New Report: Decentralization of Natural Resource Management Key to Ending the Conflict and ‘Resource Curse’ in Myanmar

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Press Release: EMBARGOED FOR MARCH 22, 2016 New Report: Decentralization of Natural Resource Management Key to Ending the Conflict and ‘Resource Curse’ in Myanmar In a report launched today, Arakan Oil Watch urges the new government to devolve ownership and management of natural resources to the states and regions in order to achieve sustainable More...

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The construction site for a pipeline, which will transport Myanmar's gas into China, is seen outside of the northeastern town of Pyin Oo Lwin January 23, 2012. Picture taken January 23, 2012. To match Insight MYANMAR-CHINA/ 
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By AOW On Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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Watchdog Claims Compensation Scheme for Dual Pipelines Plagued by Graft

The construction site for a pipeline, which will transport Myanmar’s gas into China, is seen outside of the northeastern town of Pyin Oo Lwin January 23, 2012. Picture taken January 23, 2012. To match Insight More...

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By AOW On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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MPRL finds gas through Shwe Yee Htun -1 well, offshore A-6

British Virgin Islands- registered MPRL E&P company announced a discovery of gas in Shwe Yee Htun – 1 well in block A-6 where MPRL and Australia’s Woodside is operating the offshore ground. The approximate More...

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By AOW On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
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Australian oil firm finds gas off Myanmar coast

SYDNEY — Woodside Petroleum discovered natural gas off the coast of Myanmar, a positive sign for global energy companies including BG Group and Total SA that are exploring in the once-isolated southeast Asian More...

View of Total headquarters outside Paris, Wednesday March 11, 2009. French oil giant Total SA said Tuesday March 11, 2009 it plans to cut 555 jobs from its refining and petrochemical operations in France over the next three years as it adapts production to falling oil consumption. Some unions have criticized the job losses because they come at the same time as Total has reported record profits. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)/FRANCE_TOTAL_JOBS_XPAR102/0903111420
By AOW On Friday, December 18th, 2015
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Total invests US$800 million in LCB Ruby Project to maintain Yadana natural gas project beyond 2020

The LCB Ruby Project, located beside the Yadana natural gas project site, aims to produce natural gas when the Yadana project expires. The France-based Total Co is implementing three new gas projects, with as much More...

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By AOW On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Oil giants launch Myanmar exploration

International oil companies are kicking off exploration activities in Myanmar offshore, after completing environmental and social impact assessment surveys. Global oil giants are beginning to launch 2D and 3D seismic More...

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By AOW On Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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Daewoo in talks with Myanmar on oil, gas

The Myanmar unit of South Korean conglomerate Daewoo, Myanmar Daewoo Ltd, is in discussions with the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration to increase its investment in the country, DICA said. It More...

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By AOW On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Myanmar Invites Foreign Bids for Onshore Oil, Gas Blocks

Myanmar has invited foreign energy companies to bid for the right to explore 18 onshore oil and gas blocks, but most Western oil majors are expected to wait until the country’s bigger, more lucrative offshore More...

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By AOW On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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Myanmar-China pipeline construction under scrutiny

The major shareholders in the Myanmar-China oil and natural gas pipelines have promised to investigate complaints from non-government organisations over land acquisitions, environmental degradation and other issues More...

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By AOW On Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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Woodside buys a half stake in Myanmar oil and gas exploration block

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum announced on Monday, December 10 that it had bought a 50 per cent stake in a second oil and gas exploration block in Myanmar. Woodside Petroleum, headquartered in Perth, bought More...