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Thais opt for LNG over nuclear

Thailand is preparing to double LNG imports after putting plans for two new nuclear power plants on ice in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi disaster

Thailand is preparing to double LNG imports after putting plans for two new nuclear power plants on ice in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Thailand’s first LNG import terminal, the 5m tonne a year Map Ta Phut plant, is expected to start operations in the second half of this year, but state-run energy firm PTT said it could double the plant’s capacity to 10m t/y and secure gas supplies from the Middle East and Australia. The Thai government has also approved PTT’s plan to expand the Chonburi liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal and build another plant, increasing import capacity to 500,000 tonnes. "We are planning to expand our LNG and liquefied petroleum gas terminals

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