Thailand Energy

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Up to this point, Thailand’s strategy of providing affordable energy to the country primarily by exploiting domestic natural gas supplies – supplemented by foreign imports – has been successful in meeting growing domestic demand while maintaining tariff rates competitive enough to remain attractive for industrial customers. Yet as domestic oil...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Thailand 2016

Providing the fuel for Thailand’s economic growth engine, the energy sector continues to expand to meet the growing demands of the country. Domestic primary energy consumption is weighted heavily towards fossil fuels, which accounted for 98% of primary energy consumption in 2014. Natural gas has become the fulcrum upon which energy development is now focused in both the hydrocarbons and...

The second-largest economy in ASEAN after Indonesia, Thailand has developed a positive international reputation on the back of its pro-investment policies and well-developed infrastructure, standing as one of the most liberalised and business-friendly markets in the region.

Rising domestic consumption and dwindling hydrocarbons reserves will increase pressure on Thailand’s downstream energy and petrochemical firms to secure feedstock, though lower international oil and gas prices have helped reduce production costs for now. 

To what extent can Thailand’s solar power industry benefit from investment opportunities abroad?

As Thailand's natural gas runs low and as oil imports increase, the country is aggressively promoting new sources of energy and encouraging the increased use of alternative fuels. Furthermore, over time, Thailand’s alternative energy goals have become more ambitious. The Renewable Energy Development Plan (REDP), released in 2009, called for 20%...

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