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14 February 2013 :: 16:02:06 pm 71888

Inherently Explosive LPG Cars Will Be Phased Out

After several recent explosive accidents involving LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) automobiles, the Energy Ministry will start phasing out its use in government vehicles. Registrations for LPG vehicles will also tightened to encourage drivers to switch to NGV (Natural Gas Vehicle) automobiles.
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BANGKOK – February 13, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; In the future the Land Transportation department will not be giving licenses for LPG vehicles, said Energy Minister Mr. Pongsak Raktapongpaisal. He had recently discussed the issue with the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Industry. The problem of unstandardized Liquid Propane Gas or LPG tank installation has caused several accidents in the past years.

They concluded that in the future the government would not support LPG tank installation. Eventually the Land Transportation department will not give out the licenses because the LPG was an adaptation of the use of harmful fuels. However, existing LPG vehicles would still be allowed to be used voluntarily by private owners. But the government will not allow vehicles to be converted for LBG use at installation centers.

Future restrictions on LPG vehicles will be accompanied by government measures to encourage and support people to switch to NGV vehicles. NGV vehicles owners will save on expenses, he said, and the government will accelerate to increase the number of NGV stations for people to fill up gas.

For the safety of LPG users, the new restrictions on LPG vehicles will be more strictly enforced for the vehicles and service stations. The government will coordinate with the police to check LPG stations across the country.

People violating the new restrictions on the use of LPG gas, or are found selling it for the wrong purposes, will face fines not exceeding 30,000 baht, or imprisonment not over 10 years, or both.

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