Gas shortage in Bangladesh reduces textile productionProduction in more than 1,000 textile mills in the country has plummeted by 50-65 per cent over the past month due to a severe shortage of gas supply, according to the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association. Leaders of the textile sector claimed that production at mills situated in Narayanganj, Gazipur, Narsingdi, Savar, Ashulia, Maona, and various other places of the country had become almost impossible due to the gas crisis. They claimed that these mills had been experiencing gas pressures averaging 0-2 pounds a square inch for the past month, leading to damage to many advanced machinery units.