Gas will struggle against coal in Bangladesh

Gas will lose out to coal in Bangladesh’s power sector, local media has reported.
By Staff reporter 13 February 2017 0 23964

Gas will lose out to coal in Bangladesh’s power sector, according to Scroll India. Nasrul Hamid, Bangladesh’s minister for power, energy and minerals, outlined a future electricity mix where coal’s share would soar from 2% to 50% by 2022, with 23 GW of new capacity planned.

Gas provides 54% of Bangladesh’s electricity, but this is set to decline as domestic production falls. A 1.20 GW plant in Matarbari is under construction with assistance from Japan, while a 1.32 GW plant is under construction at...

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