Myanmar and Japan have signed an agreement to build a 1250-megawatt liquefied natural gas power plant worth up to US$2 billion in Yangon’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy on July 24 granted a Notice to Proceed to Marubeni, Sumitomo Corp and Mitsui & Co to build the plant under a..
YANGON/TOKYO — Trading houses Marubeni, Sumitomo Corp. and Mitsui & Co. will build a liquefied natural gas-fired power plant in Myanmar, one of the biggest investments by Japanese companies in the Southeast Asian country, people familiar with the matter say. The three companies estimate total investment in the project at $1.5 billion to $2 billion…
Revenue from the Myanmar oil and gas sector will decline in fiscal 2020-21 as a result of COVID-19, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. This is because global oil prices have fallen, leading to a decline in gas prices and production at four of Myanmar’s offshore gas..
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..