20 LPG Auto-Refueling stations being set up to facilitate consumers

ISLAMABAD, Oct 6 (APP): In a bid to facilitate LPG consumers, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has recently issued 20 licences for setting up LPG Auto-Refueling stations in different parts of the country.
“The authority also granted 12 permits for operational marketing of storage and filling plants, 37 for construction of LPG storage and filling plants, one for storage and refueling of LPG and one for production and storage of LPG facility,” official sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told APP.
They said the licences were awarded after fulfilment of all codal formalities, requirements and verification of the construction site by the third party inspectors in accordance with LPG Rules 2001 and Regulatory Framework.
The sources informed that LPG stations could only be set-up on roads or highways having minimum width of 60 feet, which was the criterion for issuance of no-objection certificate for the fuel outlets.
They expressed confidence that the licences would help improve supply and distribution of LPG especially in witner season, besides creating more job opportunities in the sector.
Talking to APP, Chairman All Pakistan LPG Distribution Association Irfan Khokhar suggested that the government should promote establishiment of LPG-air mix plants across the country to bridge the gap between demand and supply of energy.
Describing the commodity one of the most environment friendly fuel, he said “LPG is cleaner in burning than petrol, diesel, wood, coal and fuel oil, which can be ued for heating, cooking and in vehicles.”
Currently, over 40,000 homes and 10,000 motorists are using LPG, he added.