Bangladesh natural gas exports to India: LNG alternative with narrow window

Click here to enlarge imageThis article is part of a special report, India's LNG Prospects, that begins on p. 62.With all the attention focused on India's forthcoming LNG boom, it is worth noting that there is a less-costly alternative right next door: pipeline imports of natural gas from Bangladesh.However, the window for that alternative is very narrow and closing rapidly.At its current rate of production, Bangladesh has enough natural gas reserves to meet its consumption needs for the next 38 years. Under our high-case natural gas consumption scenario, Bangladesh would still have a minimum of 137.1 billion cu m (bcm) of reserves in 2010, excluding exports. We estimate that Ba...

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