Thai Govt eyes LNG to compensate declining natural gas supply

The Ministry of Energy prepares to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) for electricity generation as the amount of natural gas available in the country is found to be on a sharp decline. Deputy Permanent Secretary for Energy Norkhun Sitthipong explained that the energy demand in Thailand over the next twenty years was expected to increase […]

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NGOs campaign to defer dams construction in Lower Mekong Basin

NGOs campaign to defer dams construction in Lower Mekong Basin Campaigners on Tuesday expressed concern against the members from the Lower Mekong Basin to continue building dams to meet energy demands. In an interview with reporter in Bangkok on Tuesday, Carl Middleton from International Rivers said that concerned activists have been calling the Mekong River […]

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Egco outlines investment plan of B21bn

Egco outlines investment plan of B21bn Partners sought for smaller projects Electricity Generating Plc (Egco), the country’s second-largest private power producer, is considering investments worth 21 billion baht in total to build a new 800-megawatt power unit and three new small power producer (SPP) projects. President Vinit Tangnoi said Egco was close to concluding talks […]

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Laos to construct at least 20 new hydro plants by 2020

Laos to construct at least 20 new hydro plants by 2020 Electricity sector leaders in Laos have said the country will build at least two hydropower plants every year until 2020, according to wire reports from the region. To date, the country has a total of 14 hydroelectric power plants, with a combined capacity of […]

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