Consumers in Chittagong are likely to get the imported liquefied natural gas by Thursday or Friday as the floating storage and re-gasification unit has started processing of the gas release to the national gas network.
‘We have started re-gasification process two days back and hopeful of successfully complete it within next two or three days’, a top official of the Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company Limited, said on Tuesday.
He mentioned that now it will depend on the state-owned Gas Transmission Company Limited to receive the imported gas and supply it to the network.
He also informed that the GTCL has been checking its system to receive the gas through the newly built Moheshkhali-Anwara gas pipeline and also the metering and regulating station in Anwara to release the gas for the Chittagong’s consumers.
As per decision of the authorities concern, initially some 100 million cubic feet gas per day will be supplied in the supply network for the Chittagong city and adjoining areas.
The maiden consignment of imported LNG reached the country on April 24 through the FSRU-based ship. But due to some leakages and technical clutch, the RPGCL could not supply the imported gas to the network in over the last three months.
Recently, the leakages were repaired and technical problems were solved and FSRU is getting ready for supplying the gas to the network.
The state-owned RPGCL imported the LNG from Qatar and moved for re-gasifying it through the FSRU, set up in Moheshkhali by the US-based Excelerate Energy.
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