Too early to say if diesel tax cut will continue: Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry has declined to say whether the diesel tax cut, which is due to expire on July 20, will be extended, triggering uncertainty about the continuation of measures to mitigate the cost of living.The caretaker government imposed a diesel tax cut of 5 ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand seeks investment in energy transition

Thailand is actively promoting its pioneering role in the regional energy transition in the context of a strong energy transition wave emerging globally.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Future Energy Asia and Future Mobility Asia Summit on May 17, Veerapat Kiatfuengfoo, Deputy Permanent Secretary ...

Power bills set to fall for rest of 2023

Electricity bills are likely to decline during the last four months of this year, with the power tariff expected to reach 4.30 or 4.40 baht per kilowatt-hour (unit), according to the Energy Policy and Planning Office(Eppo).Households and businesses will pay 4.70 baht per unit from ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Salween, People, War and Silence

Rewinding to 2005, there were attempts by the Thai and Myanmar governments to build 6 dams across the Salween River. One of these is the Hatgyi Dam, in which the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is interested in co-investment, located 47 km from Sop ...

Renewables scheme targets new firms

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is encouraging companies not selected for power projects under its 5.2-gigawatt renewables scheme to participate in the second phase after the general election. In the first phase, 175 companies were selected by the ERC. They include B.Grimm Power Plc, which announced ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand considering diesel tax cut extension despite easing fuel crisis

The Finance Ministry is considering whether to extend the excise tax cut of 5 baht per litre of diesel, which is due to expire on January 20. The tax cut was originally imposed last year to suppress soaring pump prices during the fuel crisis, which ...

SMEs call for suspension of planned fuel tariff increase

The Federation of Thai SMEs is asking the government to delay an increase in the fuel tariff (Ft) scheduled for September as they struggle to stay afloat amid mounting economic problems.The Ft, which is determined by fuel costs, is expected to rise as the Russia-Ukraine ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cabinet extends diesel excise cut

The Cabinet has approved a two-month extension of the reduced excise duty for diesel to help mitigate the impact of the fuel price crisis.Continue watching ...

New tax law could provide spark to Thailand’s global EV hub dream

A new tax law introduced today could provide the spark to realize Thailand’s global electric vehicle hub dream.The Excise Department in Bangkok revealed a law governing the reduction of the EV tax from 8% to 2% will be published tomorrow in the Royal Gazette and ...

PM orders govt to cut power use by 20% as fuel crisis deepens

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered all government agencies to reduce their energy usage by 20 per cent as Thailand struggles with the fuel price crisis.Prayut said the Energy Ministry had proposed several measures to reduce energy usage, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on ...

The Nation Reporter

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