MAE SOT, June 15 (TNA) - Despite the attempted suppression of smuggling of Thai government-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to neighbouring countries, the illegal activities continue, an official of the Ministry of Energy said Sunday.
Smuggling of cooking gas across the Thai-Cambodian border is also rampant, according to Mr. Metta.
While it costs about Bt40 per kilogramme in the world market and in Thailand at Bt18.13 kg, the selling price of cooking gas in Cambodia is as high as Bt1,000 per 15 kg tank. In Thailand, the price of LPG is
Demand for LPG in the household sector in Thailand usually rises between 2-3 per cent yearly, indicating that LPG is used widely for vehicles, agricultural and industrial sectors.
The Ministry of Energy has decided to maintain retail price of LPG for household use, but will up the price for transportation and industrial sectors next month. (TNA)
Business News : Last Update : 13:34:18 15 June 2008 (GMT+7:00)
• LPG smuggling from Thailand to neighbours continues