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Thailand to import gas from Myanmar's M9 late 2013

by admin — 2009-08-04 17:52

August 4, 2009: Bangkok, Thailand plans to import natural gas from offshore Block M9 in the Gulf of Martaban in Myanmar in late 2013, Energy Minister Wannarat Charnnukul said on Tuesday.

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Bangladesh To Award Nine Offshore Gas Blocks In Bay Of Bengal

by admin — 2009-08-24 16:30

August 24, 2009: Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina said the country is planning to issue offshore gas exploration contracts in the Bay of Bengal to international firms apart from blocks that may fall in the territories under dispute with neighbors India and Myanmar, New Age newspaper reported.

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Myanmar strengthens co-op with foreign countries on energy

by admin — 2009-07-28 10:17

July 28, 2009: Yangon, Myanmar is strengthening cooperation with foreign countries on energy sector, especially in oil and gas exploration and production, attracting dozens of foreign oil companies to make investment in the sector since it opened to foreign investment in late 1988.

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Foreign Companies in Burma Must Review Their Involvement

by admin — 2009-05-19 18:52

May 19, 2009: As the Burmese regime brutally increases its isolation of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the US and countries of the European Union remain steadfast in applying their pressure on the junta. US President Barack Obama formally extended his administration’s sanctions, while the EU is considering whether to step up its own measures.

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Trading companies accelerate overseas resources exploration

Trading companies accelerate overseas resources exploration

by admin — 2009-05-19 18:53

May 19, 2009: Korea's major trading companies are accelerating moves to develop natural resources overseas, industry sources said yesterday.

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Bids for 3 off-shore blocks conditionally okayed

by admin — 2009-08-24 16:30

August 24, 2009: The cabinet committee on economic affairs today approved oil and gas exploration bids for three off-shore blocks under the condition that the explorers would not work in the internationally disputed maritime area until the dispute is resolved.

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China Seeks Partners to Share Gas Pipeline Cost

by admin — 2009-07-19 09:38

July 18, 2009: Foreign developers of Burma’s biggest gas field are being invited by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to take shares in the 1,000 kilometer pipeline from the Bay of Bengal to southwest China.

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Burma-China Pipeline Work to Start in September

by admin — 2009-07-19 09:42

July 16, 2009: Work on the delayed Sino-Burmese oil and gas pipelines will begin in September and the project will be completed in 2012, one year ahead of schedule, according to The China Security Journal.

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Thai-Myanmar gas project to start commercial production in 2013

Thai-Myanmar gas project to start commercial production in 2013

by admin — 2009-08-04 17:53

August 4, 2009: Bangkok, Thailand and Myanmar will start commercial gas production from offshore Block M9 natural gas project on the Gulf of Martaban, south of Yangon in late 2013.

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China to build Myanmar oil, gas lines from Sept -media

by admin — 2009-06-16 12:38

June 16, 2009: Beijing, China will start building oil and gas pipelines through Myanmar in September that would enable it shorten the journey time for crude oil imports from the Middle East and Africa, the China Securities Journal reported on Tuesday.

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Construction of Sino-Myanmar oil-and-gas pipelines to begin in Sept

by admin — 2009-06-16 12:39

June 16, 2009: Beijing, The construction of pipelines that will transport oil and gas to China via Myanmar will begin in full swing in September, an insider from PetroChina said Tuesday.

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Hard work in the pipeline for pupils heading to Thailand

by admin — 2009-05-09 18:04

May 9, 2009: GORDONSTOUN school pupils are gearing up for a June expedition to meet the Karen hill tribes in the mountains of north Thailand.

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China to build Myanmar oil, gas lines

China to build Myanmar oil, gas lines

by admin — 2009-06-16 12:39

June 16, 2009: China will begin building oil and gas pipelines through Myanmar in September. The project will enable Myanmar to shorten the travel time for crude oil imports from the Middle East and Africa.

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Foreign Public Money Funds Burma’s Shwe Gas Development

by admin — 2009-08-29 17:53

August 29, 2009: Billions of dollars of foreign public funds are to be invested in supporting development of Burma’s offshore gas reserves to feed China.

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Army Abuse on Pipeline Linked to Total, Chevron Business

by admin — 2009-06-13 13:17

June 13, 2009: The gas pipeline along which the Burmese army is accused of extorting money from the local population and stealing land is linked to the Yadana offshore field operated by France’s Total and partly financed by Chevron of the United States.

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Shwe Gas Income to Start Flowing into Junta Pockets in 2012

by admin — 2009-06-13 13:18

June 13, 2009: Gas from the big Shwe field in Burmese waters off the coast of Arakan State will begin flowing in 2012, according to one of the developers.

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Energy investments ‘at expense’ of Burma population

by admin — 2009-07-29 18:08

July 29, 2009: Civil society groups have criticised ASEAN’s energy investments in Burma that only benefit neighbouring countries whilst leaving the majority of the Burmese population in the dark.

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Myanmar Seizes Rebel-Held Town Near China Oil and Gas Projects

by admin — 2009-08-28 09:20

August 28, 2009: Myanmar’s army seized control of a rebel-held town on its border with China, raising concern a 20- year ceasefire accord could collapse, threatening planned oil and gas projects in the region.

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Korea rejects Burma gas project complaint

by admin — 2009-06-15 10:47

June 15, 2009: Conflicts of interest within the Korean government have led to it rejecting allegations of human rights abuses connected to Korean-backed natural gas projects in Burma, according to a report released today.

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Myanmar targets $35 mln from crab export in 2009-10

by admin — 2009-08-13 17:21

August 12, 2009: Yangon, Myanmar Crab Entrepreneurs Association have set the target of crabs export to 35 million U.S. dollars in the present 2009-10 fiscal year starting April against the previous years' 31.5 million dollars, local weekly Yangon Times reported Wednesday.

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