FACTS: Thailand gas demand to post 'healthy' growth rate through 2015

Demand for natural gas in Thailand is expected to continue to track upward through 2015 at "a health average annual growth rate of 5.4%," according to a report released last month by FACTS Inc.A majority of this demand will stem from the electric power sector. Gas-fired plants accounted for about 69% of Thailand's power generation in 2002, said Shahriar Fesharaki, a FACTS senior researcher.Report findingsFesharaki reported, however, that the message has been mixed from the Thai government about pushing toward making natural gas a larger portion of the country's energy makeup. "Certain factions of the Thai government have pushed for reduced dependence on natural gas and an increase...

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