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Rakhine offshore natural gas field fulfilling domestic needs

The offshore natural gas drilling site of Shwe Natural Gas Project in the west of Myanmar. Photo: MNA
The offshore natural gas drilling site of Shwe Natural Gas Project in the west of Myanmar. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khine and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, together with Deputy Minister Dr. Tun Naing and Rakhine State Minister for Electricity, Industry and Transport, inspected the production and distribution of Shwe Natural Gas Project’s Rakhine Offshore Blocks A-1 and A-3, west of Myanmar, on 5 May.
Firstly, officials from the project reported to the union minister on the exploration, production, distribution and the export of gas and local distribution. They also presented plans to help develop the social economy of the local people. Managing Director of Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise U Myo Myint Oo gave a supplementary report.
Union minister and State Chief Minister looked into the requirements and made arrangements to generate job opportunities for local people, transfer technology, share experiences and ensure a safe and working environment.
The union minister viewed the production and distribution of gas and other functions from the control room.
The Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise of Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Daewoo International Corporation, ONGC Videsh Ltd, GAIL (India) Ltd and Korea Gas Corporation signed an agreement with China National United Oil Corporation to export gas from Shwe natural gas field to China on 24 December 2008. The gas produced from the project is distributed for domestic consumption and 400 million cubic feet per day was exported to China in pipelines having a diameter of 40 feet. — Myanmar News Agency

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