Electricity production

Non-renewable energy production

‘Policymakers still stuck in comfort zone’

As the global economy faces a challenging growth environment, developed and least developed countries are increasingly competing for export markets to spur growth, with many – like Cambodia – aiming to diversify markets as well as products. Cambodia has relied primarily on exports of ...

May Kunmakara

Russia to help Cambodia build capacity for nuclear power

Russia will help Cambodia work towards building a nuclear power plant under an agreement the two countries signed this week, said Sergei Kirienko, the head of state nuclear firm Rosatom. ...

Denis Dyomkin, Prak Chan Thul

PV Gas dominates Cambodian market

PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (PV Gas) is the largest exporter in the Cambodian gas market, claiming more than half of the market share. In the 2010-13 period, Cambodia imported 6,000 to 8,000 metric tonnes of LPG per month. The amount rose to 10,000 to 12,000 metric ...

Viet Nam News Staff

Cambodia weighs oil stockpile as global price nosedives: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that the government is studying the possibility to purchase petroleum for a stockpile as global oil price is going down. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Petrol firms told to open books

Cambodia’s petrol retailers have been ordered by the government to hand over import information and financial records in what looks to be the first steps toward installing fuel-price legislation. The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) announced publicly yesterday via state-owned media Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) ...

Eddie Morton

Gov’t to monitor prices at pump

The Cambodian government is again urging petrol retailers to pass on savings to the consumer amid the continued plunge in global oil prices, which hit a new five-year low yesterday. The premier’s criticism of foreign fuel retailers comes after the minister of commerce, Sun Chanthol, ...

Eddie Morton

Commerce Minister announces reduction in petrol prices

Gasoline prices have been decreased by 300 Riel per liter, according to an announcement issued Thursday by Ministry of Commerce. The oil prices of four companies are decreased from current 5,050 Riel to 4,750 Riel per liter for gasoline, while from 4,750 Riel to 4,500 ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Gasoline price should be down to 4,500 Riel per liter: Sam Rainsy

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Tuesday said that price of gasoline in Cambodia should be decreased to 4,500 Riel per liter as price of crude oil at international market has been sharply dropping since early 2014. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Mining giant seeks to settle corruption case with US

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton has announced that it is in negotiations with the U.S. government to settle allegations of corruption abroad, which include claims that the company paid a $2.5 million bribe to Cambodian officials to secure exploration rights in the country’s northeast. ...

Zsombor Peter

City hits brakes on illegal gas

The Phnom Penh government is planning to take action against illegal petrol stations around the city, and has counted 205 of them so far. Chreang Sophan, Phnom Penh deputy governor, said at the opening of a Total station in Tuol Kork district on Monday that the ...

Sen David

Japan firm buys share of new power plant

In what looks to be a concerted push into the Southeast Asian energy sector, Japanese import and export conglomerate Marubeni Corporation has acquired a large stake of Cambodia’s power generation infrastructure. In a Tokyo Stock Exchange filing dated June 2, Marubeni announced it had purchased a ...

Hor Kimsay

Cambodia's oil imports up 10 pct in Q1

Cambodia imported 453,000 tons of petroleum in the first three months of 2014, up 10 percent from 412,190 tons over the same period last year, the data of the Ministry of Commerce showed Tuesday. During the January-March period this year, the country spent 442 million U.S. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Caltex loosing hundreds of thousands of dollars, striking workers say

Chevron’s Caltex gas stations are potentially losing hundreds of thousands of dollars per day in Cambodia, striking employees say. Workers say Caltex, a subsidiary of US-based multinational Chevron, sells between 5,000 to 10,000 liters per station per day, putting its losses between $350,000 to $700,000 ...

Khoun Theara,

Strike by Cambodian Caltex staff enters 3rd day after wage talks fail

Cambodian workers for the U.S.- owned Caltex petrol stations in Phnom Penh continued their strike for higher wages Wednesday after wage negotiations late Tuesday failed to reach any agreement. Strike leader Sar Mora, president of the Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation, said some 300 Caltex ...

Xinhuanet News

Planning delays oil refinery’s progress

Construction on Cambodia’s $2.3 billion oil refinery has been set back again, this time due to planning delays, the project’s local partner, Cambodia Petrochemical Company (CPC), confirmed yesterday. The landmark oil refinery was slated to begin construction in December 2013 following a $1.67 billion loan from ...

Chan Muyhong

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