Pandemic dampens fuel consumption

The Covid-19 outbreak caused fuel consumption in Thailand to decline by 4.4% during the first eight months of 2021 to a daily average of 131 million litres, down from a daily average of 137 million litres during the corresponding period last year, says the Department ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Energy consumption up by 2.8% in first half, but only 0.1% rise projected for full year

Thailand’s primary energy consumption rose 2.8 per cent in the first six months of 2021, the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) reported on Monday.Consumption of natural gas, lignite, hydropower and imported electricity increased as the global economy began to recover. However, oil us fell ...

The Nation Reporter

Fuel consumption drops by 1.7%

Thailand saw its fuel consumption decline by 1.7% to an average of 136 million litres per day during the first half of this year, largely attributed to the third wave of Covid-19, says the Department of Energy Business.Average fuel consumption stood at 138 million litres ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Egat forecasts rise in electricity demand

State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) estimates electricity output and imports this year to rise by 1.68% to 195.16 billion kilowatt hour (KWH), from 191.93 billion KWH last year, due to a extended hot season and positive socio-economic factors.Egat governor, Boonyanit Wongrukmit, said the ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Thai coal major Banpu aims for 6-fold solar growth with Aussie deal

Banpu, Thailand’s largest coal company, has moved to acquire two solar farms in Australia as it seeks to boost capacity in this field of renewable energy roughly sixfold by 2025.Banpu announced Tuesday the 97.5 million Australian dollar ($75.4 million) purchase of the power stations with ...

Prospects for biodiesel upbeat in the short term: Krungsri report

Over the next three years, the biodiesel industry will enjoy improved business conditions thanks to an average annual increase of 3-4 per cent in domestic demand, which will then bring consumption to 5.3-5.7 million litres per day, according Krungsri Researches outlook.The study said there would ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand floats hydro-solar projects for its dams as fossil fuel supplement

Thailand is close to completing one the world’s biggest floating hydro-solar hybrid projects on the surface of a dam, a step toward boosting renewable energy production after years of criticism for reliance on fossil fuels.About 144,417 solar panels are being installed on a reservoir in ...

Govt urged to tax Mekong development projects

Local communities along the Mekong River are asking the government to establish a fund, made up of collected tax revenues from development projects on the waterway, to compensate villagers affected by them.“This fund [should] not be a corporate social responsibility scheme,” said Ormbun Thipsuna, president ...

Study shows Mekong droughts drive up carbon emissions, energy costs as dams go dry

New research shows hydropower in the Mekong region will become far less sustainable as droughts force countries to rely on coal and gas power plants, driving up carbon emissions and electricity costs. The findings present a problem for Mekong countries’ dam building plans, as hydropower ...

Energy Ministry Seeks New Power Plants for EEC Need

The Ministry of Energy is seeking acceleration of new power projects to cope with the expected sharp spike in electricity demand with the promotion of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).National Energy Reform Committee Chairman Pornchai Rujiprapa said the latest electricity usage statistics showed that the ...

NNT Reporter

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