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Laos to Tighten Regulations on Gas Stations

Gas Stations in Laos

Laos will tighten regulations on the location of fuel depots and gas stations in residential areas to ensure the safety of residents.

Future Electric: EV Destiny Driving Rapidly Towards Laos

Electric Vehicles (EV) closer in Laos with Agreement Between EDl & EVLao

Promising prospects for electric vehicles (EV) in Laos as an agreement signed between power producer ລັດວິສາຫະກິດໄຟຟ້າລາວ EDL and electric-powered vehicle proponents EVLao, The Laotian Times reports.

Looking to industry leaders at manufacturing hotpots like Japan, Germany & China, it would appear the early arrival of the electric age when it comes to motor vehicle transport is already well and truly upon us.

In Laos, a milestone was marked with the holding of the nation’s first electric vehicle summit and MoU signing last week in the capital Vientiane at the very first Lao National Electric Vehicle Summit.

. The agreement will see the trial of vehicle charging stations and technology to push progress towards a future where electric vehicles are more free to traverse the highways and byways of Laos and beyond.

ພາບບັນຍາກາດງານ LAO National Electric Vehicle Summit 2019

Posted by EVLao on ວັນພະຫັດ ທີ 4 ເມສາ 2019


“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” – William Gibson

At a time when technology is progressing faster than ever, these words attributed to futurist and science-fiction writer William Gibson are revealing.

It doesn’t take a genius to guess that in the future, roads in Laos are expected to see many more electric cars than we can see today.

A net electricity exporter and fuel oil importer, one can see the attraction of electric vehicles even before the other benefits are taken into account.

Yet with a transformation this big, there is plenty to consider.

Preparing the socio-economy for the changing needs of the modern era as they quickly transforming with the availability of cleaner energy technologies involves resolutions to complicated challenges.

Given that successful deployment of electric vehicles in Laos requires public and private partnerships, It is important to look at technical mechanisms for using electric vehicles in Laos as well as tax policies and the expected infrastructure investment profiles.

Posted by EVLao on ວັນອາທິດ ທີ 31 ມີນາ 2019

EV Lao and EDL agree to trial electric vehicles

An aim is to study the feasibility of using the electricity system to provide energy-powered vehicles in the Lao PDR.

On the morning of April 2, 2019, at Landmark Hotel in Vientiane, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was held jointly with EV Lao Co., Ltd. between the Lao Electric Power Enterprise EDL and EV Lao Company Limited.

How long until the entire world (& Laos!) has electric cars?

It’s a billion dollar question.

What we do know is that the vehicle fleet in Laos, as in other countries, must become less carbon intensive if we are to avoid the worst effects of catastrophic climate change.

While not exactly at the leading edge of uptake, prospects for electric vehicles in Laos are positive from the current low base.

The movements in the global environment and technical landscape are favoring the development of low carbon transportation in ways never seen before.

Laos will be affected by developments worldwide and in major manufacturing hubs.

The nation’s capacity to benefit will depend on both regulators, public and private sectors to grab a hold of the wheel and steer Laos to a cleaner motoring future.

 

Electric Vehicles (EV) closer in Laos with Agreement Between EDl & EVLao

Electric Vehicles (EV) closer in Laos with Agreement Between EDl & EVLao

Officials Take Action Against Illegal Fuel Imports

Fuel Imports

It is estimated that 45 to 50 percent of the fuel Laos imports are used in Vientiane Capital and Vientiane Province.

At the January 24-25 Vientiane Government monthly meeting, an announcement revealed new requirements are to be imposed on companies anticipating to import petroleum.

During the two-day conference chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the government set forth guidelines for the reduction of fuel companies from twenty-two to five.

The Lao Petroleum and Gas Association warns that those who fail to meet the new requirements will be directed to cease their venture in petroleum and urged to explore other business opportunities.

Deputy Director of Lao State Fuel Enterprise and senior official from the association, Mr Phayboun Phomphaphi explained, that it is necessary to reduce the number of fuel companies to make it easier to manage and that there are currently several fuel companies that are too small and do not meet standard requirements.

“Over the past years, illegal imports of oil have been reported in Laos and I believe that the adjustment and improvements will contribute to address the problem,” he stated.

