Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is urging the US government to assist in supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Thailand, says Virabongsa Ramangkura, chairman of the Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and Future Development.
He said that during US President Barack Obama's visit last month, Ms Yingluck asked the US to sign an agreement with Thailand on supplying 2.5 million tonnes a year of LNG over 20 years. There has not been a definite response from the US.
"The US is starting to become a large exporter for energy products now," said Mr Virabongsa.
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