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Negotiations still underway over Kanbauk LNG project

Negotiations between Total E&P, Siemens Myanmar and the government are still ongoing for the 1,230MW liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fired power plant project in Kanbauk, Tanintharyi Region. Although reports surfaced recently that Total and Siemens proposed scaling back the US$2.1 billion project that was given the go-ahead by the government in January 2018, both sides were […]

Natural gas from Offshore A-6 plot to be produced in 4 years

Natural gas from Offshore A-6 block will be produced in 4 years time while other offshore blocks will be opened for international tender with the government current adjusting profit sharing rates, according to Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Thaung Tun. “We have found natural gas in offshore 6. But, it is a […]

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 […]

Thaketa gas plant commences supplying power in Yangon

More than 40,000 households will now receive electricity following the scheduled completion and opening of a combined-cycle gas power plant in Thaketa township, Yangon Region, over the weekend. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was signed in January 2016. The 106 megawatt plant was built and will be operated under a 30-year joint venture between the […]

Myanmar targets LNG imports to fuel nation’s power surge

YANGON — Myanmar will begin importing liquefied natural gas as soon as 2020 to feed the country’s growing power demand, aiming to allay concerns among businesses about electricity shortages even as domestic gas output begins to drop. The government gave the go-ahead at the end of January for three power projects that will run on […]

Total targets final decisions on Myanmar, Ivory Coast LNG projects this year

SINGAPORE, Feb 28 (Reuters) – France’s Total expects to take a final investment decision (FID) on liquefied natural gas (LNG) import projects in Myanmar and Ivory Coast this year as part of the oil major’s expansion into emerging markets, an executive said on Wednesday. Jean-Pierre Mateille, vice president of trading at Total Gas & Power […]

Total to develop LNG project, continue offshore production work in Myanmar

Myanmar is planning to double the supply of electricity in the country over the next two years with power generated by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to meet an expected domestic shortfall. Last month, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy issued a “Notice to Proceed” to investors in four gas projects, which will collectively add 3,000 […]

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 […]

Myanmar moves forward

The government of Myanmar is about to take dramatic steps to spur economic development and improve government efficiency. Several significant cabinet changes are in the pipeline, detailed economic strategies are being finalised and a shake-up in the bureaucracy is already under way. These planned changes in ministerial personnel are aimed at strengthening the government’s leadership […]

Thailand’s PTT poised to gain from Myanmar deal

THAI and Myanmar officials will sign a memorandum of agreement at a meeting of Asean energy ministers next month that will take energy giant PTT a step closer towards a major gas project across the border. The singing of the agreement will pave the way for PTT to conduct a study on a Bt20 billion […]