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ONGC may set up power plant in Myanmar

by michael — 2008-11-11 18:33

Rakteem Katakey / New Delhi December 21, 2006; While the India-Myanmar gas pipeline continues to hang fire, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) may push for a gas-based power project in Myanmar to bring power to the power-starved north-eastern states.

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PRESS RELEASE: December 11, 2006

by michael — 2008-11-11 17:47

Denunciation of Immoral and Inhuman Daewoo’s Arms Equipment and Technology Export to Burma(Myanmar)

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Myanmar oil, gas sector attracts more foreign involvement in '06

by michael — 2008-11-11 17:47

YANGON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua): With the development in oil and natural gas sector, Myanmar has attracted foreign involvement in oil and gas exploration in the country from as many as six countries' oil companies in a single year of 2006 which represent

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India-Singapore Group to Explore for Gas Offshore Myanmar

by superuser — 2008-11-11 17:47

Indian and Singaporean companies will explore oil and natural gas in offshore area of Myanmar's western Rakhine state, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Friday.

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PRESS RELEASE: December 7, 2006

by michael — 2008-11-11 17:47

The Shwe Gas Movement Welcomes South Korean Government Charges Against Daewoo International Executives

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India-Singaporean consortium signs oil, gas deal with Myanmar

by michael — 2008-11-11 17:47

Dec 8, 2006, The Associated Press: YANGON, Myanmar: An Indian and Singaporean consortium has signed a deal with the military junta in Myanmar to jointly drill for oil and gas off the country's west coast, state-run media reported Friday.

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S.Korean firms export technology for weapons to Burma: Shwe Gas activists

by michael — 2008-11-11 17:47

Thu 07 Dec 2006, Banyol Kin,IMNA: In what is a threat to regional countries and the people of Burma, South Korean companies have exported facilities and technology for weapons to Burma (Myanmar), according to Shwe Gas Campaign activists

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Myanmar Is Left in Dark, an Energy-Rich Orphan

by michael — 2008-11-11 17:47

SITTWE, Myanmar — In the balmy waters of the Bay of Bengal, just off the coast, an Asian energy rush is on. Huge pockets of natural gas have been found. China and India are jostling to sign deals. Plans are afoot to spend billions on new ports and pipelines.

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A proposed pipeline in Myanmar has farmers worried about their land and human rights activists up in arms

by superuser — 2008-11-11 17:47

Fortune International, Thu 16 Nov 2006: Thein Aung, a 50-year-old rice farmer with stubby toes and calloused hands, pauses from his work in the sweltering September heat. He is racing to finish harvesting one crop so that he can plant a second. If he doesn’t, or if he refuses to hand over 20% of his output from both crops to local military authorities, he will be arrested. The country, Thein says, is getting worse day by day.

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Myanmar Gas Export Decision Likely In 3-4 Months -India Executive

by zope29 — 2008-11-11 17:47

NEW DELHI -(Dow Jones)- Myanmar is likely to decide on the buyer of natural gas from two of its gas fields within three to four months, GAIL India Ltd. ( 532155.BY) Director of Marketing U.D. Choubey said Wednesday.

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Unplugging Thailand, Myanmar energy deals

by zope29 — 2008-11-11 17:47

Asia Times Online, 13 November 2006: BANGKOK - Thai Energy Minister Piyasvasti Amranand says he intends to scrap the previous government's controversial multi-billion dollar plans to ramp up imports of hydroelectric power and natural gas from neighboring military-run Myanmar, signaling a potentially significant shift in which direction the region's energy flows and a possible new era of bilateral antagonism between the historical rivals.

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Activists target multinational company Daewoo International & S Korean Gov’t over controversial Burma Gas Development

by zope29 — 2008-11-11 17:47

EMBARGOED November 15, 2006- Activists around the world will protest at Daewoo International offices and South Korean embassies today calling for greater respect for human rights and the environment in Burma. The third such day of its kind since October 2005, thousands of people around the globe call for Daewoo International and the government of South Korea to stop propping up the Burmese military dictatorship with gas dollars.

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Australia's Danford Equities Signs Oil-Gas Exploration Deal With Burma

by zope29 — 2008-11-11 17:47

RANGOON (AP) -- Australia's Danford Equities Corporation has signed a production-sharing contract with Burma's state-owned gas enterprise for oil and gas exploration in southeastern Burma, media reported Saturday.

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Burma to Lose Out in Thai Energy Industry Shake-up

by zope29 — 2008-11-11 17:47

The Irrawaddy, November 10, 2006: Thailand will not rely on Burma for gas supplies or electricity from controversial river hydro dam schemes for the country’s energy needs in the next decade, new Energy Minister Piyasvati Amranand said in Bangkok Friday.

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3rd bidding for offshore Gas Exploration of Bangladesh unlikely in next couple of months

by zope29 — 2008-11-11 17:47

Narinjara News, 11/10/2006, Iftekhar Ahmed: During the next three-month tenure of the present Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, the third round bidding for allocation of offshore blocks in the Bay of Bengal for hydrocarbon exploration is not likely to take place.

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Govt for Myanmar gas pipeline via Tripura

by zope29 — 2008-11-11 17:47

Indo-Asian News Service, Agartala, November 6, 2006: The central government is considering a proposal by Tripura to lay a sub-line to link the planned India-Myanmar gas pipeline for transporting natural gas.

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PTT to bid for 15-20% stake in Daewoo's gas fields in Burma

by zope29 — 2008-11-11 17:47

Oct 31, 2006 (Bangkok Post - McClatchy-Tribune Business News via COMTEX) --Daewoo International Corp, the Korean operator of the A1 and A3 natural gas fields in Burma, will announce by early 2007 whether it will divest a proportion of its shares to PTT Plc.

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India looking for alternative route to Myanmar

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:47

Press Trust of India, 19 October, 2006: Describing Dhaka as a "major stumbling' block" for regional integration, Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh today said India was looking for an alternative route to Myanmar bypassing Bangladesh.

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Myanmar to raise onshore crude oil production

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:47

Xinhua General News Service, Mon 16 Oct 2006: Myanmar has designed to raise its onshore crude oil production starting December to help meet the country’s oil demand by drilling more test wells, the local newspaper Myanmar Times reported Monday.

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Gas exports boosting economic growth in Myanmar – report

by admin — 2008-11-11 17:47

AFP, 10/11/06 05:50 am (GMT) BANGKOK (XFN-ASIA) - A report by the International Monetary Fund has found that increased gas exports are boosting economic growth in Myanmar, the Financial Times reported.

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