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17 September, 2019 09:55:15 AM

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1.4m tonnes refined petroleum to be imported for 6 months

UNB, Dhaka
1.4m tonnes refined petroleum to be imported for 6 months

The government will import 1.4 million metric tonnes of refined petroleum for a six-month period (July-Dec) of the current year from seven state-owned companies of six countries through negotiations.

The fuel-supplying companies are PTLCL of Malaysia, PTTT of Thailand, BSP Zapin of Indonesia, Enoc of United Arab Emirates (UAE), KPC of Kuwait and two companies from China — Petrochina and Unipec.     

According to official sources, state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has already completed the negotiations with the suppliers and the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase (CCPP) also gave its nod to the procurement proposal on August 21 placed by the Energy and Mineral Resources Division.

They said a similar quantity of petroleum products will be imported from international companies through an open tender process.

The annual demand for petroleum in the country is about 6.5 million metric tonnes of which about 5.6 million is imported refined fuel, the sources said.

They mentioned that the BPC follows such a policy as part of the government’s strategy to import half of petroleum products from state-owned companies through negotiations and remaining half from international market through open tender process to ensure a smooth supply of petroleum in the country. Official sources said the planned import of 1.4 million mts of petroleum will cost approximately $819.306 million (equivalent to Tk 6923.11 crore).  

Of this, $784.857 million (Tk 6632.03 crore) will be spent as value of the products while $34.449 million (Tk 291.08 crore) for premium which covers transportation and other charges.

Of the proposed import, official documents show, the diesel (gas oil) is 1.120 million mts (about 8.355 million barrel), jet A-1 is 145,000 mts (1.160 million barrel), petrol (mogas) 30,000 mts (258,000 barrel) and furnace oil 140,000 mts.   

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