MIDEAST CRISIS SPURS THAILAND GAS DEMAND INCREASE

The Persian Gulf crisis sparked a big gain in Thailand's gas demand in first quarter 1991. Unocal Thailand's sales from its Gulf of Thailand gas fields to state owned Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT) increased 23.48% to 61.63 bcf in comparison with last year's first quarter. The surge in demand came when PTT sought to substitute domestic gas for oil imports lost when Iraqi and Kuwaiti oil supplies were embargoed in the wake of Iraq's blitz of Kuwait. Average Gulf of

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