Arakan Oil Watch (AOW) is an independent non-governmental community based organization. AOW aims to protect and promote human rights and environmental abuses that result from multinational oil and gas companies in Arakan State and other parts of Burma.

AOW educates and mobilizes affected communities on the issues of resource extraction and local people rights develop and promote oil and gas revenue transparency standards, and conduct international advocacy. AOW is an active member of the Oilwatch Southeast Asia. AOW publishes the quartely Shwe Gas Bulletin, a newsletter covering the latest developments in Burma’s oil and natural gas industry and its impacts on people livelihoods and environment.