PTT Public Company Limited

PTT Public Company Limited or simply PTT (Thai: บริษัท ปตท. จำกัด (มหาชน)) is a Thai state-owned SET-listed oil and gas company. Formerly known as the Petroleum Authority of Thailand, it owns extensive submarine gas pipelines in the Gulf of Thailand, a network of LPG terminals throughout the kingdom, and it is involved in electricity generation, petrochemical products, oil and gas exploration and production, and gasoline retailing businesses.[3] The company also owns Café Amazon, a popular coffee chain throughout South East Asia, which shops are often located next to PTT gas stations or inside malls .

PTT Public Company Limited
Native name
บริษัท ปตท. จำกัด (มหาชน)
IndustryOil and gas industry
Founded29 December 1978; 43 years ago (1978-12-29) (as Petroleum Authority of Thailand)
Headquarters555 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Key people
Auttapol Rerkpiboon, President and CEO[1]
  • Oil
  • natural gas
  • petrochemical
RevenueDecrease THB1,737,145 million (2016)
Increase THB94,609 million (2016)
Total assetsIncrease THB2,232,331 million (2016)
Total equityIncrease THB762,948 million (2016)
OwnerMinistry of Finance (51.1%)[2]
Number of employees
  • 4,616 (PTT)
  • 24,680 (subsidiaries)
ParentMinistry of Energy
WebsiteOfficial website

Affiliated companies include PTT Exploration and Production, PTT Global Chemical, PTT Asia Pacific Mining,[4] and PTT Green Energy.


PTT is the largest corporation in the country and also the only company from Thailand listed in Fortune Global 500 companies. The company ranks 81st among top 500 on the Fortune 500, and 180 on the Forbes 2000.[5][6] PTT was founded in 1978 (as Petroleum Authority of Thailand) as a state-owned enterprise, under Prime Minister General Kriangsak Chomanan's government. It was formed by a coupling between Thai Fuel Organization (Thai: องค์การเชื้อเพลิง) under Defense Energy Department and Thai Natural Gas Organization (Thai: องค์การก๊าซธรรมชาติแห่งประเทศไทย) under Ministry of Industry.[7][8]


For 2016 PTT PCL reported revenues of 1,737,148 million baht, net income of 94,609 million baht, assets of 2,232,331 million baht, and total equity of 762,948 million baht.[9]

PTT's 15 directors were compensated with 14.9 million baht in meeting allowances in 2016, plus 38.7 million baht in bonuses. The president and CEO's salary for the year was 30.6 million baht plus a 9.6 million baht bonus.[10]: 137–138  The company in 2016 employed 4,616 (PTT)[10]: 139  and 24,680 at subsidiaries.[10]: 140  Total compensation for PTT employees in 2016, excluding top management, was 9,651 million baht.[10]: 140 


PTT Headquarter at Bangkok

In 2012, PTT purchased the remaining 55 percent of Sakari Resources, a Singaporean coal mine operator.[11]

In 2012, PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) took over Cove Energy plc, which owned an 8.5 percent share in a huge natural-gas field offshore Mozambique.[12]

The company operates 58 retail stations in the Philippines and plans to add an additional 15-20 petrol stations in Luzon and the Visayas, in Cebu Province. [13]

PTT Public Company Limited and Pertamina, Indonesia's state-owned oil company, partnered to build a new petrochemical complex in Indonesia for an estimated cost of US$4–5 billion.[14]


Vencorex is a joint venture between PTT Global Chemical and the Perstorp Group, created in 2012, based in France's Rhône-Alpes region. It is the owner of technology and a major manufacturer of isocyanates, particularly toluene diisocyanate (TDI), hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI, IPDI) and its derivatives.

Oil spillsEdit

The 2009 Montara oil spill, 250 km off Australia's northwestern coast led to "Thousands of barrels of oil gushed into the ocean over a 10-week period following a blowout at PTTEP Australasia's West Atlas rig in the Timor Sea".[15] The Australian unit of PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) "admitted to four charges" in the 2009 spill.[15]

The 2013 Rayong oil spill[16] started on the night of 28 July 2013. An oil leak (from a pipeline) 35 kilometers from Ko Samet's Ao Phrao Beach, resulted in the beach being closed and its tourists evacuated after spillage reached the beach.[16][17] The crude oil spill had occurred 20 km off Thailand's mainland, "when a floating hose transferring oil from a tanker to a PTT refinery pipeline broke sending 50,000 litres of oil spewing into the coastal waters".[15] On 7 August 2013 media said that the Department of Special Investigation had seized an oil supply line, suspected of being faulty.[18]

