The Bibiyana gas field is scheduled to produce more 70 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfd) by Thursday morning, helping to alleviate the capital’s ongoing gas crisis. The Bibiyana gas field is now producing 1100 mmcfd of gas, despite its capacity of 1200 mmcfd. The ministry also stated that steps are being done to alleviate the problem, noting that an LNG shipment with a capacity of 2950 MMCFD is expected to arrive at the Chattogram port on Thursday morning. The ministry had previously stated that production at the Bibiyana gas field will be restored by Tuesday evening. However, it is now taking longer. On Sunday, the country’s gas production dropped by roughly 450 MMCFD (million cubic feet per day) due to a technical failure in the Bibiyana gas field.
The supply situation started improving from Monday afternoon as production resumed at one of the two affected process trains at the gas field. Officials said the gas field process system noticed that sand was coming out from two production wells which forced the authorities concerned to halt the production of the wells.