Chandler MHM

Doing Business in Thailand

Chapter 6 - Energy and Natural Resources

Thailand has developed legal regimes relating to electricity generation, upstream petroleum operations, and mining. Governmental oversight in the energy sector is primarily administered through the Ministry of Energy, with various departments operating thereunder. The primary regulator of mining activities in Thailand is the Department of Primary Industries and Mines, Ministry of Industry.

This chapter will provide an overview of the legal regimes affecting independent power producers (including small and very small power producers), as well as private investors in the oil & gas, and mining sectors.