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August 13, 2020

MPE opens gas stations for household consumption in Yangon

New four gas stations in four townships of Yangon are aimed for reduction of household electricity consumption. PHOTO: Myint Maung
New four gas stations in four townships of Yangon are aimed for reduction of household electricity consumption. PHOTO: Myint Maung

Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE) under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy has opened four gas stations in townships of Yangon Region in cooperation with Yadanar Su Company limited in efforts to reduce household electricity consumption and to mitigate environmental impact.
“Around 30,000 households are using the gas in Yangon Region. Our ministry will open four gas stations as a joint venture business for the people to save power consumption. Then, we will sell the gas at an affordable price,” said U Aung Lwin Oo, the officer in charge of the South Okkalapa Township gas station, MPE. In Yangon Region, MPE opened the gas stations as a joint venture in South Okkalapa, Insein, North Dagon and Hmawbi townships. These four gas stations are distributing the gas across the Yangon Region. The gas is carried from the Nyaungdon gas field by boxer trucks and distributed to the public via these four gas stations.
To save the money during coronavirus prevention and control period, the MPE is selling the gas for K800 per kg. There are two types of the gas cylinder such as 48kg and 15kg. The gas is distributed to households by car. There are three types of LPG such as Propane gas, Butane gas and mixed propane and butane gas. Among them, butane gas is more suitable for use in household kitchens. Although Myanmar is one of the natural gas producer countries, only a few people are using gas. So, we are providing awareness talks for the people to use the gas widely.—Myint Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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