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Dis­cussing the en­ergy chal­lenges fac­ing the re­gion

THAI­LAND’S GAS DE­MAND is driven by pop­u­la­tion and eco­nomic growth, and an in­creased use in trans­port, petro­chem­i­cal feed­stock and elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion.

About two thirds of Thai­land’s elec­tric­ity is pro­duced from gas. As a re­sult, the coun­try has be­come in­creas­ingly de­pen­dent on mar­ket im­ports as pub­lic opin­ion con­tin­ues to favour gas-fired power plants, de­spite do­mes­tic gas fields con­tin­u­ing to de­plete.

With a com­bined out­put of 2.2 bil­lion cu­bic feet per day, the coun­try’s largest gas fields are the Chevron op­er­ated Erawan field and PTT’s Bongkok.

The auc­tion for the re­newal of these li­censes, due to ex­pire in 2022-2023, com­menced in 2018 with the win­ners to be an­nounced in Q4. Fu­ture En­ergy Asia’s strate­gic con­fer­ence will dis­cuss im­por­tant top­ics such as these and the wider en­ergy chal­lenges fac­ing the re­gion.

Fu­ture En­ergy Asia Ex­hi­bi­tion & Con­fer­ence is an an­nual event held in Bangkok, Thai­land that is ded­i­cated to ad­vanc­ing fu­ture en­ergy so­lu­tions for the re­gion. Fu­ture En­ergy Asia prom­ises to bring to­gether the com­plete en­ergy value chain in one unique meet­ing place and is the per­fect plat­form to fos­ter a se­cure, af­ford­able and low-car­bon en­ergy mix across Asia.

Fu­ture En­ergy Asia 2018 is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort show­cas­ing Thai­land’s In­te­grated En­ergy Blue­print, po­si­tion­ing Thai­land as a sus­tain­able en­ergy hub for Asia. The tran­si­tion to­wards “Thai­land 4.0” and a val­ue­based econ­omy makes Bangkok the per­fect lo­ca­tion to ad­vo­cate the fu­ture for the wider re­gion’s har­mo­nious fuel mix.

Join us at Fu­ture En­ergy Asia where we will bring to­gether the in­dus­try lead­ers shap­ing the re­gion’s en­ergy pol­icy.

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