Published: Monday 30 April 2001

The petroleum authority of Thailand (ptt) has signed a contract with Ford Motors to work on a research project that aims to encourage the use of bioethanol fuels instead of diesel in vehicles. The country will soon have its first taste of passenger vehicles running on compressed natural gas (cng). The vehicles will be provided by General Motors (gm), which will also make efforts for developing natural gas as an alternative fuel. Natural gas is the cheapest fossil fuel and Thailand has substantial reserves of it. It can prove to be a great aid to overcome the country's present energy crisis.

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