Pattaya Daily News

02 February 2010 :: 16:02:17 pm 11908

LPG Demand Prompts Floating Storage Vessel at Khao Borya

Due to the increase in demand for LPG in the Chon-Buri region and throughout Thailand the Ministry of Energy has announced a new transferral method of the gas at the Khao Borya storage plant in Sriracha.
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Sriracha, the 1st of February 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Minister for Energy Dr. Wannarat Channukoon in conjunction with the Customs Department, Excise Department, Department of Water Transport and Navy administrators held the opening ceremony for a new method of LPG storage and transferral at the Khao Borya Gas Plant.

 

The PTT Public Company Limited representatives announced that this new development was the first of its’ kind within Thailand. The plan involves renting a ‘Gas Vision Boat’ from overseas to use as a central storage unit, supplementing the onshore storage at the facility, which are already running at capacity. The LPG stored in the floating storage vessel will then be transferred to smaller boats for transportation to other parts of Thailand.

PTT Eastern Petrol Storage Manager, Mr. Wicha Juychum explained that an increase in LPG demand across the country has prompted the company to employ the services of the floating storage vessel, whilst the capacity of the onshore facilities at Khao Borya are upgraded to deal with the increased demand.

Energy Minister, Dr. Channukoon stated that LPG was growing in demand due to the fluctuating petroleum price and the adaption of the motor vehicle industry towards gas powered vehicles. It is estimated that LPG importing will reach close to 100,000 ton per month by the end of the year.

 

Reporter : Yanwarrut   Photo : Yanwarrut   Category : Community News

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