Myanmar's stagnation

The article "Myanmar faces energy crisis despite potential" could have been written 10 years ago (OGJ, Aug. 30, 1999, p. 42). It would have been just as incorrect then as I suspect it is now.Officially, since the mid-1980s, the country has had decreasing crude oil production. As these figures included produced water, the true peak occurred 5 years earlier. With importation virtually forbidden by the government, there has been a corresponding shortage of all petroleum products since then.I cannot comment on hydroelectric potential, but potential crude reserves, as quoted by international aid agencies, were demonstrated to be grossly overstated when compared to the first professional apprai...

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