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Fuel shortage causing hardship for Lao people

Fuel businesses and importers are struggling to supply enough fuel to meet public demand due to fluctuating currency exchange rates and the volatile global oil market.Fuel shortages forced petrol stations in Vientiane and some provinces to close on Monday, with many of desperate motorists going ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos' first oil refinery to launch commercial production next week

(KPL) Laos’ first petroleum refinery, located in the energy and chemical precinct of Saysettha Development Zone, Vientiane, is expected to open its commercial production for domestic consumption on Nov 30. The refinery project began in 2015 under Laos-China Dongyan Petrochemical with Yunnan Dongyan Industrial holding ...


Progress in Laos-China refinery project delayed

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A Lao-Chinese fuel refinery has postponed its production plan for the second time since 2017 due to problems by investors in obtaining capital from China to complete construction.    The refinery, to be operated by the Laos-China Dongyan Petrochemical Co., Ltd., has ...

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