Thailand's energy situation is not unlike those of other Southeast Asian nations. Its burgeoning energy demand is outstripping domestically available resources as the country evolves from an agricultural-based economy into a services and manufacturing hub. Thailand is the largest net energy importer in Southeast Asia. Imports of coal, oil and gas will continue to grow with Thailand's increasing total energy demand. Key themes in this update: Thailand prepares for declining in piped gas supplies. New power development plan reiterates reducing dependency on gas, promotes renewables and electricity imports. Energy conservation becomes a clear focus to meet carbon emissions commitment.