Shwe Gas Politics Update

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In recent months, both China and India have signed agreements with the Burmese military junta indicating their willingness to buy gas from the proposed Shwe gas project in western Burma, with Thailand also expressing interest. If built, the Shwe project would be Burma’s largest gas evelopment project ever.  Matthew Smith and Naing Htoo analyze the events surrounding the recent agreements and the inevitable consequences if the project were to proceed. Read the full article here. Please also see the more detailed report about these latest developments.

 

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