Dubai Supreme Council of Energy issues new regulations for LPG trading

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy’s (DSCE) Chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has released Directive No. 3 of 2021 on the regulation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) trading to protect the environment and community by enforcing the highest protection and security standards.

According to the reports, this includes the transportation, storage, and distribution of LPG, whether through cylinders or transport tanks. The Directive stipulates that it is prohibited to distribute LPG cylinders in Dubai unless they are filled in the approved LPG factories in the Emirate. This ensures compliance with all standards and regulations issued by local departments.

The DSCE has stated in its Directive that it must obtain its authorization to grant the permit to complete all approvals and conditions from government authorities in the Emirate, in accordance with their respective requirements.

The DSCE will collaborate with government agencies to conduct joint inspection campaigns to ensure that staff in this industry adhere to the Directive and comply with the highest safety and security standards.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Vice Chairman – DSCE

“Through this Directive, we outline the regulatory framework, strategies, and regulations for LPG trading in Dubai, under the highest international standards in this area. We also work to regulate business practices and implement the highest international safety and security standards. We aim to ensure the transportation, storage, and distribution of LPG according to the approved criteria in the UAE. We thank all authorities involved in regulating this sector.”

“The DSCE is the sole entity in Dubai to carry out all tasks and powers according to Federal Law No. (14) of 2017 as well as the decisions issued thereby, in particular, to issue permits for trading in petroleum products in Dubai and to determine the petroleum materials that may be traded, the activities associated therewith, and the control and inspection of the facilities authorized to deal in this regard,” as per the reports.

HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the DSCE and Chairman of the Dubai Regulatory Committee for Petroleum Products said, “The Directive also states that issue or renewal of licenses to distribute LPG and its derivatives in Dubai requires written approval from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). This confirms the distributor has a valid contract showing commitment to safety and security criteria, with the approved bottling plants in the Emirate.”

“We would like to thank the Dubai Regulatory Committee for Petroleum Products members for their efforts to protect individuals, society, and organizations. This is by ensuring the effective application of policies related to petroleum products trading as well as inspections,” commented Burhan Al Hashemi, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Regulatory Committee for Petroleum Products.

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