Illegal filling of LPG cylinders is continuing unabated in the country due to lax monitoring by the authorities concerned.
As per government policy, no one is allowed to fill LPG cylinders outside an authorised LPG plant. Even LPG plant operators cannot fill the cylinders of other companies without proper agreement or legal compliance.
Speakers said this at a webinar held by Energypac. Abu Sayed Raza, Chief Business Officer of G-Gas LPG chaired the event, according to a press release.
Muntasir Alam from Bexiomco LPG, Md. Hasin Parvez, CEO of Green Fuel Technologies LTD and the Secretary General of the Autogas Owners Association spoke on the occasion.
Speakers urged the government to take initiatives to prevent cylinders from being filled illegally.
They believe the government should impose strict penalties and raise awareness about the illegal use of LPG cylinders.
As per the law, there must be a standard, uniform agreement between refuelling stations and government-approved operators and distributors of liquid petroleum gas.
Auto-gas refuelling stations and government-approved operators and distributors of liquid petroleum gas must comply with the directives stipulated in this agreement.
Abu Sayed Raja said, "LPG companies are being affected by cylinder illegal filling in a number of ways. They are losing customers to illegal operators. They are also facing increased costs due to the need to replace damaged cylinders."