Fuel Storage Terminal with US$92m FDI to Start Operation at Thilawa Port

The first and largest fuel storage terminal in Myanmar, which has involved US$92 million of investment, opened during the first week of May, said officials from Puma Energy Asia Sun (PEAS). The storage terminal will begin operation at Thilawa port in Yangon, and is a joint-venture between Puma Energy and Asia Sun Energy. Puma Energy, […]

Titan Petrochemicals getting into Myanmar

The group said in a press release that its Surplus Full unit would be forming a 49-51 joint venture with a paid up capital of RMB10m ($1.5m) with Yunnan Investment Group to promote a 5m tonne oil refinery project in Myanmar as well as develop other business in the energy, tourism, railway and finance industries. […]

President’s Reserve Fund to Ensure Yangon Power Supply

The President’s Reserve Fund will be used to ensure there is sufficient electricity supply in Yangon in the coming summer, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said. He announced this after a meeting among some Union ministers and entrepreneurs at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) office on April […]

New Myanmar oil pipeline bolsters China’s energy security

The opening of an oil pipeline through Myanmar is a big step forward for China’s energy security, reducing the major importer’s reliance on shipments through waters where the U.S. exerts strong influence. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Htin Kyaw, his counterpart from Myanmar, agreed Monday to activate an oil pipeline stretching roughly 770km from Kyaukpyu, […]

China’s Trans-Myanmar Pipeline to Start Pumping Oil in May

A pipeline pumping crude oil from Myanmar ’s Rakhine coastline into Yunnan Province in China will finally be operational in May after several delays, according to the Thura Swiss market research company based in Yangon. An official from investors Southeast Asia Crude Oil Pipeline (SEAOP) was cited in local and Chinese media reports this week […]

Yangon Blackouts Announced

​​ Yangon will be on power rotation plan until April 2 as supplies from the Yadanar natural gas pipeline will be temporarily stopped, according to Yangon Electricity Supply Board. It said Yangon residents may face temporary blackouts as natural gas turbines would not have a supply. Yangon Region uses about 45 per cent of total […]

Fiscal Year 2017-18: a New Dawn for Economic Policies

​​ The new fiscal year will start on April 1, which also marks the start of new laws and economic policies for Myanmar. The new Myanmar Investment Law, which was recently passed, will come into effect on April 1 and its implementation and enactment will spell changes for the country’s businesses and investors. A developing […]

Affordable Electricity Benefits Industrialists while Rural Dwellers Pay High Prices: Deputy Minister

​​ Business owners have enjoyed profits from affordable electricity while rural residents have to rely on expensive private power supplies, said Dr Htun Naing, deputy minister for electricity and energy, who has called for funding for another generator. He said: “We acquire electricity from private hydropower stations for around Ks68 (US$0.05) per unit and from […]

Government Subsidy of Electricity Bill Hindrance to Development of Sector

​​ Ministers and industry experts say the government’s approach of paying the electricity bill using the union budget is a hindrance to the development of the sector. In 2012, the average export rates per electric unit in Southeast Asian countries can cost up to more than K267 per electric unit: K67 in Brunei, K71 in […]

K30b From Reserved Fund for Yangon’s Power Needs

​​ President U Htin Kyaw has asked the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to approve the allotment of K30 billion from the reserve fund of the 2016 Union budget for the purchase of generators to meet the increasing electricity needs in Yangon Region. The proposal was made in a formal message distributed to the Hluttaw representatives on March […]