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).
Myanmar lies on the crossroads of two of the world's great civilizations – China and India . Its culture is a blend of both interspersed with Myanmar native traits and characteristics. Buddhism has great influence on... ... More