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Kyaukpyu ready to receive oil from the Middle East

Kyaukpyu ready to receive oil from the Middle East

30 December 2014

Kyaukpyu Township is ready to receive oil from the Middle East. Ships will bring the crude oil to Madae Island, where it will then be sent to China through the newly created pipeline. A Rakhine State Minister recently made the announcement. From January 2015, the Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Port will see 100,000-ton oil tankers moor […]

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State Should Get Half Of Oil And Gas Revenues, Arakan Conference Suggests

State Should Get Half Of Oil And Gas Revenues, Arakan Conference Suggests

02 May 2014

Among recommendations that came out of the Arakan National Conference in Kyaukpyu is a call for the Arakan state (also known as Rakhine) to get 50 percent of all revenues generated by the region’s oil and gas projects. U Kyaw Khine from the Watch the Oil civil society group is among delegates who called for […]

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Google Alert – Journalists Covering Kyaukpyu Pipeline Targeted by State-Sponsored Hackers

Google Alert – Journalists Covering Kyaukpyu Pipeline Targeted by State-Sponsored Hackers

25 March 2014

Google recently sent out additional warnings to users warning that state-sponsored hackers have been trying to break into the Gmail accounts of various journalists, particularly those covering news regarding China, including the Kyaukpyu-Kunming Oil Pipeline. This alert comes in the form of a pink message at the top of users’ Google Inbox. The message reads, […]

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Chinese Cuts Creates Uncertainty For Burma Refinery Project Future

Chinese Cuts Creates Uncertainty For Burma Refinery Project Future

27 February 2014

A key processing refinery project in China has been delayed, putting the future of the country’s multi-billion dollar investment in Burma’s oil terminal and transshipment in uncertainty. The Chinese industry report said street protests against the controversial Yunnan Province refinery are the cause of the delay. The protests were due to concerns over pollution worries. […]

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Kyaukpyu Oil Terminal Faces Fallout From Kunming Protests

Kyaukpyu Oil Terminal Faces Fallout From Kunming Protests

22 November 2013

The Chinese oil port in the Arakan State’s coastal city of Kyaukpyu and the associated country-crossing pipeline to China’s Yunnan Province face a significant issue that could slow down operations considerably. Opposition from the Chinese people and environmental issues have delayed construction of the refinery that is supposed to receive nearly half of the 22 […]

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Kyaukpyu to Kunming pipeline construction officially commenced

Kyaukpyu to Kunming pipeline construction officially commenced

18 August 2011

Burma has officially commenced construction of the main gas pipeline connecting the natural deep sea port of Kyaukpyu, Ramree Island, to China’s southern city Kunming, in China’s Yunnan province. Although much construction has already been made at Kyaukpyu port, the official commencement on August 1st 2011 of the pipeline is seen as a major advancement […]

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Chinese warships to dock at Ramree Island?

Chinese warships to dock at Ramree Island?

26 May 2011

Burmese leader General Than Shwe is visiting China on Thursday for his first official visit as Burma’s new president. The trip will include three days in Beijing where in-depth discussion on China’s navy docking in Burmese ports and their desire to provide naval protection for oil and gas facilities at the port of Kyaukpyu, Ramree […]

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Contamination in Burma, Chinese oil firm accused of abuses

Contamination in Burma, Chinese oil firm accused of abuses

21 October 2008

A Chinese-led consortium with a concession for oil exploration on Burma’s Ramree Island has left hundreds of local islanders landless and unemployed and their environment befouled, a human rights group said Tuesday. Blocking Freedom, a report compiled by the environmental and human rights group Arakan Oil Watch, said a consortium led by the China National Offshore […]

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China Aims For a Pipeline in Burma

15 January 2008

China is aiming to satisfy its growing energy needs with a pipeline through Burma, an effort that will complicate American attempts to change the regime in Rangoon, which has been widely condemned for its human rights abuses. Burma’s ruling junta, the State Peace and Development Council, attracted global attention in September, when its security forces […]

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