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Bangladesh CNG stations to remain closed for six hours everyday  

CNG Stations in Bangladesh Closed for 6 hrs Everyday


Dhaka: In compliance with the government order, all the CNG (compressed natural gas) refueling stations across Bangladesh remained closed on Monday (Aug 16) from 3pm to 9pm. It will continue to remain closed for six hours everyday until further notice in an attempt to increase gas supply to the power stations. The government on August 12 announced that all the CNG refueling stations would have to be closed 6 hours a day from 3pm to 9pm to facilitate increased gas supply to household consumers and power stations.

Against the backdrop of the government’s decision, the owners of the CNG stations Monday held a meeting with the Titas Gas Company authority to discuss the overall situation and also convey their reaction over the government order.

At the meeting at Titas Gas head office, the owners of CNG stations informed the Titas Gas officials that they had accepted the government order and would comply with it for a temporary period only for the month of holy Ramadan considering the public conveniences.

In response to such stance by the owners, Titas Gas managing director Md. Abdul Aziz Khan told them that “the present decision is only for the month of Ramadan”.He also assured them of conveying their opinion to the government’s policymakers.After the meeting, the Titas Gas managing director said that the 6-hour pump closure system was introduced considering the public convenience during the month of Ramadan.

Hossain Mansur Ahmed, chairman of the state-run gas agency Petrobangla, told newsmen that the decision would increase gas supply to the power stations and to ensure sufficient gas supply to residences. Gas supply to the Karnaphuli Fertiliser Company Ltd. (KAFCO) has also recently been halted for the same reason, he said. Courtesy:Energy Bangla

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