Laos Likely to Benefit from Thailand’s Energy Shortage

Kurit Sombatsiri, the Permanent Secretary of the Energy Ministry, informed that the rising prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the weak baht could adversely affect energy costs next year. The Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) met with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday to discuss possible measures to combat this crisis.

Around a dozen measures were discussed in the meeting and one of the primary steps included looking out for more sources of energy from hydropower plants in neighboring countries, such as Laos. 

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Amrita Paul