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Thailand poised to allow LNG re-exports

Thailand is aiming to become a regional LNG trading hub as national incumbent PTT targets small-scale regional distribution Thailand is aiming to become a regional LNG trading hub as national incumbent PTT targets small-scale regional distribution.
By Damon Evans 24 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34710
A carrier delivering LNG to Thailand's Map Ta Phut Terminal (Qatargas)

The key issue: The Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong has said the government will introduce regulations on LNG imports and re-exports that will help NOC PTT to become a regional trader of the fuel.

Interfax analysis: The Thai government’s announcement that it will amend domestic laws to allow re-exports of LNG comes as national incumbent PTT is seeking to become a significant trader of the fuel and to expand its small-scale LNG distribution into neighbouring countries as part of a plan to boost the utilisation of...