TOTAL to begin natural gas extraction in the Gulf of Mottama

A general view of Yadana natural gas field pipelines at the Andaman Sea, Myanmar. Photo: PTTEP/EPA

France's TOTAL company will start extraction of natural gas later this month in the Gulf of Mottama, offshore of Myanmar, according to a Xinhua report.

The gas extraction will be conducted at offshore Yadana gas field in blocks M5 and M6 in the Andaman Sea, Ayeyawaddy regional Minister of Electricity, Energy, Industry and Transport U Win Htay was quoted as saying.

The M5 field is expected to yield 780 million cubic-feet of natural gas per day.

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