Myanmar to decide on gas exports to India by May

New Delhi, Jan 19 | Updated: Jan 20 2007, 05:30am hrs
Myanmar will decide on exporting gas to India by May, after it gets the reserves in its offshore areas certified, said U Soe Myint, director general, energy planning division, ministry of energy, Myanmar.

The current estimate of gas reserves would not support export of gas to India either through a pipeline or in the form of LNG, he told reporters.

Independent certifiers have certified 4.8 trillion cubic feet gas reserves in offshore block A-1, while in the adjacent block A-3 the reserves will be established after the current appraisal drilling is completed in May. Gas from the two blocks will be tied up and developed together. Myanmar will use the gas first for its own consumption and then if there is a surplus, we will look for exports, he said.