Thailand, Indonesia Sign Deal to Expand Energy Sector Ties

BANGKOK, Dec 21, 2007 (Dow Jones Newswires)

Thailand and Indonesia have signed a joint statement to extend their cooperation in the energy sector, the spokesman for the Thai Energy Ministry said Friday.

The two countries agreed to establish an energy forum, in which their representatives will exchange ideas and information for joint development in the sector.

Thailand and Indonesia could collaborate in the development of the Natuna natural gas field, as well as in biofuel products, said Twarath Sutabutr, the ministry's deputy spokesman.

The joint statement was signed by Thai Energy Minister Piyasvasti Amranand and Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro.

BANGKOK, Dec 21, 2007 (Dow Jones Newswires)