Staff Correspondent: An acute gas crisis gripped the capital Dhaka causing sufferings to city dwellers on Sunday (April 03), the very first day of Ramadan.
It was learned that acute gas crisis hit different areas including Green Road, Crescent Road, Central Road, Bhuter Goli, Kathalbagan, Farmgate, Basabo, Mirpur, Hatirpool, Mugda, Banasree and Khilgaon.
The Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limiteds ays it may take a few more days to overcome the ongoing gas crisis. According to relevant sources, the gas supply problem will not be resolved at least before April 10.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources said that there is low gas pressure in some areas for emergency maintenance at Bibiyana gas field. For this, power generation in some gas-run power plants is being disrupted. As a result, gas supply as well as power supply may be temporarily disrupted in some areas of the capital. Engineers are doing maintenance and repair works. The company hopes that the situation will return to normal soon.
Meanwhile, State Minister Nasrul Hamid wrote on his Facebook page that consumers in several areas are facing gas crisis due to urgent maintenance of Bibiyana gas field. I sincerely apologize for this unwanted suffering. Hopefully the situation will return to normal as soon as possible.
Gas extraction from six wells in Bibiyana, one of the country’s largest gas fields, has stopped. This has created a crisis in the supply of 450 million cubic feet of gas that affected the capital Dhaka. After the crisis at least until April 10 to return to normal. About 450 million cubic feet of gas crisis erupted overnight when sand began to come during gas extraction from Bibiayna’s six wells last Saturday night. Which has an impact on the gas supply system in several areas of the capital.
A senior Petrobangla official, who denied to disclose his name, said production was halted when sand began to come while extracting gas from Bibiayna’s well. So, a crisis hits the gas supply. In residential areas, which normally require a supply of 2,300 million cubic feet of gas, there is now supply of 1,900 million cubic feet only. The gas shortage will continue until the well is repaired. On April 8, an LNG cargo will arrive there. We can hope that the situation will return to normal by April 10.
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