Chevron drops decision to leave Bangladesh

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PV Desk : Chevron will not sell three subsidiaries and leave Bangladesh as planned, the US oil company said on Sunday.

Chevron said in April it would sell to China’s Himalaya Energy Co the wholly owned subsidiaries that operate three gas fields, which together account for 58 percent of Bangladesh’s gas production.

Chevron “will not be proceeding with an agreement to sell the shares of its wholly owned indirect subsidiaries,” Cameron Van Ast, Chevron’s external affairs advisor for Asia and the Pacific, said in a statement sent to Reuters on Sunday.

“Chevron has decided to retain these assets and will continue to work with our partners Petrobangla and the government of Bangladesh to provide reliable and affordable energy to the nation,” the statement said.

Chevron did not give a reason for reversing its decision.