Obama Hails Myanmar Democracy Shift in First Presidential Visit

Published on Nov 19 2012 // Featured Analysis, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Obama Hails Myanmar Democracy Shift in First Presidential Visit
Barack Obama hailed Myanmar’s shift to democracy and urged more steps to increase freedom in the first visit to the former military regime by a U.S. president. In a daytime stop expected to last only six hours, Obama is set to meet with Myanmar President Thein Sein in the former capital of Yangon....

Myanmar to lease 5,600 acres of land for gas pipelines with China

Myanmar to lease 5,600 acres of land for gas pipelines with China
Myanmar will lease more than 5,600 acres of land for connecting crude oil and gas pipelines between Myanmar and China, and local people affected by the project will be compensated, the energy minister said in parliament on November 9. Myanmar to lease 5,600 acres of land for gas pipelines with China The...

Spotlight: Myanmar’s controversial oil and gas industr

Published on Nov 16 2012 // Featured Analysis, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Spotlight: Myanmar’s controversial oil and gas industr
sanctions on oil and gas companies working in Myanmar have been removed and a bidding war has begun for its vast reserves, despite accusations of corruption and humans rights abuses circling the country’s national oil company. Heidi Vella shines the spotlight on Myanmar’s controversial offshore...

Rakhine and central Myanmar to get 100 million cu/ft natural gas a day

Rakhine and central Myanmar to get 100 million cu/ft natural gas a day
Rakhine and the central Myanmar will get 100 million cubic feet of natural gas a day upon completion of the Myanmar-China oil and gas pipeline, Minister for Energy Than Htay said on November 9 in the Lower House. The ministry aims to purchase 2 million barrels of crude oil from the Myanmar-China project...

Pipeline trainees angry over pay discrepancy between Myanmar, China

Published on Nov 15 2012 // Featured Analysis, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Pipeline trainees angry over pay discrepancy between Myanmar, China
Pipeline trainees angry over pay discrepancy between Myanmar, China By Sandar Lwin   |   Monday, 12 November 2012   Pipeline trainees angry over pay discrepancy between Myanmar, China Myanmar trainees at Southwest Petroleum University in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China Thursday, November...

Myanmar pipeline fuels fighting, rights abuses in ethnic areas – report

Published on Nov 08 2012 // News Update, Slide Show
Myanmar pipeline fuels fighting, rights abuses in ethnic areas – report
Pipelines construction site in Shan State. Photo: SGM BANGKOK (AlertNet) – Myanmar government troops are still fighting Kachin rebels and ethnic groups are suffering persistent human rights abuses in areas affected by the controversial Shwe Gas and Oil Pipeline, problems ignored by those praising...

Govt Accused of Ongoing Abuses at Shwe Pipeline

Published on Nov 07 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Govt Accused of Ongoing Abuses at Shwe Pipeline
  Route of the pipeline laid out in Kyaukme Town, northern Shan State. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy) A catalogue of ongoing human rights abuses have been documented along the path of the Chinese-backed Shwe Gas and Oil Pipeline which transects Burma, according to a new report. “Pipeline Nightmare,”...

Burma army major, 7 soldiers die in battle with KIA in Shan State

Published on Nov 07 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Burma army major, 7 soldiers die in battle with KIA in Shan State
Burma-army-soldiers-die-in-Kachin-war Weapons and uniforms of Burma Army which were recently captured in Kachin State by KIA. A major from Burma’s military and seven soldiers under his command died on Monday following clashes with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) at Dung Waw in Northern Shan...

Myanmar’s Ethnic Conflict Flares In Shadow Of Asian Oil Investments

Published on Nov 01 2012 // News Update
Myanmar’s Ethnic Conflict Flares In Shadow Of Asian Oil Investments
China-Myanmar Pipelines Construction Site. Photo (SGM) In a setback for reformers, ethnic violence has spread in western Myanmar (Burma), killing scores of civilians and displacing over 32,000 people. Following the latest fighting between Rakhine and Rohingya groups, satellite images released by Human...

Woodside Plans to Join Daewoo in Myanmar Exploration Venture

Published on Nov 01 2012 // News Update
Woodside Plans to Join Daewoo in Myanmar Exploration Venture
By James Paton on October 19, 2012 http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-19/woodside-plans-to-join-daewoo-in-myanmar-exploration-venture Woodside (WPL) Petroleum Ltd., Australia’s second-largest oil and gas producer, will join Daewoo International Corp. (047050) in an exploration venture off...