Badrul Imam

December 26, 2021
December 26, 2021

Let us not become dependent on LNG import

A decreasing volume of annual natural gas production from the gas fields of Bangladesh means that the country is moving towards joining the net energy importers club sooner than one would have liked to think.

May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Is Bangladesh running out of gas resources?

Bangladesh had its first gas field discovery in Sylhet in 1955. Since then, a total of 27 commercial gas fields have been found in the country with a cumulative original recoverable gas reserve of 28 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), according to Petrobangla official estimates.

April 4, 2021
April 4, 2021

How is the Barapukuria coal mine doing?

Barapukuria underground coal mine in Dinajpur district is the only coal mine in Bangladesh. The coal deposit was discovered at shallow and mineable depth in 1985 by the Bangladesh Geological Survey.

February 28, 2021
February 28, 2021

Power Generation in Bangladesh: Important facts to look at

Bangladesh now has a power generation capacity in excess of 21,000 MW.

January 31, 2021
January 31, 2021

Why is gas exploration stalled in Bangladesh?

Over the last 20 years, Bangladesh consumed about 13 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas.

January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021

Discovery of magnetic iron ore reserve in Dinajpur

He holds a piece of the rock sample and brings it near to a magnet bar. Instantly, the rock sample gets attached to the magnet and hangs on to it when the magnet bar is held up in the air.

December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020

Scaling back coal-based power plants: A step in the right direction

The government’s plan, as reported in the media, to reduce the number of coal-based power plants and thus the amount of power to be generated using coal, brings relief to the concerns of environmentalists, scientists and the general public who have been campaigning against major coal use due to the danger it poses to the environment and human health.

July 21, 2018
July 21, 2018

Solution lies in local gas, not imported LNG

Bangladesh enters a new era of energy use as it starts importing liquified natural gas (LNG) beginning in July in order to solve the prevailing gas crisis.

April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018

Why is solar power development so slow in Bangladesh?

The pace at which renewable energy including solar and wind is being developed worldwide suggests that these will overtake the fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal) as dominant sources in power generation in a shorter time frame than previously forecasted. In mid-1990s renowned energy experts predicted that oil, gas and coal will remain the predominant fuel for power generation until 2030.

December 13, 2017
December 13, 2017

The burden of imported energy

In Bangladesh today there are visible plans of a changed landscape in the energy and power sectors. In fact, the country stands at a crossroads of major transition from an underdeveloped energy sector to a more developed one—from a mainly local gas-based mono-energy status to multiple sources in the energy mix.