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Bangladesh seeking to diversify gas supply

The country's regas capacity will remain limited until around 2024, meaning it is looking to domestic production and pipeline imports to help meet rising demand The country's regas capacity will remain limited until around 2024, meaning it is looking to domestic production and pipeline imports to help meet rising demand.
By Andrew Walker 31 January 2019 0 33891
A rig off the Bangladeshi coast. (Seadrill)

The key issue: Bangladesh is seeking to limit its reliance on imported LNG over the medium-to-long term by encouraging interest in upstream development and receiving pipeline gas from India.

Interfax analysis: The government of Bangladesh is committed to importing LNG, but current plans will limit its regasification capacity to 7.5 mtpa until around 2024. Although the government is looking at alternatives for boosting its gas supplies, including encouraging exploration and supporting pipeline projects from India, these could struggle to meet Bangladesh’s growing demand.

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