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EGAT breaks Thailand’s LNG import monopoly

Thailand has become the latest Asian country to grant third-party access to its LNG terminal in a move to boost competition and reduce costs Thailand has become the latest Asian country to grant third-party access to its LNG terminal in a move to boost competition and reduce costs.
By Andrew Walker 28 February 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 33971
Thailan's Map Ta Phut terminal. (Qatargas)

The key issue: Thailand’s EGAT is set to become the second company to import LNG into the country, with its first cargo expected to be delivered later this year.

Thailand’s decision to grant third-party access (TPA) to its regasification infrastructure is a reaction to its declining domestic production and growing reliance on LNG.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has been granted 1.5 mtpa of import capacity at the country’s only LNG terminal, which will make it the second company to import the fuel into...