|2020-03-11 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据3月9日Gas World报道，在新加坡实现了成为亚洲液化天然气中心的目标后，泰国也表达了自己的远大规划，希望参与成为亚洲首屈一指的液化天然气燃料贸易中心的竞争。泰国矿物部液化天然气管理局代理局长Porrasak Ngamsompark最近在新加坡举办的“国际能源周”活动上证实了这一点。
王佳晶 摘译自 Gas World
Thailand reveals LNG hub ambitions
First, it was Singapore that made bare its plans to be an LNG hub in Asia. Not to be outclassed, Thailand too has expressed its own lofty ambitions to get into the race of being Asia’s premier LNG bunker trading hub.
There is plenty of reason why. According to The World Bank, more than 70% of Thailand’s electricity production comes from natural gas.
As it now stands, domestic output is providing for more than 70% of Thailand’s gas needs while pipeline deliveries from neighbouring Myanmar – where gas been found in abundance – account for the rest.
This was affirmed by Porrasak Ngamsompark, Acting Director of the LNG Management Bureau at Thailand’s Department of Mineral Fuels, at an event in Singapore recently when the city-state held its’ International Energy Week.
The nation’s Energy Policy also acknowledged with scientific details how it can turn the nation into a regional trading hub for the fuel. Any move to build a hub, if and when it does come to pass, will inject some $5bn into its economy between now and 2030.
From a geographical standpoint, there does appear plenty of promise for Thailand to be turned into a hub. It lies smack in the region where LNG demand is roaring – right from China, to Japan, to India, Cambodia, and Vietnam. What’s more it has the infrastructure to provide services for regional LNG trading, infrastructure which could get cranking as early as 2021.
In fact, Malaysia’s leading maritime analyst, Nazery Khalid, told gasworld, “Thailand is ranked 22nd as a major gas-producing nation in 2017, while it was the 13th largest consuming nation in the world. Its gas reserves are the 44th largest in the world [thus causing the Thai government] to develop its gas industry and strengthen its gas ecosystem.”