Thailand Energy

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Thailand 2018

With roughly 7.1trn cu feet of natural gas at the end of 2017, down from 10.6trn cu feet in 2007, according to the 2018 “BP Statistical Review of World Energy”, Thailand’s reserves of this critical resource are depleting. As a result, the country is working to diversify its power mix with both conventional and alternative sources. The transition is going smoothly, and new technologies are...

In its April 2018 Economic Monitor for Thailand, the World Bank reported that GDP growth accelerated to 3.9% in 2017, from 0.91% in 2014, 2.94% in 2015 and 3.23% in 2016. This was the fastest expansion since the 7.24% recorded in 2012, and was driven by strong global growth, increased export revenue and a modest recovery in private consumption.

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In early September Thailand, Laos and Malaysia agreed to extend the Laos-Thailand-Malaysia Power Integration Project (LTM-PIP), pushing Thailand closer to its goal of becoming a regional power hub.


What areas of the national power infrastructure need the most investment?


How do you expect the Energy Reform plan to impact upstream and midstream competition?


Thailand’s domestic hydrocarbons resources are fairly small. According to the June 2018 “BP Statistical Review of World Energy”, at the end of 2017 the country had 300m barrels of proven oil reserves – less than 0.05% of the world’s total – and about 7.1trn cu feet of natural gas, roughly 0.1% of the global total.


Over the years the government has introduced a wide range of plans, programmes and initiatives that outline goals and set targets for the power sector. These plans are continuously being reviewed and amended in response to shifting dynamics in the industry, such as advancements in renewable energy technology and the depletion of domestic...


How is Thailand proceeding with its plans to address climate concerns, following the country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement?