UPDATE 1-Thai PM shoots down Bangkok road-pricing plan

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(Adds details) By Trirat Puttajanyawong BANGKOK, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A plan to make motorists pay to use Bangkok's main streets, one of several oil conservation schemes considered by Thailand, was scrapped on Wednesday as the prime minister said the city simply could not make the idea work. But the government said it would order service stations to close by midnight and "ask" shopping malls and convenience stores to close earlier to save energy as oil prices soar. It also decided to ...

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