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Myanmar’s fuel market: from fanfare to standstill

IN JULY 2017, Frontier reported on the longstanding frustration among drivers in Myanmar at the poor quality of fuel sold at local stations. Just a few months earlier, the Myanmar Investment Commission had abolished a requirement that foreign investors in the sector partner with the Ministry of Energy and Electricity. The larger local players were […]

Protests and demonstrations a key concern for extractive companies

Protests and demonstrations pose a serious security threat to the oil and gas industry as well as mining sector in Myanmar, a recent poll among industry players showed. Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) organised workshops aiming to raise awareness of the relevance of Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) for Myanmar’s […]

Dutch businesses keen for deals in Myanmar

A DOZEN Dutch companies took part in the Netherlands’ first trade mission to Myanmar last week, reflecting keen interest to expand business ties. Dutch ambassador Wouter Jurgens said the mission, from June 7-9, was part of efforts to build on these relations. Jurgens said the Dutch companies discussed opportunities with Myanmar business people in a […]

Energy dilemma

Myanmar needs oil and gas revenue to spur its economy and new discoveries to feed its growing energy appetite, but low oil prices could bring cutbacks in exploration. Myanmar is bracing for a rougher ride after a few years of giddy economic expansion as foreign direct investment slows amid falling oil prices and global uncertainty. […]

Shell begins review of BG Myanmar assets

Royal Dutch Shell has embarked on a detailed review of BG Group’s assets in Myanmar after the international oil giant completed a US$53 billion acquisition of its British rival on February 15. The two companies have been in discussions about the sale since 2014, but their Myanmar assets have not yet been combined, officials said. […]

Pertamina Woos Myanmar Retail Fuel Business

Jakarta. State energy company Pertamina is optimistic to begin selling fuel to retail customers in Myanmar and Cambodia this year, as it seeks to expand business in the Southeast Asia region. Pertamina is bidding to sell oil fuel in Myanmar with Myanmar Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) and expects to receive the bidding result in the next […]

Myanmar aims high for gas discoveries in the future

THE RECENT discovery of gas in Block A-6 is just the first of numerous discoveries in Myanmar, which remains an attractive frontier for international oil and gas companies despite a plunge in petroleum prices, energy officials say. Than Minn, director for planning of Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), said the country had very great […]

Shell to Start Oil Exploration This Month

The government had earlier invited tenders from international companies for onshore and offshore exploration of oil and gas and Shell won the rights for AD9 and AD11 offshore sites in Rakhine and the MD5 site in Tanintharyi. Shell will partner with Japan-based Mitsui Oil Exploration Co Ltd. The Japanese group will also own 10 percent […]

Shell Seals Dawei LNG Development, Supply Deal

Dutch Energy giant Shell has signed an agreement with Italian-Thai Development Pcl (ITD) and Thailand-based energy firm LNG Plus International Co Ltd (LNGP) to cooperate on the development of a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving and regasification terminal in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ). Under the agreement, Shell will provide technical expertise on […]

ConocoPhillips and Statoil sign deal for deepwater block

Norway’s Statoil and US-based ConocoPhillips will invest more than US$300 million in the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas in Myanmar, according to an official from the Ministry of Energy (MOE). The two international oil companies signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for deepwater block AD-10, located off Myanmar’s Rakhine coast, on April […]