Prospects of huge gas reserves in deep sea

Bangladesh has discovered the prospects of a big deep-sea gas reserve after the resolution of its maritime boundary dispute with Myanmar and India. A 2D seismic survey along the Myanmar border has revealed that Bangladesh could have a minimum of five prospective structures in the Bay of Bengal in Block D-12. The operator of the […]

India plans to set up LNG terminal in Myanmar

New Delhi: India is planning to set up a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Myanmar as it looks to expand energy diplomacy in its neighbourhood, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday. The terminal to import super-cooled natural gas will be in addition to the similar facilities planned by Indian firms in Bangladesh […]

Oil and gas responsible for half of Myanmar’s debt

While being the highest generator of revenue for the country, the oil and gas industry is also responsible for accepting half of the loans taken by the country, said Daw Moe Moe Tun, civil society representative of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) during the release of its report on Myanmar. “The contribution of revenue […]

Infrastructure, safety standards needed for LPG industry to take off

The government is now more than half way through its term and time is running out for it to make good on its promise to double Myanmar’s supply of electricity within the next two years. But the government is not without backup plans to help it achieve its goals, one of which is replacing the […]

Myanmar’s electricity goals depend on ODA

With 5.5 percent annual growth of gross domestic product, Myanmar was one of the fastest growing countries in ASEAN during 2011-2015. The growth of Myanmar’s economy is heavily influenced by the government’s focus on promoting special economic zones among investors.Subject to the implementation of this focus, infrastructure development in energy is vitally important to make […]

After winter gas crunch, China pumps for underground storage

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) – On one of the many mountains in southwest China’s sprawling region of Chongqing, a dozen wells in an exhausted gas field are this week starting to take in fresh fuel piped in from Central Asia’s Turkmenistan, thousands of miles away. For the next six months, state energy giant PetroChina, operator of […]

Myanmar Emerging as Key Component in China’s Belt Road Initiative

A recent public speaking trip through Asia discussing the ongoing developments within the China Belt Road Initiative (BRI) exposed a number interesting themes, one of which is the increasing influence Myanmar is having on China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Most discussion within the maritime, oil & gas and rail sectors focused on the growing improvements […]

Can LNG fill Myanmar’s power gap?

As such, the government has identified electricity as its top priority. Under the Myanmar National Electrification Plan (NEP), it aims to achieve 100 percent electrification by 2030. This will involve achieving a total of 24,000 MW of electricity generating capacity, which, in turn, requires vast infrastructure investments in power sector. That’s because the 24,000 MW […]

Numaligarh Refinery becomes Myanmar’s sixth fuel retailer

Assam-based Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), in joint venture with Parami Energy Group, has entered the fuel retailing business in Myanmar. NRL, a subsidiary of BPCL, becomes the sixth fuel retailer in Myanmar, which includes Shell, Total and a clutch of companies from Vietnam and Thailand. Two road tankers, carrying approximately 4,000 gallons of fuel each, will […]

Offshore Opportunities Emerge in Wake of Gas Discoveries

Promising opportunities are emerging for Myanmar’s oil and gas service providers. Leonard Oh, executive chair of Myanmar Offshore Supply Base, discusses his company’s plan. Last week, gas was discovered at Block A-6, off the coast of Southern Rakhine, at water depths of up to 4,570 meters. It was the deepest gas well ever drilled in […]