LPG gas for sustainability : Use of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) as a substitute to traditional cooking fuels – Role of the Regulator

By Ben Gasore Over the last five years, Rwandans have been adapting to the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), a sign of how fast, efficient and environmental friendly the gas cylinders are when it comes to some of its uses including cooking. Asides  the  six companies in the  country  that  import  and distribute them,  namely;  Kobil, SP, Merez, Sulfo Indus-try, Rwanda  Oxygen  and  Hashi Energy, the  Rwanda  Utilities Regulatory  Authority (RURA), in collaboration with other concerned Institutions,  is there to ensure that people are offered  good quality service provision of that cooking fuel at the  affordable  prices,  therefore ensuring   its    sustainable usage in Rwanda.

By Ben Gasore

Over the last five years, Rwandans have been adapting to the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), a sign of how fast, efficient and environmental friendly the gas cylinders are when it comes to some of its uses including cooking. Asides  the  six companies in the  country  that  import  and distribute them,  namely;  Kobil, SP, Merez, Sulfo Indus-try, Rwanda  Oxygen  and  Hashi Energy, the  Rwanda  Utilities Regulatory  Authority (RURA), in collaboration with other concerned Institutions,  is there to ensure that people are offered  good quality service provision of that cooking fuel at the  affordable  prices,  therefore ensuring   its    sustainable usage in Rwanda.

“We work hand  in hand  with other  Government institutions such as Rwanda Bureau of Standards, Rwanda Development Board, Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Infra- structure to ensure the  best conducive environment for both  investors and clients in the Energy sector,” said  Alfred Byigero, Head of Energy, Water  and  Sanitation.  In order to enforce national standards as well as relevant regional and international standards,” he explained.