Ban I-Tong-Ratchaburi Gas Pipeline
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Ban I-Tong-Ratchaburi Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Thailand.
The pipeline runs from Ban I-Tong on the Thailand/Myanmar border to the Ratchaburi Power Station. It connects to the Yadana Gas Pipeline in Myanmar.
- Operator: PTT
- Parent Company: PTT
- Current Capacity: 1,265 million cubic feet per day
- Length: 148 miles / 238 kilometers
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1998
The pipeline is owned and operated by PTT.
Natural Gas in Thailand
Thailand’s main use of natural gas is in electricity generation. Overall, natural gas plays a large role in Thailand’s energy mix and natural gas is responsible for 39% of Thailand’s primary energy consumption.
Environmentalists opposed the pipeline because of a 6-km section of the route that passes through the rainforest in Kanchanaburi province, and in 1998 camped out along the route to block construction.