Bangladesh orders factories to stop using gas for 4 hours a day

The suspension order will be effective for 15 days from Tuesday, national oil company Petrobangla said in a notice on Monday.

Industrial customers will have to switch off gas connections during this period and the distributors will monitor the suspension.

To ensure supply to the power plants during Ramadan, the government had earlier ordered the CNG stations to remain closed from 5 pm to 11 pm every day until Eid-ul-Fitr.