As per an announcement made by India’s Petroleum Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, India will continue to supply high speed diesel to Bangladesh. The announcement was made in Dhaka on April 17, 2016 during Mr. Pradhan’s three day visit to Bangladesh. India supplies 2200 MT high speed diesel from Siliguri marketing terminal of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) to Parbatipur depot of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC). During this visit he met Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Ms. Sheikh Hasina and shared the details about Indian hydrocarbon infrastructure project proposals in Bangladesh. The most important of these proposed projects is setting up of LPG import terminal at Chittagong by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
India supplies 2200 MT high speed diesel from Siliguri marketing terminal of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) to Parbatipur, depot of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation ( BPC)
IOC and BPC are going to sign a memorandum or understanding on broad aspects of cooperation in downstream oil and gas sector opportunities in Bangladesh. During his talks with Ms. Hasina, Mr. Pradhan also discussed the prospects of the “Indo-Bangla Friendship Pipeline”. He also met Bangladeshi Power Minister Mr. Nasrul Hamid and Ms. Hasina’s adviser on energy, power and mineral resources Mr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury to discuss various important matters. Later on April 19, 2016 he also visited Chittagong to witness award of contract by Eastern Refineries Ltd. to Engineers India Limited (EIL) as project management and consultant for its three MMTPA refinery expansion project