Cheap gas for Cambodians rationed
- Published: 9 Feb 2013 at 18.18
- Online news:
SA KAEO - Heavily subsidised prices for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas for vehicles (NGV) in Thailand draw dozens of cars daily from Cambodia to refill their tanks in this Thai border town.
But complaints that too many Cambodians are getting a free ride, or rather a very cheap one, have led to authorities rationing gas to drivers from the neighbouring country.
LPG, which accounts for most of the sales to Cambodian drivers, costs 18.13 baht a kilogramme in Thailand. The price is scheduled to rise to 24.82 baht in April but that's still far less than the 45 baht the fuel costs in Cambodia.
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