Young Investment and Aust company get drilling permits

Two companies have received permits to drill for oil in areas in the centre and north of the country, the Ministry of Energy has said. Young Investment Group and Pacific Hunt Energy, an Australian firm, have won permission from Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and the government to drill on over 10 million acres […]

Gun disease’ afflicts Myanmar’s gold miners

MANDALAY, Myanmar — In the gold mines of Sinktu and Thabait Kyin, in the Mandalay division of Myanmar, gold mining is famous. More than 30 gold mines are active here, but the scene doesn’t look much like wealth. Half-naked men with rusty pneumatic drills and homemade dynamite are lowered 500 feet on fraying ropes into […]