CNG filling stations to be closed 6pm to 10pm every day from Sep 19
The government has decided to keep CNG filling stations closed from 6pm to 10pm every day, the peak hour of electricity supply, for power rationing.
The decision will be applicable from September 19, Mir Mohammad Aslam Uddin, public relation officer of power, energy and mineral resources ministry told The Daily Star tonight.
"The decision has been taken to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to power plants," he said.
Earlier, the ministry announced to apply the decision from September 15, but just in a while they changed the decision and called for a meeting with the concerned authorities.
After that, Petrobangla organised a meeting with Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners Association and others in this regard.
Farhan Noor, secretary general of Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners Association told The Daily Star that they urged to reduce the closing time from six hours to three hours.
"We got the lowest gas with the highest price. It would not be a wise decision to keep filling stations closed. But they requested us and we agreed to keep the CNG filling stations closed for three hours," he said.
The decision came after a virtual meeting about producing low, middle and long-term plans on demand and supply in gas-based power plants on July 19.