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 […]

India -Myanmar -Thailand highway: Project likely starts next month

Mumbai — To strengthen connectivity with Southeast Asia, the government is likely to kickstart work on highway from Meghalaya to Myanmar, as part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral pact, from next month. To strengthen connectivity with Southeast Asia, the government is likely to kickstart work on highway from Meghalaya to Myanmar, as part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand […]

Posco Daewoo assigned for deep sea gas exploration in Bay of Bengal

State-owned Petrobangla on Tuesday entered into the final deal with Posco Daewoo International Corporation to award it the deep sea (DS) gas block -12 in the Bay of Bengal for hydrocarbon exploration. Under the deal, the South Korean oil major will invest between $60-120 million in the next five years for conducting 2D and 3D […]

Myanmar to solicit bids for its 1st LNG terminal

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list An international tender to build Myanmar’s first liquefied natural gas terminal will start as early as April, presenting a business opportunity for Asian trading and energy companies, according to a government source. Along with a floating LNG terminal with an annual capacity of 3 million to 4 million […]

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 […]

Myanmar’s FDI rush recedes

Myanmar’s economy looked like it was enjoying a brisk tailwind after progress in democratization led the U.S. to lift its sanctions last year, but the boost appears to be waning. The government that took office in March 2016, with pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi as its de facto leader, has so far proposed few […]

Jereh Group wins China-Myanmar gas storage contract

Jereh Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a gas storage project in Guizhou province, China, it said September 21. The scope includes a natural gas liquefaction plant with the production capacity of 10.59mn ft³/d and a supporting storage tank of 5,000 m³. The project will back up supplies through the […]

Woodside to Drill At Least Four Wells Off Myanmar in 2017

Australian energy company Woodside said it is planning to boost its drilling campaign offshore Myanmar with the potential commercial viability of recent gas finds in the area. Earlier this year, Woodside discovered 32 metres of net gas pay in the Myanmar Block A-6 Shwe Yee Htun-1 exploration well and 62 metres net gas pay in […]