Government Subsidy of Electricity Bill Hindrance to Development of Sector

​​ Ministers and industry experts say the government’s approach of paying the electricity bill using the union budget is a hindrance to the development of the sector. In 2012, the average export rates per electric unit in Southeast Asian countries can cost up to more than K267 per electric unit: K67 in Brunei, K71 in […]

Government Currently Subsidising Electricity Bill

​​ Ministers and industry experts say the government’s approach of paying the electricity bill using the union budget is a hindrance to the development of the sector. In 2012, the average export rates per electric unit in Southeast Asian countries can cost up to more than K267 per electric unit: K67 in Brunei, K71 in […]

Permitted investments, local and foreign, on the increase

They were commenting on the announcement by the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) that Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) had permitted 204 local and overseas investments in the first six months of the current financial year. MIC handed out 27 permits in September alone. The 204 permits granted so far this year represent a […]

Biggest slice yet for onshore local partners

The two latest production sharing contracts for onshore oil and gas includes the biggest share yet for the local partner. Myanmar company Young Investment Group will have a 25 percent stake in onshore blocks C-1 and H, with state-owned Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise and Young’s Canadian partners Pacific Hunt Energy Corporation controlling the rest. […]

Local oil and gas firms form new association

Local energy companies seeking a bigger share in the exploration and production of the country’s oil and gas resources have formed MOGSS, the Myanmar Oil and Gas Services Society, the group announced at a press conference last week. The formation of the group comes at a time when international energy giants are poised to enter […]

Oil block announcements on the way

After three months of waiting, the winners in the offshore oil and gas bidding competition are finally set to be announced next month, the Ministry of Energy said. U Htay Aung, the ministry’s chief staff officer, told The Myanmar Times on February 19 that the choice would be announced before the fiscal year ends on […]