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

12/08/2003
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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