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Bangladesh enters LNG era

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-08-18 4:57:25 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-08-19 12:50:01 PM

Secretariat Correspondent: Bangladesh is set to entre liquified natural gas (LNG) era through supplying imported LNG to the national grid on Saturday.

The gas will help resolving severe gas crisis for countrymen and industrial owners, according to experts.

PetroBangla (Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation), told media that gas pressure will increase in the other parts of the country if the demand of Chattogram was met by the LNG.

According to sources of Energy Department, it is all set to supply LNG to the national grid through pipelines of Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Ltd officially on Saturday. But no inauguration ceremony is being held in this regard. It will be held later.

The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Energy Secretary Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Munim on Friday.

The state-owned PetroBangla supplies 283 million cubic feet gas per day. But the demand is very much high across the country. Due to lack of gas supply, many of the industrial factories of the country are not able to start production in full-phase. The government cannot start providing gas to 3,500 factories across the country even after they got approval of new gas connections. So, the government made a plan to import LNG to resolve the crisis.

risingbd/Dhaka/August 18, 2018/Hassan/A K Azad