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Dhaka Monday,  Jun 27, 2022

Gas Sector

The knitwear industry in the county has long been reeling from insufficient gas supply, which is now causing this vital export sector to miss out on potential export earnings worth $2 billion (Tk 18,000 crore) a year. Knitwear exports fetched $20 billion in the July-May period of the current fiscal year — a sizeable 36 percent jump from $15.36 in the corresponding period last fiscal year, according to the latest... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) will announce the new gas tariff at the consumer level Sunday (June 5, 2022). Berc has called a virtual press conference in this regard at 3:00 pm tomorrow. According to a Berc press release, the commission’s order on the new price rates at the consumer level of natural gas will be announced by the commission via a virtual press briefing. In January, the state-owned gas... »
The price of liquefied petroleum gas has decreased further by Tk 7.23 per kg. From now, the consumers will get a 12kg bottle of this cooking gas at a lower price by Tk 93 as the its price has been set at Tk 1,242 instead of the past month’s price of Tk 1,335. The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission announced the price at a virtual briefing on Thursday. The new price... »
The government is purchasing liquefied natural gas or LNG and fertilisers at cheaper rates than the previous procurements. The cabinet committee on government purchase approved a proposal to buy 3.36 million metric million British thermal units (mmBtu) of LNG from Singapore’s Vitol Asia Pte Ltd at $25.75 per unit on Thursday. The price of the LNG procured on May 18 was $26.4 per unit, down from $29.25 in April. In... »
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 Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. The state-run energy exploration company, Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (Bapex) found the... »
Bangladesh gas fields burnt $3 million worth of natural gas in 2021 in gas flaring, according to a World Bank report published on Thursday. In 2020, the burnt amount was 14.84 million cubic meters (mcm) worth $1.7 million. The year 2021 saw a 75% rise in gas flaring. The WB’s 2022 Global Gas Flaring Tracker report says in 2021, 25.93 mcm (916 million cubic ft) of gas was burnt in... »
With the completion of the emergency maintenance work, gas supply has started returning to normal in parts of Dhaka and some districts in Rajshahi Division. Apart from Savar in Dhaka, gas supply was cut off for 48 hours in Rajshahi, Pabna, Sirajganj and Bogura areas on Eid-ul-Fitr night on Tuesday. Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited said on Thursday that after the completion of the work, the supply to... »
The regulator reduced the retail prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by 7.79 per cent for May trading, to a little relief for an umpteen number of consumers who have to depend on this costly fuel. Now the private operators will have to sell a 12-kilogram cylinder of the cooking fuel at Tk 1335, down from Tk 1439 of April, according to the monthly price adjustment announced Thursday by Bangladesh... »
Authorities have confirmed the discovery of about 20 million cubic feet of gas per day at the Koilashtila Gas field in Bangladesh’s Sylhet. State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid announced the discovery in his facebook status on May 2. “I like to share a good news regarding gas supply just before the Eid. Our state-owned Sylhet Gas Field Limited has discovered about 2 crore (20 million)... »
The gas supply to the Rajshahi Division will be cut off for 48 hours coinciding with the night of Eid, as the authorities will repair the transmission lines. The gas outage will start at 10 pm on Tuesday for hook-up work on the GTCL-30 inch diameter Elenga-Jamuna (East End of Bangabandhu Bridge) Gas Transmission Pipeline in Tangail, Pashchimanchal Gas Company Ltd said in a statement. “During this time, gas supply... »