Minister of Energy inaugurates first Thai LNG Terminal


On 7th September Thailand’s Minister of Energy, H.E. Pichai Naripthaphan marked a first for Southeast Asia. The Minister officiated over an inauguration ceremony at the Map Ta Phut LNG Terminal.

The brand new facility marks significant LNG independence for the nation. The terminal will be operated by PTT LNG Co., Ltd., a Thai company.

Located on 460 rai of land, in Tambon Map Ta Phut, Amphoe Mueang, Rayong, the facility not only accommodates LNG imports by PTT to meet the rising demand for natural gas, but also adds to national energy security.

On the same day, the Minister also opened an adjacent gas separation plant ‘Unit 6’ again located in Tambon Map Ta Phut.

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