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Thai PTT wins approval to build 2nd phase of LNG terminal

BANGKOK, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Thailand's PTT has won approval to build the second phase of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal worth 21.4 billion baht ($698 million), the Energy Ministry's National Energy Policy Office said on Thursday.

The company has also been given the authorisation to buy an annual 2 million tonnes of LNG from Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited for 20 years starting from 2015, the energy agency said in a statement.

($1 = 30.655 baht)

(Reporting by Aukkarapon Niyomyat; Writing by Viparat Jantraprap; Editing by Alan Raybould)

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Keywords: PTT LNG/APPROVAL