Energy import increased by 10% in February


BANGKOK, 28 March 2012  – The Energy Business Department has revealed that the energy import amount in February has increased by 10 percent from January’s figure.

Energy Business Department Director-General Veerapol Jirapraditkul said that the energy import in February stands at the average of 1.05 million barrels per day, nearly 1 million of which are in the form of crude oil and another 100,000 in refined oil per day.

According to Mr Veerapol, the nation imported more LPG in February because one of the PTT’s gas refineries reduced its production capacity in order to check the system in compliance with its insurance plan.

Meanwhile, the Director-General said February’s refined oil export was at 210,000 barrels per day, an 11% increase from January.

The benzene consumption in February was at 20.5 million liters per day, a 0.4% increase, while the benzene 95 and 91 consumptions have reduced as a number of people have switched to gasohol instead.