KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation)

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in South Korea

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11 July 2006

Korean, Indian firms urged to withdraw from Myanmar

Author: Reuters

Myanmar activists urged a Korean-Indian consortium on Wednesday to quit an offshore gas project they fear could lead to human rights abuses and prop up the military junta with billions of dollars in royalties. Shwe Gas Movement...called on the venture...

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15 November 2006

[PDF] [Text of letter from South Korean NGOs demanding Daewoo International, KOGAS (Korean Gas Corporation) and the Korean government to protect labor, human rights and environmental rights for the Shwe Gas Development Project in Burma]

Author: Fifteen So. Korean human rights, labour & civil society organizations

On the Third International Action Day against Shwe Gas Development Project in Burma, we demand the following...We strongly urge that Daewoo International, KOGAS and the Korean government should immediately look into the current situation of labor,...

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20 November 2006

Myanmar: In harm's way - A proposed pipeline in Myanmar has farmers worried about their land and human rights activists up in arms

Author: Daniel Pepper, Fortune

The Indian government is proposing the construction of a pipeline running from the Shwe gas fields 20 miles off Myanmar's coast overland to India...experts say gas could begin pumping by 2009...The field is being developed by South Korea's Daewoo...

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Company non-response
4 December 2006

KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation) did not respond to: Earthrights Intl. calls on sponsors of Shwe gas pipeline to conduct environmental & human rights impact assessments; 15 Korean NGOs raise concerns about project.

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24 March 2007

Burma: Human Rights Watch warns Shwe & other gas projects threaten human rights, investments by Daewoo, ONGC, GAIL, KOGAS & others may lead to complicity in abuses

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24 March 2007

Burma: Natural Gas Project Threatens Human Rights - South Korean, Indian Investments May Lead to Complicity in Abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch

...Human Rights Watch [has] expressed concern that the proposed construction of overland pipelines to transport...gas will involve the use of forced labor, and result in illegal land confiscation, forced displacement, and unnecessary use of force...

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28 March 2007

[PDF] Myanmar, human rights and inward investment

Author: Richard Welford, CSR Asia Weekly, Vol. 3, Week 13

[scroll to page 11]...Human Rights Watch says that the decision to invest in Myanmar’s extractive industries is no ordinary business move because lives are at risk. Companies have a responsibility to make sure their investments do not lead to abuses....

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28 September 2007

Daewoo says no plan to change Myanmar investment

Author: Intl. Business Times

South Korea's Daewoo International Corp, which leads a multi-billion dollar energy project in Myanmar, will not alter its investments there following a violent government crackdown on protests..."We have gas fields under production and three other...

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28 September 2007

The business world beats a quiet path to a pariah’s door [Burma]

Author: John Berthelsen, Asia Sentinel

…[U]nder the radar, half the countries in Asia are helping to prop up the [Burmese] dictatorship, either through government help or through the sub rosa support of their business communities — including Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Thailand and...

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19 November 2007

Burma: Foreign Oil and Gas Investors Shore Up Junta

Author: Human Rights Watch

Foreign companies are lining up to partner with Burma’s military junta and tap into the country’s lucrative resources, particularly oil and gas fields. This foreign investment provides a crucial source of support to the junta, allowing it to ignore...

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