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Watchdog group says Chevron complicit in Myanmar

by webmaster — 2008-11-12 11:21

April 29, 2008: (Reuters) New York: A human rights watchdog group on Tuesday accused Chevron Corp (CVX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) of complicity in human rights abuses along a natural gas pipeline in Myanmar in which it holds a stake and said Chevron could be sued.

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Gas Import from Myanmar, Qatar too costly: Special Aide Dr Tamim

by webmaster — 2008-11-12 11:20

April 21, 2008: (Energy Bangla) Interests of local residents in the coal mining areas have to be given topmost priority in finalizing coal policy, said Dr M Tamim. "Bangladesh has to swift to other power sources as natural gas is about to exhaust. Coal is most likely the next option but its extraction strategy must have to ensure interests of local livelihood," said the Special Aide to Chief Adviser for the Ministry of Power and Energy.

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Myanmar offers India 40,000 hectares for growing palm oilseeds and pulses

by webmaster — 2008-11-12 11:21

April 16, 2008: (Indian Express) NEW DELHI: In a move that is likely to strengthen bilateral ties, Yangon’s ruling junta, which had earlier declined natural gas to India in favour of China, is now offering New Delhi 40,000 hectares for growing palm oilseeds and pulses.

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Myanmar's gas exports to Thailand earn 2.7 billion dollars in 2007

by webmaster — 2008-11-12 11:23

April 8, 2008: (Earth Times) Yangon - Myanmar, which faces economic sanctions in the West because of its poor human rights record, earned 2.7 billion dollars from natural gas exports to Thailand last year, media reports disclosed Tuesday.

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Norway's oil fund to boost emerging market exposure

by webmaster — 2008-11-12 11:22

April 5, 2008: (Reuters) The ministry said it also would sharpen a ban on investment in Myanmar covering 1,200 companies with activities there. In addition, it will prohibit companies that sell arms or weapons technology to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. (Additional reporting by Aasa Christine Stoltz and Wojciech Moskwa in Oslo and Peter Apps in London, editing by Gerrard Raven) - OSLO, April 4 - Norway's finance ministry wants the country's $400 billion oil fund to put more money into emerging markets, diversify into real estate and be able to take bigger stakes in companies.

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Myanmar's gas pipeline to be fixed in 5 days

by webmaster — 2008-11-12 11:22

April 3, 2008: (Reuters) BANGKOK: A leak in a pipeline from Myanmar's Yetagun offshore gas field will be fixed in five days by Malaysia's Petronas, Thai Energy Minister Poonpirom Liptapanlop said on Thursday.

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Myanmar's Yetagun gas pipeline leaking - PTTEP

by webmaster — 2008-11-12 11:22

April 2, 2008: (Reuters) BANGKOK: An offshore gas pipeline from Myanmar's Yetagun gas field is leaking, causing a loss of supplies to Thailand of about 400-500 million cubic feet per day (cfd), Thai shareholder PTTEP said on Wednesday.

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India, Myanmar to seal deal on a port near gas field

by webmaster — 2008-11-12 11:19

March 31, 2008: (Reuters) NEW DELHI: India is likely to sign a deal with Myanmar this week to develop a port and build waterways and roads there, an official said on Monday, as New Delhi vies with China for access to Myanmar's oil and gas reserves.

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Gas Resource of Myanmar - Beyond Bangladesh Reach?

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:14

19.03.2008 (wed): In the wake of serious energy supply situation Bangladesh made initial proposal to its Southeastern neighbor Myanmar for importing gas from the adjacent off shore gas field. But Myanmar government appeared to have politely regretted to consider the proposal for the time being stating that Myanmar is committed to export most of its gas to China and India. According to them at this moment there is no spare gas over and above those already committed or in the process for export to China and India. Myanmar started exporting gas to Thailand for a while.

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Myanmar rejects Bangladesh request for gas

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:15

12 March, 2008 (Wed) DHAKA: Myanmar has rejected a request to sell gas to Bangladesh to help the country meet its growing energy crisis, saying India and China are its top priorities, a senior Dhaka official said yesterday.

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China-Myanmar pipeline still under discussion

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:15

10, March 2008: Construction of the oil pipeline from Myanmar to southwest China's Yunnan Province is still under discussion, a top provincial official has said.

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Belgium drops Myanmar rights case against Total

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:16

5 March, 2008: BRUSSELS (AFP) — Belgian authorities dropped Wednesday a legal case brought by refugees from Myanmar targetting the French oil group Total, which they accused of crimes against humanity, their lawyer said.

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Aban Offshore get contract for offshore Myanmar drilling

by webmaster — 2008-11-12 11:20

March 3, 2008: (Schlumberger ) “A subsidiary of the Company has received a Letter of Award from PTTEP International Limited for a 3 well contract offshore Myanmar, for the jack-up drilling rig Deep Driller 5, with an estimated duration of 4 months.

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Treasury Sanctions On Myanmar Traffickers Implicate CNOOC

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:16

27 Feb, 2008: HONG KONG -The latest sanctions issued by the U.S. Treasury have apparently implicated CNOOC, China's largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas, which is alleged to have been cooperating with a company run by a family notorious for its heroin-trafficking activities to explore oil and gas in Myanmar.

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Indian company to explore gas in Myanmar inland block

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:17

21, February 2008: Indian oil company, the Essar, will start drilling test well to explore natural gas at an inland block in Myanmar's western coastal Rakhine state during this year under a production sharing contract with Myanmar initiated more than two years ago, the leading local weekly Yangon Times reported Wednesday.

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Govt considering gas import from Myanmar

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:17

24 Feb, 2008, BSS, Chittagong: The Chief Adviser's Special Assistant on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr M Tamim, yesterday said the government was actively considering to import gas from Myanmar to solve the severe crisis and ensure the country's economic growth.

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CNOOC set to swap stakes

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:18

13 February, 2008: China's largest offshore oil producer CNOOC (0883) has agreed to swap stakes in two natural gas projects in Myanmar with Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production.

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Import from India, Myanmar in pipeline: Rice market to stabilise soon

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:18

9 Feb 2008: The domestic rice market is expected to become stable within a short time as the Government and the private traders have taken hectic moves for importing the essential from India and Myanmar.

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China and Myanmar Our friends in the north

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:19

7 Feb, 2008: Shunned by the West, Myanmar is developing ever closer commercial links with its neighbours, especially China MOST locals, who are lucky if they enjoy two hours of electricity an evening, are unaware of their region's bounty: South-East Asia's biggest proven gas reserve lies in the Shwe field, just off the coast of Ramree Island.

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Petroleum service firms see bright prospects in Myanmar

by michael — 2008-11-12 11:19

22 Jan, 2008: Yangon - Companies servicing Myanmar's oil and gas industry are upbeat about business prospects in 2008 and 2009 in the pariah state, The Myanmar Times reported Tuesday in its latest edition. "I expect 2008 and 2009 will be good years for service companies," Kyaw Kyaw Hlaing, managing director of Smart Technical Services Company, told the weekly newspaper.

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