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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 14, 2024
SINGAPORE, April 12 (Reuters) : Oil prices rose on Friday as heightened tensions in the Middle East raised the risk of supply disruptions from the oil-producing region, though prices are set for weekly losses amid expectations of fewer U.S. interest rate cuts this year. Brent crude futures climbed 51 cents, or 0.57%, to $90.25 a barrel by 0420 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 61 cents, or... »

Power Sector

Bangladesh Power System Gets Dirtier On Rapid Coal Use Growth

LITTLETON, Colorado, April 4 (Reuters): Coal is on course to overtake natural gas as the primary source of electricity in Bangladesh, worsening regional emissions and complicating global efforts to cut use of high-polluting fossil fuels. Bangladesh power firms more than doubled coal-fired electricity generation in 2023 from 2022 to a... »

Gas Sector

Bangladesh struggles to arrange gas supply for new gas-fired power plants

Bangladesh is struggling to arrange sufficient gas supply for half a dozen new gas-fired power plants with total generation capacity of around 3,510 MW due to heavy government subsidies and slow-moving reforms, according to project operators and market participants. Three new plants in the private sector are already in early... »


Diesel, Kerosene Price Cut by Tk 2.25 per liter

Diesel and kerosene will now be sold at Tk 106 per liter down by Tk 2.25 from the previous rate of Tk 108.25 as the government on Sunday set the automated retail prices of gasoline for the month of April. However, the prices of octane and petrol will remain unchanged.... »

EB Reports

Eid-ul-Fitr arrives again to lift spirits

After a month of fasting in Ramadan, the biggest Muslim festival Eid-ul-Fitr has brought the joy of sharing to Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of people have left Dhaka and other big cities for their hometowns and villages to celebrate the occasion with loved ones ahead of the festival on Thursday.... »

Green Pages

Bangladesh Can Go Big On Rooftop Solar: Speakers

Speakers at a webinar today (14 March 2024) echoed the ever-increasing importance of rooftop solar expansion in Bangladesh. The webinar titled Scaling up rooftop solar deployment in Bangladesh was jointly organized by the Energy & Power magazine and the global think tank Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).... »

Coal Sector

India: By year-end, 20 coal mines likely to come into operation

Twenty coal mines are likely to become operational by the end of this year, a move that will reduce coal imports and help meet rising power demand. Peak power demand in the country is likely to cross 400 GW by 2030. According to an official source, these 20 coal blocks... »


PM urges ROSATOM to set up another nuclear power plant at Rooppur

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the Russian state-run ROSATOM to set up another nuclear power plant at Rooppur, if there is any scope for that. The premier made the request when ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev called on her at her official residence Ganabhaban here. Briefing the reporters... »

Something to Say

How To Build Dhaka As A Water Wise City

Benjamin Franklin says “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” This seems very true for many urban areas and cities in the world. The mega city Dhaka is experiencing a severe water crisis in recent years. Water shortage becomes worse during the summer months. The groundwater table... »