India to energise Bangladesh ties, continue HSD supplies
India is planning to continue supply of high speed diesel in a “sustainable manner”, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. “India is planning to continue supply of HSD in a sustainable manner,” said Pradhan, who is on a three-day visit here, referring to supply of 2200 mt high speed diesel from Siliguri marketing terminal of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) to Parbatipur depot of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC).
“The India-Bangladesh bilateral relationship has become pragmatic and mature over the last few years,” Pradhan said. He said the ongoing collaboration between companies from both countries in the hydrocarbon sector ranging from trade in petroleum products, exploration work and consultancy services. Pradhan called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and shared the details of Indian hydrocarbon infrastructure project proposals in Bangladesh and sought favourable consideration for creating win-win situation for both sides. The three day visit is to take stock of the ambitious agenda set for the India-Bangladesh Hydrocarbon Sector during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh in June 2015.
Pradhan met Adviser on Energy, Power and Mineral Resources to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury and Minister of State for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh Nasrul Hamid.
On Tuesday Oil Minister Pradhan will travel to Chittagong for a day visit where he is scheduled to witness the award of contract by Eastern Refineries Ltd to Engineers India Ltd for its expansion of its refinery by 3 mmtpa.