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China’s CNPC breaks into Myanmar fuel retailing with Singapore brand

SINGAPORE/YANGON (Reuters) – China National Petroleum Corp is planning to open dozens of petrol stations in Myanmar, the first major foreign investor to enter the fast-growing Southeast Asian fuel market, as the state giant expands its retail oil business, company officials said. The investment, which could eventually reach tens of millions of dollars, follows a […]

Local fuel price hikes continue

Local fuel prices have increased by over 21 percent in over four months as dollar and global oil prices increase again, according to local petrol stations. On Wednesday in the local market, maximum prices fixed by Myanmar Fuel Oil Importers and Distributers Association were K1,095 for one liter of diesel (K4,978 per gallon), K1,105 for […]

Yangon government plans to buy, store fuel in attempt to control prices

As domestic fuel prices are expected to rise faster than global prices, the government will hedge against price volatility by buying and storing petrol onshore as demand rises during the coming fiscal year, said Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. Fuel, gasoline and diesel are vital for facilitating the flow of trade in Myanmar. […]

Firms asked to bid for aviation contracts

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Minister for Planning and Finance Kyaw Win says the government will give the green-light to entrepreneurs for the distribution of aviation fuel at airports, including Yangon International Airport. He said: “Aviation fuel is distributed at Yangon International Airport under a joint venture with Puma. Other firms can run […]

Foreign investors keen to open petrol stations

YANGON- Foreign investors are very keen to open petrol and fuel filling stations in Myanmar. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) says companies have asked if they are allowed to open domestic fuel stations. “Currently, no one has submitted a suggestion about the fuel market,” MIC secretary Aung Naing Oo said. However, foreign investors had asked […]

About 600 private fuel stations seeking permits

Permits to open about 600 private fuel stations in Yangon are being sought, which could alleviate the paucity of petrol stations in the region. There are currently 2,065 fuel stations across the country. but only about 150 fuel stations in Yangon because the land and real property values in Yangon are excessively high, entrepreneurs said. […]

Ministry of Electric Power and Energy to open petrol stations

The Ministry of Electric Power and Energy is planning to cooperate with a foreign company to sell and distribute petrol and diesel fuel to government ministries and will open petrol filling stations to compete with the private sector, said Thant Zin, director general of the Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise. The joint-venture process will be finalised […]

Foreign fuel tender to come in October

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Foreign firms will be likely be invited to compete to form a joint venture to distribute fuel in October, said Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) director U Myint Zaw. Private fuel importing has been allowed since 2010, but foreign firms have so far been prevented from setting up […]