Myanmar is looking to import natural gas starting in 2014 in order to meet surging domestic demand. The stated-owned Yangon Electricity Supply Board had issued a tender that closed in end-July 2013. The tender called for supplies of between 4.25 million cubic metres (mcm) and 5.66 mcm per day, effective March 2014. The volumes are needed for the electricity sector that suffers from frequent power cuts, as well as industrial customers. However, since the country lacks the requisite infrastructure to receive or transport LNG, the supplier will be required to have appropriate floating storage vessels. The nearest connection point would be a platform located 24 miles offshore, south of Yangon. Expressions of interest have come from a few parties, including companies from Thailand and the US.