Hundreds Protest Pipeline in Burma’s Rakhine State

Published on Apr 19 2013 // Campaign Update, News Update, Slide Show
Hundreds Protest Pipeline in Burma’s Rakhine State
Hundreds of residents protested Thursday against a China-backed petroleum pipeline project in western Burma’s Rakhine state over inadequate compensation and demands that the project developer provide better transportation infrastructure and higher salaries for local workers. Around 400 people gathered...

Shan farmers demand halt to Shwe pipeline

Published on Apr 08 2013 // article, Campaign Update, News Update
Shan farmers demand halt to Shwe pipeline
Photo (SGM) A group of farmers from Shan state issued a public call on Friday demanding that Burma’s government remove sections of the Shwe gas pipeline built on their land.Representatives of the Northern Shan Farmers Committee sent an open letter to the Shan state parliament in Taunggyi citing environmental...

Uncertainty Surrounds Burma Gas Auction, Pipelines and Transparency

Published on Apr 05 2013 // article, Featured Analysis, News Update
Uncertainty Surrounds Burma Gas Auction, Pipelines and Transparency
Construction of the Shwe gas pipeline near Hsipaw, Shan State. (Photo: Francis Wade) Much-delayed plans to kick-start an international scramble for oil and gas on Burma’s Bay of Bengal coast are due to be unveiled this month, but the Ministry of Energy has yet to provide any details of the license...

Expert warns against turning Shwe pipeline on while Kachin conflict continues

Published on Apr 05 2013 // article, News Update
Expert warns against turning Shwe pipeline on while Kachin conflict continues
A leading oil security expert has weighed in on the potential dangers of operating twin gas and oil pipelines in northern Shan state while fighting between the Burma army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is ongoing near the pipeline route. A long stretch of KIA- controlled territory lies along...