Bangkok: The Thai government is looking to diversify its gas dependence on neighbour, Myanmar. Myanmar currently supplies around a quarter of Thailand’s gas demand, but Myanmar’s own energy needs are growing leading Bangkok to start to look elsewhere for supplies.
The chief executive of state-run energy giant PTT, Pailin Chuchottaworn, said last week that Thailand’s gas demand was increasing and it was necessary to diversify sources.
Thailand recently took delivery of its first large cargo of LNG from Qatar, the first under a 20-year contract for 2m tonnes per year from Qatar. [22/01/15]