fuel oil anytime soon, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said He said the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase did not discuss fuel price in its Thursday’s meeting. “It really depends on the international market,” Muhith said. He said the committee would not take any steps to raise or decrease fuel oil pri  [...]
Oil prices head lower on oversupply worries
Big Oil Discovery at Western Australia
The Bigger Oil Story Behind the Headlines: Interview with Michael Levi
5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil
As Russia s Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle
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EB Reports
Govt. taking strategic plan for tapping sea resources: PM
Govt. taking strategic plan for tapping sea resources: PM

Sept 03, 2014: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today assured the Jatiya Sangsad of taking all initiatives for protecting and optimum use of the sea resources for country\'s economic progress. The Prime Minister said this in reply to a question from treasury bench member Fazilatun Nesa Bappi in the House today. Sheikh Hasina said the historic victories on maritime boundary were  [...]
PM for using huge potential of sea resources through proper management
Rescuers free trapped Nicaraguan miners
Flood situation worsens across country
extends tenure of quick power & energy act for four years
Chevron Bangladesh Holds Two Eye-Camps
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Green Pages
Renewable energy now makes up 22% of the worlds power
Renewable energy now makes up 22% of the worlds power

Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world\'s electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report. More than $250bn (£150bn) was invested in "green" generating systems in 2013, although the speed of growth is expected to slacken, partly because politician  [...]
Japanese professor taps into flower power
IDCOL to Finance Solar Mini-grid Project at Narayanpur Union
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
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Coal Sector
India Supreme Court declares coal licences illegal
India Supreme Court declares coal licences illegal

India\'s Supreme Court has ruled that all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 are illegal. Successive governments gave rights to mine coal to state and private companies in a manner which was "not fair and transparent" and without competitive bidding, the court said. The court will now examine whether 218 such licences should be cancelled. In  [...]
Implementation of Phulbari deal demanded
Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners
Ecnec approved Matarbari coal-fired power project
Open-pit mining at Barapukuria depends on water management
Phulbari People Organized rally demanding coalmine
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Something to Say
Villager s spawned electricity could contribute to national grids in BD
Villager s spawned electricity could contribute to national grids in BD

Kabir Uddin: Bangladesh has sustained an impressive track record for growth and development and has shown tremendous growth in recent years. In the past decade, the economy has grown at nearly 6 percent per annum despite frequent natural disasters and the fuel, food price and global financial crises. A booming economic growth, urbanization and rapid industrialization and devel  [...]
The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry
Phulbari Day: Celebrating the Uprising Against Open Pit Mining in Bangla
Employee Recruitment Process in Organization
Ukraine s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster
Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax
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Environment
PM for keeping operative all rivers through dredging
PM for keeping operative all rivers through dredging

DHAKA, Sept 03, 2014:  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today put emphasis on keeping operative all the rivers of the country, especially six rivers around Dhaka city, by restoring their navigability through dredging. "It would help develop the country\'s communication system and transportation of goods smoothly. Besides, tourist spots would be built on the banks of  [...]
Climate change may fall rice production by half
Environment-friendly construction materials for development : Monju
Climate change to eat up 9% of GDP growth : ADB
Dhaka second worst city
$111m ADB loan for Bangladesh
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