The gas intended to help plug Myanmar’s electricity shortfall this summer has started operating after almost a two-month delay, according to its developer. VPower Groups’s 23-megawatt gas plant in Kyun Chaung of Magwe Region began commercial operations on June 3 after a power purchase agreement was signed between the firm and the Ministry of Electricity..
India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has confirmed that ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of Indian national oil company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd will invest more than US$121 million to produce more gas off the coast of Rakhine State. The investment, which was approved by the Indians on June 24, will go..
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) is making plans to build new oil refineries in Myanmar to meet domestic oil demand and boost energy security in the country, said U Tin Maung Oo, Permanent Secretary of the MOEE. The new refinery projects will be implemented with the private sector under Public Private Partnership schemes,..
One of Myanmar’s five emergency power plants will carry out test runs this month after missing an initial deadline to go live on March 31. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy said in an April 13 statement that the 150 megawatt gas plant in Ahlone township will conduct test runs in this coming week before full..
As world oil prices have plunged due to the coronavirus outbreak in January causing a supply glut as the demand slows and Russia and Saudi Arabia are set raise production to grab a greater share of the market and fuel price has decreased by about K400 per litre since the start of the year…
The National League for Democracy-led government says it is now considering a number of renewable energy proposals. The Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing announced the decision after a meeting of the National Renewable Energy Committee this week. He said proposals being considered include 61 solar power projects totalling 5746.37 megawatts in..
Chinese state-owned CITIC is set to initiate bidding for its environmental impact assessment (EIA) consultant for its port project in central Rakhine following the environmental ministry’s response to its project proposal. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection (MONREC) last month designated the Kyaukphyu deep-sea port project as an EIA-type project after screening..
An industrial zone project within the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Rakhine State will be developed for US$30 billion, deputy commerce minister U Aung Htoo told Pyithu Hluttaw this week. CITIC Consortium from China owns 51 percent of the industrial zone while the Myanmar government owns 49pc, he said. The industrial zone will..
South Korean conglomerate Posco International Corporation has discovered a new gas field in Block A3 at the Shwe natural gas project located offshore Rakhine, The Myanmar Times understands. The company confirmed that it had found a gas column of around 18 meters at its Mahar-1 exploration well after it began exploratory undersea drilling in Block..