Thailand to Supply More Gas to Myanmar
Thailand will most likely begin supplying more natural gas from M9 gas field to Myanmar, Thai Energy Minister Arak Chonlatanon was quoted in local media as saying.
The minister said that under the contract, 60 million cubic feet (MCF) of gas per day will be delivered to Myanmar.
However, after a request from Myanmar and talks with PTT, the Thai oil and gas conglomerate running the project, an additional 60 MCF per day could be allocated for delivery, reports said.
Offshore block M9 is located some 300km south of Yangon in the Gulf of Martaban.
Under the 30-year agreement, PTTEP will start producing natural gas at 300 MCF per day in block M9 in 2013. The amount of 240 MCF per day will be delivered to PTT while the remaining 60 MCF will go to Myanmar for domestic use.