Myanmar Energy

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Myanmar’s downstream oil and gas sector is slated for expansion in the coming years, as declining production at its big four offshore gas fields, limited domestic refining capacity, and rising fuel imports and electricity consumption create new investment opportunities for the private sector. One of the largest recent downstream developments...


In what ways can the country more effectively provide electricity to its rural population?

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Myanmar 2018

Stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Andaman Sea in the south, Myanmar’s diverse terrain offers a wealth of untapped mineral resources. Following the easing of international sanctions and major legal reforms, the authorities now have the opportunity to rehabilitate some of the mines that were neglected during the socialist period. Despite the risks, grey areas and bottlenecks,...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Myanmar 2018

Myanmar’s energy sector is set to remain on a steady headline growth trajectory in 2018, with rising domestic electricity and fuel consumption, abundant renewable resources, and a strategic geographic location at the crossroads of India and China continuing to offer opportunities to foreign investors. Although the upstream oil and gas segment’s near-term outlook is subdued given current global...

Occupying a strategic position at the crossroads of India, China and Thailand, and now in its seventh year of sweeping economic liberalisation and political transition, Myanmar remains one of the fastest-growing economies in South-east Asia.


With an estimated 19,000 cu metres of water available per person per annum, Myanmar might be called a regional water superpower. Its capacity for water storage is nine times that available in China, five times that in Vietnam, and 16 times the amount in both Bangladesh and India. The total catchment area of its 10 main rivers covers some 737,...

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