EPRA revokes Swift Energy LPG licence

Written By: Margaret Kalekye
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The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has revoked the licence held by Swift Energy for storage and filing of LPG in cylinders.
The revocation follows an enforcement operation carried out by EPRA on 25th June 2020 where the company was found in breach of LPG Regulations.
“The revocation follows an enforcement operation carried out by EPRA on 25th June 2020 where the holder of the licence M/s Swift Energy Distributors Limited of P.O. Box 56627- 00200 NAIROBI located off Mombasa Road at Mavoko, in the County of Machakos, was found in breach of the Petroleum (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Regulations, 2019 or Legal Notice No. 100 of 2019″‘ said the Authority in a statement.
EPPRA says the company has on three other occasions been found in breach of Legal Notice 100 of 2019, with a case ongoing at the Mavoko law courts.
EPRA has consequently issued a stern warning to all LPG brand owners, facility owners and traders that failure to comply with the legal notice especially with regard to the requirement of obtaining prior written authorization or consent from an LPG cylinder brand owner before filling and trading, shall automatically lead to revocation of the operational licence.

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“EPRA shall not hesitate to prosecute persons in breach of the above-mentioned requirement in line with the provisions of Sections 99(1)(m) of the Petroleum Act No. 2 of 2019”.

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