Maintain LPG quality standards, DOE tells suppliers, retailers
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) told suppliers and retailers of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to obey safety standards as mentioned in the Republic Act (RA) 11592 or LPG Industry Regulation Act of 2021.
DOE senior science research specialist Robert Cardinales reminded LPG suppliers and retailers of RA 11952 regulations to avoid penalties and ensure consumer safety in a radio interview with DWIZ 882 on Saturday.
“Sana lang magcomply tayong lahat para maging safe ang negosyo, […] tayong mga consumer, diyan sa safety ng pagnenegosyo ng LPG,” Cardinales said.
(I hope that suppliers and retailers of LPG will comply so their industry will be safe, as well as we, the consumers, in the industry of LPG.)
According to RA 11592, suppliers and retailers of LPG products may face administrative and criminal charges if they fail to comply with regulations in the law.
Cardinales added that the most common violation the DOE has encountered in their inspections is LPG tanks lacking proper labels and identifications.
“Usually ang violation na nakikita namin ay yung mga generic cylinders, yung walang pagkakakilanlan kasi requirement sa tangke na kailangan properly marked at merong ownership,” he added.
(The usual violation that we see is generic cylinders, or those without identification, because it is required that LPG tanks are properly marked and with ownership labels.)
The DOE official also said that more surprise inspections will be conducted to ensure LPG suppliers and retailers follow regulations, especially as there are strict penalties.
“Inaasahan naman namin na magcomply naman lahat, especially unang-una sa (We expect them to comply to everything, especially to the) licensing requirement, then sa safety and code of practice,” Cardinales added.