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Dhaka Wednesday,  May 18, 2022
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), in a research study has allegedly found substantive corruption involving three power plants—two coal fired and one LNG-based—in the country. According to the TIB study presented on Wednesday, the corruption involved at least Tk 390.49 crore which was allegedly grabbed by government officials, local representatives and influential political circles. Moreover, power tariffs were set at higher rates compared with similar projects which also involved corruption, it... »

Power Sector

This Is Why PDB Faces Fund Crisis To Pay Private Power Producers

Volatile fuel prices have started to hit Bangladesh’s power generation sector as the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) is facing fund crunch in paying electricity bills to private producers. Sitting over a payment backlog of four months following an increase in the purchase cost from oil-based private power plants, the... »

Gas Sector

Kailashtila Starts Supplying 19 mmcfd Gas

Sylhet Gas Fields Limited (SGFL) has started supplying about 19 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfd) to the national grid from well no 7 of Kailashtila gas field. The gas supply started 8:45pm Saturday (7 May), said Mir Mohammad Aslam Uddin, deputy chief information officer of Ministry of... »

Petroleum

Enough Petrol In Reserve, No Chance Of Crisis: EMRD

The Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation has been ensuring an uninterrupted supply of petroleum oil across the country through its subsidiary oil marketing companies, the EMRD said in a statement. There is no chance of a fuel crisis in Bangladesh as the country has enough petroleum in reserve, the Energy and Mineral... »

EB Reports

Bangladesh Seeks Diversified Investment From US

Talking to reporters at the Foreign Service Academy, Momen noted the current US investment in Bangladesh is concentrated in the energy sector. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Monday encouraged US businesses to diversify their investments in Bangladesh beyond the energy sector. Talking to reporters at the Foreign Service Academy,... »

Green Pages

Japan’s Jera To Develop Clean Energy In Bangladesh

Japanese power firm Jera Corporation has signed an agreement on 25th April with Bangladesh power producer Summit Power International Limited to jointly develop a roadmap targeting for use Bangladesh to use cleaner fuels. To accelerate adoption of renewable power generation in Bangladesh and support its Paris Agreement goals, the MOU... »

Coal Sector

Nuclear

Should Middle East Climate Change Be Tackled With Nuclear Energy?

A renewed interest in nuclear power is under way. With the climate crisis already pressuring countries to depend less on fossil fuels, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has now created another reason for governments to speed up their search for alternative energy sources. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently... »

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Environment

Dhaka Is The Noisiest City In The World: UN Report

Dhaka is the most noise polluted city in the world, according to the recent Annual Frontier Report, 2022 published by the United Nations Environment Programme. Moradabad in India’s Uttar Pradesh is the second-most noise polluted city globally, the Times of India reported on Sunday. Moradabad recorded noise pollution of 114... »