ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has ignored the safety guidelines of Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (OGRA) as it allowed launching 2.7 tones LPG mobile filling stations in the country.
Well informed sources in the ministry of petroleum and natural resources has told online that to promote LPG in the country ministry of petroleum is utilizing all available resources on immediate basis and mobile LPG station is part of these efforts. In this regard, Advisor to Prime Minister for petroleum and Natural resources Dr Asim Hussain inaugurated first LPG mobile filling station on April 28.
However, sources said that Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has showed its concerns over installation of mobile filling station as this mobile filling station is of 2.7 tones instead of 3.0 tones.
Source told this LPG mobile plant should be of three tones while LPG association has fully ignored this element and introducing LPG mobile filling stations in the country which are not ideal and may result into loss of innocent human lives.
Sources told that OGRA has showed its concerns that required standards pertaining to the mobile LPG filling stations have not been adopted and authority has also informed LPG association that mobile filling below 3 tones would be dangerous for human lives.
Sources told that before launch of mobile filling stations, LPG safety rules devised by OGRA have also not been followed.
Source added that refuelling process through these plants will not be secure however ministry and association are not bothered about it and all set to introduce LPG mobile filling stations in the country.
Sources further told due to backing of influential people in the ministry of petroleum, LPG association has ignored the safety guidelines of OGRA.
Chairman LPG distribution association said that the LPG mobile filling station has been imported from Japan and manufactured according to international standards. He admitted that LPG mobile filling station is less then three tones however it would not be dangerous for human lives.
Irfan Khokhar said that capacitors, which would be installed on these mobile filling stations, would be according to their capacity of the mobile filling station.
He said that LPG mobile filling station has been manufactured according to international standards.