01 Nov, 2014

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Loan interest cripples BPC


Loan interest cripples BPC
Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has sought Tk 600 crore from its enterprises -- Padma, Meghna and Jamuna -- for importing petroleum fuel to avo  [ ... ]

IAEA Fusion Energy Conference Ends in St. Petersburg


IAEA Fusion Energy Conference Ends in St. Petersburg
25th International Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2014) ends in St. Petersburg, Russia last week. The event was organized by the International Atomic E  [ ... ]

Istiaque Ahmad new Petrobangla chairman


Istiaque Ahmad new Petrobangla chairman
Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Istiaque Ahmad has been  appointed  as chairman of Petrobangla. Istiaq Ahmed, additional secretary of  [ ... ]

Low Oil Prices Hurting U.S. Shale Operations


Low Oil Prices Hurting U.S. Shale Operations
By Nick Cunningham: The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil servic  [ ... ]

Open-pit mining at Barapukuria, water manag possible


Open-pit mining at Barapukuria, water manag possible
The final report of water modelling and hydro-geological survey on Barapukuria coal mine says open-pit mining is possible there. The government has pl  [ ... ]

Russia designs improved Core Catcher for nuke plant


Russia designs improved Core Catcher for nuke plant
Atomenergoproekt, a subsidiary of Russia’s state nuclear corporation- ROSATOM has designed a new core catcher for nuclear power plants, which wa  [ ... ]

The 10 Biggest Energy Company Bankruptcies


The 10 Biggest Energy Company Bankruptcies
By Andrew Topf: Running a multi-billion dollar energy company isn't easy. Just ask the executives in the corner suites of some of the energy companie  [ ... ]
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Chevron Announces First Gas from Bangladesh

Chevron Announces First Gas from Bangladesh

SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 - Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced that its Bangladesh subsidiary has commenced natural gas production from the Bibiyana Expansion Project in the northeastern part of the country.

The project included an expansion of the existing gas plant to process increased natural gas volumes from the Bibiyana Field, additional development wells and an enhanced gas liquids recovery unit. The project is expected to boost Chevron-operated natural gas production capacity in Bangladesh by more than 300 million cubic  [ ... ]

 
Power Sector
PDB proposes 18.12% bulk power tariff hike
PDB proposes 18.12% bulk power tariff hike

The Power Development Board (PDB) has proposed to Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to raise electricity tariff at bulk level by 18.12% or Tk0.81 per unit. The hike, if approved, will take the price of electricity to Tk5.51 per unit from the existing Tk4.70 at bulk level. The production cost of each unit of power is around Tk6.54 and the PDB is thus losing Tk1.84  [...]
Singapore willing to set up 2 power plants in BD
Fourth deal for Rooppur plant likely this month
Bangladesh to get 600MW more from India by 2017
Bangladesh-China Power Company start functioning
BD-India meeting on power begins Thursday
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Gas Sector
Bakhrabad-5 well starts supplying gas
Bakhrabad-5 well starts supplying gas

Bakhrabad-5, a well at Bakhrabad gas field, started supplying around 5.0 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of natural gas to national grid from Sunday, a senior Petrobangla official said. The state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (BAPEX) carried out work over of the well to initiate natural gas production, he said. Natural gas production fro  [...]
Gas prices proposal likely in this month
Bangladesh to invite exploration in 7 ocean blocks
24-hr CNG fill-in service between Oct 1-11
Experimental gas extraction starts in Bhola
Europe to depend on Russian gas for at least a decade
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Petroleum Sector
Same price for CNG, Octane recommended
Same price for CNG, Octane recommended

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources recommended the same price for Octane and compressed natural gas (CNG) by increasing CNG price. The committee also proposed for more subsidies on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to increase the use of LPG at households. The committee came up with recommendations after a meeting held recently  [...]
Islamic State s Ultimate Goal: Saudi Arabia s Oil Wells
No plans to hike fuel price now: Muhith
Oil prices head lower on oversupply worries
Big Oil Discovery at Western Australia
The Bigger Oil Story Behind the Headlines: Interview with Michael Levi
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EB Reports
Chevron Announces $10 Million Economic Development Initiative
Chevron Announces $10 Million Economic Development Initiative

Chevron Bangladesh [Chevron Bangladesh Block Twelve, Ltd, and Chevron Bangladesh Blocks Thirteen and Fourteen, Ltd] announced a $10 MM commitment to create the Bangladesh Partnership Initiative (BPI), a five-year program to support economic development for communities in the Greater Sylhet region. Chevron’s BPI commitment represents one of the largest corporate social i  [...]
Rosatom opens Regional Center in France
10 Bangladeshi students start education at Russia s Nuclear University
Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Azha
Govt. taking strategic plan for tapping sea resources: PM
PM for using huge potential of sea resources through proper management
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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
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 injured and the death of three persons shot by the security forces.  This was an unnecessary tragedy. The riots took place at a time when the “Oil and Gas Protection Committee” (OGPC) was organizing demonstration aga  [...]
India Supreme Court declares coal licences illegal
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
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Something to Say
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 natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not just Saudi Arabia that has been left in North America’s dust -- Russia has, too. The surge in N  [...]
Villager s spawned electricity could contribute to national grids in BD
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
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Environment
UN Climate Talks Open
UN Climate Talks Open

Bonn, Germany - TODAY - UN Climate Talks resumed with a focus on plans for the immediate future clouding optimism on a longer term agreement. "It\'s the pre-2020 action that has to be scaled up to protect food security and stop the worst climate impacts causing wide-spread hunger. It\'s the pre-2020 action that was promised to even get this round of talks on a longer-  [...]
Hudhud kills 8 in India
Cyclone Hudhud may hit north Andhra, Odisha by Oct 12
36 orgs stage March for River procession in Dhaka
Dhaka-Delhi commited to finalised agreement for Teesta
PM urges international efforts for protecting tigers
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