Company during FY 2016-2017 has transported gas by its 1560.43-km pipeline of 20-inch, 24-inch, 30-inch & 36-inch diameter of 960-1050 psig operating pressure for the franchise areas of Titas, Bakhrabad, Karnafully, Jalalabad, Parchimanchal and Sundarban gas distribution companies with 14,735.56, 2,506.20, 2,410.86, 1,259.61, 847.76 and 71.19 million cubic meters respectively totaling to 21,831.18 million cubic meter, which is 0.44% higher than the previous year. On the other hand, transported 327.32 million liters condensate, which is 54.12% higher than the previous year, during this year through the 6-inch 175-km North-South Condensate Pipeline from Jalalabad and Bibiyana gas fields.
Two Compressor stations have been built in Ashuganj and Elenga having capacities of 1,500 mmscfd and 500 mmscfd respectively for managing the line pack of the transmission pipelines and to reduce low gas pressure of the national gas grid. These two compressor stations, important components of the national gas transmission grid, are being used to maintain the gas supply at required pressure & flow to all off-transmission withdrawal points.
The Ashuganj Compressor Stations has three units of 750 mmscfd capacity each to operate two unites of 1500 mmscfd (2×750) capacity while the other unit as standby. Each unit of Ashuganj Compressor Station has been designed for gas suction pressure of 680 psig with gas discharge pressure 1,000 psig. On the other hand, the Elenga Compressor Station has three units of 250 mmscfd capacity each to operate two units of 500 mmscfd (2×250) while the other unit as standby. Each unit of Elenga Compressor Station has been designed for gas suction pressure of 650 psig with gas discharge pressure 1,000 psig. On commissioning of Ashuganj Compressor Stations, it has been possible to supply up to additional 150-200 mmscfd gas to the grid and to solve the low gas pressure situations throughout the country particularly in Chittagong, the Commercial City of the country.
Gas demand in power generation and industrial unites including fertilizer production are increasing gradually. On the other hand, the gas reserves in the country’s own fields are being gradually depleting. In the backdrop of ever-increasing gas demand, the government has decided to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). In the meantime, the government has signed agreements with an American company, Excelerate Energy for construction/installation of a floating LNG terminal at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar. For transporting 500 mmscfd gas to the transmission grid from the under constructed floating LNG terminal at Moheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar, the Company has by now completed the construction of the main pipeline of Moheshkhali-Anwara project. Subject import of LNG, 500 mmscfd would be possible to transport from March 2018. Besides this, agreements have been signed with a private company for construction/installation of a floating LNG terminal at Moheshkhali. On the other hand, it has been planned to install more floating/land-based terminals at Moheshkhali and near Payra Port in Patuakhali. As a result of these, the Company has, in the meantime, started all preparatory works for construction of pipeline parallel to the Moheshkhali-Anowara pipeline including creation of transmission networks in the southern areas of the country.
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT
Annual Performance Agreement, the targets like: monitoring of the implementation of Annual Performance Agreement of FY 2016-2017, submission of half-yearly evaluation report on the achievements of the Annual Performance Agreement for FY 2016-2017, arrangements of training of officials & staffs on different subjects including Government Performance Management System, implementation of National Integrity Strategy, updating the information window, implementation of innovative program in service type works, implementation of Grievance Redress System, improvement of activities for meeting the audit objections. The Company has earned score of 95.19 in all activities for fulfillment of required strategic objectives under the Annual Performance Agreement signed with Petrobangla for FY 2016-2017.
NATIONAL INTEGRITY STRATEGY
To establish good-governance with the believe to build “Golden Bangla”, National Integrity Strategy has been formulated. All works for drawing national integrity strategy and its implementation are being carried out by a constituted Integrity Committee as per instructions of administrative Ministry and Petrobangla. For implementation of National Integrity Strategy in the Company for FY 2016-2017, the Integrity Committee formulated the time-bound “National Integrity Strategy Work-program and Framework”. As per instruction of Petrobangla, the Committee submits their minutes of the monthly meeting and three months’ progress report to Petrobangla. The implementation of the work-program is satisfactory for the year.
Under supervision of the Cabinet Division and assistance of the Access to Information (a2i) program of the Prime Minister’s Office for creating Digital Bangladesh, the Company’s e-file management has been activated on 27-03-2017. To increase the dynamism and transparency in the Company’s official works, Division/Departments/ Committees now completes its all action by e-filing the dispatch management, file management, attendance reporting, nomination for training, submission of training reports, meeting notices.
All tender notices and important information are being published in the Company’s website regularly. Company is included within the e-government procurement portals (E-GP) of Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of the Planning Ministry for ensuring wide participations & establishing equal rights of all Tenderers, and maintaining procurement skill, transparency & accountability. As per decision of the Cabinet Division and Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, all tender of the Company related to procurement of goods and services are completed through E-GP and first tender was invited on 14-10-2015 through E-GP by Civil Engineering Department of Design & Development Division of the Company and as part of the National Integrity Strategy, all Division/Departments complete the procurements of goods & services through E-GP.
Innovation Team has been constituted in the Company to bring efficiency and to formulate easy way to process & study for providing better citizen services. After formation, the Innovation Team holds monthly and annual meetings at different time in each year. The Company has arranged for officials local and foreign training on innovations. Idea-Box has been placed at open place of the head office building. Innovative ideas as received are examined and all important ideas are applied or implemented in the Company