The Qatar government has shown a positive attitude towards supplying an additional 1-2 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually under the existing contract, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid.
This matter was discussed in a meeting between Nasrul Hamid and Qatar's Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida al-Kaabi in Doha on Tuesday. Energy ministry’s Deputy Chief Information Officer Mir Mohammad Aslam Uddin made the disclosure in a press release.
Nasrul Hamid is visiting Qatar with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Apart from the meeting with Qatar's state minister of energy, Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Qatar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi on the sidelines of the ‘’Qatar Economic Forum-2023’’ meeting.
During the meeting, the two state ministers discussed in detail various issues related to mutual interest, especially on increasing mutual cooperation in the energy sector of both nations.
Bangladesh has been buying LNG from Qatar since 2018 under a 15-year long-term contract, which was signed by 2017. Petrobangla sources say per MMBTU Qatar LNG price is now at $11.
Bangladesh recently made offers to sign another long-term LNG supply agreement with Qatar due to the ongoing energy shortage. Nasrul Hamid had earlier told reporters in Dhaka that the issue may be discussed during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to Qatar.