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Dhaka Thursday,  Aug 18, 2022
A Russian state-owned company has now offered to sell finished oil to Bangladesh as the South Asian country does not have capacity to refine Moscow’s crude oil. Rosneft Oil Company Russia gave the proposal last week, said a high official of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC), on condition of anonymity. The price at which the company will supply oil could not be learnt immediately. But Bangladesh expects to get it... »

Power Sector

Fuel Crisis Cuts Electricity In Bangladesh, Sparking Energy Debate

Robiul Islam, 29, sits in the dark at his home in the Kalurghat neighbourhood of Chattogram city, suffering through yet another power cut, as Bangladesh struggles with costly and inadequate natural gas imports amid a global hike in energy prices. “Over the last two months, we are seeing power outages... »

Gas Sector

Capacity Payments: After Rental Power Plants, Now FSRUs

Ineptly done deals compel the government to make capacity payment in dollar worth around US$202,500 daily to two private FSRU owners without any re-gasification amid gas crunch, sources say. They say the state-run Petrobangla faces a double-edged sword as it cannot use the re-gasification capacity of the two plant units-one... »

Petroleum

BPC Explains Its Surplus Fund And Hike In Fuel Oil Prices

As some media outlets came down hard on Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation for sitting on more than Tk 42,000 crore and thinning consumers’ wallets as the government hiked oil prices disproportionately, the corporation’s boss offered some explanations. BPC Chairman ABM Azad on Wednesday said BPC has ongoing projects and once it... »

EB Reports

High Court Questions Price Hike Of Fuel Oil Without Public Hearings

The High Court has issued a rule asking the government why its circular raising fuel oil prices shall not be declared illegal. The panel of Justice Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Ejarul Haque Akondo issued the rule on Tuesday upon hearing a writ petition. The secretary and the deputy secretary... »

Green Pages

IDCOL Has Financed the 1.60 MWp Rooftop Solar Of Renata

Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) is going to finance the rooftop solar project of Renata Limited. The 1.60 MWp project will be implemented on the factory rooftops of Renata Ltd., located at Mirpur, Rajendrapur, Bhaluka, Keraniganj, Feni, Sylhet, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Bogra, Faridpur, Cumilla, and Dhaka. The total cost of the... »

Coal Sector

EU Ban On Russian Coal Imports Comes Into Force

The European Union banned Russian coal imports in response to the invasion of Ukraine as part of sanctions in April. Since then, it’s been scrambling to find alternative sources including Colombia, Australia and the US. A loaded dump truck passes an empty truck as it carries away coal at the... »

Nuclear

Nuclear Power Can Play Major Role In Achieving Net Zero Emissions By 2050: IEA

Amidst the current global energy crisis, nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in helping countries to securely transition to energy systems dominated by renewables, according to a new special report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released late last month. Moreover, the climate crisis and the... »

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Environment

Dhaka’s Air Quality Remains `Moderate’

Dhaka’s air quality continues to be in the ‘moderate’ zone, all thanks to intermittent monsoon showers. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 72 at 8.38 am Thursday, the densely populated metropolis ranked 19th in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, Kuwait’s... »