Asifur Rahman

August 9, 2022
August 9, 2022

Bibiyana gas field: Overreliance threatening energy security

The Bibiyana gas field is shouldering a major burden of gas supply even though there are 19 other gas-producing fields -- posing serious threat to Bangladesh’s energy security in the coming days.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Eastern refinery not expanded in 53 years

The country has to regularly import diesel because of its inadequate oil refinery and storage facilities that have not been upgraded since 1968.

July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022

Electricity crisis may worsen

The government’s plan for one to two hours of daily power cuts is failing, especially in the north, and the signs are that the electricity crisis may worsen across the country in the coming days.

July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022

Capacity charge for power: Tk 16,785cr paid in 9 months

The government paid Tk 16,785 crore in capacity charges to power plants in the first nine months of the last fiscal year for 22,118MW daily power generation capacity.

July 17, 2022
July 17, 2022

Titas snapped 996km illegal lines in 2.5yrs

Titas, the country’s largest gas distribution company, has snapped illegal gas lines stretching for 996.81 kilometres in the last two and a half years, which is equal to 7.5 percent of its legal lines, according to a report.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Hope against hope

The government has assured people suffering from severe power cuts that the situation will improve after September when three new coal-based power plants start operation, but experts expressed doubts about it.

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

Gas crunch brings back power cuts

People have been enduring severe power cuts for the last few days as electricity production was hampered mainly due to a shortage of natural gas supply.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Petrobangla has to return Tk 12,227cr

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission in the verdict of a public hearing has ordered the Petrobangla to return Tk 12,227 crore taken from its security and development funds.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Fuel prices may go up by at least Tk 10

The government is bent on raising fuel prices by Tk 10-30 each litre, despite vehement opposition from consumer rights groups and experts.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Pressure on forex reserves: Govt exploring loan of up to $4.5b from IMF

As a precautionary move, Bangladesh has started talks with the International Monetary Fund about taking a loan of $4-4.5 billion to shore up the precarious foreign currency reserves.