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Bangladesh - April 3, 2022

Consumers experiencing shortage in gas supply

Staff Correspondent: Consumers in different areas have been experiencing shortage or low pressure in gas supply following a technical fault in supply process of the gas from Bibiyana field in Sylhet.
According to a Chevron statement, the operator of the Bibiyana gas field, two process trains in Bibiyana Gas Plant are down due to maintenance since 1.15 am yesterdaywhich has resulted in lower production of gas from the field.
“Our field operations team is working to bring the trains back online. At this moment we are unable to inform about the time required to resume full production from the field,” said Chevron Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in a press release said that different areas of the country may experience low pressure in gas supply due to maintenance works at the Bibiyana gas field.
“Experienced engineers are working to fix the problem. It is expected that the situation will become normal within shortest possible time”, said the release of the ministry signed by its public relation officer.

The ministry regrets for the temporary inconveniences of the consumers, it added.

Official sources said that senior officials of the Petrobangla rushed to the Bibiyana gas process area to supervise the repair works of the gas field.

They, however, failed to give any indication as to when the problem might be solved.

Consumers at different areas in the city and elsewhere alleged that they have been experiencing shortage in supply.

“We could not use our gas oven for cooking as there is no gas in pipeline,” said a consumer in the city’s Bashundhara area.

Similar allegation was received from consumers in Mogbazar, Malibagh, Mirpur and some other areas in the city.

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