Gas reserves decreasing, only 32% remaining
Dhaka, Dec 4: The extractable gas reserves are gradually decreasing in the country. In addition to the gas fields owned by domestic companies, the reserves of the multinational corporation Chevron are also gradually decreasing. As a result, there is concern and apprehension about the future of the country's gas sector.
According to the recent report published by the hydrocarbon unit of the government's energy and mineral resources department, the amount of recoverable gas in the country is 29.9265 trillion cubic feet (TCF). Of this, 20.3534 TCF has been extracted till last June, which is 68 percent of the total reserves. At that time, the remaining gas reserves in the country were 9.5731 TCF or 32 percent.
Among the domestic companies, the most gas has been extracted from the gas fields of Bangladesh Gas Field Company Limited. 12.2520 TCF of gas was stored in six gas fields under this company. Of this, 9.2502 TCF or 75.50 percent has been extracted. A little over three tcf of gas remains.
The extractable gas reserves in the country are 29.9265 trillion cubic feet (tcf). Of this, 20.3534 TCF has been extracted till last June, which is 68 percent of the reserves. At that time, the remaining gas reserves in the country were 9.5731 TCF or 32 percent.
On the other hand, five gas fields under Sylhet Gas Fields Company had reserves of 7.33 TCF. Of this, only one-tenth 8559 TCF or 26.39 percent has been extracted. Five decimal 1771 TCF of gas remains.
According to the information of Hydrocarbon Unit, Rashidpur, Titas and Kailastila have the highest gas reserves in the country at present. In these three cases, the amount of gas reserves is 2.4315 TCF, 2.2567 TCF and 2.0839 TCF respectively. Among these, Titus is under Bangladesh Gas Fields and Rashidpur and Kailastila are under Sylhet Gas Fields.