Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 1 Gas Pipeline

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Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 1 Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Bangladesh.

Location

The Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 1 Gas pipeline runs from Ashuganj, Bangladesh, to Bakhrabad, Bangladesh.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gas Transmission Company Limited
  • Parent Company: Petrobangla
  • Current Capacity: 425 million cubic feet per day
  • Proposed Capacity: 200 million cubic feet per day[1]
  • Length: 36.4 mi / 58.5 km
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1997

Background

The Ashuganj-Bakhrabad 1 Gas pipeline is operated by Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL), a subsidiary of Petrobangla.[2] 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[3]

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