Further research and analysis must be made before determining the probability of the adjustment. If made, four state petrol companies could possibly be reduced down to just one or two.

However, it was not specified when the adjustment of the fuel companies be executed.

Last month, the government announced that three companies would no longer be able to transport imported fuel through Laos to neighboring countries.

According to Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Bounchom Ubonpaseuthm, the maneuver aims to eliminate loopholes that could result in illegally imported fuel and only companies that comply with the country’s laws and government’s obligations will be permitted to continue to operate.

Based on a government report, petrol must only be imported across officially recognised international border crossings. Fuel brought into the country at local border crossings will not be permitted.

Statistics taken from Lao Petroleum and Gas Association shows an increase of eight percent in petrol imports to Laos annually. The oil import figures for 2016 have yet to be concluded, though the association estimates the figure to be around 1,400 million liters of oil.

The demand for fuel in the country is at an all-time high due to the persistent expansion of the Lao economy, particularly in the industrial sector.

No Stop To Rising Fuel Prices in Laos

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has announced a fuel price increase across the country to match the rise in fuel prices on the world market, to take effect from yesterday.

This is the second fuel price hike this month, with the first occurring on December 15.

In Vientiane the cost of premium grade petrol has increased to 8,620 kip per litre, regular petrol is now 7,620 kip a litre, and diesel is 6,660 kip a litre.

In Phongsaly province, the price of regular petrol is now 8,350 kip a litre, while diesel has increased to 7,390 kip.

In Luang Namtha province, the price of regular petrol has increased to 7,980 kip with diesel increasing to 7,020 kip.

In Oudomxay province, regular petrol will now cost motorists 8,070 kip a litre and diesel 7,110 kip a litre.

In Bokeo province, the cost of premium grade petrol is now 8,720 kip, while regular petrol is 7,720 kip, and diesel 6,760 kip a litre.

In Luang Prabang province, the cost of premium grade petrol has increased to 9,080 kip a litre, regular petrol is now 8,080 kip, and diesel has increased to 7,120 kip a litre.

In Huaphan and Xayaboury provinces, the price of regular petrol is now 8,020 kip while diesel has jumped to 7,060 kip a litre.

In Xieng Khuang province, the price of regular petrol has increased to 7,810 kip with diesel now costing 6,850 kip a litre.

In Vientiane province, the pump price of premium grade petrol is now 8,620 kip a litre, while regular is 7,620 kip, and diesel 6,660 kip a litre.

In Borikhamxay province, the price of petrol has increased to 7,740 kip and diesel is now 6,780 kip a litre.

In Khammuan and Savannakhet provinces, the cost of a litre of premium grade petrol has jumped to 8,650 kip, while regular petrol is now 7,650 kip, and diesel is 6,690 kip a litre.

In Saravan province, regular petrol is now 7,830 kip a litre with diesel costing 6,870 kip.

In Champassak province, the price of premium is 8,680 kip a litre, regular petrol is 7,680 kip, and diesel 6,720 kip a litre.

In Xekong, Attapeu, and Xaysomboun provinces, the price of regular petrol has increased to 7,860 kip a litre and diesel now costs 6,900 kip a litre.

Source: Vientiane Times

Fuel Prices Rise…Yet Again

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has announced that fuel prices have increased across the country as of yesterday (December 15) in line with changes on the world market.

In Vientiane Capital, the cost of premium grade petrol has increased to 8,560, regular petrol is now 7,560 kip a litre, and diesel is 6,560 kip a litre.

In Phongsaly province, the price of regular petrol is now 8,290 kip a litre, while diesel has increased to 7,290 kip a litre.

In Luang Namtha province, the price of regular petrol has increased to 7,920 kip a litre with diesel increasing to 6,920 kip a litre.

In Oudomxay province, regular petrol will now cost motorists 8,010 kip a litre and diesel 7,010 kip a litre.

In Bokeo province, the cost of premium grade petrol is now 8,660 kip, while regular petrol is 7,660 kip and diesel 6,660 kip a litre.

In Luang Prabang province, the cost of premium grade petrol will set vehicle owners back 9,020 kip a litre, regular petrol is now 8,020 kip, and diesel has increased to 7,020 kip a litre.

