• Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
  • Last Update : 03:46 am

Govt set to supply LNG to national grid

  • Published at 11:38 am November 28th, 2018
Gas Stove
File photo of a gas burner Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

 The first shipment of LNG came to Bangladesh in April  

The government is all set to start supplying the liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the national grid on Wednesday.

State-owned Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL) already began a trial-run on Tuesday morning to check the pressure. 

On April 24, Excelerate Energy Bangladesh brought the first shipment of LNG from Qatar to Moheshkhali.  

The government said it would start the supply across the country from the next month but it was delayed due to technical issues. 

On August 18, the LNG supply began in Chittagong region as works of setting up pipeline from Chittagong’s Anwara to Fouzdarhat was not finished. 

 The work was completed in late October. 

“We have started supplying LNG to the grid on a test basis since Tuesday morning and hope to run the full-fledged supply on Wednesday,” said Anwara-Fourzdarhat Pipeline Project Director Sushil Kumar Sarker. 

Rupantarito Prakritik Gas Company Limited Managing Director Md Kamruzzaman said initially, 310 million cubic feet (cft) of LNG is being supplied to the national grid and it will gradually be increased to 350, 400, 450 and 500 million cft. 

On September 11 last year, Bangladeshi company Gasmen Limited and Indian Gypsum inked a deal with Gas Transmission Company Limited as contractor. 

On March 30, the digging began on a trial basis. 

The government has also signed a deal with Oman to import LNG. 

It has also decided to procure LNG from 26 more companies based on spot marketing. 

Currently 3,800 million cft gas is being supplied against the demand for 4,000 million cft. 

The government said it will be able to meet the crisis by supplying around 1,000 million cft gas by 2019. 

Facebook 62
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail