B’desh finds new gas field

Associated Press

Dhaka, January 19:

A state-owned company in Bangladesh has found natural gas in a new field in the country’s southeast with the reserve estimated at 200 billion cubic feet, an official said today. The reserve at Srikail in Comilla district was struck yesterday by Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (BAPEX), after more than a year of prospecting, said its managing director MA Baset.

“We are expecting a daily output of 30 million cubic feet of gas in the field for at least 20 years” — 900,000 cubic metres — Baset told reporters in announcing the discovery 88 km southeast of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.