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Regulator anxious to hear new energy minister’s plans

Aug 11. 2020
Energy Minister  Supattanapong Punmeechaow.
Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow.
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By The Nation

The Energy Regulatory Commission said it will meet with new Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow soon to learn about his plans and policies.

The commission was anxious to hear Supattanapong’s plans for the policies of his predecessor, notably liberalisation of the natural gas market and the programme to construct grassroots power plants, said commission chairman Samerjai Suksumek. Also of interest is whether the new minister will revise the power development plan.

The commission recently awarded licences to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to three private firms – Gulf Energy Development, Hin Kong Power Holding Co (HKH) and B Grimm LNG. The firms are now waiting for the National Energy Policy Committee to give the go-ahead to import LNG.

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