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Burma Meets Less than Half of its Natural Gas Demand

29 March 2012

With most of its natural gas going to Thailand, Burma is able to supply less than half the amount the country needs domestically, according to a government official. The country produces around 1.47 billion cubic feet of gas per day and exports 1.2 billion to Thailand. The 270 million cubic feet kept at home met only 48 percent of domestic demand, said Zaw Aung, director of planning for the state-run Myanma Oil & Gas Enterprise, at an oil conference. In January, Oil Minister Than Htay promised to keep gas production at home after fulfilling commitments to China and Thailand.