Octane 92-manufacturing mini oil refineries allowed in Pakokku

Magway Government has granted construction of mini oil refineries in Pakokku Township.  PHOTO: Zayyatu (Magway)
Magway Government has granted construction of mini oil refineries in Pakokku Township.  PHOTO: Zayyatu (Magway)

Five mini oil refineries have been granted to construct in Pakokku Township in Magway Region to enable them to manufacture Octane 92, according to Magway regional government.
These five mini oil refineries, which have been granted through tender invitation system, will be constructed on 200 acres of fallow and virgin land (358/1896) in Chaukkan village tract in Pakokku Township, Magway Region.
Although Myanmar biggest oil refinery is located in Mann Thanbayagan in Minhla Township in Magway Region, the regional government has planned to refine the oil from hand-dug wells into petroleum.
“Whenever we go to the petrol station, we have to say Octane 92 and Octane 95. In Myanmar, there are no refineries that can manufacture Octane 92 quality. After being auctioned the imported oil, it reaches the filling stations and labelled as the Octane 92. This is the reason why we are constructing the refineries to manufacture Octane 92. Mann Thanbayagan refinery can manufacture only 68,” said U Myint Zaw, Minister for Natural Resources, Environment, Electricity and Energy of Magway regional government.
“Although we have planned to purchase the oil from the hand-dug wells and manufacture in Mann Thanbayagan, the Union level officials said that it is not possible for lack of technology. So, this project, worth over US$5 million from each company, has been granted to implement under the permission of the Union Government,” he said.
The companies are constructing the factory circumambulating road, entrance gates, bridges and electricity supply facilities. Among the five companies, Sunny Global Manufacturing Co. Ltd has completed construction to run its business, according to the Magway regional government. —Zayyatu (Magway) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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