279 gas petrol stations closed because of flooding

Breaking News October 29, 2011 00:00

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The Energy Ministry Saturday reported that the flood disaster in Bangkok and vicinity provinces has caused 279 petrol stations to close.



The ministry spokesman Pachara Naripthapan said there were 39 stations in Bangkok, 57 stations in Nonthaburi, 84 stations in Pathum Thani, 66 stations in Ayutthaya, 13 stations in Nakhon Sawan, six in Chai Nat, three in Lop Buri, four in Ang Thong, while Phichit, Samut Prakan, Sing Buri, Saraburi, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri and Nakhon Pathom each had one station closed.

He said the oil reserve was still sufficient hence there was no need to stockpile gasoline. Besides, 86 NGV stations were closed; 19 in Bangkok, 35 im Pathum Thani, 20 in Nonthaburi, five in Samut Prakan, four in Ayuttahya, two in Chon Buri and one in Rayong.

The Nation

 

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