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'Crisis' passes without outages

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Thailand passed the first and most critical day of what has been billed as an energy crunch period without power outages, as the disruption of natural gas supplies from Myanmar commenced. 

An official at the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand in Nonthaburi points to a graph showing the country’s electricity consumption. Power consumption was expected to peak at 26,600 megawatts yesterday, the first day the supply for natural gas from Myanmar’s Yadana field was cut off for annual maintenance. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisarn yesterday told the public not to be complacent and to continue with energy-saving efforts.

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