Gas extraction from a new Shahbazpur East-1 well in the Shahbazpur gas field began experimentally on Wednesday, UNB reports.
The extraction of the gas began with the ignition of the fire by DST-1 in the village of Mulaipattan Borhanuddin upazila in the morning.
Among the leading officials of Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (BAPEX), including its CEO, Md Nowshad Islam, were present.
The gas extraction will continue for the next 3-4 days.
In the midst of the growing energy crisis, BAPEX has discovered the new gas reserve of about 700 Bcf in the new well, bringing the total gas supply in the region to about one trillion cubic feet.