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Bangladesh discovers huge natural gas hydrate deposits in Bay of Bengal


  • Bangladesh has discovered huge potential natural gas hydrate deposits of 0.11 to 0.73 trillion cubic feet (TCF) in its exclusive economic zone area. 
  • It is equivalent to 17-103 TCF of natural gas reserves. 
  • This finding was shared by the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr A K Abdul Momen in Dhaka.
  • The study undertaken over the last three years was conducted by the Petrobangla, Bapex, local experts and the National Oceanography centre in Southampton, UK.