Tag: energy

Energy boom sparks calls for transparency

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Energy boom sparks calls for transparency

Myanmar, Myanmar Times. By Aung Shin, Monday, 15 July 2013. As an increasing number of international firms vie for Myanmar’s offshore and onshore oil and gas reserves the government is facing mounting calls to fine-tune its regulatory framework for foreign investment in the sector and ensure that environmental safeguards are implemented. U Thein Aung, a […]

Continue Reading

69 Miners Agree to Renegotiate Contracts

| March 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta| Wednesday, February 29, 2012| byRangga D. Fadillah, As many as 60 coal contracts-of-work (PKP2B) and nine non-coal mining license (KK) holders have agreed to renegotiate six main points in their contracts with the government, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry announced on Tuesday. The six main issues cover the size of […]

Continue Reading

Campaigners around the world call to postpone destructive Chinese pipelines in Burma

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Embargoed for March 1 THAILAND, March 1, 2012 –130 organizations over 20 countries today held demonstrations and submitted letters calling on Burma President Thein Sein to postpone China trans-Burma oil and gas pipelines project. The letter expressed serious concerns over human rights abuses as well as social, economic and environmental impacts of the Burmese, Chinese, […]

Continue Reading

ASEAN agrees on minerals compact

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
ASEAN agrees on minerals compact

Vietnam News, Hanoi, December 10, 2011. The Ha Noi Declaration on ASEAN Sustainable Connectivity on minerals was adopted at the end of the third ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Minerals, which opened in the capital city yesterday. Ministers from 10 member countries re-affirmed their joint commitment to enhancing co-operation on minerals, which they deemed as a […]

Continue Reading

Time to discuss the Instruments of Extractive Industries Governance for ASEAN Economic Cooperation

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Time to discuss the Instruments of Extractive Industries Governance for ASEAN Economic Cooperation

Jakarta (IESR) 7 November 2011. Civil society urges ASEAN leaders to support the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in this region, and immediately set up a common framework for the governance of oil resources, gas and minerals to increase the welfare of each ASEAN member countries, poverty reduction and improving the quality […]

Continue Reading

Is Freeport Doomed?

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jakarta Post|

Continue Reading

India seeks more trade with reclusive neighbour Myanmar

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
India seeks more trade with reclusive neighbour Myanmar

Reuters. By Matthias Williams New Delhi: India plans to double trade with isolated, energy-rich Myanmar in the next four years as the emerging Asian power competes with China for influence and resources in the region. India is hungry for resources to feed its expanding economy and is eager to keep up with China in investments […]

Continue Reading

Workers’ strike continues at Freeport Grasberg copper mine

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jakarta Post| Nethy Dharma Somba and Rangga D. Fadillah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta/Jayapura |   A workers’ union of gold and copper mining producer PT Freeport Indonesia has denied a statement made by the company top executive that the workers had returned to a mining site. Julian Parorrongan from the Indonesian Workers’ Union said the […]

Continue Reading

China’s Energy Grab in Burma

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

China’s Energy Grab in Burma Written by Nava Thakuria Friday, 09 September 2011   Oil for the lamps of China, not Burma No Respite from Suffering for Burmese Although an ostensibly civilian regime is functioning in Burma and there appear to have been elements of change taking place, with policy splits apparently developing between the […]

Continue Reading

China digs in across conflict-ridden Burma to access oil and gas

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Press Release: Shwe Gas Movement Launches New Report “Sold Out”   China digs in across conflict-ridden Burma to access oil and gas   A report released today reveals the disturbing extent to which China has advanced construction of a trans-Burma oil and gas pipelines project despite raging conflict and associated abuses.   Sold Out details […]

Continue Reading