A new oil refinery zone is to be built in Magwe Division, a regional government minister announced this week.
Thousands of farmers in central Burma ‘s Magway division are selling their land and cattle to join the region’s oil rush.
Activists in 20 countries hold coordinated protests at Shwe pipeline outside embassies of China, Burma, India and South Korea
Burmese soldiers withdrawn from Kachin state seen in convoys heading to areas through which the Shwe pipeline will pass
Burmese authorities offer compensation for Shan villagers forced off their land to make way for the China-backed Shwe gas pipeline
UK minister warns that Burma’s oil and gas sector remains off-limits to EU companies, following rumours of Shell entering Burma
French company Total already runs the Yadana gas project but says it will wait for signs of reform before it expands operations there
Calls for Shwe pipeline project to be shelved fall on deaf ears as Korean company hails successful completion of production tests