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(From The Nation (Thailand))
Byline: The Nation.
Policy to focus on cutting consumption
The Energy Ministry is shrugging off calls to stabilise oil prices in spite of a recent price spike as a result of Iranian tensions and Nigerian supply worries.
The ministry said it would attempt to reduce consumption during the historical peak-consumption period.
This month has seen five consumption records set as a result of hot temperatures. The last was on March 27 when demand reached 21,896 megawatts - 4 per cent higher than the same period last year.
The Energy Policy and Planning Office expects demand to peak at 22,567 megawatts …