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 Paunglaung dam in 2013. Photo: Mizzima

The Myanmar government plans to focus efforts on building 20 hydropower plants within the Ayeyarwady River basin, according to HydroPower news on February 27.

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The Chinese-built US$2.5 billion oil and gas pipeline project in Kyauk Phyu, Rakhine State, Myanmar, May 28, 2013. Photo: EPA
The Chinese-built US$2.5 billion oil and gas pipeline project in Kyauk Phyu, Rakhine State, Myanmar, May 28, 2013. Photo: EPA

Fifty farmers from Kyauk Phyu Township in Rakhine State recently demonstrated calling for compensation over mud from the gas pipeline construction destroying their farmland, reports Burma News International on February 24.

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Myanmar workers operating on the Thai oil rig in Myanmar waters are upset their wages are not on a par with the Thai counterparts. Zawtika rig. Photo: ZOMO

Myanmar workers are preparing to protest over alleged discrimination by Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production Company, according to the Zawtika Offshore Myanmar Organization or ZOMO on February 20.

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The Yetagun offshore drilling platform. Photo: Kyspeaks.com
 The Yetagun offshore drilling platform. Photo: Kyspeaks.com

PTT Plc’s gas supplier in Myanmar’s Yetagun offshore gas field has put in a request for a reduction in the daily contract quantity of natural gas supplied to PTT in Thailand, due to continuing lower output, reports The Nation on February 12.

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Biluchaung No-2 Hydropower Station Rehabilitation Project underway at the plant in Loikaw, Kayah State, October 3, 2014. Photo: Ye Min/Mizzima
Biluchaung No-2 Hydropower Station Rehabilitation Project underway at the plant in Loikaw, Kayah State, October 3, 2014. Photo: Ye Min/Mizzima

A 55-year-old Japanese-built hydropower plant in the hills of Kayah State that supplies a 10th of Myanmar’s electricity is getting new turbines and generators under a Japanese-sponsored rehabilitation project, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar on February 10.

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Mr Graeme Smith and Energy Minister U Zay Yar Aung shake hands in the celebration of signing the production sharing contracts between Shell, MOECO and MOGE for three deep-water blocks, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, February 5, 2015. Photo: Shell
Mr Graeme Smith and Energy Minister U Zay Yar Aung shake hands in the celebration of signing the production sharing contracts between Shell, MOECO and MOGE for three deep-water blocks, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, February 5, 2015. Photo: Shell

Shell and its Japanese partner Mitsui Oil Exploration Company or MOECO have just signed exploration and production sharing contracts with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise of Myanmar for three deep-water blocks.