BANGKOK (ANN): The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) on Saturday (Dec 28) received the first lot of liquefied natural gas (LNG) totalling 65,000 tonnes delivered by Malaysia's Petronas LNG
The LNG cargo arrived at an LNG-receiving terminal of PTT LNG in Rayong. The Malaysian firm won the bid for the procurement and import of 130,000 tonnes of LNG by state-owned Egat.
Egat will procure and import LNG in two stages of 65,000 tonnes each in the spot markets, in line with the resolution of the Energy Policy Administration Committee on Aug 30 this year that Egat can import LNG from spot markets not exceeding 200,000 tonnes.
The second shipment is due in April next year.
Its LNG import is also in line with the government's policy of promoting competition in LNG trading and procurement and preparing for the liberalisation of LNG import.
Egat passed this first lot of LNG into PTT's gas pipelines in order to power Egat's Unit 5 of the Bangpakong power plant in Chachoengsao province, and Unit 4 at Wang Noi plant, Ayutthya province.
The second shipment will fuel the newly-built Unit 1 of the South Bangkok power plant in Samut Prakarn province, in addition to Unit 5 of Bangpakong power plant in Chachoengsao province, and Unit 4 at Wang Noi plant, Ayutthya province. - The Nation/Asia News Network
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