Additional 100 mcf gas in Ctg by January 2012
Semutang supplies 20mcf, Salda 20mcf by Nov, 2011, Santos 60 mcf by Jan
CHITTAGONG: Chittagong will get an additional 100 million cubic feet (mcf) of gas by January next year (2012). Of this, 20 mcf would be supplied from Semutang gas field and 20 mcf from Salda gas field by November this year while 60 mcf would be supplied from Santos by January 2012.
Petrobangla director (Operations and Mines) Dr Molla Md Mobirul Hossain disclosed this at a view exchange meeting between Chittagong Chamber of Commerce Industry (CCCI) leaders and Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited (KGDCL) officials at CCCI auditorium here in the port city on Thursday.
Referring to the shortfall of gas supply, the Petrobangla director said that it was not possible to meet the total demand of the consumers in Chittagong.
However, Petrobangla has taken various pragmatic steps to resolve the gas and power crises and help industrilisation in Chittagong, he said.
Earlier, CCCI President Murshed Murad Ibrahim while delivering address of welcome expressed concern over the existing gas-power crises and crippling situation of industrial sector in Chittagong. He emphasised more active role of KGDCL and steps to help continue industrialisation in the zone.
He also called for ensuring more gas supply to Chittagong from the national grid and directly from Sangu and Semutang.
KGDCL managing director Engineer Sanowar Hossain in his speech said that KGDCL was always working to serve the interest of Chittagong, for which it was also setting up supply line with Semutang at a greater speed.
CCCI senior vice president Mahbubul Alam at the meeting proposed for exploring gas through digging well at Jaladi under Banshkhali upazila and Budbudchhara under Patiya upazila in Chittagong.
CCCI directors Mazharul Islam Chowdhury, Mahfuzul Haq Shah, Md Oheed Siraj Chowdhury (Swapan), Captain Shafi Chowdhury, Morshed Arif Chowdhury and officials of KGDCL, among others, attended the meeting.