Suppliers and distributors of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) have been allowed to exchange cylinders for each other within five years.
In Friday’s bulletin, the Energy Distributors Association (EDA), composed of 32 small gas brand suppliers and distributors across the country, was also allowed to increase its members at least 10,000 cylinders per year in each warehouse.
The exemption will allow consumers to change empty cylinders to a different brand, as long as the brand is a member of the association.
The Kenya Competition Authority (CAK) stated: “As general information, the Authority has granted an exemption for exclusive transactions between members of the association for a period of five years.”
The revised Energy (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Regulations of 2009 came into effect in June 2019, abolishing the mandatory cylinder replacement pool, and in the event of unsafe refilling, the company will be responsible for its cylinders.
The association also requires the sharing of information about marketing and pricing, but this information is banned as an uncompetitive practice.
“Share all other forms of commercially sensitive information, including pricing, profits, quantities, input costs, market capacity, any specific information about customers, current or future product development plans, and proprietary information, including trade secrets, know-how, Technological innovation and other intellectual property rights will be banned,” CAK said.
Post time: Oct-08-2021