Govt backtracks on household piped gas

Staff Correspondent

29 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The government has backtracked from supply of the piped natural gas for new household usage as it is not cost-effective, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid said on Saturday

He said this at a virtual meeting styled: “Formulation of National Energy Policy” organised by Centre for Energy Studies, BUET.

Speaking as the chief guest Nasrul Hamid said, "Distribution of gas through pipeline will become a challenge for us and it will increase the tariff to a great extent."

Referring to the energy policy in India, he said India is looking forward to adopting gas pipeline to overcome the subsidy challenge in LNG and that is a different case for our country, the state minister said. "To overcome the crisis and avoid pipeline gas distribution challenges we are working on an alternative option to ensure uninterrupted gas supply across the country," he added.

BUET Prof Dr Mohammad Tamim addressed the meeting as the keynote speaker.

The keynote presentation covered all the aspects of the energy policy and key current issues of energy sector.

Among others, former Member of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) Md Mizanur Rahman, Member of BERC Md Maqbul-e-Elahi Chowdhury, former Professor of BUET M Nurul Islam, BUET Prof Dr Ijaz Hossain were also present in the meeting.