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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 […]

MIC provides permits for two more international oil companies

The Myanmar Investment Commission has given permits to two more international companies planning to conduct offshore exploration and production. The UK’s BG Exploration and Production and Australia’s Woodside Myanmar received the right to conduct exploration and production in shallow water blocks A-4 and A-7, and deepwater blocks AD-2 and AD-5. The two firms are partnering […]