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LPG companies to meet over explosion at illegal filling location

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 10:49 AM
A fire fighter carries out cooling down operations at an illegal cooking gas operation behind a home on Jacques Avenue in Mountain View, St Andrew, yesterday.

The island’s three liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) marketing companies have agreed to meet to review Sunday’s fire after an explosion at an illegal gas filling location in Kingston.

In a statement, IGL Limited said the meeting will be convened once the facts have been established by the relevant authorities charged with investigating the incident.

The company further says after the talks, a joint statement will be issued on the safety and security procedures currently practiced within the industry.

It underscores that the petroleum industry is required to adhere to strict rules and regulations in the storage, handling, and distribution of its products.

Meanwhile, IGL Limited has distanced the company from the man implicated in the fire.

The company says he was not employed to IGL and was not associated with the entity in any way.

It says the man was a contract driver for a petroleum haulage company.