Thailand enters the oil age

1980s


January 6 — The first 3,500 barrels, or 145,000 litres, of oil from the Sirikit oilfield in Lan Krabue, Kamphaeng Phet, arrived at the Bang Chak refinery in Bangkok at 9.30pm. Nineteen tank carriages of the State Railway of Thailand had hauled the oil...

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