YANGON- Production rates of the Yedagon and Zawtika projects, which mainly export natural gas to Thailand, are falling, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
The Yedagon gas project is currently exporting 200 million cubic feet (mmcf) daily to Thailand, while the Zawtika gas project is exporting 200mmcf abroad and also produces 100mmcf for domestic use.
The figures represent a drop from last year’s production levels.
According to the figures released in June last year, the Yedagon project produced 250mmcf daily, while the Zawtika produced 250mmcf for export and 80mmcf for domestic use.
The Yadana site now produces 650 million cubic feet (mmcf) of natural gas daily, most of which is exported, with 200mmcf used domestically. The Shwe site produced 400mmcf for export and another 100mmcf for domestic use.
According to official figures released in June last year, the Yadana site produced 650mmcf of natural gas daily, with most exported and 200mmcf for domestic use. The Shwe site produced 450 mmcf daily for export and another 100mmcf for domestic use. The Yedagon site produced 250mmcf daily, while the Zawtika produced 250mmcf daily for export and 80mmcf for domestic use.
According to the 2nd Myanmar Electric Power Convention held in Yangon in October 2014, the Yedagon gas project produced 330mmcf for export and 119mmcf for local use up to October that year. The Zawtika gas project produced 279mmcf for export and 64mmcf for domestic use during the same period.
Comparing the two periods, the production rates of Yedagon and Zawtika projects exporting gas to Thailand are now declining.
“There are 17 oil and gas valleys. We own a total of 104 blocks – 53 inland and 51 offshore blocks. But, there are 37 operational inland blocks and 38 of the offshore blocks. The inland production rate of fuel is about 7,000 barrels,” said Min Min Oo, assistant secretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.