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Daewoo Considers Legal Action Against Burma: Gas Goes to China

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:25

Daewoo International is contemplating the initiation of legal proceedings against the Burmese military regime following the junta's decision to sell natural gas from the A-1 and A-3 blocks in the Arakan offshore area to China, according to a report by Indian Petro.

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India losing grip on Myanmar gas to China

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:25

Hindustan Times, New Delhi, April 08, 2007: India is concerned over the rise in tempo of China’s acquisition of oil and gas assets in Myanmar as this could “affect Indian plans to exploit Myanmar’s energy reserves”.

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Malaysia's Petronas to search for oil off Myanmar

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:26

03-31-2007, 21h39, YANGON (AFP): Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas will launch an oil exploration survey off the southern coast of Myanmar, state media said Saturday, amid growing foreign demand for the country's vast resources.

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India, Korea lose to China on Myanmar gas

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:26

NEW DELHI, March 21 (UPI) India and South Korea appear to have lost out to China in the bid to secure gas supplies from Myanmar, news reports said Wednesday.

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2 little-known companies sign deal for Myanmar offshore oil, gas exploration

2 little-known companies sign deal for Myanmar offshore oil, gas exploration

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:26

The Associated Press: Published: March 11, 2007: YANGON, Myanmar: Two little-known foreign companies have signed a deal for offshore oil and gas exploration with the state-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, official media reported.

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Myanmar introduces e-govt system in new capital

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:26

March 06, 2007: Myanmar has started to introduce a computer-based (electronic)-government system in the new administrative capital of Nay Pyi Taw to replace paper filing government work system, local Voice journal reported in this week's issue.

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Thai national petroleum firm announces gas finds in Myanmar

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:26

Asia-Pacific News, Mar 6, 2007, 3:39 GMT: Bangkok - Thailand's national petroleum firm on Tuesday announced two successful natural gas wells in its M9 concession in the Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar.

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India finalizes plan to invest in Myanmar port

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:26

New Delhi, Feb 17, IRNA: New Delhi has plans to start direct trade between its north-eastern states and South Asian countries through Sittwe Port in Myanmar bypassing Bangladesh.

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Myanmar oilman edges out big rivals in rush for natural gas

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:27

(AFP), 4 February 2007: BANGKOK - In the scramble for Myanmar’s natural gas, Moe Myint runs the only company managed by Myanmar nationals that has got a toehold in an area that could boast some of the biggest reserves in Southeast Asia.

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India to develop Myanmar port to benefit Northeast

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:26

New Delhi, Feb 03: The Centre is contemplating a move to aid the development of Myanmar's Sittwe port at a cost of 103 million dollars to give the land-locked northeastern states access to the sea for trade and commerce.

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Myanmar oilman edges out big rivals

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:26

Reuters: Sunday, February 04, 2007 11:44:55 AM Oman Time, BANGKOK –– In the scramble for Myanmar’s natural gas, Moe Myint runs the only company managed by Myanmar nationals that has got a toehold in an area that could boast some of the biggest reserves in Southeast Asia.

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Malaysian oil firm to explore A-5

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:30

Myanmar Times: THE Myanmar Ministry of Energy is planning to grant exploration and production rights to an offshore block to a Malaysian oil company in early February, a ministry official said on January 23.

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Myanmar to Grant Malaysian Firm Offshore Block for Gas Exploration

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:30

Xinhua News Agency, Monday, January 29, 2007: The Myanmar energy authority is likely to grant an offshore block to a Malaysian company for oil and gas exploration and production, the English-language Myanmar Times reported Sunday.

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British-Virgin-Island-based oil company to explore gas in Myanmar

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:31

Xinhua, Jan 21, 2007: An oil company based in the British Virgin Island has reached a production sharing contract with Myanmar to explore and produce oil and natural gas in an offshore area of the country, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday.

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Myanmar to decide on gas exports to India by May

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:31

The Financial Express, NEW DELHI, JAN 19: Myanmar will decide on exporting gas to India by May, after it gets the reserves in its offshore areas certified, said U Soe Myint, director general, energy planning division, ministry of energy, Myanmar.

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UN vetoes prolong Burma agony

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:31

January 17, 2007: Burma's military junta has been crowing this week over the defeat of a US- and British-backed United Nations security council resolution condemning the regime's egregious human rights abuses. It is a sickening sound for millions of oppressed Burmese effectively imprisoned in their own homeland. And the decisive UN vetoes cast by China and Russia, supported by South Africa of all countries, have dealt another Darfur-scale setback to the international community's newly proclaimed "responsibility to protect".

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Myanmar: Talks with India on gas still on

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:31

NEW DEHLI, India, Jan. 17: Myanmar and India are still discussing the price of gas and the proposed pipeline between the two countries is a possibility, a top Myanmarese official said.

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Gas Reserves Below Expectations in Myanmar's A-1 Block

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:31

Asia Pulse Pte Ltd, Wednesday, January 17, 2007: Myanmar's offshore A-1 block, where ONGC Videsh Ltd and GAIL (India) Ltd hold a 30-percent stake, may hold recoverable reserves of 4 trillion cubic feet--less than half as previously indicated.

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China bags oil contract after backing junta Saibal Dasgupta

by michael — 2008-11-12 10:31

17 Jan, 2007, ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK, BEIJING: Within days of China blocking a move in the United Nations to pressure Myanmar on the issue of human rights, a major Chinese company has landed a contract to explore oil and gas resources in the country.

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CNPC to Explore Oil, Gas in Three Myanmar Offshore Areas

by michael — 2008-12-10 13:37

Xinhua News Agency, Monday, January 15, 2007: A Chinese oil company signed contracts in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Monday with the Myanmar Ministry of Energy on conducting crude oil and natural gas exploration at three deep-sea blocks off the South Asian country's western Rakhine coast.

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