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(From Bangkok Post)
PTT Plc is promoting the use of natural gas, which costs 60% less than diesel, in trawlers to help fishing fleet operators deal with high fuel costs.
The country's largest energy company is currently conducting a study on NGV (natural gas for vehicles) in trawlers and is optimistic that it will prove commercially viable.
Tests are being carried out in Khanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, on a trawler that normally consumes 100 litres per day of diesel, according to Chitrapongse Kwangsuksathit, a senior executive vice-president of PTT.
If the tests are successful, PTT will start promoting the installation of NGV equipment on …