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Dhaka Wednesday,  Mar 3, 2021

Gas Sector

The government has dissolved the high-powered advisory committee headed by the Prime Minister’s power, energy and mineral resources affairs advisor, therefore, from now on, industry owners will be able to apply directly to the gas distributors for new gas connections. The Energy and Mineral Resources Division under the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR) on Thursday issued a circular in this regard. However, the government has also suspended... »
On Thursday at 20:59 hours ‘Summit LNG’ successfully completed its first Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer of LNG at 6 km off Moheshkhali in Bay of Bengal. Summit’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) – ‘Summit LNG’ received 159,000 cubic meters of LNG from Oman Trading International. The transfer was done using flexible transfer hoses. The LNG tanker “Creole Spirit” carried LNG from Bethioua, Algeria. RPGCL (Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Co Ltd) on... »
Power division in a proposal asked for a high but fixed price of gas for a power plant for a long time. However, the cabinet purchase committee has rejected the proposal. The cabinet committee rejected the current proposal in a meeting held on Wednesday yet, asked for a correction in the proposal. The proposal was made for the proposed gas-fired 450 MW Meghnaghat power plant to fix the gas price... »
Gas production resumed on Thursday from a suspended old well at Bakhrabad gas field of Comilla. Authority from Bakhrabad gas field claimed that the well no-1 of the gas field was suspended from production for the last 4 years. The well resumed its production after 4 years on Thursday after a workover being conducted on the well no-1. The well of the Bakhrabad Gas Field has now been contributing in... »
The government is planning to import more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the global market. During the recent state visit of Prime Minister Sheik Hasina in Brunai from April 21-23, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed for LNG supply from the country. The State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, and Brunei’s energy, Manpower and Industry Minister Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny inked the MoU. Later,... »
Bangladesh’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal has started to feed gas to the national grid after completing commissioning late on Monday, the terminal’s operator said. Summit LNG Terminal completed the commissioning of its floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) known as ‘Summit LNG’ late on Monday, about one month ahead of schedule, Singapore-based Summit Power International said in a statement. The FSRU is 75 percent owned by Summit Corp,... »
The government has given subsidy to Petrobangla of an amount of about BDT 1 thousand crore to compensate for the extra cost that was imposed on it due to the import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The government has subsidized the state-run petroleum agency Petrobangla for the first time since the beginning of LNG import that commenced in August of last year. Insider sources from the Petrobangla said that in... »
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has identified possible corruption in 22 sources of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co. Ltd. These include illegal connection, illegal link renegotiation, meter tampering, excessive gas connection to boiler and generator, system loss, negiligence to install EVC (Electronic Volume Corrector) etc. The information was revealed in an investigative and observational report prepared by an organisational team of the ACC. ACC Commissioner Mohammad Mozammel Haque Khan submitted... »
The High Court (HC) yesterday observed that it would strictly monitor the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission’s (BERC’s) ongoing public hearing for a further adjust in gas prices. It also asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to become a party to a writ petition that challenged the legality of the public hearing. The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the observation while hearing... »
Leaders of three of the most powerful business associations of the country-BGMEA, BTMA and BKMEA on Wednesday urged the government not to raise gas prices saying that they would have no option but to fold-up business if gas price is hiked unreasonably. “How could we sustain our industries if gas price is hiked 132 per cent as proposed by the gas distribution companies?” said Siddiqur Rahman, president of Bangladesh Garment... »