6,900 km gas pipelines to connect Bangladesh, Myanmar, India

GARTALA: The government has ambitious plan to lay 6,900 km of gas pipelines linking Bangladesh, Myanmar, most north-eastern states, and West Bengal, ONGC Executive director S.C. Soni said here. “As part of Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-eastern region, 6,900 km pipelines would be laid connecting Sitwe (Myanmar), Chittagong (Bangladesh), most north-eastern states, Siliguri and Durgapur,” […]

Import of natural gas and hydropower form Myanmar to India

One of the worst decisions of the BNP-led government in 2004 was the rejection of the Indian proposal to lay a gas pipeline from Myanmar to India through Bangladesh. This could enable us to share part of the gas and significantly reduce our dependence on the import of costly oil (and perhaps LNG) to meet […]

Bangladesh proposes energy swap with Myanmar

The government is exploring the option to import gas from Myanmar and export electricity to that country under an energy-swap proposal already on the toss. Officials said the Government of Myanmar, in principle, has agreed to a proposal put forward by a high-powered Bangladesh delegation to this effect. Prime Minister’s Energy Advisor Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury […]