Bangladesh economy has been growing at an average rate of 6% in recent years and power shortages have been often cited as one of the main critical constraints for realizing the full growth potential of Bangladesh. Bangladesh has been experiencing power shortages as a result of the inadequate generation capacity; in 2009 the dependable power generation capacity was 3,800 MW whereas the peak demand was 5,500 MW. This has resulted in a peak deficit of 1,700 MW. About 54% of the power is generated using natural gas and extensive power cuts experienced in 2010 lead to use of more gas in the power sector. Consequently, gas supply was restricted to other important sectors such as fertilizer manufacturing, commercial establishments and households. Part of the problem is commitment made to supply gas to many sectors without adequate investments in the upstream gas field developments to augment gas supply.
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