The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy issues a decision to regulate the circulation and distribution of liquefied gas cylinders

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: "The decision sets the regulatory framework to ensure that LPG is circulated in accordance with the specifications approved in the country."

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, issued Resolution No. (3) for the year 2021, which provides for the regulation of the circulation and distribution of LPG cylinders, with the aim of protecting the environment and society, and to ensure the application of the highest standards of safety and security in the field of petroleum gas. Liquefied liquefied petroleum gas, including all its sections from the transportation, storage and distribution of gas, whether that is through cylinders or transport tanks.

The decision stipulates that the distribution of LPG cylinders in the Emirate of Dubai is prohibited unless they are packed in the approved factories in the emirate, in order to ensure compliance with all standards and laws issued by the local departments.

In its decision, the Supreme Council of Energy stipulated the necessity of obtaining approval from it to issue the permit, as a permission to complete all approvals and requirements from government agencies in the emirate, each according to its competence and requirements, and the Supreme Council of Energy, in coordination with the competent government agencies, will conduct joint inspection campaigns to ensure that workers adhere to this The sector is decided by the decision and the application of the highest standards of security and safety.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice President of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: “Through this decision, we seek to lay down the regulatory framework, strategies and legislation for the distribution of LPG and its derivatives in the Emirate of Dubai, to be in line with the highest international standards in this field. We also aim to regulate business practices. And applying the highest international standards in safety and security, and ensuring the circulation of liquefied petroleum gas from transportation, storage and distribution in the emirate, in accordance with the specifications approved in the country, and we thank all the concerned parties involved in organizing this sector.

Based on Federal Law No. (14) of 2017 regarding the regulation of the circulation of petroleum products, and Decree No. (8) of 2020 regarding the determination of the competent authority in the Emirate of Dubai for the purposes of implementing Federal Law No. (14) of 2017 regarding the circulation of petroleum products, the Council The Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai is the authority concerned in the Emirate of Dubai to carry out all duties and powers, according to Federal Law No. (14) of the year 2017 referred to and the decisions issued pursuant to it, and in particular the issuance of permits for the circulation of petroleum products in the Emirate of Dubai, determining the petroleum materials that may be traded, and activities Associated with it, and the control and inspection of the establishments authorized to trade.

For his part, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of the Dubai Committee to Regulate the Circulation of Petroleum Products, Ahmed Butti Al-Muhairbi, said that “the decision affirmed the obligation not to issue or renew any license for the distribution of LPG and its derivatives in the Emirate of Dubai, except after obtaining a letter from the Council. The Supreme Energy Council affirms the distributor’s commitment to safety and security conditions, and that he has a valid contract with the approved bottling plants in the emirate.

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