Myanmar’s gas distribution to Thailand back to normalcy


BANGKOK, 14 April 2013  – Thailand’s national energy firm, PTT, has announced that Myanmar has already resumed its gas distribution ahead of the schedule. No damaging impacts from the suspension of gas due to Myanmar’s pipeline maintenance have been reported. 

PTT CEO and President Pailin Chuchottaworn said Myanmar’s maintenance of gas pipeline system which began on 5 April 2013 was now completed. Myanmar has resumed gas supply to Thailand since 12 April, one day before the set date. At present, most power plants and industries in the western part of Thailand are taking gas from Myanmar as usual. The PTT would continue keeping a close watch on the gas distribution from Myanmar until the situation was completely back to normal, Mr. Pailin said.

During the suspension of gas supply from Myanmar, Mr. Pailin said the PTT received on and offshore natural gas from the Gulf of Thailand as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) amounting to 4.3 billion cubic feet a day to meet the demand of all sectors. During this year’s Songkran festival, the PTT has also prepared sufficient oil and NGV for the travelling of holiday makers during April 11-19.