Tags : Petroleum


Thailand petrol, diesel prices slashed from today

Prices at the pump in Thailand will tumble by as much as eight baht a litre today after the government gave the green light for a measure slashing contributions by refineries to the State Oil Fund. Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan said contributions and value-added tax have been cut by three baht a litre for diesel, […]Read More


Drillers strike it rich off Thailand

Pearl Oil found petroleum in G6/50 field; Chevron (Thailand) discovered it in G7/50; and PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) made its find in the G8/50 field. They were granted the concessions in the 20th round of concession granting by the Department of Mineral Fuels. The department’s directorgeneral, Songpob Polchan, said concession holders should promote good […]Read More


Australian Oil Company Begins Drilling in Phichit

An Australian company has begun an oil drilling operation in Phichit province where they expect to find deposits containing approximately 16.6 million barrels of crude oil. Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kachornprasart, Australian Ambassador to Thailand James Wise and Governor of Phichit province Suwit Watcharoteyangkul presided over the ceremony to commence drilling at the CVN5 oil […]Read More


One dead, five hurt in Thailand’s restive South

A bomb injured five policemen in Songkhla and a janitor was shot dead in an ambush in Pattani on Tuesday morning. Five policemen were injured when a bomb hidden inside the petrol tank of a motorcycle parked in front of a fresh market in Songkhla’s Sabayoi district exploded about 9am today, police said. One of […]Read More


Thai Couple gets maximum term over cash fraud

The Ratchadapisek Criminal Court yesterday sentenced a couple to 1,562 years in prison for embezzling Bt2.1 million through the use of electronic cash cards issued to Retailink (Thailand) employees to pay for petrol. However, Retailink employee Sudawadi Rodmanee and her boyfriend, Shell petrol station employee Pathorn Chingduang, ended up getting just 20 years in jail […]Read More


Thailand Fights Addiction to Plastic Bags

BANGKOK, June 28, 2010 (IPS) – Buy a hairpin and the sales clerk has a microscopic plastic bag for it. A soda purchase from a corner store may end up having the liquid poured into a plastic bag, and then topped off with a plastic straw. There is no plastic bag yet that could fit […]Read More