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Dhaka Sunday,  Dec 4, 2022
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said that a policy preparation work is underway to allow private sector for importing and selling fuel. “Ensuring supply of fuel at a lower price is the main problem now. Apart from the government, private sector can also import fuel and sell it to the consumers,” he said this while addressing a seminar at Bidyut Bhaban as a guest... »

Power Sector

BERC Now To Consult With GOVT Before Retail Power Tariff Hike Proposals

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) will now consult with the government before any move towards holding a public hearing on retail power tariff hike proposals. Report UNB “We think we should first consult with the government before starting any process for public hearing on the submitted proposals”, Mohammad Bazlur Rahman,... »

Gas Sector

Fresh Gas Reserves Discovered in Beanibazar’s Abandoned Well

Fresh gas reserves have been discovered at an abandoned well in Beanibazar, Sylhet district. Sylhet Gas Fields Ltd is hopeful of extracting seven to eight million cubic feet of gas and 100 barrels of condensate from the well daily, said sources. Talking to reporters, Managing Director of Sylhet Gas Fields... »

Petroleum

Oil Slides Over 3% On Russian Price Cap Talks, U.S. Gasoline Build

Oil prices fell more than 3% on Wednesday, continuing a streak of volatile trading, as the Group of Seven (G7) nations considered a price cap on Russian oil above the current market level and as gasoline inventories in the United States built by more than analysts’ expected. Brent futures for... »

EB Reports

Bangladesh Now Has 178 Green Garment Factories

Two more RMG factories in the country have been recognized as ‘green factory’ totaling the number of green factories to 178 in Bangladesh. Of the two new recognized factories, one got platinum rating while the other got gold rating. In the current year, a total of 13 RMG factories got... »

Green Pages

Saudi Firm Signs Deal With BPDB To Set Up 1000MW Solar Power Plant

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to set up a 1000MW solar power plant in Bangladesh. Welcoming the initiative, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said that the investment and technology of the... »

Coal Sector

Bangladesh To Raise Coal Lifting Amid Energy Crisis

Bangladesh has decided to increase coal lifting in the coming years as the persisting energy crisis that has continued to plague life and business is unlikely to ease anytime soon. The decision came as Japan, the world’s leading LNG importer, announced that long-term Liquefied Natural Gas contracts until 2026 have... »

Nuclear

Installation Of Reactor Vessel At RNPP Second Unit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the installation of a nuclear reactor at the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna. With the installation of the reactor pressure vessel, almost all major equipment at the facility are now in place. Hasina virtually flagged off the installation on Wednesday... »

Something to Say

Lavrov’s Dhaka visit: Dhaka To Focus On Food, Energy Supply, Rohingya Crisis

Facing global isolation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov may seek Bangladesh’s support during his visit here next week, while Dhaka will focus on Rohingya crisis, food supply and energy cooperation. Lavrov will visit Bangladesh to attend the 22nd Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) meeting on November 23-24 to be held... »

Environment

Cyclone Sitrang Decimates Power Supply, Telecom Networks In Coastal Areas

Blackouts hit coastal districts hours before Cyclone Sitrang struck southern Bangladesh, while many areas lost telecom signals. The cyclonic storm hit the coast on Monday evening as Dhaka and other districts are experiencing heavy rains along with gusty winds. Coastal areas recorded wind speeds of 70 kph around 8 pm,... »