Ministry of Energy: Exclusive discounts and extended assistance period for NGV prices

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The Ministry of Energy, led by Deputy Prime Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga, is rolling out an unprecedented lifeline for truck operators, public transport, and taxi drivers grappling with soaring natural gas prices for vehicles (NGV).

Pirapan announced the formation of a dedicated working group aimed at tackling the escalating issue of surging NGV prices. The superhero in this saga, PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), is stepping up to the plate, extending NGV price assistance for benefit cardholders in not one but two dynamic phases.

Phase 1, kicking off on January 1 until June 30, will see NGV prices slashed to a wallet-friendly 14.62 baht per kilogramme. Brace yourselves for Phase 2, where from July 1, 2024, to December 31, 2025, NGV will be a steal at 15.59 baht per kilogramme. Furthermore, PTT is contemplating a boost in the monthly gas purchase limit from the existing 10,000 baht per vehicle to a whopping 12,000 baht per vehicle.

For public vehicles, the NGV price assistance period for benefit cardholders is being extended until January 31, 2024. For the entire month, NGV will be up for grabs at an unbeatable 18.59 baht per kilogramme.

Truckers are in for a treat with a jaw-dropping discount on NGV for a blissful six-month stretch. For stations beyond the pipeline routes, a cool 0.50 baht per kilogramme reduction is on the table. As for those along the pipeline, routes will get a reduction of 1 baht per kilogramme, reported Pattaya Mail.

However, remember, this offer is as ephemeral as a shooting star, concluding after the initial six-month assistance period. Post that, the retail price of NGV will dance to the regular pricing rhythm.

General vehicle owners get an extended assistance period from January 1 to May 15. Revel in the joy of filling up at a delightful 19.59 baht per kilogramme. Post this period, the retail price for general vehicles will gracefully align with the pricing structure that’s the talk of the town for trucks.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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