Private Sector Encouraged to Help Strengthen Power Generation

​​ Officials from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy have said that there are long-term and short-term projects planned in order to meet growing electricity demand in the country. Myanmar’s demand for electricity has increased annually, but power supply has been insufficient. 6.5 million out of 10 million households have no access to electricity, and […]

Yangon new bus system gets moving

The residents of Myanmar’s main commercial city are slowly adjusting to the new transport system, introduced nearly a month ago by the region’s chief minister. “It was chaos to begin with, but now we’re getting used to it,” office worker Mi Mi Chan told Asia Focus as she waited to catch her bus to work […]

‘Romantic North’ reserves vital to domestic energy supply

Oil consumption in Myanmar is likely to double by 2025, meaning that new discoveries are essential to meet energy demand for the future without relying too heavily on imports. But some fear the dream of finding large proven reserves may not be realised. The likelihood of finding commercially viable reserves in recently awarded onshore and […]

Myanmar considers LNG to meet growing energy demand

Energy demand in Myanmar is rising fast. The country is abundantly rich in natural energy resources, but the investment of capital and technology will not be able to unlock these resources in time to fulfill the growing need for power. In the meantime, the Ministry of Energy is considering its options for imported fuel to […]

Thailand’s PTT eyes third LNG terminal in Myanmar

BANGKOK – PTT PCL, Thailand’s biggest energy company, is looking to build a third liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Myanmar to help secure energy supply in the Southeast Asian country, a senior executive said on Wednesday. LNG, gas chilled to liquid form so it shrinks and is easier to transport, is an important source […]

PTT plans distribution hub for LNG in Myanmar

PTT is conducting a feasibility study into the construction an LNG (liquefied natural gas) distribution/receiving terminal with an annual capacity of 5 million tonnes in Myanmar, in order to facilitate onshore LNG transportation to Thailand. The facility would be built not far from the Dawei industrial-estate zone at a location where the distribution pipelines for […]