Jalalabad was the first privately operated onshore gas field to be brought onstream in Bangladesh in 1999 and is located in the northeastern part of the country. By 2006 Chevron had increased the capacity of the field in response to growing gas demand. Between 2009 and 2011 production was reduced to accommodate Chevron's Bibiyana field output due to pipeline constraints. In 2014 Chevron decided to start the Jalalabad Enhancement Project to increase output from the field. Gas from the Jalalabad field is transported from the processing plant through a 14 inch 15 kilometre pipeline to the Kailastila field where it enters the the national grid.