Utilities

How Knowledge Ridge Delivered Expert Insights in Gas Utilities in Bangladesh for a Global Think-Tank

<ul><li style="text-align: justify;"><strong><u>Client Need:</u></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">A global think tank and systems integrator based in Japan approached Knowledge Ridge for expert insights and first-hand perspectives into Gas Utility/Oil &amp; Gas Storage and transportation in Bangladesh. This included understanding the LPG market in rural and urban segments, demand-supply trends (production, consumption, imports, and exports) over the last 5 years, LPG demand trend by sector, specific customers, and usage needs/key buying factors, and demand by region in Bangladesh. Furthermore, it was also essential to touch upon current bottling infrastructure, the number of plants &amp; locations for major (up to top 5 players) and their distribution network, and LPG price structure &amp; profit margin trends. The client also required insights into the key LPG players in Bangladesh and their market share by sector, the details of the LPG Value Chain, Government energy policy, FDI restrictions in LPG, and licensing and restrictions for foreign companies&nbsp;</p><ul style="text-align: justify;"><li><strong><u>Knowledge Ridge Solution:</u></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">Knowledge Ridge researchers selected relevant experts from Gas Utility/Oil &amp; Gas Storage and Transportation in Bangladesh. They were phone interviewed to understand their direct involvement and were shortlisted based on their expertise and experience in providing a deep dive into operations, production, and commercial strategy for the key LPG companies. Relevant experts who could provide insights on the LPG market in rural and urban segments demand-supply trends (production, consumption, imports, and exports) over the last 5 years, LPG demand trend by sector, specific customers and usage needs/key buying factors, demand by region were also selected for this project. This included Marketing Managers, Deputy Heads, COOs, and Distribution Heads from gas utility companies. Subsequently, experts were identified and shortlisted, and their biography was drafted as per Knowledge Ridge&rsquo;s phone interviewing process. The final list of experts was sent to the client for their selection.</p><ul style="text-align: justify;"><li><strong><u>Knowledge Ridge Impact:</u></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">Knowledge Ridge identified 18 experts from Gas Utility/Oil &amp; Gas Storage and Transportation companies in Bangladesh. The client selected 14 experts and conducted hourly phone consultations with each of them. This resulted in the client gaining first-hand perspectives and actionable insights into gas utility, storage, and transportation in Bangladesh. Some of the selected experts shared their insights on the LPG market in rural and urban segments, demand-supply trends (production, consumption, imports, and exports) over the last 5 years, LPG demand trend by sector, specific customers, and usage needs/key buying factors, and demand by region in Bangladesh. Other selected experts provided the client with perspectives on current bottling infrastructure, the number of plants &amp; locations for major (up to top 5 players) and their distribution network, and LPG price structure &amp; profit margin trends. insights into the key LPG players in Bangladesh and their market share by sector, the details of the LPG Value Chain, Government energy policy, FDI restrictions in LPG, and licensing and restrictions for foreign companies were also touched upon by the experts selected.&nbsp;</p>