The federal government now intends to get recommendation from world specialists to hold out the nation’s total liquefied pure gasoline (LNG) purchases, terminal growth and different related actions.
State-run Rupantarita Prakritik Gasoline Firm Ltd, a completely owned subsidiary of Petrobangla, has already invited worldwide consulting corporations to submit expressions of curiosity (EoIs) for advising on technical, industrial and monetary points on LNG.
Bangladesh is presently present process a pure gasoline disaster with dwindling pure gasoline reserves of home gasoline fields and attempting to fulfill the rising demand with LNG imports.
State-run Petrobangla has already elevated LNG imports from the unstable spot market, the place the present worth is hovering round US$30 per metric million British thermal models (mmBtu).
Underneath long-term contract, Qatar’s Qatargas has additionally elevated provide of LNG in the course of the present summer season by re-scheduling its earlier cargo supply plan for Bangladesh.
Petrobangla had imposed a 10-day gasoline rationing from April 12 to April 21 in industries for the primary time asking industrial shoppers to not eat pure gasoline 4 hours day by day from 5pm to 9pm to deal with quick provide of pure gasoline.
A six-hour gasoline rationing for CNG filling stations from 5pm to 11pm remains to be in execution.
The nation’s two operational floating, storage, re-gasification models (FSRUs) are working round their most capability, re-gasifying round 800 million cubic toes per day (mmcfd) of LNG to fulfill the mounting home demand of pure gasoline.
The federal government can also be working to construct a 1,000 mmcfd capability land based mostly LNG import terminal and the request for proposals has already been issued to eight beforehand short-listed world corporations to be able to choose the contractor.
To hold out the federal government’s future LNG actions easily, the chosen consultancy agency should perform complete and conclusive consultancy providers for LNG procurement, LNG terminal growth, and future LNG actions.
The agency should observe, examine and suggest on LNG imports, LNG provider scheduling, provide chain administration, LNG terminal growth and different ongoing and future LNG actions in Bangladesh.
The agency will undertake and coordinate preparation and finalization of the annual supply program for cargoes from LNG sources into two FSRU terminals and different future terminals.
It should overview efficiency of the FSRU terminals and overview vitality stability periodically and analyze the LNG market and suggest LNG procurement for long-term and spot market.
The consulting agency should assist Bangladesh in finalizing LNG gross sales and buy agreements, terminal use settlement, implementation settlement, and constitution agreements for carriers.
It should present assist throughout building of the terminal amenities, from signing of ultimate settlement with the terminal developer to commissioning and acceptance of the terminal.
The consulting agency should remark, suggest and advise on challenge price estimates with monetary and financial evaluation submitted by the construct, personal, function and switch (BOOT) developer, and the design, drawing and month-to-month progress report submitted by the BOOT developer.
It’s going to additionally need to suggest the capacity-building process of the Rupantarita Prakritik Gasoline Firm Ltd.
Sources stated the federal government beforehand appointed Japanese consulting agency Tokyo Gasoline Co Ltd to hold out a feasibility examine and ready the request-for-proposal paperwork to assist choose the contractor for constructing the land-based LNG terminal.
Petrobangla additionally chosen Scotland’s Wooden Mackenzie to hold out the job of sweetening Bangladesh’s offshore mannequin manufacturing sharing contract to make it profitable for the worldwide oil corporations to hold out hydrocarbon exploration within the Bay.
This was the primary time that Petrobangla appointed a world guide to overview the mannequin manufacturing sharing contract. Beforehand, Petrobangla would do it by itself by its manpower.