Regulator moves to tame cooking gas cartels
06 December 2011, 13:12
The Energy Regulatory Commission will introduce caps on cooking gas prices once a new import handling facility is completed early 2012.
The move will specifically target middlemen whose
activities have nearly doubled the price of liquefied petroleum gas
(LPG) since the beginning of the year.
The cooking gas cartels
have insisted that increased demand and lack of adequate storage
capacity is to blame for the price increases that have forced many
households to turn to alternative energy sources .
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