Excessive reliance on gas as one single primary energy source is problematic. Bangladesh, gas exploration and production have not kept pace with demand growth. From the supply side, gas is finite resource that will be depleted gradually. The complexity, advanced technology, long lead time from exploration to production, and large capital investment constrain the exploitation of gas resources. Importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) can be one of the options that help alleviate the gas reserve constraint. However, the high cost of gas infrastructure construction, e.g. LNG receiving terminals and pipelines, is one of the major market entry barriers. From the demand side, lack of systematic gas allocation among sectors and inadequate gas pricing has caused inefficient use of gas. In 2010, about 55% of gas resources were allocated to power sector, 16% to industry, 12% to fertilizer production, and 11% to households.
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