Muchai Compressor Station to up pressure in North-South Gas Pipeline
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Apr 30, 2012 08:16 pm
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Apr 30 (UNB) – The Muchai Compressor Station, installed in Bahubal Upazila of Habiganj, will increase the pressure in North-South Gas Pipeline and facilitate smooth transmission in the national grid.
Chevron officials said it will increase the capacity of the North-South Gas Pipeline by more than 50 mmcfd.
Chevron, a US-based oil and gas company, has set up the compressor station under a deal with the state-owned Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL) to overcome the low pressure problem in the gas transmission lines.
The project was implemented at a cost of US $ 52.4 million.
According to Chevron, the compressor station will increase pipeline pressure at Muchai from about 770 PSIG to around 1120 PSIG as it has three Solar Mars 100 turbine compressors with 15,000 horsepower capacity each.
The construction of Muchai Compressor Station started in March, 2010. After completion of installation work, it went into operation this month.
Official sources said the Muchai is the first of the three compressors stations Petrobangla has planned to install to substantially increase gas supply to other parts of the country by boosting the capacity of the national grid.
The other two compression stations will be installed in Ashuganj and Elenga.
Officials said once installed the three compressor stations will increase gas production in the country as presently Petrobangla cannot not utilise its full gas production capacity at different gas fields due to the constraints in the gas pipeline network and also for the lack of adequate pressure in the pipelines.