Chevron Corporation, the US oil and gas giant has started producing natural gas from two new onshore wells in the Bangladeshi Jalalabad gas field with an output of around 90,000mcf/day, and plans to open a third well in Q1 of 2016, Platts reported.

The three wells will raise Jalalabad’s gas field’s production capacity to 350,000mcf/d, and Bangladesh’s overall natural gas output will increase to 2.80bcf/d.

Chevron operates three onshore gas fields, Bibiyana, Jalalabad, and Moulavi Bazar in the northeastern part of Bangladesh, and its gas production amounts to 57 % of the country’s total supply, according to data issued by the national oil company Petrobangla.

According to Reuters, Chevron has expressed a long-term commitment to lessen the country’s dependence on energy imports.