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Nasrul Hamid: 5mmcf gas added to national grid

  • Published at 10:23 pm September 3rd, 2021
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid briefs the press for the 'Power and Energy Week' at Bidyut Bhaban on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Focus Bangla

Currently 2,900-3,000mmcf gas is being supplied against the daily demand for 3,400mmcf

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said today that some 5 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of gas is being added to the national grid from No 9 well of Haripur Gas Field in Sylhet.

“The gas will be supplied to the GTCL pipeline from Friday onwards,” he said, while inaugurating a 20-inch 20-km pipeline from Pangaon Valve Station of Titas to Bscic Industrial City at Keraniganj, as the chief guest.

The state minister said currently 2,900-3,000mmcf gas is being supplied against the daily demand for 3,400mmcf gas from domestic wells and imported Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

“Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the government has undertaken various initiatives to ensure energy security in the country and make Bangladesh a developed nation by 2041,” he said.

According to the ministry information, the gas level was found at a depth of 1,898 meters through work over the old well. Gas can be further extracted from three more levels in this well.


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It also said that the work over the well was done from October 1 last year to January 1 this year, and added that around 170 billion cubic feet of gas was reserved in this gas field.

Nasrul Hamid also said that the government has undertaken the project to install a 20km-pipeline from Titas's Pangaon Valve Station to Bscic Industrial City at Keraniganj and the adjacent areas of Ruhitpur.

“Pipeline Engineers Association Ltd is responsible for installing the pipeline as a contractor. Presently, gas is supplied to the industrial, commercial and residential sectors at Jinjira and Keraniganj areas through a six-inch gas line from Pangaon Valve Station,” he said.

The state minister said many industrial establishments at Keraniganj are facing a gas crisis due to the narrow gas pipeline.


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He said over 125 different types of factories were set up in the BSIC industrial city, most of which are gas run factories, adding: “But most of these factories are facing a gas crisis due to lack of connections to ensure gas supply. That's why the government has taken this initiative.”

“Keraniganj Upazila and Jinjira areas have the scope to set up different types of industries including dyeing factories and washing plants, as gas will be ensured for those factories,” Nasrul Hamid said.

Senior Secretary of Energy and Mineral Resources Division Md Anisur Rahman said the 20-inch pipeline would be completed in the next two months.


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“After the completion of the pipeline, 100mmcf of gas will be supplied through this pipeline, which is two and a half times more than now,” he said.

Anisur Rahman said: “With the installation of the new pipeline, at least 1,000 industrial establishments will be set up in the industrial areas under Bscic in future.”

Later, Nasrul Hamid joined a public meeting as the chief guest and delivered his speech.

Joint Convener of Keraniganj Upazila Awami League ME Mamun conducted the meeting, presided over by Convener and Upazila Chairman Shaheen Ahmed.

Among others, Managing Director of Titas Ali Iqbal Nurullah and Managing Director of PEAL Risal Mahmood also spoke at this occasion.

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