DUBAI, 15 May 2021 (WAM) – His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Energy Council (DSCE), issued Directive No. 3 of 2021 regulating the trade in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to protect the environment and society, observing the highest safety standards. This includes the transportation, storage and distribution of LPG both in cylinders and in transport tanks.
The directive states that it is prohibited to distribute LPG cylinders in Dubai unless they are filled at approved LPG plants in the Emirate. This ensures that all standards and regulations issued by local departments are followed.
In its Directive, the DSCE stipulated the need to obtain a permit to issue a permit in order to fulfill all approvals and requirements from the government authorities of the emirate in accordance with their respective requirements. DSCE will coordinate with government agencies to conduct joint inspection campaigns to ensure that workers in this sector comply with the Directive and apply the highest safety standards.
“In this Directive, we define the legal framework, strategies and rules for LPG trading in Dubai in accordance with the highest international standards in this area. We are also working to regulate business practices and implement the highest international safety standards. to ensure the transportation, storage and distribution of LPG in accordance with the approved criteria in the UAE. We thank all the authorities regulating this sector, ”said Said Mohammed Al Tayer, Deputy Chairman of DSCE.
DSCE is the only organization in Dubai that fulfills all tasks and powers in accordance with Federal Law No. (14) of 2017, as well as its decisions, in particular, for the issuance of permits for the sale of petroleum products in Dubai and the definition of petroleum materials that may be sold, the activities associated with them, and the control and inspection of facilities authorized to conduct trade in this regard. This is based on Federal Law No. (14) of 2017 on the regulation of trade in petroleum products and Decree No. 8 of 2020 appointing the competent authority in the Emirate of Dubai responsible for the implementation of Federal Law No. (14). 2017 on trade in petroleum products.
The Directive also states that the issuance or renewal of licenses for the distribution of LPG and its derivatives in Dubai requires a written permission from the Dubai Supreme Energy Council (DSCE). This confirms that the distributor has a valid contract demonstrating commitment to safety and reliability criteria with approved bottling plants in the Emirate, ”said HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of DSCE and Chairman of the Dubai Petroleum Regulatory Committee.
“We would like to thank the members of the Dubai Petroleum Products Regulatory Committee for their efforts to protect individuals, communities and organizations. This is achieved by ensuring the effective application of policies related to petroleum trade and inspections, ”said Burkhan Al Hashemi. Deputy Chairman of the Dubai Oil Products Regulatory Committee.
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