New Delhi, Nov 29 (UNI) India has pursued the import of natural gas from A1 and A3 blocks in Myanmar, the Lok Sabha was today informed.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora said in a written reply that for evacuation of gas from Myanmar, the option of laying a pipeline through Bangladesh was initially considered.
However, as this did not progress, owing to differences with Bangladesh, the alternative option of a pipeline through the North Eastern States of India bypassing Bangladesh was also considered. Subsequently, Myanmar had taken a decision to sell the gas to China.
He said India had also pursued the import of natural gas from Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh held the view that considering their internal demand of gas, they did not have sufficient quantity of gas export so presently, India did not have a proposal to import gas from Bangladesh.