System Losses: Challenges with Gas Distribution Companies and Transmission Lines

System Losses: Challenges with Gas Distribution Companies and Transmission Lines

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In contrast, Titus, the country’s largest gas distribution company, has been actively campaigning to curb theft, irregularities and illegal gas usage.

Gas wastage for Titus increased to 725.5 million cubic meters in the last financial year, despite around 250,000 illegal connections (compared to 275,000 last year) and over 600 illegal connections including industrial, CNG and commercial being disconnected. . About 320 million cubic meters a year ago. Titus is responsible for gas supply to the capital Dhaka and its surrounding areas.

M Tamim, Special Assistant to the Chief Advisor to the former caretaker government, highlighted that losses in the system were increasing mainly due to theft.

He suggested that when gas pressure is high, theft may occur at illegal residential connections and when pressure is low, theft may occur only at legitimate connections.

Tamim expressed that if the system loss is 3 per cent then GTCL’s pipelines need to close the transmission line, this may not be accurate. He mentioned Petrobangla’s approach of dividing system losses among the companies as a measure to prevent overall losses.

*This report, which originally appeared in Bengali in the Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Farzana Liaquat.

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