Myanmar turns to LNG to solve energy crisis

International oil companies are pushing Myanmar towards LNG as a means of meeting its energy shortages International oil companies are pushing Myanmar towards LNG as a means of meeting its energy shortages.
By Andrew Walker 1 August 2017 0 26996
A platform off Myanmar’s coast. (Total)

Growing public opposition to Myanmar’s coal- and hydro-focused energy programme looks like good news for the country’s prospective LNG import project developers. However, a rise in domestic gas production could render a terminal obsolete in the medium term.

At present, much of Myanmar’s gas is exported to China and Thailand under long-term agreements, leaving little available for the domestic market. However, Jeremy Mullins, research director at the Myanmar Energy Monitor, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily that, when the next blocks come online, “there will...

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