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Dhaka Tuesday,  Dec 5, 2023

Coal Sector

A Bangladeshi ship has arrived at Mongla port from Indonesia with more than 32,000 tonnes of coal for Rampal power plant where a fuel shortage forced a suspension of production on several occasions in recent times. The work to unload the coal brought by the ship, MV Bashundhara Impress, started on Sunday evening, said Khandaker Riazul Haque, an assistant manager of Togey Shipping and Logistics Ltd, the local agent of... »
Vietnam will not develop new coal power plants after 2030, according to a long-delayed national power plan published Tuesday, although the blueprint drew criticism that the transition to renewables is too slow. The Southeast Asian country committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the COP26 climate summit in 2021. The $135-billion plan for its energy policy until 2030, mapping how it will reach those targets, was delayed for... »
Emissions from China’s power sector are set to hit new highs over the coming summer as rising temperatures spur increased air conditioner use just as factories and heavy industry continue to expand output from last year’s pandemic-hit levels. Consecutive record months of thermal coal imports in March and April also indicate that utilities are bracing to crank coal-fired power generation as they look to keep pace with the anticipated climb... »
The government has formed a review committee, headed by Power Secretary Habibur Rahman, to analyse the existing deals signed by the public, private and joint venture power companies to import coal for use in power generation. Report UNB “The 9-member high level committee was formed on January 23 and its first meeting is set to be held on Monday (Feb. 20),” a top official of the Power Division told UNB... »
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... »