Minister calls for extensive use of CNG for green energy, economy in future

Myanmar needs to engage in CNG (compressed natural gas) business in Nay Pyi Taw and other regions in addition to Yangon to seek the way to green energy and green economy in the future, said Union Minister for Electricity and Energy Win Khaing. He said the use of CNG in the transport sector would contribute […]

Yangon govt seeks CNG price reduction

The Yangon Region government has asked the Union government to reduce CNG prices by 50 percent, as Yangon Bus Service (YBS) revenues fall on declining passenger numbers. “The Yangon Region government are passing on a request first made by the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) to reduce the price of CNG. It is very hard […]

Approval given for €50 million loan for waste-to-energy project in Yangon

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) has approved the acceptance of a €50 million loan from Poland to be used for a waste-to-energy project in Yangon. The approval of the loan was granted during the sitting of the assembly on January 31, with 534 votes for and 12 against. The project will be implemented […]

Investors to be invited to boost LPG, CNG businesses

Investors will be invited to boost gas exploration as well as LPG and CNG businesses, said Union Minister Win Khaing for Electricity and Energy. He said investment in such businesses would help improve Myanmar’s electricity sector. “To improve the electricity sector, we will invite investors to cooperate with us in exploring gas and developing LPG […]

Scan raises capital for Myanmar operation

SET-listed Scan Inter Plc (SCN), a natural gas trader and operator of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, has increased its registered capital by 97.63 million baht via a private placement (PP) to beef up its solar power plant operation in Myanmar. The registered capital comes at an offering price of 4.50 baht per share. Scan’s […]

No easy break for Yangon’s bus system

A litany of woes besets Yangon’s buses, say owners and observers, and the situation is likely to get worse. Falling income, rising costs, staff shortages, police crackdowns, restrictions on fuel access, an ageing fleet and all-day congestion are conspiring to make bus travel in Myanmar’s largest city even worse. Bus owners who want to sell […]

CNG refuelling station to open on Yangon’s outskirts

Vehicles forbidden to enter Yangon will now be able to refuel on the outskirts, the energy ministry has decided. In a May 22 statement, the ministry announced plans to open a filling station about 35 kilometres (21 miles) north of the city at Htaukkyant for vehicles fuelled by natural gas. More than 1 million cubic […]

Thousands of buses sit idle as drivers flee traffic jams

Life on the buses is getting too hard, bus owners are warning. Drivers are leaving in droves, exhausted by the increasing congestion and aggression they experience, losing money because of reduced opportunities to pick up passengers, and aware of greener pastures elsewhere. All of this means more misery for the commuting public. Normally, drivers would […]

Enough gas directed to local market – for now

The government does not intend to increase the amount of natural gas allocated to the domestic market this year from the current supply of 300 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) despite increasing demand, according to an official of the Ministry of Energy. “The domestic supply cannot be increased this year. It will be the […]