SHELL PURSUING THAI LNG IMPORTS
Royal Dutch/Shell Group is pursuing a liquefied natural gas import project in Thailand. Thailand's potential demand for LNG is estimated at 4 million metric tons/year in 2000. Shell officials involved in Brunei and Oman LNG projects recently have discussed with Thai officials the possibility of Thailand importing LNG from the two countries. Shell said Brunei could supply Thailand as much as 2 million tons/year as early as 1997. It is developing capacity of 5 million tons/year in Oman.