Thailand hopes to negotiate a delay in the start of maintenance to gas platforms in Myanmar to avoid potential power shortages in April, says Energy Minister Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal.
The country stands to lose 25% of its total natural gas supply during the maintenance shutdown scheduled for April 4-12. That could place a severe strain on electricity plants at the peak of the hot season when power demand is at its highest.
If the start of maintenance could be delayed for just a few days, say to April 7 or 8, it could make a big difference, Mr Pongsak said on Saturday on the "Yingluck Government Meets the People" TV programme.
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