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An introduction to Bangladesh's energy sector


An introduction to Bangladesh's energy sector

In Bangladesh, Sabuj Younus is a well-known journalist and author. While a student at Dhaka University in late 90s of the last century, he began his journalism career. He has worked as a journalist for several renowned newspapers for about three decades, covering Bangladesh's electricity, gas, and oil industries.
He has written hundreds of special and general reports on the oil, gas, and power industries for The Daily Banglar Bani, The Daily Muktakantha, The Daily Jugantor, and The Daily Samakal over a long period of time. His writings have a unique impact on the growth of Bangladesh's energy industry. In appreciation of his unique contribution to Bangladesh's energy sector, the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh named him the Best Reporter in 2012.
Sabuj Younus is Associate Editor and Online In-charge of the well-known Bengali national newspaper The Daily Samakal. He writes on a variety of significant subjects in addition to journalism.
Sabuj Younus wrote a fundamental work titled Oil, Gas, and Power in Bangladesh. Based on his experience, noteworthy writer Sabuj Younus wrote and edited the book to pique readers' interest in Bangladesh's oil, gas, and power industries. It can be argued that he has clear and profound expertise in these subjects given that he has about 30 years of experience covering oil, gas, and power in Bangladesh.
It is impossible to fathom modern living without electricity, gas, and oil. In other words, without the energy sector, the way of life as we know it is pointless. The book was written by journalist Sabuj Younus at his own request to give journalists, students, professors, researchers, and general readers a brief introduction of this significant energy sector. There is no doubt that readers of all ages will gain a comprehensive understanding of Bangladesh's oil, gas, power, coal, etc. by reading the book.
The history and current state of Bangladesh's natural resources, including power, gas, oil, and coal, have been adequately explained in this book. Journalist Sabuj Younus has made an effort to use terminology that is as basic as possible to offer reliable data regarding the energy sector from various government and non-government sources. It is hoped that readers who are interested in the book won't have any difficulty understanding the energy industry.
This book can be described as an introduction to the oil, gas, power, and coal industries. The reader would be able to quickly learn the brief history of various areas in Bangladesh by studying the book.
The most of the time during the 1990s, there was no electricity in the nation. The amount of electricity generated was between 2,000 and 3,000 megawatts. Day and night, load shedding was common picture of life. Many people struggled to create an accurate report because they lacked a strong understanding of the industry. The senior government authorities eventually became aware of the issue. On the initiative of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, the training session for the young journalists covering this beat began in this case.
Then they had a deeper understanding of this industry. The reader also learned a variety of technical phrases related to these topics. The energy and power industries have grown in popularity as a journalistic beat over time. This topic is covered in reports in a variety of media every day. The importance of the energy sector then gradually increased, and reporters' respect for it has only grown.
In 1994, Sabuj Younus began writing about energy, minerals, and electricity. There was no good book on this topic at the time. Through contacts with government officials, gatherings, seminars, and workshops, he began familiarising himself with the industry. Later, he attended many trainings in this area both domestically and overseas. Then he understood how important it is to write a book on this industry that the average person can understand.
Sabuj Younus is not a geology or science student. He graduated from Dhaka University with honors and a master's degree in Bengali literature. Based on his experience as a journalist, he wrote the book.
The book uses extremely lovely, lively, and cheerful language to explain the history of electricity use in Bangladesh and how every house in Bangladesh is lit by electricity. Both the public and commercial energy sectors are covered in the book.
The book provides information on Bangladesh's thermal power plants, natural gas, renewable energy sources, solar energy, hydropower, and wind power.
The book also includes crucial data on the utilization of nuclear energy globally, nuclear energy in Bangladesh, and the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
In Bangladesh, solar energy usage is growing daily. In light of this, the book analyzes solar power plants, the most recent development in Bangladesh's use of solar energy. The state of wind energy in the nation as a whole is also extensively described in the book.
The daily conversation in Bangladesh revolves around natural gas, including Petrobangla, gas fields, Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex), Bapex gas fields, LNG, and LPG, among other things. All of these elements are covered in the book in lucid language.
Without a doubt, reading the book will provide readers with a thorough understanding of Bangladesh's history of coal mining, the use of its coal resources, and the current condition of its coal mines.
A list of the nations that Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) purchases oil from is included in the book. The book includes discussions of businesses under BPC such as Eastern Refinery Limited, Padma Oil Company Limited, Jamuna Oil Company Limited, Meghna Petroleum Limited, LP Gas Limited, and East Lubricant Bleeding Limited.
Besides Oil, Gas, and Power in Bangladesh, Sabuj Younus has written three other works. March and December of 1971, Kobitay Bhalobhasay Bangabandhu, and Desher Pakhi (Birds of Bangladesh) are widely cited.

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