Petroleum Minister Visit To Bangladesh


Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan is on a three day visit to Bangladesh from 17th to 19th of April, 2016. The visit is to take stock of the ambitious agenda set for the India-Bangladesh Hydrocarbon Sector during the visit of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to Bangladesh in June 2015.

During the meeting with his counterpart, Shri Pradhan discussed issues on the bilateral Hydrocarbon Sector between the two countries. He also discussed modalities for sustainable supply of High Speed Diesel from Siliguri Marketing Terminal of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) to Parbatipur Depot of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC). He also included the setting up of LPG import terminal at Chittagong by IOCL and the Indo-Bangla Friendship Pipeline.

During his visit, an agreement have been signed between IOCL and BPC on broad aspects of cooperation in downstream oil and gas sector opportunities in Bangladesh. IOCL would also be conducting a feasibility study for construction of LPG import terminal and pipeline from Chittagong to Tripura. During visit India has planed to continue supply of high speed diesel to Bangladesh in a sustainable manner referring to supply of 2200 MT.

Today Mr. Pradhan will  travel to Chittagong for a day visit where he is scheduled to witness the award of contract by Eastern Refineries Ltd to Engineers India Ltd for its expansion of its refinery by 3 MMTPA

Extra info:
Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) 
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)
Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC)
Bangladesh Prime Minister –  Sheikh Hasina

So lets discuss some questions related to this post : 
1. Who is the Prime Minister of Bangladesh ?
2. Expand the term NRL, BPC and IOCL ?
3. Who is the Minister of state for Petroleum & Natural Gas ?



Courtesy – PTI News






 

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