31m ago| Energy

Power Division forms 7-member committee to probe nat’l power grid failure

The Power Division has formed a separate committee to identify the reasons behind Tuesday's national grid failure and submit recommendations to avert the recurrence of such incidents.

1h ago| Energy

Nat’l power grid failure: Such technical fault not unusual, Nasrul Hamid says

Regarding Tuesday’s national grid failure, the State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said, "Such technical fault is not an unusual incident."

16h ago| Energy

Power grid failure: Result of neglect, lessons not learnt

Experts blame poor electricity transmission equipment, the lack of a smart grid, and the ill-equipped National Load Dispatch Centre for Tuesday’s national grid failure that caused power blackouts in half the country.

1d ago| Bangladesh

Patients suffer, hospital authorities worried as nation in the grips of blackout

Patients in several hospitals in Dhaka and Chattogram cities have been suffering as many parts of the country have been experiencing power outage since this afternoon.

1d ago| Energy

Long queues at petrol pump to buy generator fuel

After the national grid line failure this afternoon, people from residential and other complexes rushed to nearby petrol pumps to purchase fuel for powering their generators.

1d ago| Energy

National grid failure: Energy ministry requests everyone to be patient

The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources has urged the people of the country to keep patience “as the power supply will be restored across the country as soon as possible”.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Qatar won't increase LNG supply to Bangladesh before 2025: Petrobangla

Bangladesh is unlikely to get any additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar before 2025 as the gulf country has recently turned down a request in this regard.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Pay unpaid bills or have electricity lines cut off: Power Division tells city corporations

Power Division or any distributing company will not be held liable if an accident happens as a result of city corporations or municipalities unlawfully connecting their networks to electric lines.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Russian oil not refinable here

Russian crude oil cannot be refined in Bangladesh as the country’s lone refinery does not have the equipment to refine it.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Prepaid meters for all electricity consumers by 2025

The government has a target to bring all the electricity consumers of the country under prepaid meters by 2025.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Not possible to refine Russian crude oil at Eastern Refinery: Technical committee

The technical committee of the Eastern Refinery (ERL) has said that it is not possible to refine Russian crude oil at the Eastern Refinery.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

State coffers robbed of Tk 4,697cr by Petrobangla, BPC

The government has been deprived of about Tk 4,697 crore for 19 counts of irregularities by Petrobangla and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation, found an audit.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

Petrobangla recommends administrative action against 12 KGDCL officials, including MD

Petrobangla has recommended administrative action against 12 officials of Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited (KGDCL), including its Managing Director (MD) MA Majed, for their involvement in corruptions in 12 sectors, including irregularities in recruitment, gas connections and promotions in different industrial establishments.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

Cheetah reintroduced to India 70 years after extinction

Seven decades after they went extinct in India, the country today got eight cheetahs who were flown in from Namibia for conservation and promotion of the feline in a national park.

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

Bangladesh seeks to import additional LNG from Qatar: Shahriar Alam

Bangladesh has sought to import additional LNG (liquefied natural gas) from Qatar amid high prices of fuel oil to meet the increasing demand.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Gas exploration, extraction process to continue on priority basis: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today (September 11, 2022) said the process of natural gas exploration and extraction will continue on priority basis.