Chittagong-Dhaka Oil Pipeline

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Chittagong-Dhaka Oil Pipeline is a proposed crude oil pipeline in Bangladesh.[1]

Location

The pipeline will run from Chittagong City in Chittagong District, Bangladesh, to Narayanganj in Dhaka District, Bangladesh.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC)
  • Parent Company: Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation
  • Current Capacity:
  • Proposed Capacity: 60,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 147 miles / 237 km
  • Cost: US$304 million[2]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2022

Background

In 2015, the Bangladeshi government announced it would construct a 250-km fuel oil pipeline between Chittagong and Dhaka by 2017, aiming to reduce transport cost and stop pilferage of fuel.[3] Up until that time, the country depended on coastal tankers, railway wagons, and tank-lorries to carry both crude and refined oils to end-users after import from global suppliers into Chittagong (Chattogram) depots, as it had no major oil-carrying pipeline. As a result, fuel oil was being stolen at different points along the railway and waterway routes during its supply from Chittagong port and Eastern Refinery Limited to different areas across the country.[4] The state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) was chosen to implement the project.

In September 2017, the BPC announced that the proposed 25-billion-taka pipeline would be built by the Bangladesh Army.[1]

The proposed pipeline will connect BPC's Chattogram tank terminal to Godnail tank terminal in Narayanganj.[4]

Project delays

While the project was initially estimated to be completed by 2017, commissioning still has not occurred as of December 2019.[5] As of January 2019, the project is still planned for implementation.[4] In March 2020 BPC announced that due to design changes the pipeline would not be completed until June 2022.[6]

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