A total of 280mmcfd of LNG was delivered from Summit’s LNG terminal at Moheshkhali on Monday evening
Following a hiatus due to the very cyclonic storm Mocha, Petrobangla has started gas supply from a floating LNG terminal in Moheshkhali.
A total of 280mmcfd of LNG was delivered from Summit’s LNG terminal at Moheshkhali on Monday evening.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in response to a question at a press conference on Monday that the ships were sent to the deep sea keeping the pipeline open so that the terminals would not be damaged by the cyclone.
when the water level becomes stable, the supply will begin once the divers connect the pipeline. The prime minister also said that divers with special skills are needed for this.
She said that all the floating terminals in the world are kept like this. The current interruptuion was only due to a natural calamity.
Meanwhile, an official of Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company Limited (RPGCL) said that for now LNG supply has started from one terminal. But Accelerate Energy’s terminal has departed from the deep sea. It will reach Moheshkhali on Tuesday.
LNG supply will start from there only if it is connected with the pipeline, he said.
Earlier, LNG supply was suspended from last Friday to prevent damage to Moheshkhali LNG terminal due to cyclone Mocha.
Due to this, there is a shortage of gas up to 650 million cubic feet across Bangladesh.
To cover up with the huge shortage of gas during the disaster, some power plants are also shut down. It had to deal with the situation by loadshedding across the country.
During the day on Monday, 9,984MW of power was generated in the country against the highest electricity demand of 12,200MW.
Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (Desco) said that the electricity demand in their area was 1,120MW. However, they got a supply of 812MW.
On the other hand, Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) said that their power demand was 1, 714MW. In contrast, they received 1,261MW of power.
Meanwhile, Chittagong residents faced severe gas shortages for three days. Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company expects this shortage will reduce as LNG supply started on Monday.
Expressing regret for the temporary shortage of gas and electricity, the government has ordered to normalize the situation quickly.
About 650mmcfd of LNG is supplied from two LNG terminals in the country. Apart from this, Bangladesh gets another 2,000mmcfd of domestic gas from other sources.
As a result, if the supply of LNG in the country is suspended, at least one-third of the gas shortage occurs every day.