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Egat: Brace for higher power bills

Reliance on gas leaves imports as only option

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The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) expects the electricity tariff will hit five baht per kilowatt-hour (unit), on a par with Singapore, in two years due to the rising price of natural gas. 

Telephone and electricity cables near the Sutthisan intersection on Ratchadaphisek Road. Photo is taken on Jan 20, 2013 by Patipat Janthong.

Egat governor Sutat Patmasiriwat pointed to imports of costly liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a major reason for the projected 35% increase in the power tariff from an average of 3.7 baht per unit at present, including 3.2 baht as a base factor and 52.04 satang for the fuel tariff.

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