According to the remedial plan, in the first phase the Titas field's well number 10 will be shut down and Bangladeshi exploration company Bapex will conduct a "work over" of the rig. This shutdown will reduce gas production by 15 million cubic feet a day. Currently, Titas produces 400 million cubic feet from 15 wells. If results are not satisfactory, then the gas company will work over wells number 8 and 9. It will not involve foreign experts as recommended by a government panel.
According to a release from the presidential secretariat, the move is aimed at bringing down prices during the Sinhala and Tamil new year festive season in April.
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