Krabi coal power plant might not be set up within next year

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BANGKOK-Energy Minister General Anantaporn Kanjanarat has commented on The Transport Co.,Ltd’s on-going negotiations with PTT Public Company Limited to purchase diesel fuel at a lower price, saying that he personally believes the move would only be fair if the energy giant agreed to lower prices for all clients and not just one. 

The negotiations are aimed at lowering PTT’s diesel fuel price, which is currently being sold to Transport Co.,Ltd at one baht lower than retail. The proposed deal aims to lower the price by 1.50-2 baht. The energy minister said the price must be determined in accordance with PTT’s principles by taking cost into consideration.

The General also said the plan to construct the coal power plant in Krabi province remained under discussion among the tripartite committee; therefore, it was unlikely that the plant would be constructed within next year.