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Zimbabwe pushes for use of LP gas

by Staff reporter
19 Mar 2015 at 07:10hrs | Views

Energy and Power Development Minister Samuel Undenge says the Government is pushing for the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, especially for cooking to lessen the burden on the electricity grid, but is concerned with poor safety standards.

Undenge said the Government was worried about many backyard LPG dispensing businesses which do not abide by prescribed safety standards, saying the use of LPG was growing at a slower pace mainly due to safety concerns by potential users.

Concerns have also been raised over the increasing number of sub-standard cylinders in circulation.

LPG is a cleaner form of energy mainly for heating and cooking compared to kerosene and wood fuel.

The use of LPG contributes to a reduction in use of wood fuel and lessens pressures on the national electricity grid, which is already overburdened.

Source - The Herald

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