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DPR trains LPG marketers on safety regulations to avoid fire, explosions


As part of the federal government’s Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) penetration policy, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has stressed the need for stakeholders in the sector to be conscious of safety regulations.

Speaking at a workshop its organised for LPG marketers and the National Association of LPG Marketers and Service Providers in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, DPR’s Operations Controller for the Yenagoa field office, Mrs. Ejiro Ufondu, said the awareness was necessary to eliminate avoidable accidents, such as fire outbreaks and explosions.

Ufondu said the workshop, with the theme, ‘Compliance to Regulation, a Sure Way to Sustainable Business,’ was also part of restoring public confidence on the usage of LPG, otherwise known as cooking gas, with the hope that the workshop would lead to enhancing and promoting adherence to regulation.

She said the DPR had diligently conducted high-level inquiries in line with international best practices into the immediate and remote causes of such incidents and had shared learning points with a view to averting recurrence.

In his remarks, Zonal Operations Controller of DPR in Port Harcourt, Bassey Nkanga, who represented the Director, Petroleum Resources, Auwalu Sarki, said the essence of the workshop was to refresh stakeholders’ minds on how best to operate in the LPG business.


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