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Bangladesh seeks quick LNG access with Sangu project

Bangladesh is rushing to build a small-scale LNG terminal to relieve shortages, but it could struggle as larger projects are more advanced Bangladesh is rushing to build a small-scale LNG terminal to relieve shortages, but it could struggle as larger projects are more advanced.
By Andrew Walker 12 September 2017 0 27535
Signing ceremony for Bangladesh's FSRU Officials from Bangladesh, Excelerate Energy and the US mark the signing of a contract to supply the Asian country with an FSRU. (Excelerate)

Bangladesh’s state oil company, PetroBangla, is looking to build a small-to-mid-scale LNG terminal in Chittagong to meet the country’s demand for gas, but industry sources say the timeline looks ambitious.

The plan includes making use of infrastructure at the retired Sangu gas field, which could cut costs and limit construction time to around a year. However, delivering small-scale projects is far from straightforward, and bringing the project online in 2018 – according to the schedule put forward by PetroBangla – will not be easy.

“They claim that...