DOE tightens rules on LPG industry


Posted at Jan 30 2014 03:40 PM | Updated as of Jan 30 2014 11:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Energy (DOE) is tightening rules for the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry.

The DOE has issued a department circular which requires LPG industry players to secure a Standard Compliance Certificate (SCC).

All importers, suppliers, refiners, refillers, marketers, distributors, haulers/transporters, handlers, storers, retailers, sellers and dealers of LPG are now required to have an SCC to sell with other industry players and consumers.

The circular aims to clamp down on those who are illegally selling LPG without proper clearances. This will also encourage refillers to contract a portion of their requirements to secure their supply and avoid supply uncertainty.

The DOE said violators of the circular will be slapped with administrative charges and fines.

LPG establishments will be given three months from the effectivity of the circular to comply with the rules.