Gas will struggle against coal in Bangladesh

By Staff reporter 13 February 2017

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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