04 October 2019

Authority needs to reign in rogue gas firms

In its Guidelines for Good Business Practices in the LPG Industry, the World LPG Association says distribution, of cylinders in particular, is unique in the energy industry. LPG is one of the very few common consumer products sold in a metal or composite plastic container that is often more costly than the product it contains. In the distribution system, many parties may physically handle the cylinder before it reaches the customer. Once the cylinder of LPG has been sold, the seller (who is frequently the cylinder owner) has no direct control over its subsequent use. This makes the importance of maintaining the cylinder or container integrity throughout the distribution chain an essential part of customer safety.