Jul 1, 2013

Natural gas to become alternative fuel for Myanmar

Natural gas is soon to play a vital role in Myanmar's energy sector, eventually overtaking petrol according to energy sector officials.

Thaung Win, the Chairman of Energy and Renewable Energy Committee, was speaking at the Myanmar-Korea Natural Gas Vehicle Forum on June 24.

Myanmar is expected to increase off-shore and on-shore crude oil production by 0.2 percent between 2011 and 2016. In the natural gas sector the country expects to increase by 70.2 percent, playing a vital role in the future of Myanmar energy sector.

“For that reason, natural gas will become a must alternative in transportation sector, too. Natural gas vehicles ensure a reduction in environmental pollution. The use of natural gas is much cheaper than petroleum fuel,” said Thaung Win.

Presently, gas from Nyaungdon on-shore natural gas field is being provided to cars running in Yangon, according to the statement released by Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE).

Source: Eleven Weekly Media