Northeast Thailand Oil Pipeline

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Northeast Thailand Oil Pipeline is a proposed oil pipeline in Thailand.

Location

The pipeline runs from Sao Hai District, Saraburi Province, Thailand, to Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. The exact route of the pipeline can be found in a report by the EGCO Group.

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Project Details

  • Owner: PTT Public Company Limited
  • Proposed Capacity: 93,796 barrels per day
  • Length: 213 miles / 342 kilometers
  • Status: Construction
  • Start Year: 2021

Background

In February 2019 Thai Pipeline Network Company Limited (TPN) a subsidiary of TPP, signed a contract with Chinese Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPP) for the development of an oil pipeline in northeast Thailand.[1] The pipeline was under construction as of September 2019 and was scheduled for completion in Q4 2021.[2]

Environmental impact

In February 2020 residents of Khon Kaen’s Ban Phai district expressed concern that elevating land to build the pipeline will increase the severity of flooding in the district.[3] Environmental advocates and business leaders also complained that public hearings for the project had not been well publicized and that the project was proceeding without appropriate scrutiny.[3]

Extension to Laos

As part of the contract signed with CPP in February 2019, PTT is exploring an extension of the pipeline from Ban Phai District to Vientiane, Laos.[4] In August 2020 construction of the extension was 43% complete.[5]

Extension Location

Location

The proposed extension runs from Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand to Vientiane, Laos.

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Project Extension Details

  • Owner: PTT Public Company Limited
  • Proposed Capacity:
  • Length: 145 miles / 234 kilometers
  • Status: Construction
  • Start Year: 2021

Articles and resources

References

Related GEM.wiki articles

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