Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 1 Gas Pipeline
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Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 1 Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Bangladesh.
The Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 1 Gas pipeline runs from Ashuganj, Bangladesh, to Bakhrabad, Bangladesh.
- Operator: Gas Transmission Company Limited
- Parent Company: Petrobangla
- Current Capacity: 425 million cubic feet per day
- Proposed Capacity: 200 million cubic feet per day
- Length: 36.4 mi / 58.5 km
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1997
The Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 1 Gas pipeline is operated by Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL), a subsidiary of Petrobangla. It was constructed to transport gas from the northern fields of Rashidpur, Habiganj, and Kailashtilla to the gas-deficient southeastern region. It links Bangladesh's North-South pipeline with the Bakhrabad-Chittagong gas transmission system.
The pipeline is routed through a poorly drained lowland which is subject to annual flooding. To prevent it from floating during the monsoon season, a concrete weight coating was applied to the entire length of the pipeline during construction.
In 2010, it was announced that a second phase of the pipeline—Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 2 Gas Pipeline—would be built parallel to the Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 1 Gas pipeline to supply additional gas to the Dhaka & Chittagong areas.
Articles and resources
- Staff Appraisal Report: Bangladesh Gas Infrastructure Development Project The World Bank, Apr. 7, 1995.
- Existing Pipelines GTCL, accessed July 2018.
- Gas Transmission Capacity Expansion Ashuganj to Bakhrabad Project GTCL, accessed December 2019.