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Zawtika starts feeding gas to Thailand

The supply of additional natural gas from Myanmar reached Thailand today.

PTT’s chief operating officer for downstream Nattachart Charuchinda said that this was in line with Thailand’s growing demand for natural gas.

Its subsidiary, PTT Exploration and Production Plc, the developer that owns 80 per cent of Myanmar’s Zawtika gas field, announced earlier that gas feed from the source started on August 5.

PTTEP said that the project is currently ramping up to a rate of 240 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) from Zawtika. The project began delivering natural gas for domestic use in Myanmar since March 2014, at a rate of about 60 MMSCFD.

Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) holds a 20 per cent participation interest in the project.

"The Zawtika project is the largest overseas offshore producing gas field operated by PTTEP. This success marks as another important milestone for PTTEP in supplying natural gas to ensure energy security for both Thailand and Myanmar," the company said in a statement.


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