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Bapex discovers 700bn cubic feet of new gas reserve in Bhola

Amid the growing energy crisis, Bapex has discovered a new gas reserve of around 700 billion cubic feet near Shahbazpur in Bhola, raising the overall gas reserve of the area to around one trillion cubic feet.

"There’s good news for the country as Bapex has found initially estimated some 700 billion cubic feet of gas reserve in Bhola. If the new gas reserve is added to the previous ones, the total gas reserve of that area will reach around one trillion cubic feet," said Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam.

The Cabinet Secretary said this while briefing reporters at Bangladesh Secretariat on Monday after the Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister`s Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, according to a report of UNB.

He said the news on the new gas reserve was revealed at the cabinet meeting.

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