Burmese gas exports to Thailand expected to decline

Thai state-owned energy company PTT is anticipating imports of Burmese liquid natural gas (LNG) to decline as Burma consumes more domestically and current contracts come to an end, Reuters reported on Thursday. Until now Thailand has relied on its neighbour for about one-quarter of its LNG supply. PTT are also said to be considering a plan to build an LNG receiving terminal on Burma’s coast, adjacent to existing gas pipelines, which would offer a delivery point for fuel from the Middle East.