Unresolved ‘Non-Explosive Licence’ Issue May Hit LPG Supply

Unresolved ‘Non-Explosive Licence’ Issue May Hit LPG Supply

The lack of urgency shown by the government in resolving issuance of ‘non-explosive licences’ to Nepali gas bullets is likely to hit the supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)in the near future.

“It has been more than three months since we raised this issue — that the Indian authorities are refusing to grant the non-explosive certificates to Nepali gas bullets. But our pleas to the government to resolve this matter have fallen on deaf ears,” said Shiva Prasad Ghimire, immediate past president of Nepal LP Gas Industry Association (NLPGIA).

According to him, around 60 LPG bullets with Nepali number plates that were manufactured in India are awaiting such certificates to enter into fuel trade.

The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation of India (PESO), formerly known as Department of Explosives, is the authorised Indian body to issue such licences to Nepali LPG bullets. A non-explosive certificate is a mandatory document at oil refineries of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to get loading of petroleum products, including LPG. Read More…

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