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Dhaka Monday,  Jan 24, 2022

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Total Energies and Chevron, two of the world’s largest energy companies, said Friday they were stopping all operations in Myanmar, citing rampant human rights abuses and deteriorating rule of law since the country’s military overthrew the elected government in February. The announcement came just a day after the French company called for international sanctions targeting the oil and gas sector, which remains one of the military government’s primary sources of... »
The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission or BERC turned down a proposal from the distributors to hike gas prices in early January because all the requirements for filing the applications were “not fulfilled”. Some others are now trying to push it through. “We had received proposals from several distributors, but we rejected them as they were not pursuant to BERC laws and regulations,” BERC Chairman Md Abdul Jalil said on Thursday.... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has reduced the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by Taka 50 from 1,228 for a 12 kg cylinder at retailer level. “The newly fixed price of LPG is Taka 1,178, which was Taka 1,228. It will be effective from today at 6pm (January 3) and all licenses of LPG marketing companies will implement the price,” according to a statement issued by the BERC today.... »
UNB: Government decided not to provide new gas connections to houses in April The High Court has issued a rule questioning why the government’s decision to not provide new gas connections to residential areas should not be declared illegal. The court on Monday also asked why returning money instead of giving connections and the government’s inactivity to provide connections in households will not be declared illegal. The bench of Justice... »
UNB: It plans to replace the ageing pipelines in 60 administrative zones, out of 139 zones across its command area Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company is going to take up a massive project to overhaul its age-old gas pipelines in Dhaka metropolitan city to make the flow more smoothly and minimize risks of accidents. Official sources said the plan for changing the ageing pipelines came to be regarded as... »
Bangladesh will begin gas exploration drilling in its maritime areas on Wednesday. Bangladesh and India will jointly drill a new block in the Bay of Bengal under Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) in a bid to increase gas production in the country, according to media reports. The SS-4 or Shallow Sea-4 block, located offshore in the Bay of Bengal, will be drilled under Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) by Indian state-owned ONGC... »
UNB: Currently, the government is importing around five to six LNG cargoes, having the quantity of around 138,000 cubic metres every month International suppliers are offering long-term deals with Bangladesh to meet its soaring demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG), while energy experts and consumer rights groups want the government to go through a competitive bidding process to ensure transparency. Currently, the government is importing around five to six LNG... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today formally announced Zakiganj as the country’s 28th gas field – having 68 billion cubic feet of gas reserve. The state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (Bapex) made the discovery in June, but refrained from making any formal announcement as it was assessing the prospects of recovering gas from the drilled well at Ananadapur village in Zakiganj upazila, Sylhet.... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the trend of development will be continued through uninterrupted supply of energy to industries. “The country has discovered a new gas field at Zakiganj in Sylhet, which is the 28th gas field,” he as the chief guest at a webinar on the occasion of National Energy Security Day-2021. According to a ministry statement, the new gas field is... »
Summit Oil and Shipping Co. Ltd. (“SOSCL”), the first and largest private sector importer and supplier of fuel oil to Bangladesh, announced recently that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Commonwealth LNG to collaborate in the supply of LNG to Asia, including Bangladesh. SOSCL is part of the Summit Group, Bangladesh’s largest infrastructure conglomerate. The signing ceremony took place at the Bangabandhu Auditorium of the Embassy of... »