New LPG bottling plant opens in Bangladesh

The Orion Group has opened a new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bottling plant in Mongla, Bangladesh

The Tk 200 crore plant will supply 80,000 tonnes of LPG per year.

The country’s demand for LPG, used mainly for cooking, is estimated at 1 million tonnes a year, while public and private companies can supply up to 600,000 tonnes, according to the Daily Star.

With the capacity to fill 1,500 cylinders per hour, the Orion plant has two 1,500-tonne spherical storage tanks. The company imports from the Middle East.

Orion officials said the company emphasises delivering gas in proper quantities and ensuring gas cylinders’ safety.

They said the storage capacity of the plant would soon be increased to 5,000 tonnes. Orion also plans to build a 3,000-tonne storage facility in Chittagong, and build satellite storage facilities of 500 tonnes each in six divisional cities.