HK carrier working to resolve ‘issues’ at Mandalay airport

Budget airline HK Express will review restarting flights to Mandalay after resolving issues that local aviation officials said concerned fuel quality. But the firm that supplies the country’s airports said there are no doubts about the standard of fuel it provides. The Hong Kong carrier began flights to Yangon and Mandalay in the first week […]

Ministry Aims to Wrap Up Fuel Station Tender This Year

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy will try to finalise a scrutiny process of tender proposals from foreign companies for joint venture fuel sale businesses in Myanmar this year. There are only three companies that submitted proposals to the Ministry so far. The companies are from India, Indonesia and Singapore. In the process, if the […]

Hong Kong carrier suspends Mandalay flights due to concerns over fuel quality

Hong Kong budget airline HK Express started flights to Mandalaythis week, but will suspend operations to the new destination in October because of issues with fuel quality at Mandalay airport, Department of Civil Aviation officials told The Myanmar Times. The firm began flights from Yangon to Hong Kong on September 1, and started a two-month run of […]

Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise – Tender for High Speed Diesel, Closing Date 19 May 2016

INVITATION FOR OPEN TENDER (3/2016) [TENDER NO. MPPE/ HSD / T /1 (2016 — 2017)] 1. Open Tender is invited for the Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise, Ministry of Electricity and Energy for the supply of High Speed Diesel (423.000 ± 10% Barrels) 2. Tender Closing Date & Time – 19 – 5 – 2016, 12:00 […]

Pertamina Woos Myanmar Retail Fuel Business

Jakarta. State energy company Pertamina is optimistic to begin selling fuel to retail customers in Myanmar and Cambodia this year, as it seeks to expand business in the Southeast Asia region. Pertamina is bidding to sell oil fuel in Myanmar with Myanmar Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) and expects to receive the bidding result in the next […]

MPPE still plans filling station venture, but no date announced yet

Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) is to enter the petroleum distribution market, though uncertainty still surrounds the timing, officials indicated yesterday. Most state-owned petrol stations, 260 in all, were privatised in 2010 after local companies were allowed to operate the petroleum business. The MPPE still operates the few remaining state-owned stations and serves as the […]

MPPE pledges crackdown on weak petrol stations

Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) will take serious actions against private petrol stations with sub-standard quality, according to its managing director U Thant Zin. Six mobile testing laboratories were imported last year. While they have been put to limited use already, so far petrol stations failing tests have only received warnings, he said. “We are […]

Myanmar firm picks Puma Energy as jet fuel distribution partner

Dec 20 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) has chosen Puma Energy Group from a shortlist of four firms as its partner to distribute jet fuel, as demand rises from new airports and a boom in tourist arrivals. MPPE is the sole distributor of jet fuel in the Southeast Asian country, providing […]

Four Firms Shortlisted for Myanmar Jet Fuel Distribution Venture

Four firms from Thailand and Singapore will go through to a final round of bidding to form a joint venture in Myanmar for distributing jet fuel with state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE), a senior Energy Ministry official said. “Singapore-based Singapore Petroleum and Puma Energy Group Ltd and Thailand-based PTT and Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services […]

Foreign fuel tender to come in October

Foreign firms will be likely be invited to compete to form a joint venture to distribute fuel in October, said Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) director U Myint Zaw. Private fuel importing has been allowed since 2010, but foreign firms have so far been prevented from setting up shop. The successful firm in the joint […]