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Dhaka Monday,  Feb 6, 2023

Coal Sector

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 been sold out. However, the decision to lift coal from newly-opened mines will take time to impact the country’s energy... »
State Minister for Power, Energy& Mineral resources Mr. NasrulHamid has said, open pit coal mining is only possible at Phulbari Coal reserve. He was responding to a series of questions on power & energy at the national parliament on Tuesday. Referring local coal extraction posed byMember of Parliament (MP) of Constituency Dinajpur-6Mr. Shibli Sadiq the state minister stated in his response that, coal reserve in Dighipara mine can be extracted... »
Coal extraction started partially on August 6 Dinajpur Coal Mine The authorities have suspended coal extraction from Barapukuria coal mines in Dinajpur as over 60 officials tested positive for Covid Dhaka Tribune Tribune Desk August 21, 2022 7:12 PM The production at Barapukuria Coal Mine started in full swing in Dinajpur after resuming partial production on August 6. Managing Director Saiful Islam Sarkar on Sunday afternoon said that 2,731 metric... »
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 Kedrovsky open-pit coal mine in Kemerovo, Russia, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. EU puts a stop to Russian coal imports after... »
The government-owned Barapukuria Coal Mining Company, also known as BCMCL, inked a deal on Monday with Indian firm DMT Consulting Limited, to assess iron ore at a recently discovered mine in Alihat of Dinajpur’s Hakimpur. BCMCL Company Secretary Umme Tajmeri Selina Akhter, and DMT Consulting Managing Director Vassilis Roubos, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at the Petrobangla office in the capital, said a press release. Petrobangla... »
Once a day, they get to see the sun. The rest of the time, they work deep underground in extreme temperatures ranging from 45-50 degrees Celsius. Despite the treacherous conditions, there is no overtime pay nor anything to eat or drink but water and dry food. This is the life of workers at the Barapukuria coal mine. The three units of the coal-fired thermal power plant in Barapukuria produce 525... »
Coal India Ltd, the world’s largest coal miner, plans to directly export output to neighbouring countries, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters, after decades of exclusively supplying domestic consumers, Reuters reports. The state-run company plans to export to Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, according to a draft policy sent to the secretary of India’s coal ministry and reviewed by Reuters, as a part of India’s “neighbourhood first” policy, which... »
REUTERS:Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a pre-recorded address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China would help developing countries build green energy production and halt construction of coal power plants abroad. China has been under international pressure to announce an end to overseas coal financing as part of its updated package of national climate pledges to be submitted to the United Nations. read more Beijing is... »
Ali Asif Shawon: The price of coal from the Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Ltd (BCMCL) may rise again, this time by 5%, as the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources has decided to renew a six-year contract with Chinese company XMC-CMC Consortium. The price of coal per ton, including VAT and tax, has been proposed at US$85.85 in the new contract, officials said. The XMC-CMC consortium is offering this... »
The AIM-traded firm said the agreement related to its 572 million tonne high-grade coal resources at the Phulbari Coal and Power Project in north west Bangladesh. Under the agreement, the parties had agreed to establish a joint venture entity, which would be responsible for progressing and implementing the framework agreement. GCM and NFC would meet on a regular basis to discuss and arrange works relating to the project, including, but... »