The final report of water modelling and hydro-geological survey on Barapukuria coal mine says open-pit mining is possible there. The government has planned open-pit coal mining at the northern part of Barapukuria coal field in Dinajpur to use the extracted coal in power plants.
The Institute of Water Modelling, which conducted the survey, has suggested carrying out a mandatory geo-technical feasibility study before making the decision of open-pit mining.The survey report was disclosed at a workshop in the capital monday.
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Bangladesh-China Power Company start functioning
Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BCPCL) is set to start functioning from this Wednesday through its first board meeting for developing the 1,320MW Payra coal-fired power plant.
The project site will be on the bank of the Rabnabad River near Payra maritime port, while the project has an estimated cost of $2bn.
The meeting of the BCPCL, a joint venture of Chinese [...]
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 updating the PSC.
The junior minister said oil and gas exploration would be carried out at 1,200-2,000 metres depth in the ocean, according to a news agency.
"We still have around seven blocks. After we modernise the PSC, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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- [...]