EPRA exposes facilities involved in LPG malpractices

In Summary

• The listing follows random surveillance and enforcement exercises undertaken by the Authority between April and June 2021 with a view to enhancing consumer safety.

• Section 11 (e) of the Energy Act 2019 mandates EPRA to develop and enforce guidelines that ensure compliance with the Act and the licensing conditions stipulated in the Act.

LPG gas cylinders.
LPG gas cylinders.
Image: FILE

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has on Monday published in the media nine facilities found undertaking illegal Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) activities in the country.

In a statement on Monday, EPRA said the listing follows random surveillance and enforcement exercises undertaken by the Authority between April and June 2021 with a view to enhancing consumer safety.

The nine non-compliant facilities are City Gas Limited, Green Energy Limited, More Gas Limited, Eco-Energy Limited, Topline Traders Limited, Salama Gas Limited, Valley Gas Limited, Moto Gas Limited and Kofurow Gas Limited.

The nine facilities found undertaking illegal Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) activities in the country by EPRA.
The nine facilities found undertaking illegal Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) activities in the country by EPRA.
Image: EPRA

Section 11 (e) of the Energy Act 2019 mandates EPRA to develop and enforce guidelines that ensure compliance with the Act and the licensing conditions stipulated in the Act.

Further, the Petroleum Act 2019 and the Petroleum (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Regulations 2019 require persons to undertake the business of LPG in accordance with the terms and conditions of their valid licenses issued by the Authority.

Accordingly, the Authority carries out surveillance and enforcement on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) facilities with a view to enhancing environmental and consumer safety.

EPRA encourages the public to report suspected cases of illegal LPG trade through the hotline number 0709 336 000 which is operational during official working hours, the Authority’s USSD code (*363#) and SMS service code (40850).