Issue Date: Apr 15, 2009
Going powerless: Bangladesh is facing an acute shortage of natural gas supply that has crippled its power sector. The Power Development Board currently faces a shortfall of 165 million cubic feet per day (mcfd). At present it requires 850 mcfd of gas to generate around 4,000 megawatt (MW) of electricity but receives only 685 mcfd. With the arrival of summer, the situation has deteriorated in urban areas, including the capital city, Dhaka. To meet the increasing power demand, the board has announced regular power cuts every alternate hour.
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