CNG filling stations remain closed

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:40, Jun 28,2017 | Updated: 18:09, Jun 28,2017


A busy CNG filling station at Moghbazar remain empty on Wednesday as Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company closed all filling stations due to maintenance of Bibiyana gas field.-- Sourav Lasker


Compressed Natural Gas filling stations under Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company remained closed since midnight Tuesday for the maintenance works at Bibiyana gas field.

The filling stations would remain closed till midnight Wednesday.

People using CNG-run vehicles suffered a lot due to the closure of the filling stations.

The Titas Gas authorities said all CNG filling stations will remain open round the clock starting from June 23 to July 3 except today to make the people’s journey smooth during Eid holidays.

Meanwhile, state minister Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday termed the current problem in gas supply to CNG stations temporary saying that the situation will get normal within a day, reports United News of Bangladesh.

He made the remark as CNG refuelling stations in the city have been shut following the start of maintenance work at Sylhet's Bibiyana gas field, the country's largest gas field.

Nasrul was talking to reporters at his office.

Titas Gas transmission and Distribution Company suddenly asked all the CNG stations to keep their operation suspended for 24 hours from midnight Tuesday to facilitate maintenance works at Bibiyana, causing trouble to many in refuelling their cars.

Many public transports also faced the similar problem as they could not refuel their vehicles.

Nasrul said the CNG stations will remain off for 24 hours until zero hour Thursday. ‘So, this is for a very short period of time.’

About the trouble being experienced by the CNG-run motor vehicles in refuelling, the junior minister said it was scheduled much earlier to keep the CNG station closed and a notice was also served to the stations concerned apart from informing the public through media.

He advised those using CNG in their vehicles to use liquid fuel like petrol, octane or diesel.

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