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The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority says all Liquefied Petroleum Gas retailers and distributors must adhere to minimum standards as set by the Standard Association of Zimbabwe and those who fail to comply will have their operations closed. It has become mandatory for all LPG operators to adhere with the minimum standards set by SAZ after Government implemented regulations that promotes safe use of Liquid Petroleum Gas in light of power deficts.

The Government also gazetteed new rules compelling LPG traders to register with the energy regulator as many Zimbabweans are turning to gas as an alternative source of energy in light of power cuts. Speaking at a stakeholder workshop yesterday, Zera licensing officer Mr Hugh Saganda said LPG retailers and distributors are required to be licensed to avoid persecution.

ZERA engineer of petroleum and infrastructure Mr Andrew Guri said that all gas cylinders must be registered and all operators must be trained by Zera before distributing their product.

He said the training for operators has already started.

“Training for operators has begun and forms are available nationwide. We are starting with Harare and Bulawayo,” he said.

“The Costco training will start on June 17 to July 23 and operators will pay a minimal fee because it will be mainly sponsored by Zera” he said.

Zimbabweans have increasingly turned to alternative energy sources as the country’s electricity deficit continues to grow.

Source : The Herald