Limited gas supply on first day of Ramadan

Consumers in different areas have been experiencing shortages or low pressure in gas supply following a technical fault in the supply process of Bibiyana Gas Field in Sylhet.

According to a Chevron statement, the operator of the Bibiyana gas field, two process trains in the Bibiyana Gas Plant are down due to maintenance since 1.15 am today which has resulted in lower production of gas from the field.

“Our field operations team is working to bring the trains back online. At this moment we are unable to inform you about the time required to resume full production from the field,” said Chevron Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, the power, energy and mineral resources ministry in a press release said different areas of the country may experience low pressure in gas supply due to maintenance works at the Bibiyana gas field.

“Experienced engineers are working to fix the problem. It is expected that the situation will become normal within the shortest possible time”, said the release of the ministry signed by its public relations officer.

The ministry regrets the temporary inconveniences of the consumers, it added.

Official sources said that senior officials of the Petrobangla rushed to the Bibiyana gas process area to supervise the repair works of the gas field.

They, however, failed to give any indication as to when the problem might be solved.

Consumers in different areas in the city and elsewhere alleged that they have been experiencing a shortage in supply.

“We could not use our gas oven for cooking as there is no gas in the pipeline,” said a consumer in the city’s Bashundhara area.

Similar allegations were received from consumers in Mogbazar, Malibagh, Mirpur and some other areas in the city.

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