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Myanmar targets LNG imports to fuel nation's power surge

New plants intended to meet demand, but country set to lose export advantage

Myanmar currently exports 80% of its natural gas by pipeline.

YANGON -- Myanmar will begin importing liquefied natural gas as soon as 2020 to feed the country's growing power demand, aiming to allay concerns among businesses about electricity shortages even as domestic gas output begins to drop.

The government gave the go-ahead at the end of January for three power projects that will run on imported LNG.

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