Compostela warns retailers of LPG-refilled butane canisters

  • April 07, 2017
  • Michael Uy

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, April 7 (PIA) - - Around 30 sari-sari stores in Compostela town in Compostela Valley province received a warning from the municipality government for selling butane canisters refilled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).


Compostela Fire Marshal Insp. Carlos Gallego disclosed that the Bureau of Fire and Protection and the municipal government reprimanded that stores selling LPG-refilled butane canisters citing Department of Energy Memorandum Circular No. DC-2014-01-0001.


Inspector Gallego said that according to the memorandum circular, the Refillers should not refill single-trip and/or tin canister and cartridges and Retailer Stores should ensure that each LPG filled cylinder conforms with the minimum standards.


Gallego added that the penalty, according to the circular, is P 10,000 for the violation or P5,000 per canister/cylinder, whichever is higher.


Inspector Gallego also emphasized that aside from those stated in the circular, the municipal government will also cancel their business permits if the stores persist on selling LPG-refilled butane canisters.


He also said that beyond the penalty, the BFP wants to prevent any disaster like the one that happened in the town, wherein a banana cue vendor burned her face as the butane canister blew up while she was cooking her products.


He explained that the canisters were not designed to be filled with LPG, which has higher pressure than butane. (PIA11, Michael Uy)

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