Stakeholders, by definition, have a direct or indirect interest in the processes and outcomes of any development project.

In order to make understanding the complexities of the Shwe Project a little easier, we have organised Shwe stakeholders into three categories:

Corporations: Five corporations–some governmental bodies and others privately held–have direct and controlling interests in the outcome of the Shwe gas project. Daewoo International (South Korea), MOGE (Burma), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (India), the Gas Authority of India, Ltd. (GAIL) (India), and the Korean Gas Corporation (KOGAS) (South Korea) as well as the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)–by their complicity in this project–directly linked to the Burmese military regime and therefore opposed to the interests of the people of Burma. For a full list of corporations who support the Burmese military regime, please read the corporations section.

Company Country of origins
Daewoo International (DI) South Korea
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC Videsh) India
Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) Burma
Korean Gas Corporation (KOGAS) South Korea
Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) India

Governments: Burma, India, South Korea and China all have interests in this gas extraction. Please read our governments section for more information.

Affected communities: Because this project would use their land, the interests of the people living in the pipeline route in Arakan State, Magwe and Mandalay Divisions as well as Shan Stateare vital. Check out the affected communities section to learn more about the people involved and how they could be affected if this project is allowed to go through.