Titas Gas yesterday decided to supply natural gas to Jamuna Fertilizer in Jamalpur's Tarakandi, which was facing uncertainty in keeping its urea production running due to gas crisis.
Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd had earlier on November 9 served a notice to Jamuna Fertilizer Company Ltd (JFCL), asking it to stop production immediately due to gas crisis. As per directive of Petrobangla, it revised its decision and told JFCL on Sunday night that they could continue production as usual, said Mahbuba Sultana, general manager (technical), also acting managing director of JFCL.
The decision was made considering the demand for fertilizer in 20 districts, including 16 northern ones, Mahbuba said.
The factory fixed its production target at 3.80 lakh tonnes of urea in the current fiscal year, but it achieved production of 1.69 lakh tonnes till November 13 as it was getting gas at 120 PSI to 130 PSI pressure.
“If the factory is deprived of the desired pressure of gas (370 PSI), it will not be able to achieve its production target for the fiscal year,” she said, adding that it is now suffering due to low gas pressure.