Ministry of Electricity and Energy is planning to provide liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to 150,000 households by 2020, according to it’s press release regarding deploying CNG Compressor at No.1 gas station at Palait, Sintgain Township, Mandalay.
U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy, stated that an LPG Terminal will be built in Yangon in the near future and LPG will be transported to Yangon using 2,000 ton vessels. An exact date, however, was not specified.
Promoting the use of LPG can reduce the use of electricity, firewood and deforestation, as related by U Tin Mung Oo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, during a press conference on the government’s effort in the second year in office.
The Union Minister stated that the government, in various ways, has been trying to enable use of LPG among the population and the gas is intended to be used by households and then expend to the logistic sector.
By using compressed natural gas (CNG) in the transportation sector instead of imported diesel and petroleum, the country’s expense can be reduced, he added. At the end of December 2017, the government chose Parami Energy Group and Yadanar Company out of nine companies which proposed to sell LPG in the country.