In Huaphan and Xayaboury provinces, the price of regular petrol is now 7,960 kip and diesel has jumped to 6,960 kip a litre.

In Xieng Khuang province, the price of regular petrol has increased to 7,750 kip with diesel costing 6,750 kip a litre.

In Vientiane province, the pump price of premium grade petrol is now 8,560 kip a litre, while regular is 7,560 kip, and diesel 6,560 kip a litre.

In Borikhamxay province, the price of petrol has increased to 7,680 kip and diesel is now 6,680 kip a litre.

In Khammuan and Savannakhet provinces, the cost of a litre of premium has jumped to 8,590 kip, while regular petrol is now 7,590 kip and diesel 6,590 kip a litre.

In Saravan province, regular petrol is now 7,770 kip a litre with diesel costing 6,770 kip a litre.

In Champassak province, the price of premium is 8,620 kip a litre, regular petrol is 7,620 kip and diesel 6,620 kip a litre.

In Xekong, Attapeu, and Xaysomboun provinces, the price of regular petrol has increased to 7,800 kip a litre and diesel is now costing 6,800 kip a litre.

Source: Vientiane Times

Fuel Prices Rise Again

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce on Tuesday announced that fuel prices would rise across the country as from yesterday.

In Vientiane the cost of premium grade petrol will rise from 8,350 kip to 8,500 a litre, regular petrol will increase in price from 7,350 kip to 7,500 kip a litre, and diesel will go up from 6,210 kip to 6,460 kip a litre.

In Phongsaly province, petrol will rise in price from 8,080 kip to 8,230 kip a litre, while diesel will increase from 6,940 kip to 7,190 kip a litre.

In LuangNamtha province, petrol will increase from 7,710 kip to 7,860 kip a litre and diesel will go up from 6,570 kip to 6,820 kip a litre.

In Oudomxay province, petrol will increase in price from 7,800 kip to 7,950 kip a litre and diesel will rise from 6,660 kip to 6,910 kip a litre.

In Bokeo province, the price of premium grade petrol will increase from 8,450 kip to 8,600 kip, while regular petrol will go up from 7, 450 kip to 7,600 kip a litre. Diesel will rise from 6,310 kip to 6,560 kip a litre.

In LuangPrabang province, premium grade petrol will rise from 8,810 kip to 8,960 kip a litre, regular petrol from 7, 810 kip to 7,960 kip, and diesel from 6, 670 kip to 6,920 kip a litre.

In Huaphan and Xayaboury provinces, petrol will rise in price from 7,750 kip to 7,900 kip and diesel will jump from 6,610 kip to 6,860 kip a litre.

In XiengKhuang province, petrol will rise from 7,540 kip to 7,690 kip and diesel from 6,400 kip to 6,650 kip a litre.

In Vientiane province, premium grade petrol will go up from 8,350 kip to 8,500 kip a litre, regular petrol will rise from 7,350 kip to 7,500 kip, and diesel will increase from 6,210 kip to 6,460 kip a litre.

In Borikhamxay province, petrol will increase from 7,470 kip to 7,620 kip and diesel from 6,330 kip to 6,580 kip a litre.

In Khammuan and Savannakhet provinces, premium petrol will rise in price from 8,380 kip to 8,530 kip, regular petrol from 7,380 kip to 7,530 kip, and diesel from 6, 240 kip to 6,490 kip a litre.

In Xekong, Attapeu, and Xaysomboun provinces, petrol will increase from 7,590 kip to 7,740 kip and diesel from 6,450 kip to 6,700 kip a litre.

In Champassak province, premium petrol will rise in price from 8, 410 kip to 8,560 kip, regular petrol from 7,410 kip to 7,560 kip, and diesel from 6,270 kip to 6,520 kip a litre.

 

Source: Vientiane Times

Young Labour Force to Fuel Lao Economic Growth

Laos will enjoy a boost in economic growth until 2052 as the working age of its young labour force continues to further expand economic development, according to the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) project.

Ministry Reduces Fuel Prices

Petrol stations across the country lowered the retail prices of petrol and diesel yesterday after the Ministry of Industry and Commerce issued an announcement on fuel price reduction last Friday (August 12).