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Gas evacuation from Burma in 2010: GAIL

by admin — 2008-11-11 16:14

Mizzima News, August 18, 2006: Commercial production of gas in Burma's two blocks will start in mid 2010, Chairman and managing director of Gail India, Proshanto Banerjee said on Wednesday in New Delhi.

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Myanmar gets serious about reform

by admin — 2008-11-11 16:14

Asia Time Online - Daily News, BANGKOK, Aug 18, 2006: Myanmar's military rulers are planning a major economic-reform program, expected to be rolled out this year. The plans involve opening large sections of the economy to foreign investors, privatization of state-run enterprises, and major structural reforms for the collapsing banking system and misaligned fixed-exchange-rate regime.

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GAIL's Myanmar gas finds at 6-10 TCF

by admin — 2008-11-11 16:14

CORPORATE BUREAU, MUMBAI, 16 Aug, 2006: GAIL (India) Ltd on Wednesday announced that it has estimated reserves of 5.7 trillion cubic feet (TCF) to 10 TCF of natural gas in the three Myanmar discovered gas fields of Shwe and Shwe Phyu in Block A-1, and Mya field in Block A-3. The total estimated gas initially in place has been certified by Gaffney Cline and Associates (GCA), the company said.

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Commander of Western Command, Minister for Transport inspect extension of runway at Sittway Airport

by admin — 2008-11-11 16:14

Yangon, 15 Aug 2006: Chairman of Rakhine State Peace and Development Council Commander of Western Command Brig-Gen Maung Shein and Minister for Transport Maj-Gen Thein Swe inspected extension of runway at Sittway Airport on 13 August.

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Independent Assessor Raises Size of Shwe Gas Find

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:23

The Irrawaddy, August 11, 2006 : An independent hydrocarbons consultancy based in the US has confirmed the huge gas deposits previously reported by Daewoo International Corporation in two blocks of the so-called Shwe fields in the Bay of Bengal off Burma's west coast-and given a much bigger estimate of the recoverable quantity.

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Daewoo secures Myanmar gas fields

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:23

SHWE, 11, Aug, 2006: Daewoo International Corp., one of the nation's leading trading companies, announced yesterday that it had secured large-sized gas reserves in Myanmar, which, were officially certified by a U.S.-based evaluator.

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Daewoo says up to 10 Tcf of gas in 3 Myanmar fields

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:23

Reuters , 10 Aug, 2006: South Korea's Daewoo International said on Thursday three gas fields in Myanmar's A-1 and A-3 blocks had proven reserves of 5.7 trillion-10.0 trillion cubic feed (Tcf), with up to 8.6 Tcf believed to be recoverable.

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Daewoo Says Two Myanmar Gas Blocks Commercially Viable

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:23

Asia Pulse, SEOUL, 10 Aug, 2006: South Korea's Daewoo International Corp. said Thursday that two gas fields off the northern coast of Myanmar, in which it has a 60 per cent stake, have been found to be commercially viable.

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Gas and oil discovered in Myanmar

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:23

BANGKOK PTT Exploration & Production, Thailand's state-controlled oil and gas exploration company, has discovered a "significant amount" of natural gas and oil reserves in Myanmar, the Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, announced.

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Indian, South Korean firms to explore off Myanmar

by admin — 2008-11-13 20:49

Eric Watkins, Senior Correspondent : South Korean trading firm Daewoo International Corp., in partnership with two Indian state-run oil and gas companies and a South Korean gas corporation, has signed an agreement to explore Block A3 off Myanmar.

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Arakanese Villagers Are Being Forced to Aid in the Construction of the Gas Pipeline Between Burma and India

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:22

Narinjara News, 8/1/2005 : Arakanese villagers, 500 in total, from the northern parts of Arakan state, have been forced to work on clearing a path for the construction of a gas pipeline between Burma and India.

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Thailand eyes Myanmar's natural gas reserves

Thailand eyes Myanmar's natural gas reserves

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:31

BANGKOK (AFP), 07-31-2006, 05h21: Thailand's largest energy firm PTT Plc has said it has joined the race against China and India in a bid for exclusive rights to military-run Myanmar's northwestern natural gas reserves.

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Indian student group to set up Shwe gas committee

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:22

Mizzima News, July 31, 2006: The North East Students' Organisation announced its intention today of forming a campaign committee to fight against the proposed Shwe gas pipeline.

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Pipeline plan for Myanmar gas flow

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:22

The Telegraph, New Delhi, 28July, 2006: India has submitted a detailed feasibility report (DFR) to Myanmar for a gas pipeline between the two countries that will bypass Bangladesh and stretch from the Sitwe port in Myanmar to Gaya in Bihar where it will link up with the Haldia-Jagdishpur oil pipeline.

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India to invest in Myanmar port

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:21

Asian News International: 16 July, 2006Siliguri (West Bengal): India has decided to build a port at Settwe on the Myanmar coast to facilitate connectivity between Myanmar and Mizoram, Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh disclosed during his recent visit to Siliguri in North Bengal.

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Gas project leading to rights' abuse: Myanmar activists

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:21

Indo-Asian News Service Hindustan Times, New Delhi, July 14, 2006: Myanmarese activists have accused Indian and South Korean companies of "indirectly" abusing their rights by investing in an offshore gas project in the country's western state of Arakan.

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India to invest in Myanmar port

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:21

Asian News International (ANI), 14 July, 2006: Siliguri (West Bengal): India has decided to build a port at Settwe on the Myanmar coast to facilitate connectivity between Myanmar and Mizoram, Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh disclosed during his recent visit to Siliguri in North Bengal.

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Gas consortium responsible for rights abuses in Burma: report

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:21

Mizzima News, July 12, 2006: Burmese activists on Wednesday accused Korean and Indian companies of indirectly abusing the rights of Burmese people by investing in an offshore gas project in Burma's western state of Arakan.

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Burmese Activists Call For Foreign Partners to Withdraw from Gas Deal

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:21

VOA News ,Washington,12 July 2006: A group of exiled Burmese activists has asked Burma's Indian and Korean partners in a natural gas joint venture to withdraw from the project, saying big profits will further entrench Burma 's military rulers.

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Korean, Indian firms urged to withdraw from Myanmar

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:21

Reuters, VAARTTHA ENGLISH EDITION, Bangkok, July 11, 2006 | 18:17 IST: Myanmar activists urged a Korean-Indian consortium on Wednesday to quit an offshore gas project they fear could lead to human rights abuses and prop up the military junta with billions of dollars in royalties.

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