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PTTEP to invest US$ 3.3 billion in Thailand, Myanmar in 2019

Thai national oil company PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) is expecting to spend a total of US$3.3 billion in 2019 to continue its activities in at the Zawtika gas field in theGulf of Moattama, Myanmar. Around 55 percent will be channeled towards investments required for more regular production and storage expansion, with long term development […]

Over the last year, Myanmar’s energy sector stumbles in right direction

Home to one of the world’s oldest oil and gas industries, oil exploration in Myanmar began in the early Bagan era. During the reign of King Anawrahta in the Bagan Era, evidence shows that the Buddha’s Three Teachings were coated with oil to prevent damage. With the nationalisation of the oil industry in 1963, the […]

Myanmar’s toxic legacy of large dams

The country’s first strategic environmental review provides a chance to demand more from investors and dam builders, but is still being seen as too little, and leading to fierce resistance by marginalised communities. In September spectacular drone footage revealed the beauty of the waterfalls, rapids, ancient temples and islets of the Nam Pang River, a […]