Petrobangla, which is otherwise known as the Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation, is a state-owned company which is involved in oil and gas exploration, production, and distribution as well as coal, granite and limestone mining. 
Barapukuria coal mine
Petrobangla’s coal mining subsidiary is Barapukuria Coal Mining Co. Ltd (BCMCL), which operates an underground coal mine at Barapuluria in the Dinajpur District. "The coal mine had a production capacity of 1 Mt/yr of coal. Coal extraction was by long-wall mining. The coal was delivered to a thermal powerplant. Development work of the next long-wall coal face was underway, and production was expected to begin in 2007," the USGS reports.
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- Chin S. Kuo, The Mineral Industry of Bangladesh: 2007, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, December 2008.
- Petrobangla: Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation, Annual Report 2997, Petrobangla, December 2008.