Badrul Imam

Bangladesh’s chronicle of shoddy gas exploration

Geoscientists have long been suggesting that significant gas resources still remain underground in the country, and the present gas demands may well be met through extracting our own gas.

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Is there a way out of Bangladesh's energy crisis? Experts tell all.

"It is time for us to ask how much we have been able to recover from the energy crisis."

Can Bangladesh find a way out of the energy crisis?

The energy sector was made LNG-dependent despite repeated warnings about it by experts.

Our own resources can help us get over the energy crisis

All studies done by international and national agencies are in agreement that Bangladesh still has a significant amount of undiscovered gas under the ground.

Why is there a gas crisis in a country that is gas-rich?

The excuse that the present gas crisis and the consequent decline in power generation are solely the results of the Russia-Ukraine war is not entirely justified.

How to avoid buying LNG from the spot market

We have known for a while that dependence on the expensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) would put Bangladesh under major financial stress.

Is sanding in Bibiyana a wake-up call?

The Bibiyana gas field in Bangladesh’s Habiganj district is the highest quantity gas producer in Bangladesh.

How to increase gas supply from local sources

We have been seeing a downward trend in the supply of locally produced gas for a while now; yet there have been little efforts to explore potential gas reserves, even though Bangladesh is known to have a considerable amount of gas reserves still unexplored.

Using stranded gas could cure the price hike syndrome

A declining trend of gas production from the local gas fields against an increasing gas demand has led Bangladesh to partially depend on importing high-priced liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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.

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.

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.

Power Generation in Bangladesh: Important facts to look at

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

Why is gas exploration stalled in Bangladesh?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is Chevron leaving our gas fields in good hands?

In an unexpected manner, Chevron, the world's third largest oil company, has been on the move to quit Bangladesh, where it holds three gas fields ...

Securing our energy future

In a recently held international conference sponsored by Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), Mr. Anders

The earthquake prediction is overly conjectural

Recent media report on the possibility of a giant earthquake in Bangladesh that could put millions at risk and make Dhaka unliveable, as per a research study..

Bangladesh will not run out of gas any time soon

In reality, the expected gas richness has not been visible because of the lack of exploration. Far more exploration needs to be carried out in order to unravel its true gas potential.

How much is too much?

BANGLADESH has been overwhelmingly dependent on her own natural gas for a long time. Imported fuel has been a