Master plan for new gas sector has been ready

Aiming at producing 12,000 million feet per day (mmcfd) gas by 2041, the government has finalised the draft of a new master-plan for the country’s gas sector.
The plan is drafted especially by keeping in mind 7% annual economic growth after 2020.
The other issues considered in the master plan are slower development and modest penetration of coal in the power sector, and fall of gas penetration in power generation from 70% to 40%.
The issues were brought to light as Power Cell under power, energy and mineral resources ministry placed the final draft presentation at a hotel in Dhaka on Monday.
According to the presentation, the government is considering importing gas from Myanma, and exploring the onshore and offshore gas extraction opportunities to help implement the master plan.
The ever-growing demand of gas will also be met through imported liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), the draft says, adding, the ministry will hold a final meeting to declare the master plan within a month.
“We think the master plan would be implemented timely, incorporating rational opinions,” said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid while addressing the programme, as chief guest, where the presentation was made

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