As per the latest directive by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), LPG Cylinders can no longer be distributed in Dubai, provided, they are filled in approved LPG factories in the emirate.
This is to ensure complete adherence with all regulations and standards issued by local departments.
The DSCE stipulated that it is necessary to obtain its authorization for issuance of the permit in order to complete all approvals and requirements from government authorities in the emirate.
The authority will further coordinate with government authorities to conduct joint inspection campaigns and ensure that workers in this sector are obeying the directive and are applying the highest safety and security standards.
“Through this directive, we outline the regulatory framework, strategies and regulations for LPG trading in Dubai, in accordance with the highest international standards in this area. We also work to regulate business practices and implement the highest international safety and security standards,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the DSCE.
“We aim to ensure transportation, storage and distribution of LPG according to the approved criteria in the UAE. We thank all authorities involved in regulating this sector.”
The directive also states that renewal of licenses to distribute LPG and its derivatives in Dubai requires written approval from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE).
This further confirms that the distributor has a valid contract indicating commitment to safety and security criteria, said Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, the Secretary-General of DSCE and Chairman of Dubai Regulatory Committee for Petroleum Products.