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BCIM offers pathway for broader China-India energy cooperation

China’s natural gas supply can’t meet its soaring demand, especially since the government wants to use more of the fuel to cut pollution. There’s a similar situation in India, which has 17 percent of the global population but only 1 percent of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves. India is also a rapid-growth economy, […]

Rakhine receives funds from energy projects for education and infrastructure

Rakhine State has received over Ks760 million from the Shwe gas project and over US$0.8 million from the Southeast Asian oil and natural gas project for its education and basic infrastructure sectors, according to a report of a committee on implementing recommendations on Rakhine State. The report said the investment committee had been formed on […]

Enough gas directed to local market – for now

The government does not intend to increase the amount of natural gas allocated to the domestic market this year from the current supply of 300 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) despite increasing demand, according to an official of the Ministry of Energy. “The domestic supply cannot be increased this year. It will be the […]

Survey commences on railway to China

Ground surveys are underway to prepare for the construction of a railway linking Kyaukphyu township in Rakhine State with China, through the border town of Muse in Shan State, a report by the Ministry of Rail Transport on Monday said. The report notes that religious and historical buildings are located on the 950 kilometre (590 […]