Green energyEdit

In November 1993 former Prime Minister of Thailand Anand Panyarachun established the Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development.[19] In 2010, PTT President and CEO Prasert Bunsumpun announced that PTT would expand into producing more renewable energy.[20]

PTT has many subsidiaries, including PTTGC, TOP, BCP, and PTTEP, all of which are working towards producing more environmentally friendly energy.[21] In 2014, Bangchak Petroleum completed its Sunny Bangchak project, a 38-megawatt silicon photovoltaic power plant, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.[22][23] In September 2014, Thai Oil Public Company Limited (TOP), another PTT subsidiary, was recognized as a leader in business sustainability by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.[24] Thai Oil (TOP) has proven to be an environmentally friendly company, with no reported violations of environmental laws.[25]

The company also produces and distributes ethanol from sugarcane through various channels like Maesod Clean Energy, Sapthip, and Ubon Bio Ethanol.[26] In August 2014, PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) along with Diary Home and NatureWorks, announced their eco-friendly Ingeo bioplastics yoghurt cup.[27] PTTGC seeks to become a major player in bio-based chemicals.[28]

Rolls-Royce bribery caseEdit

In an action by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) against aircraft engine-maker Rolls-Royce,[29]: 4, 6, 9–12  the DOJ claimed that Rolls Royce had paid more than US$11 million in commissions to win a deal with Thai Airways, aware that some of the funds would be used to bribe officials at PTT and its subsidiary, PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP). The payments were made from 2003-2013 and related to contracts for equipment and after-market products and services.[30] Admitting its guilt, Rolls-Royce paid US$170 million to settle the case.[31] PTT vowed to investigate. Subsequently, PTT Chairman and CEO Tevin Vongvanich said that the company was unable to find anyone who "allegedly took bribes".[32]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Asia Nikkei: PTT". Nikkei. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  3. ^ Google finance, PTT Public Company
  4. ^ Robinson, Gwen (August 27, 2012). "PTT buys control of Sakari for S$1.2bn". Financial Times. Bangkok. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  5. ^ "PTT moves up on Fortune 500". Bangkok Post. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  6. ^ "The World 2000". Forbes. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Royal Thai Government Gazette Book 95, Chapter 152, 28 December 1978" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Royal Thai Government Gazette Book 96, Chapter 114, 15 July 1979" (PDF).
  9. ^ "PTT: PTT PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED; F/S & Highlights". The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d Annual Report 2016 PTT Public Company Limited (PDF). PTT PCL. 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  11. ^ Robinson, Gwen (27 Aug 2012), PTT buys control of Sakari for S$1.2bn, The Financial Times, retrieved 26 Jun 2018
  12. ^ "Thailand to invest in Mozambique". 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  13. ^ "Thailand's PTT expands in the Philippines". 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  14. ^ "Thailand's PTT delays Malaysia investment". 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  15. ^ a b c "No slick explanation for huge PTT oil spill". Archived from the original on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  16. ^ a b Maierbrugger, Arno (31 July 2013). "Thai oil spill: Romantic island is 'disaster zone' (video)". Inside Investor. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
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  18. ^ "DSI points to human error as spill cause". Bangkok Post. 2013-08-07. Archived from the original on 2013-08-07.
  19. ^ "TBCSD". Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development. Archived from the original on 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  20. ^ VIBOONCHART, NALIN (2010-04-16). "PTT turns to renewable energy". The Nation (Press release). Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  21. ^ "Home". PTT Group. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  22. ^ "Bangchak Petroleum PLC". Greenergy Excellence Business. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  23. ^ "Suntech, Bangchak Turn On Southeast Asia's Largest Solar Plant" (Press release). PRNewswir. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2014-11-30.
  24. ^ "Industry Group Leaders 2014". Dow Jones Sustainability Indices In Collaboration with RobecoSAM. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  25. ^ "Industry Group Leader Report, THai Oil PCL" (PDF). RobecoSAM Sustainability Investing. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  26. ^ "Thaioil Public Company Limited". Thaioil Group Business Structure. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  27. ^ Changsorn, Pichaya (2014-08-31). "'Green chemicals' make major inroads into local market". The Nation (Press release). Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  28. ^ "Thai PTTGC Plans $11 Billion Capex by 2020" (Press release). Chemanager Online. 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2014-11-30.
  29. ^ "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROLLS-ROYCE PLC". US Department of Justice. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  30. ^ Peel, Michael; Uraisin, Panvadee (2017-01-24). "Rolls-Royce scandal puts Thailand military rulers under spotlight". Financial Times. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  31. ^ "Rolls-Royce plc Agrees to Pay $170 Million Criminal Penalty to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Case" (Press Release). Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  32. ^ "Failing the graft battle" (Editorial). Bangkok Post. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.

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