Ban I-Tong-Ratchaburi Gas Pipeline

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Ban I-Tong-Ratchaburi Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Thailand.[1]

Location

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.

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Project Details

  • Operator: PTT
  • Parent Company: PTT
  • Current Capacity: 1,265 million cubic feet per day
  • Length: 148 miles / 238 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1998

Background

The pipeline is owned and operated by PTT.[1]

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.[2]

Environmental Impact

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.[3]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Natural Gas Transmission System, PTT Public Company Limited, accessed August 2018
  2. Gas In Thailand, World Energy Council, accessed August 2018
  3. Thailand's Yadana pipeline work nearly complete Oil & Gas Journal, Jun. 22, 1998

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